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What a Decades-long Study Teaches Us About Brain Health and Aging

The Seattle Longitudinal Study followed participants from 1956–2012 to track cognitive changes over the adult lifespan. See how UW researchers are using the data to find new insights into brain health.

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Transformative Model for Mental Health Care Offers Hope for Our Region

How the Center for Behavioral Health and Learning promises to be a game-changer for mental health and addiction care in our region.

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From First Responder to First-Generation Medical Student

How scholarships are helping Kathryne Mitchell, a former firefighter and paramedic, pursue her dream of becoming a doctor and giving back to her Alaska community.

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How This Small-Town Doctor Is Making a Big Difference

Joan “Mutt” Dickson, MD ’97, invites you to join her in supporting scholarships for Montana medical students at the UW School of Medicine.

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Discovering the Courage to Pursue My Dreams

Sarah Busch, a medical student at the University of Washington School of Medicine, shares how scholarships are helping her become a doctor and fulfill her passion for public health.

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A New Treatment for Spinal Cord Injury

UW Medicine researchers find that electrical stimulation of the spinal cord leads to major gains in movement.

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Did You Know You Can Save a Life with Part of Your Liver?

UW Medicine’s Living Donor Liver Transplant program makes it easier to donate organs and save lives.

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Returning to My Community

How scholarships put Wyatt Bowles, a medical student at the University of Washington School of Medicine, on the path to becoming a small-town doctor for his hometown.

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The Joy of Generosity

For Sherry Raisbeck and her late husband, James, personal relationships were the foundation for a lifetime of philanthropic support for UW Medicine.

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Backing the Bold Ideas in Cancer Research

The Kuni Foundation received UW Medicine’s 2023 Brotman Leadership Award for its support of cancer researchers like Dr. Kemi Doll.

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Keeping an Eye on the Prize: A More Diverse Medical School

Dr. Rayburn Lewis is the 2023 recipient of UW Medicine’s Ragen Volunteer Service Award.

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A Champion for Cancer Vaccines

The Ragen Volunteer Service Award honors Norman Slonaker for his 15-year effort to advance cancer vaccine research at UW Medicine.

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