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Tuesday, April 7, 2020
A screen grab of the app

As we're in the midst of the fight against COVID-19, researchers are testing whether an app can detect these outbreaks before they become a global pandemic.

News Releases

woman holding a smartphone
April 7, 2020

UW Medicine recruiting for app to predict next outbreak

Smartphone software is intended to enhance national security; U.S. Defense Department is funding research.

photo of a UW Medicine nurse preparing to screen a patient at a drive-through clinic
April 7, 2020

Philanthropists respond to COVID-19 care, research needs

More than $20 million has been raised to help UW Medicine scientists and clinicians work to preserve community members' health.

elderly woman at window
April 6, 2020

Senior community protected in 'outbreak that didn’t happen'

The results of a Seattle study of how a retirement living facilitu averted a COVID-19 outbreak have implications for public health practice.