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The Department of Medicine is home to a large number of innovative and talented basic, clinical and translational researchers and teams. Our goal is to foster cutting edge research to deliver new preventative and therapeutic strategies from bench to bedside. Our research portfolio includes a national and international focused clinical trials portfolio as well as basic and translational research in cancer therapeutics, cardiovascular disease, allergy, autoimmunity and rheumatology, pulmonary biology, endocrinology, aging, infectious disease and vaccine biology, kidney disease, hepatology, gastroenterology and palliative care.

We are especially thrilled that many of our researcher teams foster collaborations across our medical center, our undergraduate campus and with national and international colleagues at leading academic institutions. Our current research portfolio comprises substantial support from the National Institutes of Health as well as other federal agencies such as the Department of Defense, industry, foundations and philanthropy.

We are delighted to support the growth of physicians and scientists through endowed support within the department.

Currently, there are 16 endowed chairs. It is one of the key missions of the Department of Medicine to foster the development of young physicians and scientists. To this end, we provided dedicated support, protected time and development of highly effective mentoring teams. We also have a formal ABIM Research Pathway as part of our Internal Medicine Residency Program training the next generation of physician scientists.  We are proud of the impact and success of our research teams and continue to grow this mission through recruitment of faculty and staff.

Learn more about our research at the links below.