UW in the media
Recent mentions of the University of Washington in the news
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- Yakima doctors struggle to balance pain treatment with threat of addiction | Yakima Herald15 hours ago
Opioid addiction is at epidemic status in the U.S. right now, and tens of thousands of people die every year from overdose. But doctors are still struggling to find the line between reasonably treating legitimate pain, and giving patients free access to dangerous narcotics. Dr. Ray Hsiao, associate program director of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Training Program at UW, is quoted.
- It's time for a global system of breast milk banks | Fast Company15 hours ago
Universal breast milk availability could avert more than 800,000 deaths of children per year. Working with the University of Washington's computer science department, PATH is developing a cell-phone attachment that monitors the pasteurization (heat treatment) process of breast milk.
- Diversity numbers to celebrate at University of Washington | Seattle Weekly16 hours ago
The incoming UW freshman class is the most diverse freshman class ever admitted by the Huskies, including a 12 percent jump in the enrollment of Latino students.
- Expect more traffic as UW students return to class | KIRO-TV16 hours ago
University of Washington students are getting up and going to class for the first day of the school year Wednesday. That means drivers should expect more traffic in the morning around the university.
- Hold that thought: Climate scientists refute new study claiming the Earth has warmed 13 degrees | Tech Times16 hours ago
Scientists have rebuffed the claims made by a new climate study that said Earth's temperature escalated by 13 degrees Fahrenheit because of carbon volumes already dumped by humans into the atmosphere. Eric Steig, a professor of Earth and space sciences at the UW who was not involved in the study, is quoted.
- I saw Alphabet’s health watch | MIT Technology Review16 hours ago
Alphabet’s health spin-off Verily is a little like Santa’s factory a month before Christmas. Its labs are full of promising ideas not quite ready for delivery. Verily's chief technical officer, Brian Otis, is also an assistant professor of electrical engineering at the UW.
- Get smarter than the spin after the first Clinton-Trump debate | KUOW16 hours ago
Bill Radke talks with University of Washington associate professor Margaret O'Mara and former White House press secretary Scott McClellan about what we learned from watching the first presidential debate.
- More Legionella found at UW Medical Center, but latest patient was likely infected earlier | The Seattle Times16 hours ago
A fifth patient in a deadly outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease was exposed before the University of Washington Medical Center took steps to halt infections. But more heater-cooler devices in the cardiac unit have tested positive for the bacteria that cause illness.
- Babies with cleft lip likely to have normal adulthood | US News16 hours ago
Cleft lip is a relatively common birth defect that can be surgically repaired, and new research suggests that parents don't have to worry about long-term health problems for these children. Dr. Kelly Evans, acting assistant professor of pediatrics at the UW, co-wrote an editorial that accompanied the study.
- Check out the agenda for the 2016 GeekWire Summit, just one week away | GeekWire16 hours ago
The 2016 GeekWire Summit in Seattle is one week away, and it’s shaping up to be the biggest event yet. Vikram Jandhyala, VP for innovation strategy at the UW, is scheduled to speak.
- What we mean when we say Hillary Clinton ‘overprepared’ for the debate | The Washington Post16 hours ago
After Monday’s presidential debate, MSNBC’s Chuck Todd critiqued the candidates’ performances — and ruffled feathers online with an unusual denunciation. A UW study about gender bias in the classroom is referenced.
- Analysis | Group work gets kids more engaged in STEM | The Conversation2 days ago
"With my colleagues Sapna Cheryan and Andrew Meltzoff, I have been looking for ways to make STEM more engaging for children," writes UW research scientist Allison Master. "We found an answer: Make it social." (This analysis also appeared in outlets such as SF Gate, Houston Chronicle and seattlepi.com)
- Why EpiPens expire so quickly | The Washington Post2 days ago
Mylan chief executive Heather Bresch said one thing at a contentious hearing last week that should be music to the ears of people with life-threatening allergies: Her company will soon push to extend the shelf life for EpiPen. Dr. Julie Brown, associate professor of pediatrics at the UW, is quoted.
- School for innovation breaks ground in Bellevue | KUOW2 days ago
An unusual center for learning is taking shape in Bellevue. It’s a partnership between the University of Washington, Microsoft and Tsinghua University in China to build a school for innovation.
- Vancouver smacks Chinese with real estate tax, but will they head south? | seattlepi.com2 days ago
Seattle looks great for anyone looking to invest in real estate. But it might look particularly good to a foreign investor. Peter Orser, director of the UW's Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies, is quoted.
- Trump could win this, UW prof says | Crosscut2 days ago
A number of national polls show Donald Trump gaining ground on Hillary Clinton. Could Trump win? University of Washington political science professor Christopher Parker thinks he can do it, and says race is a factor.
- UW political cartoon exhibit mirrors contentious presidential race | KNKX3 days ago
Presidential election years often yield memorable political cartoons. Every four years, University of Washington librarian Jessica Albano creates a display to highlight the work of editorial cartoonists.
- Off-duty doctor gets PulsePoint app alert, saves man's life | KING 53 days ago
An off-duty UW doctor, Dr. Matt Gittinger, happened to catch an alert on his smartphone and it helped save a life this week in Seattle.
- Seattle father saved by new app that alerts volunteers to rush in and give CPR | The Seattle Times3 days ago
Three months after Seattle joined the PulsePoint CPR alert system, it helped save a 36-year-old father of three who collapsed on his way to work Monday. Dr. Matthew Gittinger, acting assistant professor of emergency medicine at the UW, was the one who responded to the app's alert on his cell phone.
- Innovation exchange takes root in Washington state | China Daily3 days ago
A global innovation partnership between the University of Washington and Tsinghua University has taken its first step toward becoming a reality.