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Student & Alumni Achievements

Student & Alumni Achievements

White House Honors Washington Alum for Live-Saving Efforts during Storm

Mr. Mohamed Ali, a graduate of the University of Washington School of Public Health, was honored by the White House on September 24 as a Champion of Change for saving lives during a winter storm. Mr. Ali, a refugee from Somalia who earned his MPH in global health in 2008, learned a major storm was forecast for the Seattle area in January 2012. According to the White House, he rallied Somali religious leaders to implement a rapid communication strategy that reached thousands of East Africans in the area, warning about the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning.