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I am pleased to inform you that UW Medicine’s research continues to receive global recognition. Last week, the University of Washington moved up two spots to No. 25 in the world when the Center for World University Rankings released its 2017 rankings of the top 1,000 research-intensive institutions. For more information, see CWUR World University Rankings – 2017.

UW Medicine is a major contributor in 31 subject categories where UW is rated among the top 10 world universities, and in 14 of these categories, we are ranked in the top five. The subject rankings are based on the number of research articles in top-tier journals, and in each of these categories, our faculty are either exclusively or partially responsible for the highly regarded research articles.

    • Anatomy & Morphology (10th)
    • Anesthesiology (6th)
    • Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology (2nd)
    • Biochemical Research Methods (3rd)
    • Biotechnology & Applied Microbiology (4th)
    • Critical Care Medicine (6th)
    • Emergency Medicine (4th)
    • Endocrinology & Metabolism (8th)
    • Genetics & Heredity (5th)
    • Geriatrics & Gerontology (5th)
    • Gerontology (8th)
    • Health Care Sciences & Services (8th)
    • Health Policy & Services (6th)
    • Hematology (7th)
    • Immunology (4th)
    • Infectious Diseases (4th)
    • Mathematical & Computational Biology (6th)
    • Medical Informatics (3rd, tied)
    • Medical Laboratory Technology (8th)
    • Medicine, General & Internal (5th)
    • Medicine, Research & Experimental (4th)
    • Microbiology (3rd)
    • Otorhinolaryngology (10th)
    • Parasitology (8th)
    • Pediatrics (7th)
    • Peripheral Vascular Disease (5th)
    • Psychology, Clinical (9th)
    • Rehabilitation (10th)
    • Toxicology (8th)
    • Urology & Nephrology (8th)
    • Virology (3rd, tied)


Congratulations on this exciting news and well-deserved recognition of the impact of your research in advancing our mission to improve the health of the public.


Paul G. Ramsey, M.D.

CEO, UW Medicine

Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs and

Dean of the School of Medicine,

University of Washington

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