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The ASUW Student Senate passed a bill Tuesday calling for the hiring of a registered dietician at Hall Health. The measure demands one-on-one nutrition and mental health counselling for students to address the lack of on-campus resources for students with eating disorders and body image issues.

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The faculty councils on multicultural affairs and student affairs hosted a webinar this week, allowing the Black Student Union (BSU) and the UW administration a chance to explain recent changes in the UW’s policing policy and what action is left to be taken. 

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For decades, systemic racism has compromised the health and wellbeing of communities of color, constituting a public health crisis. This crisis has led to the widening of health care disparities, notably intensifying the ongoing coronavirus pandemic’s harmful effects on people of color.  

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In a single injection, HIV and hemoglobinopathy blood disorders could soon be cured without the dangerous, expensive, and time consuming treatments like bone marrow transplants and chemotherapy which are only available to a small portion of the millions of people who need treatment worldwide. 

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Dr. Tam’ra-Kay Francis, a postdoctoral fellow in the UW’s chemistry department, was recently named to Cell Mentor’s list of 1,000 inspiring Black scientists. Francis has been working on diversity and inclusion within the university’s STEM departments for the past few years, launching educati…

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Amid this yearlong global setback, advances have been made to manage and somewhat control COVID-19. From the development of vaccines to antibody therapies for treating individuals with severe symptoms, the research is ongoing.

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The UW Transportation Data Equity Initiative, made up of entities including UW Taskar Center for Accessible Technology, UW’s Washington State Transportation Center, companies like Microsoft and Google, and the Washington State Department of Transportation, was recently awarded an $11.45 mill…

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UW biotech spinout Opticyte was recently awarded $2.9 million in federal grants and $1.7 million in seed funding to launch the world’s first cell oxygen monitor. Lori Arakaki, former UW scientist and Ph.D. grad, is the co-founder and CEO of the company.

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Deaths as a result of fentanyl overdose have dramatically increased in the past year in Washington state, with the most recent spike beginning in the first half of 2020, according to Caleb Banta-Green, principal research scientist at the UW Alcohol and Drug Institute (ADAI).  

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