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January 25, 2017

Gates Awards $279 Million to U. of Washington to Track Global Health

University of Washington

The University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, headed by Christopher Murray, left, takes a big-data approach to health research. Paul Ramsey, chief executive of UW Medicine, says the new funds will help the institute forecast the results of medical interventions before a lot of money is spent on a new approach.

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today awarded its neighbor, the University of Washington, $279 million over 10 years to develop and maintain databases that measure health trends around the globe.

The university’s Institute for Health...

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