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Pioneers of Global Health Awards & Fundraiser - 2020: The Journey without a Road Map

The Washington Global Health Alliance (WGHA) Pioneers of Global Health Awards & Fundraiser recognizes the people and organizations in Washington working relentlessly to improve health around the world. This year’s theme is 2020: The Journey without a Road Map. Together, we'll reflect on our collective journey through 2020 and the ways we're re-inventing the road map as we go. Video courtesy of Washington Global Health Alliance.


ARCS Virtual Luncheon Full Event

Thank you for joining for the ARCS Virtual Luncheon, to hear from ARCS Fellows and Alumni, and Guest Speaker Dr. Rhea Coler, share why scientific readiness is now more important than ever. Donations will fund ARCS' mission, Advancing Science in America, by supporting graduate STEM fellowships and programs at the UW and WSU. Visit www.seattlearcsfoundation.org to learn more, or Donate Now by clicking the link in Chat box to the right. Thank you for watching and advancing science together through your generosity today! Video Credit: ErikHecht.com. Video courtesy of Washington Global Health Alliance.


Genome Startup Day 2020

Originally aired on October 14th, Genome Startup Day 2020 featured some of the country’s brightest genomics #startup founders who shared personal insights, lessons and candid reflections on their journeys from academia to entrepreneurship. We also explored the current #genomics investment climate across the US with two investors who shared their unique vantage point from living on opposite coastlines. Find out more at www.genomestartupday.com. Video courtesy of Phase Genomics.


Inside the Class - Will Canestaro, Health Innovation Practicum Instructor

Inside the Health Innovation Practicum (ENTRE 445/545) for Autumn Quarter 2020 at the University of Washington: “Everyone is trapped at home because there’s this huge health problem,” said instructor Will Canestaro (PhD, Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research and Policy ’17) and Managing Director at the Washington Research Foundation. “The necessity of healthcare innovation is clear to people now. I want this class to inspire students to work in that space because we need more high-quality entrepreneurs to go out and find solutions.” Video courtesy of University of Washington Buerk Center.


Genome Startup Day: Summer Virtual Meetup

Originally aired on July 23rd, 2020, join genomics startup leaders and investors from across Washington State for a candid and insightful discussion on resiliency, agility, and navigating their companies through unforeseen circumstances. The panel includes Jordan Zager, PhD & Paul Mihalyov, PhD, from Dewey Scientific, David Younger, PhD, from A-Alpha Bio, and Will Canastero, PhD, from Washington Research Foundation, with hosts Kayla Young, PhD, and Ivan Liachko, PhD, from Phase Genomics. Video courtesy of Phase Genomics.


Coronavirus vaccine candidate displays protective traits

Deborah Fuller's lab has worked nonstop for months to test vaccine platforms for against SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic. Jesse Erasmus, senior fellow in the lab, developed what they call an "amplified RNA vaccine." That means it both produces more protein, which leads to a better immune response and it triggers the immune system to be ready to respond. Video courtesy of UW Medicine.


AI FOR GOOD LIVE | New Ways of Thinking of the Mobile Phone for Healthcare and the Current Pandemic

Much of the fundamental research in computer science has been driven by the needs of those attempting to utilize computing for various applications, such as health. Shwetak Patel will describe a collection of research projects conducted with his clinical collaborators that leverage the sensors on mobile devices (e.g., microphones, cameras, accelerometers, etc) in new ways to enable the screening, self-management and longitudinal study of diseases. These projects follow the theme of finding unique signals and biomarkers in order to enable access and scale by leveraging existing hardware. His remarks will underscore the potential advances in health and clinical science through the convergence of sensing, machine learning, and human-computer interaction. He will also address how some of this work is being applied to the current COVID pandemic. Video courtesy of ITU.


Seattle Aquarium Lightning Talks 2020

Presenters include WRF Postdoctoral Fellow Rachel Welicky of the University of Washington's School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences. Video courtesy of Seattle Aquarium.


2020 Dempsey Startup Competition Awards Presentation from the University of Washington

Thirty college startup teams advanced to compete for prizes in the all-virtual 2020 Dempsey Startup Competition (formerly the UW Business Plan Competition) hosted by the UW Foster School’s Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship.

The student teams represented more than a dozen colleges and universities from across the Cascadia Corridor—from the University of Washington to as far away as Idaho, Alaska, and British Columbia. Nearly 100 teams took place in the Screening Round of the multi-stage competition. Thirty moved on to the Investment Round in late April. Sixteen of those teams competed in the Sweet 16 and Final Rounds on May 21, 2020 for the top 4 prizes.

For more details visit the Foster blog at: https://blog.foster.uw.edu/tag/buerk-center-for-entrepreneurship/.

For more details about the entrepreneurship resources provided by the Buerk Center at the University of Washington, please visit startup.uw.edu. Video courtesy of Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship, University of Washington. Music courtesy of Bensound.com.


ARCS-University of Washington Third-Year Scholar Convocation 2020

A Zoom recording of the ARCS & UW Third-Year Scholar Convocation held on May 15, 2020. Video courtesy of Jennifer Jenkins, Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Foundation and the University of Washington.


Reflections of the Human Gut Microbiome in the Blood Metabolome

Alpha-diversity in the gut microbiome holds many clues to understanding human health. Now those clues are more accessible because Institute for Systems Biology (ISB) researchers can predict the diversity of an individual’s gut microbiome by examining metabolites in the blood.

Sean Gibbons, Ph.D., Assistant Professor at ISB and a co-corresponding author on the research above, and Greg Michelotti, Ph.D., Scientific Director of Biology at Metabolon, discuss many areas of microbiome research. Video courtesy of Metabolon, Inc.


Metabolon - Interview with ISB's Sean M. Gibbons Ph.D.

In his interview with Metabolon Sean M. Gibbons P.h.D goes into depth about the importance of the microbiome to human health. He discusses the innovations they've made alongside Metabolon using metabolomics to power their research, and how metabolomics will impact the future of microbiome research as well as the innovations in human health that will come with it. Video courtesy of Metabolon, Inc.


#ESCAIDE2019 - When the Weeds Invade: The Human Gut Microbiome & Infectious Disease Risk

Dr. Sean Gibbons, Washington Research Foundation (WRF) Distinguished Investigator & Assistant Professor at Institute for Systems Biology (ISB), describes recent findings in leveraging multi-omic data and mechanistic modelling to understand the role of microbiome in health and disease. Video courtesy of European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.


Lunch & Learn: Investment Market Trends 2020

Join us to learn about investment market trends. Where is capital flowing and what types of health care innovations have received funding? What are the projections for 2020? This Lunch & Learn will include a conversation between Dr. Will Canestaro from the Washington Research Foundation and Anahita Nakhjiri from Echo Health Ventures. An informal Q&A will follow. Video courtesy of Cambia Grove.


Heidelberg Laureate Forum: “New Ways of Thinking of the Mobile Phone for Healthcare”

Shwetak Patel, the Washington Research Foundation Entrepreneurship Endowed Professor in Computer Science & Engineering and Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Washington, describes a collection of research projects conducted with his clinical collaborators that leverage the sensors on mobile devices (e.g., microphones, cameras, accelerometers, etc) in new ways to enable the screening, self-management and longitudinal study of diseases. These projects follow the theme of finding unique signals and biomarkers in order to enable access and scale by leveraging existing hardware. His remarks underscore the potential advances in health and clinical science through the convergence of sensing, machine learning, and human-computer interaction. Video courtesy of Heidelberg Laureate Forum.


CoMotion Fundamentals for Startups Friday: "How Compassion Improves Innovation"

Shwetak Patel, the Washington Research Foundation Entrepreneurship Endowed Professor in Computer Science & Engineering and Electrical & Computer Engineering, explains the difference between empathy and compassion, and how companies can infuse these practices in their culture to build a more inclusive approach that emphasizes outcomes which improve lives, not just balance sheets. Video courtesy of UW CoMotion.


Diamond Awards 2019: Ron Howell

Ron Howell, Chief Executive Officer, Washington Research Foundation (WRF) Dean's Award Recipient. Video courtesy of the University of Washington College of Engineering.


New Ways of Thinking of the Mobile Phone for Healthcare

WRF Endowed Professor Dr. Shwetak Patel of the University of Washington presents at ISB's 2019 Symposium: The Future of Health. Video courtesy of ISB.


ISB's 2019 Symposium: The Future of Health

Panel discussion including WRF Distinguished Investigator & Assistant Professor Dr. Sean Gibbons of ISB and WRF Endowed Professor Dr. Shwetak Patel of the University of Washington. Video courtesy of ISB.


The Human Microbiome

WRF Distinguished Investigator & Assistant Professor Dr. Sean Gibbons of the Institute for Systems Biology (ISB) explains the human microbiome. Video courtesy of ISB. Full series available to view on YouTube.


Dr. Will Canestaro - Instructor of the Health Innovation Practicum at the University of Washington

Top health and healthcare-related professionals will speak and coach students in this class while showcasing Seattle-based innovations in health. Students will form inter-disciplinary teams around project concepts chosen by the class. Excellent preparation for the Hollomon Health Innovation. Video courtesy of UW Foster School of Business


A Gut Feeling: How Microbes Impact Human Health

Lecture from Dr. Sean Gibbons, now WRF Distinguished Investigator & Assistant Professor at the Institute for Systems Biology. Video courtesy of WGBHForum


University of Washington Clean Energy Institute opens Washington Clean Energy Testbeds with assistance of WRF funding

Video courtesy of UW Clean Energy Institute


University of Washington Materials Science and Engineering students and faculty give an overview of the UW MSE department

Washington Clean Energy Testbeds funding provided by WRF. Video courtesy of UWTV


Washington Research Foundation recognized for support of 100th Seattle ARCS Foundation fellowship

Video Courtesy of Seattle ARCS Foundation


WSU ISE presents: H2-Flo - Washington's first hydrogen fueling station

Innovation for Sustainable Energy (ISE) is a collection of individuals committed to improving the future through development and promotion of technologies to enable sustainable energy generation, storage, and transport.

We are currently asking for help to achieve our goals and make the future a better place. Learn more about how you can help by visiting our website: https://hub.wsu.edu/ise/. Video courtesy of Innovation for Sustainable Energy (ISE).


Washington State University Presents The Innovators: Supercomputing, the Cancer Moonshot and Beyond

Designing the next generation of supercomputers for biomedical research. Guest lecture by Dr. Dimitri Kusnezov, U.S. Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration, sponsored in part by WRF.


Washington Research Foundation Innovation Fellowships in Clean Energy

With the support of a generous gift from the Washington Research Foundation (WRF), CEI has launched the WRF Innovation Fellows Program in Clean Energy to help recruit the next generation of innovation leaders in solar energy conversion, energy storage, and grid integration technologies to the University of Washington. Video courtesy of UW Clean Energy Institute


WRF supports groundbreaking heart research at UW Medicine

$10 million to help move treatments for damaged hearts into clinical trials


Translating discovery from lab to marketplace: a researcher's guide to a different culture

Dr. David Linker of the University of Washington describes the commercialization process, including WRF's role in funding. Video Courtesy of UWTV


WRF support of big data at the University of Washington

University of Washington chairs and professors describe the impact of WRF support of big data


WRF funding of Washington Nanofabrication Facility

The Washington Nanofabrication Facility at the University of Washington thanks WRF for providing funding