The University of Washington (UW) Regional Burn Center in Seattle, Washington is the site for the Northwest Regional Burn Model System (NWRBMS). This burn center is located at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, serving the people of the Pacific Northwest to include Washington, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho (WAMI region). Harborview is a designated Level I General, Pediatric, and Rehabilitation Trauma Center institution. The NWRBMS (formerly the UW-Burn Injury Model System) has been a funded Burn Model System institution since 1993, with Dr. Nicole Gibran as the current project director of the NWRBMS. Collaborating team members include Dr. Tam N. Pham, Dr. Aaron Bunnell, Claudia Baker BS, Stephen Sibbett BA, Carolina Seek BS, and Gretchen Carrougher MN, RN.

Research Projects

As Lead Center

Title Project Type Start Date End Date
Virtual-environment Home Rehabilitation: A Randomized Controlled Trial Independent 10/01/2017 09/30/2022
Early Post-injury and In-hospital Predictors of Functional Outcomes after Burn Injury Collaborative 10/01/2017 09/30/2022
Genetic Predictors of Outcomes after Burn Injury Modular (Joint) 10/01/2017 09/30/2022
Long-Term Follow-Up of the Burn Model System National Database Collaborative 10/30/2012 10/30/2013
Return to Work after Burn Injury Website Dissemination Project Independent 10/01/2012 09/30/2017
Impact of Hypnosis on Post-burn Pain and Itch: A Randomized Controlled Trial Independent 10/01/2012 09/30/2017
Expanded Delivery Model for Burn Rehabilitation Independent 10/01/2007 09/30/2012
Identification of the Pathways to Scarring Independent 10/01/2007 09/30/2012
Northwest Regional Burn Model System
Gretchen Carrougher RN

Harborview Medical Center , Seattle,


Northwest Regional Burn Model System

Research Center Staff

Nicole S. Gibran, M.D.

Project Director

Gretchen Carrougher , RN, MN

Project Coordinator

Tam N Pham , MD, FACS


Aaron Bunnell, MD