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Portraits of the

With courage, compassion and commitment, workers at UW Medicine care for our communities in the time of COVID-19.

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Racing against a pandemic

Last winter, King County became the nation’s COVID-19 epicenter. The UW’s quick response was months, even years, in the making.

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A new age of fires

As wildfires grow in severity, UW researchers are helping our region create a path forward — for the health of our forests and all who live here.

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Healthy planet,
healthy people

How can we recover from a health crisis during a climate crisis? Five UW experts weigh in. 

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News & Events

Safety Town Hall panelists President Ana Mari Cauce, Vice President for Student Life Denzil Suite and SafeCampus Manager Gillian Wickwire
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Seattle Campus Safety & Policing Town Hall

As our city and nation seek to make reforms that improve public safety for ALL people, the UW is undertaking changes to Seattle campus safety protocols, including changes to the UW Police Department and developing non-police responses to welfare checks and campus safety concerns. Please join President Ana Mari Cauce, Vice President for Student Life Denzil Suite and SafeCampus Manager Gillian Wickwire on Friday, Oct. 30 for a virtual town hall.

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CDC advisory committee hones in on vaccine rollout recommendations

When a vaccine to fight COVID-19 has been approved by the FDA for distribution, it’s unlikely that at first there will be enough doses for everyone. Consequently, the United States will need an equitable and effective plan for who gets those first doses, how they get them and who’s next.

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UW jumps two spots to No. 8 in US News Best Global Universities ranking

The UW maintained its No. 2 ranking among U.S. public institutions. In addition, 10 subjects at the UW are ranked in the top 10 in the world, including infectious diseases (No. 6), immunology (No. 6) and social sciences and public health (No. 7) — all fields that are playing critical roles in the COVID-19 pandemic response.

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Fast Facts

Did you know?

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.