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Department of Medicine Research

Research is a core mission of the Department of Medicine. The Department has an exceptional foundation in basic research and is also nationally recognized for its success in building interdisciplinary teams capable of supporting high-quality clinical research. Our success is illustrated by the more than $119 million in research funding awarded to 76 departmental investigators in 2020. Our investigators have created outstanding research programs in Cardiovascular medicine, Diabetes, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Hematology-oncology, Infectious diseases, liver diseases, Pulmonary and Renal medicine. The research focus of these programs spans basic science as well as translational and clinical research and is described in more detail on each of our division websites. 

A new Program in Digital Medicine and a thriving Program in Innate Immunity also contribute to the Department's strength in research.

Finally, a newly formed Department of Medicine, Research Core, centralizes research and administrative efforts to support scientists and physicians pursuing basic, translational and clinical research.

Our faculty are also dedicated to training the next generation of scientists and physicians to conduct high-quality, impactful research aiming to understand human disease and bring discoveries to the bedside.

Most recently our faculty have launched dozens of research projects as part of the global response to COVID-19. Some aim to prevent, diagnose and treat the disease while others aim to understand how the virus spreads, how the immune system responds to the virus and the mechanisms that contribute to the most severe and devastating forms of the disease.

PI's by Division

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