Research Drives Discovery

As one of the most powerful academic medical research engines in the country, the University of Michigan Medical School empowers our scientists and clinicians to work together to transform the biggest challenges in biomedicine into breakthroughs in patient care.

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Research is the Reason

Groundbreaking discoveries that happen daily at the University of Michigan Medical School are made possible by our unique system of collaboration and innovation. We bring together expert researchers, clinicians and clinician-scientists across disciplines and provide them the tools, training and funding they need to make connections that are crucial to medical breakthroughs.

Nothing is Out of Reach
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Labs & Departments

Learn about the labs that are at the heart of our research work and their integration with our clinical and basic science departments.

Office of Research

The U-M Medical School Office of Research is constantly striving to enhance the research enterprise through maintaining an investigator-focused infrastructure and streamlining research processes.

Research & Innovation

Discover our areas of research, fueled by over half a billion dollars of funding each year of that is awarded to the U-M Medical School.

Research & Innovation
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Changing the Future Of Health Care

Patient needs are constantly evolving, impacting the future of health care Now more than ever, it's vital to empower diverse approaches to science and medicine. Through the U-M Medical School's interconnected research areas, we bring together experts from an array of fields to collaborate, innovate and make discoveries that transform patient lives.

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About the University of Michigan Medical School

Since its founding in 1850, the University of Michigan Medical School has forged a strong leadership role in American academic medicine.

Discover our rich history and tradition of excellence
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Health Lab
Less chemoradiation is possible for some cancer patients
Some oropharynx cancer patients may qualify for less radiation treatments, according to a new study from experts at the University of Michigan Health Rogel Cancer Center.
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Health Lab
Targeted drug shows promising ability in treating rare head and neck cancers
Experts at Rogel Cancer Center develop and study the impact of a new drug for salivary gland cancers
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Health Lab
Does trying to look younger reduce how much ageism older adults face?
How do ageism and positive age-related experiences differ for people who have tried to look younger, or feel they look younger, than they actually are? A new study examines this and the relationship with health
Jianping Fu, Ph.D., Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan and the corresponding author of the paper being published at Nature discusses his team’s work in their lab with Jeyoon Bok, Ph.D. candidate at the Department of Mechanical Engineering.
Health Lab
Human stem cells coaxed to mimic the very early central nervous system
The first organized stem cell culture model that resembles all three sections of the embryonic brain and spinal cord could shed light on developmental brain diseases
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Health Lab
Aspirin can prevent a second heart attack or stroke, but many don’t use it
Washington University School of Medicine and Michigan Medicine researchers found that fewer than half of people who have experienced a heart attack or stroke use aspirin to prevent a second one.
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Health Lab
Multimodal AI model may guide personalized treatments for tuberculosis
AI approach helps researchers interpret large biomedical data sets to accurately predict tuberculosis treatment prognosis
Research Events View more research events
Federal and Institutional Requirements for Human Subject Research (Level I)
This course will introduce the basics of conducting human subject research in compliance with federal regulations and institutional practices.
CRISPR/Cas9 and Mouse ES Cell Training Class
Trainees will design, build, and validate CRISPR/Cas9 reagents in mouse ES cells, and learn how to work with mouse embryonic stem cells.
Intros and Insights: Welcome Event
Join us in celebrating our renamed research institute!
Firearm Safety and Injury Prevention in Early Childhood: A Parent Engagement Approach
Dr. Miller will provide an overview of issues related to firearm injury prevention and safe storage in early childhood and describe a current CDC-funded study of hers in this area.
Elements of Informed Consent
This course offers an overview of informed consent in human subject research. The course will examine IRBMED’s standard consent template and focus on how it reflects federal requirements.
Organizing the Brain: How do Neurons Identify Their Targets?
Part of the Hearing, Balance and Chemical Senses seminar series.
Dr. Eric Strobel, The University at Buffalo
Join the Department of Biological Chemistry for a seminar presented by Dr. Eric Strobel from The University at Buffalo.
Dr. Avi Samelson, University of California, San Francisco
Join the Department of Biological Chemistry for a seminar presented by Dr. Avi Samelson from University of California, San Francisco.
Living Grief
A Michigan Alzheimer's Disease Center program for family caregivers.
Event runs February 08, 2024 - March 14, 2024
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