Our Chair discusses the Department issues that affect us all.

November 8, 2017

Caring for our veterans

The care of our veterans is an integral part of the work we do in the Department of Medicine.

July 26, 2017

Farewell to Donna Devine

Donna Devine is retiring after 30 years at the University of Washington, including 18 in the Department of Medicine.

February 7, 2017


Communication is one of our top priorities and I’d like to share with you some of the initiatives and progress that we have made in this area.

November 22, 2016

Holiday greetings and reaffirming core values

As we enter the holiday season, I would like to wish each of you a safe and happy Thanksgiving and hope you enjoy time with your family and friends. I also want to take a moment to comment on the political climate and reaffirm our core values.

We are in the midst of change and uncertainty. The recent election and the present post-election period have spurred many different emotions and reactions. It is important to acknowledge that some members of our community have real personal fears and may feel marginalized due to the statements and actions of political leaders.

September 26, 2016

Patient care

The care, quality and safety of our patients are top priorities in the Department of Medicine.

June 28, 2016

Excellence in teaching

Teaching is the cornerstone activity of our mission. I would like to highlight a particularly strong recent group of awards.

April 20, 2016

Increasing and sustaining a diverse faculty

At the University of Washington and in the Department of Medicine, diversity is integral to excellence.

January 4, 2016

Mentoring for success

Mentoring is a key element in academic success and can take many forms, both formal and informal. The Department of Medicine has a strong commitment to and culture of mentoring and it is one of our top priorities.

Did you know?

The word “mentor” was inspired by a character in Homer’s Odyssey. While Odysseus  was off fighting in the Trojan War, he entrusted Mentor to serve as teacher and overseer of his son, Telemachus. The word now epitomizes a trusted advisor, friend, teacher and wise person.