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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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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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Honors and Awards

UW is a top producer of Fulbright scholars and students

Eight scholars from the UW were awarded Fulbright grants for 2019-2020 — more than any other institution in the state and among the leading research schools in the country. Additionally, 16 students were awarded Fulbright awards.

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A rocket taking off

Simple, fuel-efficient rocket engine could enable cheaper, lighter spacecraft

UW researchers have developed a mathematical model that describes how rotating detonation engines work.

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Provost Mark Richards
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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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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.