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
Constantly Evolving
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.

Discover our Strategic Research Initiatives
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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
Commonly used antibiotic brings more complications, death in the sickest patients
In emergency rooms and intensive care units across the country, clinicians make split-second decisions about which antibiotics to give a patient when a life threatening infection is suspected. Now, a study reveals that these decisions may have unintended consequences for patient outcomes.
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Health Lab
How cannabis and psilocybin might help some of the 50 million Americans experiencing chronic pain
Recent developments represent a dramatic change from long standing federal policy around these substances that has historically criminalized their use and blocked or delayed research efforts into their therapeutic potential.
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Health Lab
Researchers create human aortic aneurysm model to advance disease understanding, treatment testing
Using human cells in an animal body, a team of researchers has developed a functional model of thoracic aortic aneurysm, creating opportunities for more effective understanding of disease development and treatments for the potentially fatal condition.
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The Fundamentals
Can AI Make Us Healthier Humans?
Dr. Jody Platt. She is an Associate Professor of Learning Health Sciences at the University of Michigan Medical School. Trained in medical sociology and health policy, her research focuses on issues at the intersection of informatics and ethics. She is interested in understanding what makes data-driven health trusted, and the pathways for earning, achieving, and sustaining trust across stakeholders. Dr. Platt is the Academy Health and ABIM Foundation Senior Scholar in Residence advising on issues of measuring and building trust.
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Health Lab
Why personalized medicine is important in rare kidney disease
Building a comprehensive human kidney cell and tissue catalog could help develop more treatments for kidney disease.
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Health Lab
Path forward for glioblastoma treatment
Experts in brain cancer outline current discoveries and offer a path of hope for glioblastoma treatment
Research Events View more research events
Advancing Behavioral Science through AI and Digital Health (a joint event with MIDAS, e-HAIL, and MICHR's BRISP)
The conference is designed for Behavioral and Social Science Research (BSSR) scientists to learn about AI and applications to their research. It brings together several AI experts on campus and features Keynote Speaker Amy Bucher, PhD, Chief Behavioral Officer at Lirio.
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Introduction to sIRBs
This course will identify the Single IRB model for Multi-Site research, show the regulatory requirements of sIRB review and the exceptions to sIRB requirements, and explain sIRB requests of IRBMED as sIRB (accepting oversight), External IRB as sIRB (ceding oversight), and UofM as the Coordinating Center.
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FDA Research Involving Drugs and Devices
This course will review what research is subject to FDA oversight, highlight the differences between OHRP and FDA regulations, learn the responsibilities of sponsors, investigators, and the IRB when conducting and reviewing research involving drugs and devices, and examine the requirements for conducting research with a drug or biologic/medical device.
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Subparts B, C, and D - Special Populations
This course will examine the additional regulatory requirements for conducting research involving pregnant women, fetuses, neonates, children, and prisoners, including the requirements for these populations in a research project and obtaining informed consent.
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Opportunities for AI in Mental Health: e-HAIL In-Person Roundtable Conversation
Join e-HAIL for a discussion on AI-powered approaches and tools to improve mental health for individuals and at scale. At this interactive session, U-M researchers will briefly present some current “mental health & AI” projects, focusing on new collaborations and ways to utilize additional data sources as they become available. This will be followed by table discussions focused on different topics, including topics from the showcase and other topics/problems/innovations that participants are interested in exploring.
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Federal and Institutional Requirements for Human Subject Research
This course will introduce the basics of conducting human subject research in compliance with federal regulations and institutional practices.
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BRCF Bioinformatics Workshop: Reproducible Computing at the University of Michigan
This multi-day, virtual workshop is for researchers who manage lots of data and/or execute compute-intensive analyses.
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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.
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Advanced Genomics Core and Singular Genomics: G4 Sequencing Platform and G4XTM Spatial Sequencer
Learn about the G4, a bench-top sequencer with novel high-performance chemistry and advanced engineering, optimized to deliver unmatched power, speed, and flexibility, and the G4XTM Spatial Sequencer, a high-throughput in situ spatial sequencer for transcriptomic and proteomic analysis from FFPE samples at subcellular resolution.
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