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Giving back after a gift of life


UW Medicine patient Turner Prewitt talks about his “second life” following a heart transplant:

I was given the “gift of life,” a new heart on Aug.

15 minutes with your doctor: Make the time worthwhile

Remember the last time you saw your primary-care doctor? Do you also recall whether you walked out of the clinic fully understanding the diagnosis and, if the doctor prescribed medication, how it was supposed to help?


With health care access in the news, it is useful to examine how to get the most value from a doctor’s visit.

Program on the Environment

Mining the expertise at the UW has allowed the Program on the Environment (PoE) to generate as many bachelor’s degrees, about 50 each year, as some departments do, all without having any faculty of its own.

Raj Bordia

German graduate student Andre Zimmerman moved to Maryland to complete his doctoral research.

David Goldstein

For many, David Goldstein is a natural choice as recipient of a 2007 Distinguished Teaching Award.

Elaine Franks

It’s nearly impossible to draft a job description that adequately portrays what Elaine Franks does at the Behavioral Research and Therapy Clinics (BRTC).

Dan Evans

Dan Evans came close to becoming the vice president of the United States twice, but luckily for his home state, it didn’t work out either time.

Lauro Flores

Now well into his third decade of service at the UW, Lauro Flores, professor and chair in the Department of American Ethnic Studies, is a consummate teacher and a passionate advocate of diversity and inclusion.

Cynthia St. Clair

Cynthia St.

Dawn Williams

In 1990, Dawn Williams was a recent business school grad who wanted to reconnect with the University.

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