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 Office of 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.
Featured Office of Research News All Research News Photo of an RN sitting with a patient in the MCRU space
Office of Research
New RN Pool Available to Support MCRU Overnight & Extended Hours
The Michigan Clinical Research Unit (MCRU) is excited to announce the development of an overnight RN pool to support overnight/extended hours. If you have current or upcoming studies that require overnight RN services in MCRU, contact [email protected] for more information.
FFMI fastPACE spring 2024
Office of Research
Register Today! FFMI fastPACE Spring Cohort Begins Friday, May 10
Don't miss your chance to participate in this project-based, experiential course designed to help academics launch new innovations, including medical devices/diagnostics, digital solutions, drugs, educational/training interventions, research tools, and many others.
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Office of Research
Clinical Trials Support Office Announces New Associate Medical Director
The Clinical Trials Support Office (CTSO) is pleased to announce that Mio Nakamura, MD, MS, Clinical Assistant Professor, Dermatology, has been appointed as the new Associate Medical Director of the Michigan Clinical Trials Support Unit (M-CTSU) and Michigan Clinical Research Unit (MCRU). Dr. Nakamura’s appointment will begin July 1, 2024, and is a 2-year term.
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