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Research Highlights

New processing capabilities of cochlear implants allow users to hear music better, in particular enabling the ability to perceive differences between musical instruments. Researchers hope to fine-tune the signal processing to make it compatible with cochlear implants already on the market so users can improve their music perception right away. Read more.​


A team from the University of Washington unveils a genomic portrait of HeLa, the cell line derived from Henrietta Lacks that contributed to many of the major medical breakthroughs of the twentieth century by allowing scientists to perform experiments without using a living human. Read more.


New processing capabilities of cochlear implants allow users to hear music better, in particular enabling the ability to perceive differences between musical instruments. Researchers hope to fine-tune the signal processing to make it compatible with cochlear implants already on the market so users can improve their music perception right away. Read more.​

​​RESEARCH HONORS AND AWARDS
Three UW School of Medicine faculty awarded grants​​​​ by National Institutes of Health (NIH) for highly innovative biomedical research


The NIH’s High Risk-High Reward grants encourage scientists to pursue creative and innovative ideas across a broad range of biomedical and behavioral research areas with the aim of addressing today’s major challenges in these fields. Learn more about the work that garnered these awards for UW faculty members Houra Merrikyh, assistant professor of microbiology, Jay Shendure, associate professor of genome sciences and Ying Zheng, assistant professor of bioengineering. Read more.​


Global health pioneer King Holmes receives Alexander Fleming Award for Lifetime Achievement.

A UW professor of global health and medicine in the Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, King Holmes is internationally recognized as an expert on the epidemiology of sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Read more.

 

RESEARCH STATISTICS

UW Medicine received $608M total research and training grant funding between July 2011 and June 2012. Awards to UW Medicine represent approximately 40% of the total for the University of Washington. UW Medicine’ School of Medicine was ranked first among public medical schools for research-related federal funding1. Read more​.


MAJOR RESEARCH GRANTS

Real impacts on real lives. Research grants to UW Medicine span multiple disciplines and benefit diverse populations.
  • Comprehensive Identification of Worm and Fly Transcription Factor Binding Sites​

  • Long Term Outcomes of Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injections for Spinal Stenosis​

  • A Microfluidic Bone Marrow Niche for the Study of Hematopoiesis​

  • Molecular and Cellular Therapies for Muscular Dystrophy​

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