Healthy Aging

Accelerating longevity
$166 million
GOAL $215 million

Reading a book. Listening to music. Taking a walk with loved ones. These are some of life’s simple joys — ones that can be interrupted by the process of aging.

Age is the single greatest factor for most major causes of disability. Eye disease robs people of their sight. Hearing loss limits the ability to communicate. Brittle bones and painful joints make it difficult to stay active.

We have made great strides toward understanding aging. Now our goal is to understand how we can make life’s later years some of life’s best.

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Help us make our later years some of our best years.

What Your Donation Will Fund

Researching healthy longevity.
Addressing conditions, such as hearing and vision loss, associated with age.

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Extending Healthy Life

We are investigating a new drug that may lengthen a healthy lifespan by 10 to 15 years.

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Bonnie Schade

Senior Director for Corporate and Foundation Relations

schadeb@uw.edu

206.685.8411

More Training: Better Living

Our goal is to equip more healthcare providers with training specifically geared to help older patients thrive.

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Elizabeth Perera

Director for Philanthropy

eperera@uw.edu

206.221.2915

The UW Diabetes Institute

The institute unites world-class researchers and clinicians under one roof to power the best in research, care and education.

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Kelly Oswald

Senior Director for Philanthropy

kyoswald@uw.edu

206-685-5412

Protecting Hearing

Hearing and balance are precious resources; the Virginia Merrill Bloedel Hearing Research Center conducts research for people worldwide.

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Megan Muskovin

Associate Director for Philanthropy

muskovin@uw.edu

206.543.7421

The Promise of Vision Restoration

The UW Medicine Eye Institute is within reach of new treatments that may restore vision lost to macular degeneration and other retinal diseases.

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Abbey Norris

Director for Philanthropy

abbeyn@uw.edu

206.221.8274

Keeping People Active

Injury and surgery can cause major physical setbacks; we’re committed to researching solutions that will keep people active.

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Brian Chambers

Associate Director for Philanthropy (orthopaedics and sports medicine)

brianch@uw.edu

206.685.2506

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Colin Dierckins

Assistant Director for Philanthropy (rehabilitation medicine)

cdierk@uw.edu

206.685.4589

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Stephanie Pietromonaco

Assistant Director for Philanthropy (rheumatology)

spietro@uw.edu

206.616.1252

Men Living Longer

In the U.S., men die younger than women; about one-third of them don’t have a doctor. The Center for Men’s Health is here to help.

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Elizabeth Perera

Director for Philanthropy

eperera@uw.edu

206.221.2915

Stories

UW Medicine and our supporters share the optimism and conviction that we can take medicine down smarter, faster paths.

Leadership: Eye Institute Community Action Board

Mark Bathum
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Nanette Freeman
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Dr. Melvin I. Freeman, M.D., FACS
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Cynthia Francis Gensheimer
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Senator Cyrus Habib
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Jim M. Hilton
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Camille B. Jassny
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Jack J. Jolley
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Robert E. Kalina, M.D.
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Leonard Klorfine
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Norma E. Klorfine
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Christopher Latham
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Alida C. Latham
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Lane McKittrick
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Nancy Mee
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Richard P. Mills, M.D., MPH
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Fred D. Minifie, Ph.D.
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Richard S. Munsen, M.D.
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Thomas (Tom) Olson
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Ernest J. Pearson
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Ron C. Peck
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Kelly Pellegrini
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Suzanne L. Ragen
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Walter M. Rotkis, M.D.
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Brenda J. Siddall
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Graham J. Siddall
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Phillip S. Stein
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Robert J. Stevens, Jr.
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