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The University of Washington is a world leader in addiction research in disciplines ranging from the molecular to societal levels.  In 2016, the UW was named one of the Top 10 universities for drug and alcohol graduate programs by U.S. News & World Report. In 2017, the UW was ranked seventh by the Milken Instiutute in its University Technology Transfer and Commercialization Index, a measure of innovation and transfer of university-developed technology to the outside world.

Funding from NIH and other sponsors brings in over $43 million dollars annually to support the work of collaborative centers, independent researchers, and graduate and postdoctoral education in addiction.

The Confederation of Northwest Addiction Research Centers was established in 2006 to enhance coordination among addiction research centers and training programs affiliated with the University of Washington.  Through the diverse strengths of its members and a collaborative approach to addressing addiction, the Confederation will impact:

  • Research and knowledge development that crosses multiple disciplines
  • Training of tomorrow's addiction research workforce
  • Treatment and care of individuals and families coping with addiction


Researcher Directory
Addiction Researchers
at the UW

Seminars & Events
UW and local seminars,
other training opportunities

How You Can Help

Support Addiction Research
at the UW (pending)



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