Grant Portfolio

LSDF Grantee Stories

  • Safer Surgery Across Washington
    Economic Impact:
    Over $13M in new grants for UW and over $67M in health-care cost savings for Washington.
    Health Impact:
    Over 350 lives saved.
    A nationally-recognized program for safer and more effective surgery.
  • Improving Treatment Options for Patients with Autoimmune Diseases
    Economic Impact:
    $34.3 million in additional funding, drug company partnerships, Seattle start-up company conducting clinical trial of new lupus drug.
    Health Impact:
    Statewide education for providers, patients, families. Over 2,000 people enrolled in MS and type 1 diabetes prevention and treatment studies.
    Thousands of high-quality patient specimens available for research. Creation of a registry of patients interested in joining clinical studies
  • Cardiac Arrest Survival Rates Up Due to World-Class Training
    Economic Impact:
    $8,234,887 in grants and licensing income
    Health Impact:
    The odds of surviving a sudden cardiac arrest have gone up for Washington residents
    Training in improved cardiac arrest resuscitation for virtually every EMS district in Washington
  • Helping Seniors Stay at Home Longer
    Economic Impact:
    $9.9 million in grants and licensing income to WSU.
    Health Impact:
    Over 100 installations of the smart home system to provide seniors the ability to stay at home longer.
    Product exiting WSU to be sold/marketed.
  • Reversing Opiate Addiction in Rural Communities
    Economic Impact:
    Substance abuse treatment yields $3.77 in benefits for every dollar spent for treatment costs.
    Health Impact:
    Primary health care practitioners can better serve rural populations.
    The WSU program has brought in an additional $17.5M in follow-on funding attributable to the LSDF grant.
  • Cardiologist Invents Device to Help Prevent Stroke
    Economic Impact:
    Up to 15 new company jobs in Washington will be created over the next three years.
    Health Impact:
    Doctors will have an affordable, easy-to-use tool to diagnose a significant cause of preventable stroke.
    $8 million outside investment in Washington company, including global distribution agreement.
  • New Hope for Cancer Patients
    Economic Impact:
    A potential new anti-cancer drug for a local biotech company
    Health Impact:
    Patients treated for a rare cancer
    Increased international visibility for UW’s Merkel cell carcinoma treatment program
  • Leaving the Pack
    Economic Impact:
    Reduce state expenditures for smoking-related treatments. Two new jobs at 2Morrow and first angel investment in hand.
    Health Impact:
    Reduce smoking-related illness and deaths.
  • Training the Next Generation of Innovators
    At least 548 trainees involved across all LSDF grants since 2007: 27 K-12 students, 215 undergraduate students, 140 graduate students, 108 post-doctoral fellows, 58 medical residents and fellows, 93% of grants to UW and WSU involve trainees. 72% of grants to non-profit research institutions involve trainees. 67% of grants to companies involve trainees.