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Gates Foundation Grants $210M To University Of Washington For Population Health Initiative

Reuters: Bill Gates foundation gives $210 million to Seattle-based university
“Microsoft founder Bill Gates through his foundation has donated $210 million to an initiative based at the University of Washington in Seattle aimed at improving people’s health around the world, university officials said on Tuesday…” (Dobuzinskis, 10/25).

Seattle Times: Record gift to UW: $210M from Gates Foundation toward bold goal of improving world’s health
“…The new building will house many of the players in the UW’s Population Health Initiative, announced in May by UW President Ana Mari Cauce and envisioned as a major focus of the UW’s faculty, researchers, and students for the next 25 years. Virtually every college and department at the university is expected to play some kind of role…” (Long, 10/25).

Vancouver Sun: Bill Gates Foundation gives University of Washington $210 million
“… ‘This is really much more than about a building,’ UW President Ana Mari Cauce said in an interview last week. ‘The building is really about catalyzing a vision — an initiative that we launched last spring to really be first in the world in terms of population health.’ The initiative pulls together research and resources from across campus and disciplines to help people live longer, healthier, and more productive lives…” (Le, 10/25).

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