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Filling the gaps

Low-income veterans are getting life-changing dental care and more, thanks to Everyone for Veterans — a nonprofit founded by UW assistant clinical professor Theresa Cheng.

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Cutting costs, saving lives

The price of lifesaving epinephrine pens skyrocketed more than 600% in less than 10 years. Alum Shawn Swanson, graduate student Richard Lee and a team of UW innovators created a device to change that.

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Meeting of the minds

The UW is the host university for the 2020 American Association for the Advancement of Science Annual Meeting. Our distinguished scientists and scholars welcome their peers from around the world.

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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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News & Events

Provost Mark Richards
Save the date

Provost Town Hall

Join Provost and Executive Vice President Mark Richards on Feb. 26 at 3:30 p.m. in the HUB Lyceum as he discusses academic excellence, graduate education, the arts and the impact of the University’s work.

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UW students: Renee Zhang, Louis Patsawee Maliyam, Piper Coyner
Honors and Awards

2018–19 President’s Medalists announced

Selected by a committee for their high GPA, rigor of their classes and number of Honors courses, the President’s Medalist Award celebrates the top student in each undergraduate class.


Interactive map of coronavirus outbreak in China
Population Health

Mapping the coronavirus

UW geographer Bo Zhao has created an interactive map, updated every few hours, of coronavirus cases around the world.

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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.