UW Research

January 3, 2018

Brotman Baty Institute for Precision Medicine launches in Seattle

Jeffrey and Susan Brotman and Pam and Dan Baty have made a $50 million gift to create the Brotman Baty Institute for Precision Medicine that combines the research strengths and capabilities of UW Medicine, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Seattle Children’s. This gift is, in part, a legacy: Jeff Brotman, Costco co-founder and long-time business leader, died Aug. 1, 2017.

Precision medicine is an approach to research and patient care that uses information gained by genetic or molecular profiling to optimize diagnoses, treatments and therapies for the individual patient.  Collaborations among the institute’s three co-founding institutions will lead to new, personalized approaches to the prevention and treatment of diseases, both common and rare, that limit the lives of millions of people worldwide. Read the full article in UW Medicine Newsroom.