Feb 7th, 2012


By Nick Robison

This morning (or yesterday depending on where you are in the world) I received an email from The University of Washington informing me that I’d been accepted into the 2012 training cohort for the Biomedical and Health Informatics PhD program. In addition, I was awarded 1 of 4 National Library of Medicine per-doctoral training fellowships, which is a huge honor and provides tuition, health insurance, and a monthly stipend for the first 3 years.

I’ve wanted to go to UW ever since my family first went to Seattle after my sophomore year at Purdue. It’s a fantastic school and home to the number 1 medical school (for clinical medicine) in the US. As a state school it’s primarily focused towards students who live in the NW area (Montana, Oregon, Alaska, etc) but apparently I made the cut. It’s slightly humerous that UC San Diego (also an NLM grant school) didn’t even read my application, they just rejected me after the first round. I don’t know if that says more about them, me, or UW. Hopefully them.

So, unless something drastically changes or Michigan offers me a sweet deal, in August I’ll be moving to the Northwest. To all of you who’ve prayed for me and supported me over the years, thank you. This is a huge step forward and tremendous answer to prayer.

Go Huskies!

University of Washington LogoAlso, just to prove to you how awesome this school really is, I present to you a video of the world’s only stand-up economist, who teaches at UW. Enjoy.