The University of Washington and UW Medicine offer a wide range of services designed to directly support the work of researchers.
The Clinical Research Budgeting and Billing (CRBB) Office assists clinical research teams with the pricing, compliance, and billing tasks for clinical studies using UW Medicine facilities or UWP physicians.
The scope of clinical research studies that must be reviewed by CRBB are those that are contracted through the University of Washington that include clinical services, items or tests that are provided by UW Physicians, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance or UW Medicine hospitals or clinics, including UW Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center, Eastside Specialty Center, Hall Health Primary Care Center and Sports Medicine Clinic.
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CRBB provides centralized pre- and post-award support for investigators and research staff and is responsible for:
- Establishing and maintaining procedures for clinical research budgeting and billing
- Providing education and outreach regarding clinical research billing procedures
- Providing technical assistance, advice, tools and resources to PIs, study coordinators, staff at study sites and department administrators regarding third party payer reimbursement, budget development and billing, and Clinical Trials Policy (CTP) coverage analyses
- Allocating study charges to research study accounts
- Maintaining inventories of clinical research studies and study subjects reported by research study teams
- Reporting unresolved billing concerns to appropriate compliance offices
Additionally, CRBB is working in collaboration with the other UW research offices to simplify clinical research study start up processes and improve communications.
CRBB is committed to providing researchers with the best service possible and to ensuring success in the clinical research efforts at the UW and its many sites of practice.
Clinical research training and development
Faculty online clinical trials policy training is provided to ensure all UW Medicine faculty have uniform knowledge about the regulations governing clinical research, understand the internal processes used to maintain research billing compliance, and understand research requirements for patient health records.
Clinical Trials Guidance and Policy – More detail on the administrative start-up process for clinical trials and other practical information relating to clinical research.
Clinical Research Staff (CRS) Training
UW Medicine's CRS training is mandatory for all staff with job responsibilities related to clinical research involving human subjects. Training ensures clinical research is administered in a compliant and consistent manner and offers the best possible protections to our patient participants, to the scientific principles under investigation, and to the University at large.
The UW School of Medicine Clinical Research Coordinator Peer Network (CRCPN) is a resource to front-line clinical research staff, providing UW-specific training and networking.
The Clinical Trial Management System Program Office (CTMS) is a single, centralized, web-based enterprise resource spanning the University of Washington, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.
The School of Medicine Grants Review Unit within the Office of Research and Graduate Education reviews UW School of Medicine proposals to ensure that they meet both UW and requirements.
The Grants Review Unit also partners with the UW Office of Research to coordinate .
The UW School of Medicine Research Administrator Peer Network (RAPN) offers bimonthly opportunities to train and discuss pre- and post-award job responsibilities.
Assistance recruiting participants for research studies is provided by the Institute of Translational Health Science. UW researchers can post their research studies to the site, and potential volunteers can search for studies that apply to them.
The Institute of Translational Health Sciences Resource Directory connects researchers with tools, technologies, laboratories and services available throughout the five-state Pacific Northwest region.
UW CoMotion, the University's technology transfer office, is available for researchers to report an innovation, explore commercialization strategies, and to discuss intellectual property issues. CoMotion can help UW researchers maximize the impact of their work without compromising research goals.
The UW Health Sciences Library is an outstanding, state-of-the-art resource center for students and faculty, offering many tools and resources for researchers including publications and citation databases, tools for translational researchers and help assessing publication impact.
UW's research community is vibrant, diverse, collaborative and committed to scientific advancement and education. The Office of Research and Graduate Education facilitates a number of learning opportunities throughout the year, listed below. UW Medicine's academic departmental sites offer further opportunities.
The Bioscience Careers Seminars are an interdepartmental series introducing graduate students and post-docs to a wide range of careers in biological and biomedical sciences. These student-organized seminars host monthly speakers from various fields across the biosciences who have chosen paths outside of academia.
Invited speakers share their career experience and advise students about how their training led to jobs in their field, salary expectations, competitiveness and demand for their work. The seminars are informal and open to all students and post-docs. The seminar closes with a brief reception and refreshments allowing the speaker and participants the opportunity for 1:1 conversations.
Visit Bioscience Careers for more information about upcoming lectures or to view previous lectures.
The Clinical Research Coordinators Peer Network is jointly facilitated by members of the Clinical Trials Office/ITHS Research Coordinator Core and the UW Medicine Clinical Research Budget and Billing Office. It serves as an ongoing forum for information sharing, best practices, and topical presentations.
Visit the CRC Peer Network Forum for more information.
The Future Faculty Fellows Program prepares postdoctoral scientists for successful careers that combine research, service, mentoring, and teaching. Historically this two-day workshop on career development has been closely linked with the Science Teaching Experience for Post-Docs (STEP) apprenticeship, which provides a faculty-mentor experience in designing and teaching an undergraduate course. Postdocs can attend only the workshop or both the workshop and the teaching apprenticeship. Both consistently receive high marks from participants.
Next year's Future Faculty Fellows Workshop is scheduled for:
June 10-11, 2019
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: South Campus Center Room 316
The workshop is free and open to any postdoctoral fellow in their second year or beyond from the UW, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Institute for Systems Biology, Seattle Biomedical Research Institute and Seattle Children's Research Institute. The workshop is directed by Dr. Chet Moritz, Associate Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine, and by Dr. Rosana Risques, Assistant Professor of Pathology.
For more information on the workshop, please contact email@example.com.
The UW Medicine Inventor of the Year awards honor outstanding UW research scientists whose inventions have had a major positive effect on both healthcare and our local economy. Each year, the Inventor of the Year selection committee solicits nominations from department chairs and administrators which are then reviewed based on the following criteria:
- Number of lives saved or improved.
- Biomedical impact of the invention.
- Contribution to the bioscience sector.
- Contributions to the UW CoMotion mission to extend the impact of University of Washington research through the creation of partnerships that encourage investment in innovation.
- Contributions to the UW School of Medicine faculty community.
Congratulations to the 2019 inventor of the year Jim Stout, M.D.
Jim Stout, M.D. created and leads the Interactive Medical Training Resources (iMTR) group within the Children's Health Institute at University of Washington. He is also Director of the Asthma Clinic at the Odessa Brown Children's Clinic. With collaborators, Dr. Stout and iMTR develop, evaluate, and disseminate online resources for remote training and feedback, with a current focus on implementing diagnostic spirometry in primary care. He also is a co-founder of the National Initiative for Children's Healthcare Quality (NICHQ), a non-profit organization headquartered in Boston. He works on local, national, and international projects with the common aim of improving the quality of health care.
Spirometry training for medical diagnosis looks easy but it is hard to do correctly. Dr. Stout recognized the need for improved training and set about to create computer- based instruction to improve the administration of the tests and the quality and accuracy of results. Initially produced on an interactive CD-ROM, the training was licensed for distribution to healthcare providers in the US. The CD was also translated into Dutch and made part of required training for family doctors in the Netherlands. Subsequently re-developed as a web-based suite of five separate training programs, the Spirometry 360® resources have been licensed to individual healthcare practices, hospital systems, US state and also to international healthcare services and brought over $2M in licensing revenue into UW. In addition to the direct licensing revenue, the Spirometry 360 training programs have resulted in UW research opportunities funded by NIH, CDC, AHRQ, IDRC, and EU Commission.
Save the Date
This year's event will be held at the UW Medicine at South Lake Union on October 23, 2019 from 5-7:30 p.m.
If you have any questions about the Inventor of the Year Awards please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 206.221.5807.
Previous Award Winners
The 2018 Inventor of the Year Award honored Thomas S. Lendvay, M.D., for his work around telerobotic surgical technologies and the role virtual reality simulators have on the technical performance of surgeons. Dr. Lendvay co-invented UW spin-out company Crowd-Sourced Assessment of Technical Skills (C-SATS, Inc.—acquired by Johnson & Johnson). It leverages anonymous crowds of non-medically trained people to assess the technique of surgeons, providing the service to hospitals interested in quality improvement for their providers.
The 2017 Inventor of the Year Awards honored Christy McKinney, Ph.D., MPH and Michael Cunningham, M.D., Ph.D. for their collaborative work inventing the NIFTY Cup. The NIFTY cup has the potential to help 15 million infants who are born with breastfeeding difficulties each year worldwide.
The Inventor of the Year Awards honor outstanding UW research scientists whose innovations have had a major, positive effect on both healthcare and our local economy. The 2017 Inventor of the Year Awards honored Christy McKinney, Ph.D., MPH and Michael Cunningham, M.D., Ph.D. for their collaborative work inventing the NIFTY Cup. The NIFTY cup has the potential to help 15 million infants who are born with breastfeeding difficulties each year worldwide.
These recent honorees join many other exemplary research scientists also recognized with an Inventor of the Year Award. See the complete list of Inventor of the Year Award recipients since 2004: Inventor of the Year 2017-2004. See a complete list of Lifetime Innovators whose legacy impacts future generations of research: Lifetime Innovators thru 2015.
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The Research Administration Peer Resource Group, led by the School of Medicine, supports research administrators and others involved in pre-award and post-award management. The network discuss topics, provides information, and offers peer resources that are relevant to School of Medicine research administration needs. Others from the UW research community are welcome to participate in the network discussions. Visit the Research Administration Peer Resource Group website for additional information, resources, and discussion forums. Subscribe to the Research Administration Peer Resource Group mailing list to stay informed of meeting topics and locations.
The Science in Medicine Lecture Series has been providing UW researchers the opportunity to share findings within and outside their fields since 1976. Science in Medicine presenters are nominated by members of the UW scientific community and final selection is determined by a committee of peers from the Council on Research and Graduate Education.
The Science Teaching Experience for Postdocs (STEP) educational opportunity engages a diverse pool of postdoctoral fellows at the University of Washington and affiliate institutions in a closely mentored apprenticeship to learn how to teach scientifically with inclusive, demonstrably effective, student-centered pedagogies. The postdocs work in teams of three to co-design and co-teach their courses. Each team delivers a 10-week, special topics seminar course for UW undergraduates at UW Bothell and UW Seattle campuses. Interested postdocs may also wish to apply for the UW Medicine Future Faculty Fellows Program.
For more information on the STEP program, please contact program director Dr. Becca Price (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The SLU Collaborative Seminar Series is held each quarter, with events hosted at Fred Hutch, UW Medicine, and Allen Institute. It is a forum for networking and idea sharing to promote synergy among research and tech partners in the South Lake Union (SLU) neighborhood and beyond.
Fred Hutch will host the fall 2019 seminar. More details to come soon!