UW Medicine receives $2.5 million for stem cell research

By Elizabeth Lowry

Bill and Marilyn Conner have always been interested in medicine and medical research. But the Kirkland couple who have spent their career in the building industry, have become more interested in medicine in general — and stem cell research in particular.

Like many families, the Conners, have been touched by disease. In their case, it has been pediatric cancer, heart disease, diabetes and dementia.

“Now our desire to fund research has taken on a somewhat selfish view,” Marilyn Conner said. “We picked the field of stem cell and regenerative medicine because it may unlock many keys in all these diseases.”

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