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Research in the Department of Medicine

The Department of Medicine has a long and distinguished record of basic and patient-oriented research in a wide range of fields within internal medicine. Our faculty includes some of the world's most prominent investigators working at the forefront of science, from molecular medicine to clinical trials. Their findings are applied to prevention, diagnosis, and therapy across many areas of medicine.

Funding is but one measure of success in research, but it is an important one. Each year, the Department of Medicine receives high levels of funding from many sources, both public and private. In fiscal year 2005, the Department ranked fourth among all U.S. departments of medicine in number of awards and fifth in total amount of awards—over $121 million—from the National Institutes of Health.

Much of our research takes place in multidisciplinary centers affiliated with the Department, as well as laboratories at UW Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. We invite you to visit our division websites for details about faculty research.

Overview

Much of our research takes place in multidisciplinary centers affiliated with the Department, as well as laboratories at UW Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

Division Research

Visit our division websites for details about individual faculty members' research.

Multidisciplinary/Translational Research Centers

Department of Medicine faculty members are leaders of major multidisciplinary and translational research centers at the University of Washington, including these:

Center for AIDS and STD
Center for Lung Biology
Center for Research in Reproduction and Contraception
Diabetes and Obesity Center of Excellence
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC)
Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine
Institute of Translational Health Sciences
Kidney Research Institute

Affiliated Research

Our faculty are affiliated with a number of research centers and projects, including the following:

AIDS Clinical Trials Unit
AIDS Vaccine Evaluation Unit
Alzheimer Disease Patient Registry
Ambulatory Care Quality Improvement Project
Breast Cancer Screening and Diagnosis Research Group
Cancer Consortium
Cardiovascular Health Research Unit
Cardiovascular Research & Training Center
Center for Cost and Outcomes Research (CCOR)
Center of Excellence in Women's Health
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Cooperative Research Center
Diabetes Endocrinology Research Center (DERC)
Diabetic Foot Ulcers
End-of-Life Care Research Program
Epidemiology of Dementia in Older Japanese Americans (KAME)
Genitourinary (GU) Oncology Clinical Research Group
Health Promotion Research Center
Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence (HSR&D)
HIV Prevention Trials Unit
International AIDS Research and Training Program
National Registry for Ichthyosis and Related Disorders
Nutrition and Obesity Research Center
Occupational and Environmental Medicine Research Program
Severe Chronic Neutropenia International Registry
Virology Research Clinic

Each year, the Department of Medicine receives high levels of funding from many sources, both public and private. In fiscal year 2005, the Department ranked fourth among all U.S. departments of medicine in number of awards and fifth in total amount of awards—over $121 million—from the National Institutes of Health. But NIH funds cover only part of the need. Support for research also comes from other government units, academic societies, industry, patient-support organizations, foundations, and individuals.

Learn more about contributing to research in the Department of Medicine

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