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July 1, 2020

News & Events – July 1, 2020

Learn & Engage

Alzheimer’s Research Q&A with Dr. Thomas Grabowski: Read about the Alzheimer Disease Research Center at UW Medicine in this informative post.

More on Alzheimer’s Research: NPR recently did a story on the new research center at the Allen Institute for Brain Science that UW Medicine is part of, including Dr. C. Dirk Keene, a neuropathologist with UW Medicine and a principal investigator at the new center. Read or listen to the story HERE.

Virtual Volunteering: Learn about mentoring opportunities from five people who are being volunteer Grandmas, supporting youth in the court systems, answering questions about careers, and more — all virtually — HERE.

UW Podcasts: Listen to audio-only lectures and discussions developed by UW departments. Find the list HERE.

Stay connected with others: The Whole U published a list to stay connected with family including ways to celebrate and play online games. Explore the list HERE.

Resources on Race and Racism in America

Recommended reading on systemic racism: An extensive list of books suggested by Arts & Sciences faculty.

Professor Emerita Colleen McElroy, who was the first Black woman to be a tenured professor at the UW, was featured by KUOW in this recent story.

Staying Healthy

Free Fitness and Mindfulness Apps: The Whole U curated a new list of classes and apps from both UW and other organizations. Find the list HERE. In addition, the IMA has a list of recorded classes (NetID required) and Huskies at Home (YouTube) videos.


Shifting from Flu Study to COVID testing: UW professors Barry Lutz, bioengineering, and Matthew Thompson, family medicine and global health, quickly pivoted their Seattle Flu Study for home-based testing to create the Seattle Coronavirus Assessment Network (SCAN). Read more HERE.