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Magnuson Scholar

The prestigious Magnuson Scholarship is awarded each year to one student in each of the six University of Washington Health Sciences schools. Selection criteria are academic performance and the student’s potential for contribution to research in the health sciences. The late Senator Warren G. Magnuson, in whose name the program was established, was committed to improving the nation’s health through biomedical research and was instrumental in establishing the National Institutes of Health, Medicare, and Medicaid during his long career in the U.S. Senate. 

The purpose of this program is to recognize graduate students with outstanding potential for research in the health sciences.  The Program began in 1993 and is funded from a $2 million endowment from the Warren G. Magnuson Institute for Biomedical Research and Health Professions Training. 


Anjuli Anjuli Wagner PhD candidate and newly named Magnuson Scholar, is working to improve ways to find HIV-positive children in Kenya who slip through the cracks. The fifth-year epidemiology student at the University of Washington School of Public Health conducts research for a study appropriately called CATCH – Counseling and Testing for Children at Home.

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Updated on April 16, 2015