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Tiny plastics, big problems
Microplastics are everywhere — from oceans to mountaintops. To learn more about the pollution they cause and its impact on sea life, biology doctoral student Lyda Harris turned to mussels.
A paradigm shift in cancer treatment
What if each patient’s cancer had a unique genetic fingerprint that doctors could use to develop faster, more effective treatments? Dr. Pamela Becker and other researchers are searching for the answer — and it could be a game-changer.
Innovation for healthier waters
As a graduate student in civil and environmental engineering, Maxwell Armenta worked with UW engineers to develop a wastewater treatment system to keep Puget Sound healthy — and reduce costs.
UW researchers respond to COVID-19
UW researchers are leading the way in detecting and preventing the transmission of COVID-19 — from sequencing the virus’ genome to creating faster tests. Keep track of what our experts are doing to help you stay informed, safe and healthy.
News & Events
Health plan teams with UW to establish rural nursing program
Premera Blue Cross, a leading health plan in the Pacific Northwest, announced a grant to establish the Rural Nursing Health Initiative to place current students in rural practices in Washington state.
UW among top producers of Peace Corps volunteers
The University of Washington ranked No. 10 among large schools on the agency’s list of top volunteer-producing colleges and universities in 2020.
Coronavirus FAQs and how you can protect yourself
The UW, in coordination with state and local health departments, is closely monitoring the spread of COVID-19. Effective preventive measures include washing your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds and disinfecting surfaces that are frequently touched. Check the FAQ page for regularly updated information.