I don’t think a blogger from Seattle can put a line on the screen this week without mentioning the Seahawks’ Super Bowl victory. Today’s victory parade passed Quorum’s offices, so we got to join in the celebration of Seattle’s first national sports championship in a long time (I learned that, in addition to the 1979 basketball championship, Seattle also won the Stanley Cup when we had a professional hockey team. About a hundred years ago.)
While we were congratulating the ‘Hawks, some in our local health sciences research community received some national recognition, too. Last week, three University of Washington professors received grants from the National Institutes of Health to pursue novel research ideas. The grants were all part of the NIH’s High Risk-High Reward Program, which honors bright and new research ideas. Seeing three UW professors receive these honors accents the active research community around Seattle. It’s an inspiring neighborhood to work in, and Quorum is proud to do its part.
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