Office of Research

Browse Centers Alphabetically

  1. Nancy Bell Evans Center on Nonprofits & Philanthropy

    Director: Harrison, David (Interim Director)

    The aim of the Nancy Bell Evans Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy is to enhance the understanding and vitality of the nonprofit and philanthropic sector through research, education, and community engagement. What we do: •Conduct research on nonprofits, philanthropy, and non-governmental organizations.…

  2. Nanotech User Facility

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    Director: Baneyx, Francois

    The NanoTech User Facility (NTUF) houses leading-edge instruments for characterization and fabrication at the micro- and nanoscales. Imaging tools include a field-emission scanning transmission electron microscope (S/TEM) with tomography…

  3. Nathan Shock Center of Excellence in Basic Biology of Aging

    Director: Rabinovitch, Peter S

    The Nathan Shock Center of Excellence in Basic Biology of Aging provides resources to support the large community of University of Washington investigators studying aspects of the basic biology of aging.

  4. National Alzheimer's Coordinating Center

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    Director: Kukull, Walter A

    The National Alzheimer's Coordinating Center was established by the National Institute on Aging (U01 AG016976) in 1999 to facilitate collaborative research. Using data collected from the 29 NIA-funded Alzheimer's Disease Centers (ADCs)…

  5. National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning

    Directors: Sandall, Susan (PI) Joseph, Gail (Co-PI)

    The National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning's five-year mission is to discover and share best practices in teaching and learning for Head Start teachers and others teaching in early childhood contexts.

  6. National ESCA and Surface Analysis Center for Biomedical Problems (NESAC/BIO)


    Director: Castner, David

    NESAC/BIO's mission is to develop and apply new surface analysis technologies for biomedical research. Our surface analysis expertise combined with state-of-the-art instrumentation and data analysis methods allows us to expand the…

  7. National Institute of Materials Science (NIMS)

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    Director: Ohuchi, Fumio

    Japan's National Institute of Materials Science (NIMS) has established an Overseas Operation Office at the University of Washington (UW) to promote collaborative research programs between NIMS and the UW. The office emphasizes collaboration…

  8. National Simulation Resource Center Physiome Project

    Director: Bassingthwaighte, James

    The Physiome Project aims to develop, collect, preserve, and disseminate information and integrated understandings of functional biological systems. Going beyond experimentation and observation, the key elements of the project are…

  9. Native American Law Center

    Director: Anderson, Robert

    The Native American Law Center promotes the development of Indian law, and encourages Native Americans, and others with an interest in Indian law, to attend law school. We also act as a resource to Indian tribes, other governments…

  10. NIDA Center for Functional Genomics and HCV-Associated Liver Disease

    Director: Katze, Michael G

    This National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) P30 Center supplies the resources needed to apply cutting-edge genomic, proteomic, and bioinformatic technologies to the study of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and AIDS, chronic viral…