Established in 1946, the UW School of Medicine has quickly grown into a highly productive, highly collaborative research community with excellent scientific resources and facilities​. UW Medicine faculty have been responsible for many basic science and technological advances in medicine, including pioneering research in areas such as cell replication and signal transduction, the biomolecular structure of proteins, and the development of medical ultrasound. UW Medicine includes among its faculty five researchers who have received Nobel Prizes in Physiology or in Medicine in less than two decades. Read More


Pharmacology chair William Catterall wins national achievement award

Dr. William A. Catterall, UW chair and professor of pharmacology, is the 2016 recipient of the Robert R. Ruffolo Career Achievement Award in Pharmacology by the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. ​Catterall is among the world's leading investigators on the structure, function and molecular pharmacology of voltage-gated sodium and calcium channels. These pores in cell membranes generate electrical signals. They are critical to brain and heart function, among other vital roles. Catterall discovered the sodium and calcium channel proteins. His work shifted the paradigm in ion channel research from measuring ionic currents to analyzing ion channel proteins and their genes. Read More

Thompson Reuters lists Most Influential Scientists

Several UW Medicine researchers were named among the world leaders in Thompson Reuters annual list of The World's Most Influential Scientific Minds. Outstanding UW Medicine scientists in biochemistry, clinical medicine, microbiology, immunology, genetics and psychiatry were among those listed at the top of their fields. Of the 19 scientists named as the world's overall Hottest Researchers of Today, four are affiliated with UW Medicine. The distinguished researchers are part of Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation and collaborators on the Global Burden of Disease project, a multinational effort to measure the most pressing threats to human health. Read More​​

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Data analysis links autism severity to genetics, ultrasound

Researchers at UW Medicine have identified a link between exposure to diagnostic ultrasound in the first trimester of pregnancy and increased autism severity. Read more​

Young kids can regrow finger tips. Why can't adults?​

Researchers are trying to find ways to improve recovery from hand injuries, including searching for ways to regenerate digits ​​Read More

Brief rapamycin therapy in middle-aged mice extends lives

Results also illustrate need to learn how gender and dose influence side effects of drug being tested to promote healthy aging Read M​ore


UW Medicine is among the nation's top institutions in federal research funding. In fiscal year 2015, the UW School of Medicine received approximately $605 million in National Institutes of Health grants and total research funding of more than $1 billion.