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Established in 1946, the UW School of Medicine has quickly grown into a highly productive, highly collaborative research community with excellent scientific resources and facilities​. UW Medicine faculty have been responsible for many basic science and technological advances in medicine, including pioneering research in areas such as cell replication and signal transduction, the biomolecular structure of proteins, and the development of medical ultrasound. UW Medicine includes among its faculty five researchers who have received Nobel Prizes in Physiology or in Medicine in less than two decades. Read More


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.​

King K. Holmes
Holmes Honored for Contributions to the Acquisition and Dissemination of Knowledge About Infectious Diseases
King K. Holmes, UW professor of global health and medicine in the Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, is the recipient of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) 2013 Alexander Fleming Award for Lifetime Achievement. The award recognizes Holmes’ career in research on the epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment of sexually transmitted infections (STI), and other infectious disease. Read more.


UW scientists slow tumor growth in mice by targeting and eliminating “traitor” immune cells that suppress immune response. 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.​


UW School of Medicine received $530M total research and training grant funding between July 2012 and June 2013, representing approximately half of the University's total awards. UW Medicine is ranked first in NIH funding among public medical schools. Read more.