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UW Medicine Pathology brings together state-of-the-art technology and highly trained personnel, including nationally and internationally recognized faculty to provide comprehensive diagnostic, and personalized service, to physicians, community hospitals, independent laboratories and other health care organizations. We combine sophisticated testing and informatics capabilities of fully accredited laboratories with the resources of an academic and teaching institution in its delivery of pathology services.

Research, both basic and translational, is an essential component of our academic programs. The goal of our research activities is to understand the cellular and molecular mechanisms of disease and to apply this knowledge to medical practice. The research done by our faculty, with the participation of post-doctoral fellows and students, has received high recognition both nationally and internationally. UW Medicine Pathology is annually among the top recipients of NIH funding for research grants among the departments of pathology in the country with over $32 million received, representing 72 grant awards in 2005 (the last year that records were available). Research work is particularly active in cardiovascular biology, cancer and DNA repair, tissue regeneration, aging, Alzheimer's disease, stem cell, diabetes, among others.

Our operations are based at the University of Washington School of Medicine, University of Washington Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center, and the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. Pathology faculty members also serve at Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Puget Sound Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. These collaborative efforts have generated innovative studies in the basic mechanisms of disease applied to diagnostic pathology – the foundation of our leading-edge research discoveries, and of our training programs for graduate student, residents and fellows.