UW Research

The Sports Institute at UW Medicine



To expand participation and safety in sports.

Funding Information

To date, the Institute has raised $10.5 million in gifts and pledges. A private gift of $2 million from a Seattle-area family—matched with $1 million from the University of Washington—created a $3 million endowment for a research chair. Donations from numerous individuals, businesses and nonprofit organizations, including a $2.5 million pledge from the NFL Foundation, make up the remaining $7.5 million in funding.

Reporting Structure

Richard Ellenbogen

Related UW Entities

Neurological Surgery
Rehabilitation Medicine
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine 

External Partners

Seattle Children’s Hospital, VICIS, Northwest Junior Football League, Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center, American College of Sports Medicine, National Football League, UPower, Brain Injury Alliance of Washington, Washington Interscholastic Activities Association, Adler-Giersch Law