A Few Facts

Downtown Seattle - Panorama

The following are a few facts about the WaNPRC

WaNPRC Fact: the Center is an integral department of the University of Washington (UW), operating under the auspices of the Health Sciences Administration, and is affiliated with the Schools of Medicine, Public Health, affiliated research centers and the University of Washington Medical Center.

WaNPRC Fact: the Center received its first operating grant award in 1961 and is one of the seven U.S. centers in the National Primate Research Center Program established by Congress in 1959 in order to provide specialized resources for nonhuman primate research studies that are applicable to human health.

WaNPRC Fact: the Center is headquartered in the Warren G. Magnuson Health Sciences Center on the UW campus in Seattle Washington, with additional leased facilities in South Lake Union and Belltown in metropolitan Seattle.

WaNPRC Fact: the Center operates in core facilities that are supported by the NIH Office of the Director. Specifically, all NPRCs reside within the Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives (DPCPSI) in the Office of Research Infrastructure Programs (ORIP).

WaNPRC Fact: the Center has a research staff of nationally and internationally prominent scientists led by our Core Staff scientists and over 400 affiliate scientists. These Core Scientists are also UW faculty members in the following departments: Biochemistry, Biological Structure, Environmental Health, Immunology, Medicine, Microbiology, Pediatrics, Pharmaceutics, Physiology and Biophysics, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and Psychology.

WaNPRC Fact: the Centerconducts research that touches virtually every field of nonhuman primate biology and medicine with particular focus on the neurobiological sciences, AIDS-related research, reproductive and developmental sciences, genomics, immunogenetics, nonhuman primate models for human diseases, international outreach and conservation, and the psychological well-being needs of its colonies.

WaNPRC Fact: the Center participates in biomedical research activities that supports the NIH initiative to accelerate the translation of basic discoveries into improved therapies and medical care.

WaNPRC Fact: Has achieved Continued Full Accreditation through AAALAC International as part of the Animal Program at the University of Washington.