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
Circadian rhythm drives the release of important immune cells
A study shows circadian rhythm drives the release of important immune cells in the body.
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Health Lab
Improving access to HPV testing
A new initiative is aiming to raise awareness and improve accessibility to HPV testing. Diane Harper, M.D., M.P.H. M.S., discusses it and the importance of screening for HPV.
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Health Lab
More hospitals than ever require staff to get flu shots
Flu vaccination mandates for hospital staff have increased in recent years, especially at hospitals serving veterans
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Health Lab
Can preventing inflammation improve heart and brain health?
Michigan Medicine research study aims to address inflammation’s role in diseases of the heart and brain.
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Medical School News
Labs go platinum: Research teams record efforts to achieve sustainability certification
Many Michigan Medicine labs are taking time to ensure that they are doing their part to support the Medical School’s major initiatives, including the push for carbon neutrality.
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Health Lab
Studies uncover the critical role of sleep in the formation of memories
Two new studies from University of Michigan reveal what's happening inside the brain during sleep and sleep deprivation to help or harm the formation of memories.
Research Events View more research events
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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Not Regulated, Secondary Use, and Umbrella Applications
This course will review the Not Regulated, Secondary Use, and Umbrella application types in eResearch and when these application types are applicable.
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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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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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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 10x: 2024 Genomics Single Cell and Spatial Symposium
This symposium will be a confluence of ideas and technological insight about how Chromium Single Cell, Visium Spatial, and Xenium In Situ platforms can expand the horizons of your research.
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Introduction to eResearch
This course is intended for those unfamiliar with eResearch, the university’s electronic research administration site. This course will provide a basic knowledge of working in and using eResearch while examining the process for creating and submitting an initial project application.
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Waivers, Alterations, and Alternative Forms of Informed Consent
This course offers an overview of some special situations relating to informed consent. Specifically, waivers and alterations of informed consent, waivers of documentation of informed consent, and obtaining consent from non-English speakers.
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Microscopy Core: Advanced Biological Electron Microscope (EM) Methods Interest Group
The Microscopy Core will be starting an Advanced Biological Electron Microscope (EM) Methods Interest Group. We hope to give U-M scientists with diverse research interests the opportunity to interact and learn from one another, as well as allow us to gauge interest and gather information that will help us in developing core services.
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