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Behind the data

When doctoral student Horacio Chacón Torrico looks at public-health data, he sees the ‘forgotten’ people that the numbers don’t reflect.

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At the UW’s Pack Forest and throughout the state, UW researchers are tapping into the potential of bigleaf maples as an eco-friendly way to put Washington on the maple syrup map.

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Sea change

Seattle is reimagining and creating a living urban waterfront that ensures a healthy future for the city’s people, sea life, culture and economy. The UW has been part of the project from the start.

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A degree of

With a variety of programs for middle and high school students, the UW’s Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity helps reduce barriers and pave the way to higher education.

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Be Boundless

News & Events

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AI can help with empathy

A team led by researchers at the UW studied how artificial intelligence could help people on the platform TalkLife, where people give each other mental health support. The researchers developed an AI system that suggested changes to participants’ responses to make them more empathetic.

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Angelo Ong, a research scientist in Meschke's lab, prepares wastewater samples for analysis. Photo: Veronica Brace.

New report urges US investment in wastewater disease surveillance

Wastewater surveillance was a valuable component of the U.S. public health response in the nation’s emergency response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and is worthy of further development and continued investment, says a new report, co-authored by UW Professor Scott Meschke.

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Health and Medicine

Genetic testing helps guide care of childhood hearing loss

Researchers from UW Medicine and Seattle Children’s Hospital have found that genetic testing is a valuable tool in determining the prognosis for a child’s hearing loss and in predicting how useful a cochlear implant could be for that child’s understanding of speech.

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Fast Facts

An economic driver

The UW supports 100k jobs sustaining one out of every 37 jobs in Washington state.

For Washington

All 39 counties in Washington state are represented by students at the UW.