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.
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.
SPH Endowed Fellowship ($5,000)
Epidemiology, PhD candidate
F31 research fellowship grants
F31 research fellowship grants from the National Institutes of Health: The multi-year awards are for about $41,000 per year to cover the trainee's personnel costs and tuition.
Gloria C. Chi
Methylomic and Transcriptomic Insights Linking Air Pollution and Atherosclerosis
Air pollution and high density lipoprotein structure and function
Michael Tesauro Young
Air Pollution and Microvasculature: Cellular Adhesion and Retinal Vessels in MESA
Sarah Tyler Roberts
Gender-Based Violence and HIV Risk: Mediating Pathways and Prevention Strategies
Outstanding Student Award
Biraj Karmacharya - PhD Student
Paige Wartko - Masters Student
Updated on May 11, 2015