The Division of Cardiology’s Clinical Trials Unit (CTU) is committed to supporting biomedical research endeavors to improve heart and vascular health outcomes. Practicing physicians, government agencies and industry sponsors alike rely on the CTU for central coordination of clinical studies at the University of Washington. We orchestrate the necessary people, services, and infrastructure to carry out responsible and effective research. 


Volunteers are essential to help pilot scientific developments in medical practice. As such, protection of research participants is of utmost importance. Our staff is well-versed in good clinical practice and devoted to patient care. It is an honor to collaborate with doctors, scientists, and community members to further cardiovascular knowledge and wellbeing.

Dr. Yang taking a patient's blood pressure with great care.