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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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News & Events

Premera Blue Cross announces a multimillion dollar grant for rural nursing to the UW School of Nursing in 2020.
Health and Medicine

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.

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Peace Corps flag at the UW
In the News

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.

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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.

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Fast Facts


There are nearly 300 specialized research centers at the UW.


The UW was named the most innovative public university in the world by Reuters in 2019.


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