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A blood test developed by a UW-led research team can detect ‘toxic’ proteins long before symptoms emerge — possibly allowing earlier diagnosis of Alzheimer’s and other diseases.

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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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Snow sleuths

UW Professor Jessica Lundquist is partnering with researchers around the country to answer a question crucial to regional water patterns: What happens to snow after it falls?

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News & Events

UW epidemiologist Kenneth Mugwanya
Public Health

Fighting the global HIV epidemic

UW epidemiologist Kenneth Mugwanya’s research has led him from studying which drugs can prevent HIV, to determining their safety, to understanding how to deliver them to people who need them.

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UW and the Community

Celebrate Black History Month with these engagement and learning opportunities

The University of Washington and beyond celebrates the achievements, influences, and legacies of Black Americans throughout February with screenings, lectures, and a host of other events.

Events and resources

UW scientist David Baker portrait in a lab.
Honors and Awards

International prize awarded for AI in protein design

UW Medicine biochemist David Baker and two British scientists were honored with the ‘Frontiers of Knowledge’ award for revolutionizing the study and design of proteins with artificial intelligence, and for using this technology to power the development of new therapies.

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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.