We are strongly committed to research.
The University of Washington is highly recognized for its global impact in teaching and research. UW was ranked #4 amongst US Public Universities and #26 amongst world reputation rankings in 2020.
In the Division of Rheumatology, particular research emphasis is placed on the disease mechanisms in systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis and myositis. The research conducted by the Division of Rheumatology faculty is funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health, foundations and the generosity of local donors. Research findings are published regularly in national and international scientific journals. In addition, faculty members have contributed to many textbooks on rheumatology and internal medicine.
Exploding immune cells throwing out their DNA (green) upon activation
Microscopic image of a kidney glomerulus damaged in lupus