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Department of Medicine Research

The Department of Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School includes about 100 faculty as principal investigator and about 250 faculty participating in sponsored research conducting more than $42M of medical research in 14 divisions.

The department successfully competes for research funding with notable agencies including the National Institutes of Health (NIH), American Diabetes Association (ADA), Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Center for Disease Control (CDC), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), National Science Foundation (NSF), Department of Defense (DOD), Arthritis National Research Foundation (ANRF), along with many sub-award, foundation and industry sponsored projects.

The department has 56,000 sq. ft. of laboratory and service space and, in addition, we have designated clinical and non-laboratory space for research in Epidemiology, Stress Reduction, Obesity, other Preventive and Behavioral Studies. The department has substantially grown in patient-oriented research with over 100 clinical trials and 19 commercially supported projects throughout broad clinical areas including clinical cooperative and industry trials in cancer, liver diseases, gastroenterology, cardiovascular medicine, diabetes, endocrinology, infectious diseases, tobacco cessation, pulmonary, renal medicine, dermatology, and hematology.

Our success lies in our commitment to enhance our research base in basic science, behavioral, clinical and translational research with a vision to be recognized as a top ranking department in academic, research and clinical Medicine.