We are dedicated to promoting excellence in the practice of emergency medicine through collaborative efforts to discover, develop, and disseminate strategies for improving care of acutely ill and injured patients.

The University of Washington provides an exceptional environment for research and is considered a top-funded public research institution, receiving over one billion dollars each year in research funding. UW resources and infrastructure provide unparalleled opportunities for investigation and collaboration.

Within our division, our investigators are engaging in scientific inquiry, promoting evidence-based research, and advancing education and training on a variety of topics. Research is being conducted by our faculty in a broad range of topics, including basic and translational trials.

Microscope chamber with syringes and small tubes directing blood flow. Photo McKenna Princing/UW Medicine.


In addition to a network of facilities on the University of Washington Medical Center main campus and in the South Lake Union area, the UW Laboratory Research Programs at Harborview maintain two state-of-the-art facilities: The Research and Training Building (which houses the Emergency Medicine Research Laboratory) and the Ninth and Jefferson Buildings. On both UWMC and HMC campuses, simulation sites, wet lab areas, and classroom facilities are located within the WWAMI Institute for Simulation in Healthcare (WISH).