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$15 million award planned for Center for Dialysis Innovation

Seattle-based nonprofit dialysis provider Northwest Kidney Centers intends to make a $15 million grant over the next five years to support startup projects within the University of Washington’s Center for Dialysis Innovation. The center, a collaboration of the UW Medicine Kidney Research Institute and UW Biomaterials/Bioengineering, opened last November. It aims to use biomaterial and […]

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Our Inspiring Students

“I imagine a world free from the threat of infectious diseases.”— Augustine Ajuogu, third-year medical student, UW School of Medicine “I want to live in a reality where we take vaccines for granted,” says Augustine Ajuogu. He grew up in Nigeria, where he saw firsthand the devastating effects of diseases like tuberculosis and malaria. In […]

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The Power of Scholarships

What can a gift to scholarship accomplish? At the UW School of Medicine in Seattle, it accomplishes an enormous amount of good. And thanks to the Huckabay Challenge, your impact is doubled.

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FishTaco and Your Microbiome

Your microbiome comprises the trillions of microbes that live in or on your body, and one of the most studied microbiomes is in the gut. Scientists have realized that changes in the composition of bacterial communities in our intestines are associated with certain diseases, such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, cancer, autoimmune diseases and certain […]

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WWAMI Student Fights Distracted Driving in Montana

Last year, 452 people died or were seriously injured by distracted, careless or inattentive driving in the state of Montana. During her WWAMI rotation in Hardin, Mont., third-year medical student Marjorie Nicholson met many victims of vehicle accidents. Hoping to send a message to the next generation of drivers, Nicholson paid several visits to Hardin […]

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UW Medicine Heart Transplant Outcomes Are Among the Best in the U.S.

The Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients gave UW Medicine’s heart transplant program a score of 5, the highest possible, denoting “better than expected” patient outcomes. Of the eight top-scoring facilities in the U.S., UW Medical Center had the highest volume of heart transplants, 48, during the year covered by the report. “This reflects a big […]

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Evolution, Origami and Protein Design

Researchers at UW Medicine have analyzed traces of ancient evolutionary changes in proteins to help reveal the 3-D structure of hundreds of proteins. David Baker, Ph.D., UW professor in the Department of Biochemistry and director of the UW Institute for Protein Design, and his team published a new paper on this topic in Science. Curious […]

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Family Improves Care for Premature Babies

Heather and Warren McNeel’s son, Hudson, was born prematurely at 24 weeks — one of 1,400 premature babies born in the U.S. every day. Because Hudson needed the most complex level of neonatal care, he was transferred to UW Medical Center’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). “I just felt this wave of comfort, because I […]

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Groundbreaking Grant to IHME

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is making a 10-year, $279 million contribution to the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at UW Medicine. This new grant will provide core support for IHME and ensures that the faculty, staff and students will continue their outstanding work in health metrics sciences. Learn more about this […]

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On the Fast Track to a Healthier World

We’re working to shorten the distance to healthier lives for everyone, everywhere. Whether it’s developing solutions to cancer, advancing stem cell regeneration or improving global health, we’re on the fast track to making deadly and chronic illnesses become more treatable — even curable. Meet some of the brilliant people who are helping to accelerate medicine […]

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