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Leaders in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality

All of UW Medicine’s hospitals — UW Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center and Valley Medical Center — earned the designation of Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality in 2017 by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation. The HRC is the national LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer) benchmarking tool that […]

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Millions Awarded to Improve Care for Traumatic Brain Injury

UW Medicine researchers were awarded a $12.7 million grant from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to improve post-acute care for patients with a traumatic brain injury (TBI). The principal investigators of the research team — Jeanne Hoffman, Ph.D., UW professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, and Jesse Fann, M.D., MPH, UW professor in the […]

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Taking Care of Diabetes

“I’ve worked since I was 9 years old, and now I’m an octogenarian,” says James Raisbeck, founder and chairman of Raisbeck Engineering. Over the last 35 years, James and his wife, Sherry, pictured, have worked hard to ensure the success of their business, and now they want to give back to the community in a […]

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Shortening the Distance to Healthier Lives

Millions of people suffer from heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s and many other conditions. At UW Medicine, we intend to close the distance between illness and health for people here in the Northwest — and around the world. Watch us accelerate.

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Pure Focus

The Titan Krios, a type of cryo-electron microscope, is well-named. It’s very large — imagine a gigantic, modern freezer — and its sleek protective façade, once opened, reveals a host of complex equipment. The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation, with a $2.5 million contribution to UW Medicine, is helping to bring this behemoth to Seattle. […]

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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.

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A Global Impact

“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.

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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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