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Center for Health Sciences Interprofessional Education
The Center for Health Sciences Interprofessional Education is dedicated to creating an atmosphere of openness and commitment to interdisciplinary practice for the next century.

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UW Pallative Care Center of Excellence
The mission of the UW Pallative Care Center of Excellence is to improve the palliative care received by patients with life-threatening or life-limiting illness and their families, support clinicians providing this care, and to generate new knowledge and educational and clinical resources to improve palliative care regionally, nationally and globally.

NW Roybal Center for Translational Research on Aging
The mission of the Northwest Roybal Center (NRC) is to promote the translation of basic behavioral and social sciences research to improving health, well being, quality of life and productivity of older adults with cognitive impairment and their caregivers.

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Barnard Center on Infant Mental Health & Development
The mission of the Barnard Center on Infant Mental Health and Development is to promote interdisciplinary research and training related to the social and emotional aspects of development for young children during their formative years.

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Center for Interdisciplinary Geriatric Research
The mission of the Center for Interdisciplinary Geriatric Research is to promote interdisciplinary collaboration of researchers in the development, testing, and dissemination of health-enhancing interventions for older adults.

de Tornyay Center for Healthy Aging
The de Tornyay Center for Healthy Aging serves as a catalyst for promoting healthy aging through its support of research, education, and practice related to aging.

Center for Research on Management of Sleep Disturbances
The overall objective of the UW-CRMSD is to promote our
research mission of addressing sleep disturbances through the development of interventions to improve sleep quality.


Family Functioning Research Program (FFRP)
The Family Functioning Research Program involve interventions that assist family members to add to their ways of managing the impact of serious medical illness on family members including children.

Integrating CAM: A Nursing Emphasis
The primary purpose of this educational project is to enhance the integration of information about CAM therapies into UW health sciences curricula with emphasis on nursing.

John A. Hartford Foundation Programs
The UW School of Nursing is one of seven Schools of Nursing included in the Nursing School Geriatric Investment Program. Made possible by the vision and support of the John A. Hartford Foundation (JAHF), the Building Academic Geriatric Nursing Capacity Program is designed to develop geriatric nursing leaders and advance geriatric nursing research and practice.

NCAST Programs
NCAST-AVENUW is a self-sustaining, non-profit program that reaches beyond traditional academic or continuing education programs to advance knowledge around the world for the benefit of children. Nearly 17,000 health care professionals have received training in use of the methods which have been applied in many settings.

Promoting First Relationships
Promoting First Relationships is a preventive intervention program designed to promote young children’s social-emotional development through responsive, nurturing caregiver-child relationships. We train service providers in the use of practical, effective strategies for promoting secure and healthy relationships between parents and child care providers and the young children in their care.

Public Sector Nursing Project
The Public Sector Nursing Project is a contract between the Department of Psychosocial and Community Health, Eastern State Hospital and Western State Hospital. The purpose of the Project is to provide support and educational opportunities to the nursing staff in the state mental health hospital settings.

Reconnecting Youth Prevention Research Program
The prevention projects of the multi-faceted Reconnecting Youth Prevention Research Program involve partnerships between school personnel, youth, and parents to develop and test school-based models for preventing drug abuse, school dropout, depression, and suicide behaviors among high-risk youth.

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Building a Sustainable Indian Tribal Infrastructure for Translational Research
The primary goals of the project are to strengthen the tribes’ ability to obtain research funding to meet their health concerns, provide teaching opportunities for our graduate and undergraduate nursing students, and offer a model of tribal /academic partnership that may benefit other colleges and universities and tribal communities.