About Us
Medical School Office of Research

Our team proudly supports an internationally recognized research enterprise, where our shared goal is pursuing innovative science and improving the lives of patients and their families.

Research staff at Researchpalooza

The units of the Medical School Office of Research work to facilitate and impact key research functions and processes at the Medical School, and our team members strive to:

  • Create and maintain strategic resources to enhance investigators' competitiveness.
  • Streamline research processes to increase research team satisfaction.
  • Build and refine coordinated infrastructure to support high-quality research.
  • Accelerate and enhance research through external partnerships to impact health.
  • Engage the research community by improving cross-communication.

The Medical School Office of Research is also leading the implementation of the multi-million dollar strategic research plan, "Great Minds, Greater Discoveries," where our entire research enterprise is working to create transformative knowledge that advances science and improves health.

At the Medical School Office of Research, we focus on researchers, so they can focus on great science.

Great Minds, Greater Discoveries Strategic Research Plan
Research Project Route Map
Annual Report
Research Newsletters, Researchpalooza & Listservs
Frequently Asked Questions
Our Leadership
Steven L. Kunkel, PhD Steven L. Kunkel, Ph.D.
Chief Scientific Officer, Michigan Medicine
Executive Vice Dean for Research, Medical School
Peter A. Ward Distinguished University Professor
Endowed Professor of Pathology Research
Karl Jepsen at BSRB Karl Jepsen, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Research - Basic and Translational
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Sachin Kheterpal Sachin Kheterpal, M.D., M.B.A.
Associate Dean for Research Technology
Kevin K. Tremper Professor of Anesthesiology
Associate Chair for Strategy and Technology, Anesthesiology
Executive Director, Multicenter Perioperative Outcomes Group
Elected Member, National Academy of Medicine
Julie Lumeng Julie Lumeng, M.D.
Associate Dean for Research
U-M Associate Vice President for Research-Clinical and Human Subjects Research
Executive Director for the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research (MICHR)
Anna Lok Anna Lok, M.D.
Assistant Dean for Clinical Research
Dame Sheila Sherlock Distinguished University Professor of Hepatology and Internal Medicine
Alice Lohrman Andrews Research Professor of Hepatology
Sam Silver Samuel M. Silver, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Dean for Research
Professor of Internal Medicine

Our primary mission is to foster an environment of innovation and efficiency that serves the Medical School research community and, ultimately, contributes to positive patient impact.

Executive Vice Dean for Research
Steven L. Kunkel in his lab
Contact Us
Office of Research
University of Michigan Medical School
Phone Number: 734-615-1332
Fax Number: 734-615-9458
7313 Medical Science I Building
1301 Catherine Street SPC 5624
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

North Campus Research Complex (NCRC)
2800 Plymouth Road Building 520, 3rd Floor
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2800
Upcoming Office of Research Events All 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.
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.
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.
Michigan Clinical Research Unit Open House
Over the past year, the Michigan Clinical Research Unit has undergone an expansive construction project to accommodate the required corridor for the new patient tower. The team is now thrilled to share the results at an upcoming Open House to tour the new space.
Waivers, Alterations, and Alternative Forms of Informed Consent (Level II)
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.
Reporting AEs, ORIOs, and UaPs
This course will identify what constitutes an Adverse Event, ORIO, and Unanticipated Problem and how such events impact risk to subjects. Additionally, the course will review the requirements of reporting such events to the IRB and other entities.
Nodexus Lunch and Learn
Join Nodexus and the Flow Cytometry Core for a Lunch and Learn about gentle and contamination-free cell sorting and high viability of sorted and recovered samples.
Amendments and Continuing Reviews
This course is a follow-up to Initial Project Applications and will examine the process for submitting amendments and scheduled continuing reviews to IRBMED using eResearch once a project’s initial application has been approved.
Featured Office of Research News All Research News FFMI fellowship
Office of Research
Fast Forward Medical Innovation Fellowship Program
The Fast Forward Medical Innovation Fellowship Program is a 6-12 month, part-time, action-based training program that educates U-M doctoral students and postdocs on the business elements of commercializing biomedical technologies.
fcvc innovation challenge presentation
Office of Research
Apply Today! 2024 Frankel Cardiovascular Center Innovation Challenge Open for Submissions
Now in its eighth year, the Frankel Cardiovascular Center (FCVC) Innovation Challenge is an annual pitch competition where teams can win funds for ideas impacting cardiovascular care.
Office of Research
Fast Forward Medical Innovation Releases 2023 Annual Report
Fast Forward Medical Innovation (FFMI) recently released their 2023 Annual Report, reflecting FY23 activity across the U-M Medical School. The highlights included 249 invention reports (up from 188 last year), 165 U-M Medical School faculty, staff, and trainee participants in 2023 education programs, and 16 startups funded (1 exited) by the Michigan Biomedical Venture Fund since launch.
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