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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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Accelerating Population Health

The Population Health Initiative is the University of Washington’s visionary plan to reduce disease, address environmental sustainability, and improve social and economic equity worldwide. “We will find solutions to the world’s greatest health challenges, improving the health of our planet and of all the people who call it home,” says UW President Ana Mari Cauce. […]

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MEDEX Northwest: Healthcare from the Heart

Kira Sandon, PA-C, learned about street medicine in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho, with her mentor, TJ Byrne, PA-C. The two worked together on the Heritage Health mobile unit (a specially kitted RV). “We treat everybody with respect, and they give that back to us,” says Sandon. Read more at UW Medicine magazine.

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Student Voices: the Healing Art of Illustration

Medical student David Yu has found a creative way to use his artistic skills to benefit patients and teachers. And his drawings often have a humorous twist, like Star Wars characters performing the surgery. “It adds a nice human touch,” says Yu. Read more at UW Medicine magazine.

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Students Become the Teachers

Alec Gibson (pictured), an M.D.-Ph.D. student in the UW Medical Scientist Training Program, his fiancé, Ted Gobillot, and a third student have created a new pathway at the UW School of Medicine: the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer/questioning) Pathway. This new pathway will join existing pathways in Hispanic and Indian health, care for […]

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UW Medicine Creates Mandated Sports Safety Course for Washington Coaches

The UW Medicine Sports Health and Safety Institute (SHSI) has launched an eLearning portal that provides state-mandated training on concussions and other key health issues for Washington state middle-school and high-school coaches. This tool is part of a partnership between SHSI and the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association, the state body that governs high-school and middle-school […]

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IHME Data Shows Maternal Mortality is Rising in the U.S.

Maternal mortality rates are falling around the globe, but in the U.S., the rate is rising. The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), an independent global health research organization based in UW Medicine, reports new data that shows death in pregnancy or by complications from childbirth rose from 23 out of every 100,000 births […]

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UW Medical Center is First to Earn Six Magnet Nursing Designations

UW Medical Center is the first facility to earn a sixth Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. It was also the first hospital ever to earn the designation, in 1994, and it has been continuously recertified since then. Fewer than 8 percent of U.S. hospitals carry the Magnet designation. Recognized facilities must meet […]

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