Healthy Lives Around the Globe

Our world-renowned researchers and health care providers are working together to improve the human condition here and around the globe.

Creating an encyclopedia of DNA elements

The UW is a major contributor in compiling a comprehensive listing of all the working parts of the human genome. UW genome scientist Dr. John A. Stamatoyannopolous (left) led several major Project ENCODE related studies. Learn More

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Breakthrough Discoveries

The UW is an acknowledged leader in medical research, from understanding how the human body works to developing effective treatments and cures.

Health at Home & Around the Globe

From Medicine, Nursing and Public Health, to Pharmacy, Dentistry and Social Work, we are making a difference in people’s health and lives here and around the globe.

Society & the Human Condition

Through education, research and service, the UW is committed to solving human problems, enhancing quality of life and promoting a more humane society.

Who We Are

World-Changing Discoveries

  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Long-Term Kidney Dialysis
  • Bone Marrow Transplantation
  • Therapeutic Ultrasound
  • New Treatments for Autism
  • Smallpox Eradication
  • Medic One Emergency Services


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  • Brain Power: Why Early Learning Matters
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Healthy Lives Fact Sheet (PDF)

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