UW Coulter Translational Research Partnership Program

The UW Coulter Translational Research Partnership program is an alliance between the School of Medicine and College of Engineering, with a dedicated focus on developing technologies that will save, extend and improve lives. The program is supported by a multi-year grant from the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation.

With a long history of translating research into products for medicine, in 2005, the University of Washington became one of 10 pioneering universities to receive the Coulter Translational Partnership Award in Biomedical Engineering. Based on the success of the first partnerships, in 2010, 6 additional universities were awarded Coulter Translational Partnerships. To meet our aggressive commercialization goals, the Coulter Program also partners with:

UW Center for Commercialization
Institute of Translational Health Sciences
Washington Research Foundation

The Coulter Translational Research Partnership is proud to sponsor the Health Innovators Collaborative Seminar Series, a wonderful university-wide initiative that propels healthcare innovation among faculty, students, and industry. Our mission to save, extend and improve lives would not be possible without constant exchange of information and education, through programs like the Collaborative. As we continue to fund technologies at the intersection of medicine and engineering, we’re pleased to be a part of the conversation about the changing healthcare landscape.

Learn more about the Health Innovators Collaborative.


Kathie JordanKathie Jordan, PhD
Coulter Program Director
(206) 221-1984
Kassandra Thomson, PhD
Coulter Program Assistant Director
(206) 685-4887

Award Application and Proposal Guidelines

Download the Coulter Translational Research Awards 2014 Request for Proposal and Administrative Guidelines.

Project selection is based upon the following criteria:

  • Significant unmet or underserved clinical need
  • Intellectual property position
  • Substantial improvement over the “Gold Standard” of current care and/or a significant reduction in the cost of health care delivery
  • Reasonable and achievable milestones
  • High probability of attracting follow-on funding within 3-5 years of receiving the award
  • Strength and nature of the clinical collaboration

Please contact the Coulter Program Director for further information.

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