Office of the President

Population Health


July 13, 2021

New partnership has potential to transform cancer care in the PNW

Ana Mari Cauce

I’m incredibly pleased that UW Medicine, Fred Hutch and Seattle Children’s are exploring a new way to bring our organizations together to accelerate the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer.


May 14, 2021

Through public and private investment, we can transform behavioral health care in Washington

Ana Mari Cauce

A visionary set of gifts from Ballmer Group will complement public investment in behavioral health care by expanding the training and workforce development pipeline.


May 7, 2020

As the pandemic shows, Population Health Initiative is more relevant than ever

Ana Mari Cauce

Although the work of the Population Health Initiative goes far beyond our institution’s response to COVID-19, our strength across disciplines has been a key part of global efforts to understand, track and stop the spread of the pandemic


November 12, 2019

Visionary gift creates neuroscience research opportunities in partnership with UCSF and UC Berkeley

Ana Mari Cauce

Thanks to a visionary gift from the Weill Family Foundation, the UW today joins UC San Francisco and UC Berkeley to launch a new era of collaboration in the study of the human brain.


October 10, 2019

New population health building named in honor of renowned data scientist Hans Rosling

Ana Mari Cauce

Photo of Hans Rosling with graphical plot projected behind him

Today, the Board of Regents voted to name the new population health building the Hans Rosling Center for Population Health. I am delighted that we have this opportunity to honor Dr. Rosling, a Swedish physician and pioneer in the use of data to address the world’s biggest health challenges.


May 6, 2019

The Population Health Initiative, three years in

Ana Mari Cauce

Three years ago, our community launched the Population Health Initiative, an effort to consolidate our extensive expertise and maximize our collective impact to improve the health and well-being of all people. As we knew then, and remain well aware, making an impact of that scale and magnitude is not easy or lightly undertaken. While this wasn’t new work for us, it was an acknowledgment that truly improving health and well-being for whole communities and populations will require efforts across a range of disciplines and actions, with a focus on identifying our strengths and partnerships and learning from what we can do together.


April 16, 2019

A transformative funding commitment to advance protein design 

Ana Mari Cauce

I’m very pleased to share that the Institute for Protein Design, part of the Department of Biochemistry at the UW School of Medicine, has received a significant initial commitment of $45 million through The Audacious Project philanthropic collaborative.


October 31, 2018

Through Be the Match, your impact could be life-saving

Ana Mari Cauce

We often talk about our work at the University of Washington in terms of impact – and our impact truly is felt across our state and the world. But each of us also has the opportunity to make an impact in profound and personal ways. One way that you can make an impact with the potential to actually save a life is by learning about Be the Match, an organization that manages the world’s largest marrow registry.


February 16, 2018

Marking two years of improving health and well-being together

Ana Mari Cauce

Two years ago this month, we gathered in Spokane to announce a new partnership between Gonzaga University and the University of Washington. Its mission: improve the health and well-being of people throughout Eastern Washington and beyond.


December 6, 2017

Visionary gift will create Brotman Baty Institute for Precision Medicine

Ana Mari Cauce

Today, we were honored to announce a $50 million gift from Jeff and Susan Brotman and Dan and Pam Baty to create the Brotman Baty Institute for Precision Medicine, which will harness the research of UW Medicine, Fred Hutch and Seattle Children’s to focus on delivering on the promise, power and reach of precision medicine to save and change millions of lives.



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