Hot Spot: How Seattle became the place for infectious diseases research

Hot Spot: How Seattle became the place for infectious diseases research

by Mary Engel
Hot Spot: How Seattle became the place for infectious diseases research

Hot Spot: How Seattle became the place for infectious diseases research

by Mary Engel

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Overview

How did Seattle become home to some of the world's most influential infectious-diseases researchers?

Hot Spot tells the story of young physician-scientists drawn to the "off you go" spirit of the Pacific Northwest. A University of Washington researcher discovered scores of new sexually transmitted pathogens and created a widely copied "Seattle model" to treat and prevent them. Another led clinical trials for the world's first antiviral therapy. Others found ways to protect immune-weakened patients from deadly infections after a bone marrow transplant.

Such innovations put Seattle at the forefront of both the HIV/AIDS pandemic and the new field of global health. When COVID-19 emerged, Seattle was ready.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9798218002770
Publisher: Mary Engel
Publication date: 06/30/2022
Pages: 228
Sales rank: 690,799
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.52(d)

About the Author

Mary Engel is an award-winning healthcare writer who has worked for newspapers in California, Alaska, and New Mexico and as a science writer for the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. The editorials she wrote for the Los Angeles Times were part of a 2005 Pulitzer Prize-winning series on mismanagement, malpractice, and racial injustice at a public hospital. She has been a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT, a science journalism fellow at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Mass., and a Salzburg Seminar Knight Media Fellow on multicultural healthcare in Salzburg, Austria. She lives in Seattle.
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