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03.09.2016

EPA official advises students: seek challenges, speak plainly

Beltway wisdom comes to UW‘s public- and environmental-health teams

School of Public Health  |  Updated 4:45 PM, 03.09.2016

Posted in: Issues

  • Gina McCarthy, far left, leads a roundtable discussion on environmental health with UW faculty. Katherine Turner
The top administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today exhorted University of Washington students to learn “how to communicate to people about why what we do matters," and to stop using terms such as “risk reduction.” 

Gina McCarthy, addressing UW public health, policy, and environmental students and faculty, said that science is key, but you have to talk about it in human terms.

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