Research Opportunities


Fellows have the opportunity to participate in the rich research environment of our division ranging from basic science to clinical research to medical education.  Click here find out more about the research being done in our division.


Clinician Educator Training

Fellows interested in a career as a clinician teacher are trained via coursework, mentorship, and mentored scholarly projects in medical education.  The training program also provides vast opportunities to teach medical students and housestaff in clinical and classroom settings.


Special Training Courses

The University of Washington Schools of Medicine and Public Health have set up special training courses for research fellows. These include formal course work in biostatistics, clinical epidemiology, study design, and, for laboratory research oriented fellows, molecular and cell biology. These courses are intended to strengthen the knowledge base of fellows as they begin their research careers.

Fellows interested in clinician teacher careers have a variety of courses, workshops, and training programs in medical education available to them through the University of Washington.

Fellows may take a limited number of credit hours per semester for free through the University of Washington Tuition Exemption program.  Fellows may also choose to pursue a degree such as an MBA or MPH via the University of Washington.




Senior Fellowship Research is funded through a variety of mechanisms.


  • VA Fellowship in Advanced Geriatrics
  • Training Grants (Examples: Genetic Approaches to Aging Research; and Neurobehavior, Neuroendocrinology, and Genetics of Alzheimer’s Disease, Palliative Care Research Fellowship, Biology of Aging)
  • Alzheimer's disease Training Program (ADTP), “Neurobehavior, Neuropathology, and Risk Factors in Alzheimer’s Disease.”  focuses on translational research in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and related dementias. The objective is to provide interdisciplinary training for basic science, clinical, and translational researchers so that they will be able to advance clinical hypotheses about the etiology, pathophysiology, and treatment of AD and related disorders. Incoming MD fellows are expected to remain for a two year period, and will be strongly encouraged to remain for a third. --- Questions? Email  -  May Reed or Katherine Bennett    ---
  • VA Health Services Research and Development Fellowship
  • Other grants as dictated by the fellow’s interest