Program Resources

These resources may be useful for current and future PREP students and mentors.

UW PREP Responsibilities and Guidelines

The UW has access to most of the important journals. Since most journal resources are behind a paywall, you need to connect directly to the university network and search and download an article through the UW Library System. In addition to research articles, the library has access to many books that exist in electronic form.

  • PubMed is the most comprehensive and up-to-date database of scientific publications in the biomedical field
  • Web of Science is a broader database that includes all the scientific fields. It provides the best way to identify key references based on citation counts.

Several web resources and applications have been developed to help manage and cite references.

  • Mendely is a reference management tool used to manage citations to articles, books, government documents, book chapters, or websites.
  • Papers is a reference management tool used to organize, read, annotate, share, and cite.
  • Zotero is a reference management tool that allows one to cite a source in any available style.

Sequences and structures are at the heart of modern biology and biochemistry. Several electronic catalogs are available. Resources provided by NCBI and EBI are especially useful to find big data. Other resources are:

Departments within the UW and the Fred Hutch offer many seminars throughout the year. Browse departmental calendars and subscribe to department email lists to find out about the events.

Online videos of lectures from classes taught by faculty from many universities, including the UW, can be accessed online.

In addition, PREP fellows can register for one upper-level or graduate course tuition-free. Explore the UW course catalog.

PREP fellows are classified as UW staff. However, they have access to most IT resources usually reserved for students.

  • MyUW along with your UW NetID gives you access to all the IT resources available for all UW
  • UWARE is a site with all the software resources available to UW students and staff. Some are free and some are accessible through a reasonable fee.
  • IT Connect helps you manage your account and access computing services

Transport between the UW Medical, the UW main campus, the UW South Lake Union, and the Fred Hutch can be done using the free shuttles or the metro (city) bus.

  • The shuttle schedule between Fred Hutch, UW, and South Lake Union
  • The schedule and routes of all city buses can be found here

The University of Washington has many programs and organizations dedicated to supporting students of color, students with disabilities, and underrepresented minorities in their education and career development. Many of these programs are described on the Diversity page. Some of the programs best targeted for PREP fellows are: