DOM Research Overview
Basic, translational, clinical, and epidemiologic investigations are vital activities within the Department of Medicine and the School of Medicine. In 2008, grant support for the Department of Medicine exceeded $56 million. In 2009, the Department of Medicine received just under $5 million in ARRA stimulus awards.
This research effort is facilitated by a number of institutional resources. Many of these are indicated below. These include a series of core laboratories that provide a wide range of technical and analytical skills as well as access to sophisticated instrumentation applicable to the research activities of many different investigators. The services provided by these laboratories are available to all investigators within the School of Medicine and more broadly to members of the University.
In addition we have indicated a series of other resources that include the Human Investigation Committee, which plays a vital role in the review and oversight for all studies involving human subjects, the University's Animal Care and Use Committee which serves to review and approve protocols involving vertebrate animals and the Institutional Biosafety Committee which approves protocols involving infectious agents and laboratory safety procedures.