Congratulations Dr. Monica S. Vavilala!

Congratulations Dr. Monica S. Vavilala!

HIPRC director, Monica S. Vavilala has been elected in the Washington State Academy of Sciences (WSAS).

By: Alexandra de Leon Date: July 15th, 2021

Congratulations to HIPRC director, Monica S. Vavilala, MD, for being elected into the Washington State Academy of Sciences (WSAS). The Washington State Academy of Sciences (WSAS) announced 38 new members, recognizing their outstanding record of scientific and technical achievement, and their willingness to work on behalf of the Academy to bring the best available science to bear on issues within the state of Washington.

WSAS recognizes Dr. Monica Vavilala for outstanding leadership in pediatric anesthesiology and in the care of children with traumatic brain injury. For internationally recognized expertise in traumatic brain injury and direction of the Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center for the last decade as an exceptional mentor and visionary leader.

WSAS is an independent, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization established by the Washington State Legislature to respond to scientific and technical questions to inform public policy. WSAS is uniquely poised to help Washington confront challenges in areas benefiting from our 300+ members’ expertise in physical sciences and mathematics, engineering and technology, biological sciences, health sciences, and social and behavioral sciences. WSAS directs member expertise toward solving some of the most complex scientific and technical problems facing our state by connecting experts to state agencies and non-governmental organizations. Acceptance of membership entails a commitment to serve in and contribute to the goals of WSAS as a working body. More information about WSAS and their activities is available at

To see more on others’ being elected to WSAS, click here.