Endowed Professorships

The University of Washington Medical Center, with funding from the Washington State Legislature, is building a Behavioral Health Teaching facility that will open in the fall of 2023. This facility will house a Center for Neuromodulation that will serve both inpatients and outpatients. The Center for Neuromodulation will allow for multiple ECT teams, multiple TMS machines, and clinical space for use in innovative neuromodulation and therapeutics research. In addition, the Behavioral Health Teaching Facility will have 100 psychiatry beds, 50 Med/Surg beds, and a psychiatry observation unit. This facility will afford an opportunity to develop a new, cross-disciplinary program to evaluate and implement novel mental health treatment modalities. There will also opportunities to mentor and develop interprofessional personal with regards to technology and research, as well as to develop training programs on the use of emerging clinical interventions.

In partnership with the UW Medicine Garvey Institute for Brain Health Solutions, the Department is seeking candidates for one full-time faculty position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor without tenure by reason of funding (WOT), which will hold the inaugural Garvey Family Endowed Professorship in Technology and Brain Health. Associate and Full Professors are eligible for multi-year appointments that align with a 12-month service period (July 1-June 30). Faculty with 12-month service periods are paid for 11 months of service over a 12-month period (July-June), meaning the equivalent of one month is available for paid time off. The anticipated start date for this position is Summer 2022.

The holder of this position will have the opportunity to collaborate in innovative research and develop clinical services at one of the nation’s top academic institutions. Opportunities will include working in partnership with a large and diverse faculty from many disciplines, including internationally respected leaders in the basic, clinical, public health and technological sciences. The incumbent will be responsible for demonstrating leadership in and providing excellent clinical care. The ideal context for an emerging, productive, and visionary scholar, this Endowed Professorship will provide a platform for high impact contributions to research, policy, and teaching in this rapidly growing field. The incumbent will work in collaboration with the Director of the Garvey Institute for Brain Health Solutions to support the Institute’s activities in this area. This position will be expected to work with a diverse student, faculty, and community population. Women, underrepresented minorities, individuals with disabilities, individuals who identify as LGBTQ, and veterans are all encouraged to apply. Salary and academic appointment at University of Washington will be commensurate with experience, qualifications, and academic rank. All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service.

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The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the UW Medicine Garvey Institute for Brain Health Solutions has an exciting opportunity for a full-time faculty member at the Associate or Professor level with expertise in cognitive aging.

The holder of this position will have the opportunity to work across multiple disciplines and to collaborate with research and clinical faculty across the University of Washington and UW Medicine. This position will lead the Garvey Institute’s work in cognitive aging, including directing a clinical research program in cognitive gaining, leading a clinical program that supports cognitive aging and overseeing the training and mentorship of trainees and junior faculty.

Applications will be accepted soon.


Garvey Institute Brain Health Science Writing Internship


The Garvey Institute for Brain Health Solutions at UW Medicine has an exciting opportunity for an experienced writer interested in Brain Health.

The Garvey Institute Brain Health Science Writing Intern will have the opportunity to develop their research, interviewing and storytelling skills by writing articles for a variety of different UW Medicine print and online platforms including the Newsroom, Right as Rain (UW Medicine’s online magazine), The Huddle (a website for UW Medicine staff and faculty), the Memory and Brain Wellness Center, the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, the UW Medicine donor-facing website and the Garvey Institute for Brain Health Solutions. The intern will work on several stories at the same time and be able to pitch ideas, repurpose content and benefit from informational interviews with professionals in the science writing field. The resulting portfolio will be a unique mix of bylines and articles tailored to different audiences.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Write news articles, feature stories, blog posts, videos and/or profiles on topics related to Brain Health (e.g. Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, addictions, trauma).
  • Partner with UW Medicine communication teams and participate in editorial and internal communications meetings.
  • Participate in informational interviews with science journalists and/or other professionals of interest.
  • Produce 5 stories/articles with potential for more based on interest and availability.


  • 15 hours/week for 10 weeks.


  • Students and non-students are welcome to apply.


  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Command over interviewing and reporting basics.
  • Strong interest in brain health topics such as cognitive aging (e.g. Alzheimer’s disease, dementia), addictions, trauma, technology and mental health.
  • Background in journalism or freelance writing, preferred.


  • $4,000 stipend to defray living expenses during the period of the program.


Please send the following materials to Andie Uomoto at

  • Cover letter, including why this internship would further your career goals
  • Resume
  • Three writing samples, with a preference for science topics written for a broad audience and a variety of formats.


  • September 1, 2022

Questions? Please contact Andie Uomoto at