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September 17, 2020

Huskies fighting COVID-19: Denise Batura

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This week we connected with Denise Batura, ICU nurse at Harborview Medical Center. Batura has been working on the front lines of the pandemic in the Harborview COVID-19 ICU. She shares her experience caring for patients and serving families during this unprecedented time. Q: What inspired you to become a nurse? What keeps you going? A:…


September 3, 2020

Huskies fighting COVID-19: Shwetak Patel

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This week we connected with Shwetak Patel, Washington Research Foundation Entrepreneurship Endowed Professor in Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering and Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Washington. Since the outbreak of COVID-19, Patel and his team have redirected their research efforts to focus on the development of…


August 20, 2020

Huskies fighting COVID-19: Dean Hilary Godwin

External Affairs

From the beginning, the University of Washington and UW Medicine have supported our state’s efforts to mitigate the effects of COVID-19. “Huskies fighting COVID-19” is a feature series highlighting individuals who’s work is making an impact from Public Health and Computer Science & Engineering to the Virology Lab and the emergency room. This week we…