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Associate Professor, Yolanda Evans, is on a mission to improve health information and access for patients and families. “By thinking innovatively, we can create a workforce who don’t necessarily need a master’s, but who can still be trained to intervene early on for mental health needs like depression, anxiety and eating disorder care. This way, adolescents aren’t struggling with these issues for months to years before they are helped.
UW Pediatrics professor Janet Englund joins 47 UW faculty and researchers who have demonstrated significant influence in their chosen field. The highly anticipated list of researchers highlights those who have published multiple highly cited papers during the last decade.
A cooperative initiative between the University of Washington and Seattle Children's Hospital finds success in liver transplants from living adults to children in need. In fact, the program has the highest volume of such transplants in the U.S. this year.
Genomic advances are helping solve undiagnosed genetic disorders in children—and UW Pediatrics is making it even faster. Learn how UW Pediatrics researcher and assistant professor, Dr. Danny Miller, is using whole-genome sequencing technology to expedite clinical decisions and treatments, and enlighten parents about their child’s genetic conditions. Thanks to an award from the National Institutes of Health, Miller aims to accelerate child genome sequencing to only three hours.
Dr. Fred Rivara, director of the Firearm Injury & Policy Research Program at Harborview Medical Center, has more than 30 years of experience researching injury prevention. He says making any sense of the deadly mass shooting that occurred May 24 at a Texas elementary school is difficult.
Mignon Loh, MD, joined the UW School of Medicine’s Department of Pediatrics as division chief of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology, Bone Marrow Transplant and Cellular Therapy on Dec. 1, 2021.
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke has awarded a $10 million grant to research the prevention and treatment of concussions in children. The five-year study will be led by Dr. Frederick Rivara of Seattle Children’s Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development and UW Medicine's Department of Pediatrics, Dr. Chris Giza, and Dr. Gerard Gioia.
A program to tackle youth incarceration by promoting paths to opportunity for young people, especially among youth of color, to be led by clinical professor of pediatrics, Dr. Benjamin Danielson.
US News and World Report ranks UW School of Medicine:
- #1 in Primary Care
- #9 in Research
- #1 in Family Medicine
- #6 in Pediatric Programs
UW Medical Center ranked Best Hospital in Washington state and Seattle Children's Hospital nationally ranked in 10 Children's Specialties.
The composition of the gut microbiome may make a difference in height gain in infants with cystic fibrosis during their first year of life, according to a new study.