Research in resident and patient education is an emerging field. Clinician educators and clinician scientists work together to disseminate and implement lessons learned from science. The UW Medicine's Institute for Simulation and Interprofessional Studies provides leadership in the use of simulation technologies aimed at improving the quality of health care education, patient safety and outcomes. Investigators in the Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine conduct research in quality and safety, and resident education. The Department has an active T32 award titled "Anesthesiology and Perioperative Research and Training". The overall intent of the T32 program is to develop the next generation of perioperative physician scientists and academicians. Developing physician scientists capable of tackling scientific questions in this important arena of medicine should make care of surgery, trauma, and intensive care patients safer. Current trainees in educational programs in the Department examine disparities in pain, the genomics of pediatric sepsis, and pediatric sleep problems.