Aging and end-of-life care

We provide high-quality palliative care focused on relieving symptoms, maximizing quality of life and ensuring care that concentrates on patients’ goals.

Autoimmune diseases

Our researchers are striving to better define the molecular and genetic basis for autoimmune diseases such as lupus and arthritis.

Blood disorders

We are performing cutting edge research in leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma, clotting and bleeding, anemia and targeted cancer treatment though machine learing and big data. 


Our faculty are conducting world-class cancer research, including bone marrow and stem cell therapy, cell-based immunotherapy, and genomically driven personalized medicine. 

Community-based research

Reaching far and wide to support those in our WWAMI (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, Idaho) communities.

Diabetes and obesity

We study diabetes and obesity from both a basic and translational research approach. 


Our genetics research builds on pioneering work and the role of heredity-environment interactions in the pathogenesis of disease.

Gastrointestinal Diseases

We strive to be world leaders in the research, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of hepatitis, digestive cancers, and other diseases of the digestive tract.


Our cardiology faculty perform innovative research and pioneering clinical procedures every day. 

Infectious Diseases

We study the incidence, prevalence, and risk factors associated with various infections, especially STDs, HIV, sepsis, and urinary tract infections.

Kidney Diseases

Our researchers focus on early detection, prevention and treatment of kidney disease and its complications.

Lung Diseases

We uncover fundamental mechanisms involved in the onset, progression, and resolution of acute lung injury, airway infection, and asthma.

Primary Care

We study and treat many common and important clinical problems from pre-hospital emergency care to addiction medicine and health care for refugee and homeless populations. 

Population Studies

Our researchers try to understand the basic biology of the male reproductive system and to put this knowledge to use in solving clinical problems related to infertility and contraceptive development.


In addition to wound healing and treating skin disorders, our faculty diagnose, treat, and prevent skin cancers.