University of Washington School of Medicine
Department of Pathology
UW Medicine Pathology brings together state-of-the-art technology and highly trained personnel, including nationally and internationally recognized faculty to provide comprehensive diagnostic, and personalized service, to physicians, community hospitals, independent laboratories and other health care organizations. The department combines sophisticated testing and informatics capabilities of fully accredited laboratories with the resources of an academic and teaching institution in its delivery of pathology services. Research, both basic and translational, is an essential component of the academic programs. The goal of research activities is to understand the cellular and molecular mechanisms of disease and to apply this knowledge to medical practice.
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is an integral part of one of the best research environments in the United States. The UW has a strong tradition of interdisciplinary collaboration and cooperation. The University's nationally recognized research programs in neurosciences, molecular biology and molecular genetics, neuroimaging, epidemiology, and health services offer exciting and innovative collaborative opportunities. The department has substantial resources in both space and equipment to support its research mission.
Department of Neurology
The Department of Neurology has been a center of clinical and academic excellence since 1995. The department's three-part mission includes meeting the health-care needs of patients with neurological issues, advancing knowledge through research in the clinical and basic neurosciences, and training the next generation of neurologists in through a residency program. The Department of Neurology offers comprehensive consultation, evaluation and treatment services for adults and children with neurological disorders, through its clinical facilities at the University of Washington Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center, VA Puget Sound Health Care System and Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center.
Department of Medicine, Division of Gerontology & Geriatric Medicine
The Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine was founded in 1977 and is based at Harborview Medical Center, where the group provides comprehensive clinical care and training in the care of older adults throughout the University of Washington network. Graduates of the fellowship program continue to be leaders in the fields of geriatric medicine and research. The group is also home to pioneering research programs in the field of aging.
National Institute of Health
National Institute on Aging
The National Institute on Aging (NIA), one of the twenty-seven institutes and centers of the National Institutes of Health, leads a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life. In 1974, Congress charged the NIA with the mission of providing leadership in aging research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs relevant to aging and older people. The NIA is now the primary federal agency involved in Alzheimer's disease research.
Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System
Research and Development Program
The mission of the VA Puget Sound Health Care System is to honor America's Veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well-being. The Research & Development Program supports the mission of the VA Puget Sound Health Care System by conducting a broad-based research program of scientific investigation relevant to the diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting Veterans.