Faculty in our Division of General Internal Medicine study and treat many common and important clinical problems.

Recent advancements:

Pain education

The NIH Pain Consortium has selected the UW as one of the 11 Centers of Excellence in Pain Education to develop pain curricula. First selected in 2012, this award represents a continuation of funding for this important work. Chronic pain affects over 100 million Americans and costs up to $635 billion in medical treatment and lost productivity each year. Housed jointly in the schools of medicine and nursing, the center is co-led by Dr. David Tauben, clinical professor (General Internal Medicine).

Alzheimer's Disease Patient Registry

The Group Health–University of Washington Alzheimer’s Disease Patient Registry–Adult Changes in Thought study has been renewed for five years. The study, currently led by Drs. Paul Crane and Eric Larson, has been continuously funded since 1986. The latest award is for nearly $13 million. The study will focus on several areas, including: 1) The role of multimorbidity on late-life brain outcomes; 2) Resilience and successful aging; and 3) Serving as a “living laboratory” for research on older people and aging.