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Post: Bridging biotech and global health

Have you ever had a conversation with someone where you’re both speaking English, but not using words and phrases that make sense? That’s what it can be like for companies entering the global health arena. I remember an executive from a Fortune 100 company standing up at a global health conference a few years ago … Continued

Post: Landmark month for global health in Seattle

Wow. May has been a banner month for global health. The Uganda Cancer Institute-Fred Hutch Cancer Centre opens today. Seattle Biomed re-branded as the Center for Infectious Disease Research and is spearheading a petition drive for more federal support for health research. The Seattle Sounders announced that their first annual “Rave Green Run” will support … Continued

Post: The power of unexpected partnerships

At WGHA we often talk about the power of unexpected partnerships that allow new breakthroughs. Sometimes a new partnership can be found by working with a familiar organization approached through a different door. The Department of Defense funds a tremendous amount of global health research, including work in the Pacific Northwest. It’s an important potential … Continued

Post: Faith and Impact

We’re a little giddy after Sunday’s Seattle Seahawks come-from-behind football game. Four days later, it’s still the first topic at every meeting and conference call. I think we relish it so much because it’s rare that positive experiences are shared by such a huge cross-section of community. Sports can be such a great equalizer. After … Continued