Cardiology Division faculty and staff carry out laboratory-based, clinical, and population-based research. Their projects are aimed at understanding the causes of cardiovascular diseases, evaluating current therapies, and developing new therapies as well as preventive strategies. Projects cover a broad spectrum of cardiovascular diseases including atherosclerosis, arrhythmias, heart failure, congenital cardiovascular disease, cardiovascular imaging, and valvular heart disease. A list of current faculty research interests is available. A list of clinical trials currently enrolling subjects, in the Division of Cardiology, is also available.
The University of Washington is one of the largest, best supported, and most productive research universities in the world. Cardiology fellows have access to an extremely broad spectrum of outstanding research training programs at the University of Washington Medical Center and at affiliated institutions such as Harborview Medical Center, the VA Puget Sound Medical Center, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, the Puget Sound Blood Center, the Institute for Systems Biology, and the Northwest Lipid Research Laboratory. Research opportunities are available in laboratory-based, clinical, and population-based research. Many of our cardiology fellows pursue research training under the guidance of a member of the Cardiology Division. A list of faculty research interests is available, as is a listing of recent fellow research projects and fellow publications.
Many of our fellows, especially those who have chosen to develop a significant research component to their careers, have pursued research training through the Cardiovascular Research Training Program, which supports both laboratory-based and clinical research. The Cardiovascular Pathology Training Program also supports research training for fellows who have with a strong aptitude for and interest in laboratory-based research. Many of our fellows who are interested in population-based research have trained in the Cardiovascular Health Research Unit, which focuses on the epidemiology and prevention of cardiovascular diseases.
Fellows interested in health metrics and global health may find research opportunities through the University of Washington Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. The University received a Clinical and Translational Science Award from the National Institutes of Health to establish the University of Washington Institute of Translational Health Sciences. The Institute provides training opportunities in clinical investigation and other types of translational research.