A clinic entrance
Impactful Giving
August 16, 2021 VOL 23 NO 2

Grateful Transplant Recipient Pleasant T. Rowland Gives Back to UW

A $10 million gift will support creation of the Pleasant T. Rowland Transplant Clinic, which will be located near the main entrance of University Hospital.

Two middle-aged people smiling together for the camera
August 11, 2021 VOL 23 NO 2

The Future of Transplantation Is Here and It Is Amazing!

The UW Health Transplant Center is one of the largest and most comprehensive of its kind in the nation. In 2020, a record 548 patients received transplants, even though the COVID-19 pandemic forced University Hospital to shut down its Transplant Center for several weeks.

Terri Young
Feature Story
August 11, 2021 VOL 23 NO 2

Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences Celebrates 50 Years While Looking to the Future

The department became a powerhouse in ocular imaging — starting with the standardization of evaluating retinal fundus photographs to diagnose diabetic retinopathy and various other retinal disorders, such as macular degeneration.

Vivian Gama in graduation attire
Student Life
August 10, 2021 VOL 23 NO 2

Vivian Gama Reflects on Her Journey Pursuing a Medical Degree as an Immigrant

Born in São Paulo, Brazil, Gama moved at age 5 with her family when they immigrated to the United States in 2000 for her father’s job.

Elaine Alarid
August 10, 2021 VOL 23 NO 2

Elaine Alarid Nurtures the Next Generation of Mentors

From her earliest days as a budding scientist, Alarid says she’s always had someone in her corner, which has made all the difference.