Research

From cardiology to gastroenterology, the expansive basic, translational and clinical research throughout the department is uncovering new treatments and saving lives.

Department of Medicine researchers are pioneers in a number of fields. For example, scientists at the Elizabeth H. and James S. III McDonnell Genome Institute became the first group to sequence a cancer genome in its entirety. While researchers in the Division of Infectious Diseases are making groundbreaking discoveries about HIV, the Zika virus and many other public health threats. And scientists in the Division of Nephrology are attempting to grow new kidneys.

In collaboration with the Institute of Clinical Translational Sciences (ICTS), the department ensures that investigators have access to state-of-the-art research infrastructure, financial support and education. ICTS also facilitates translational research, assists with interdisciplinary research collaborations, and helps move research findings from the bench to the bedside.

ICTS research cores offer clinical and translational research support through a variety of services and programs.

For information on research opportunities, see the appropriate division site. 

Resources

  • Department of Medicine Research Cores: The Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences (ICTS) cores offer clinical and translational research support through a variety of services and programs.
  • Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences (ICTS): The ICTS helps ensure that investigators have access to state-of-the-art research infrastructure, financial support and education; facilitates translational research; assists in the creation and sustaining of interdisciplinary research collaborations; and helps move research findings from the bench to the bedside.
  • Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research (OVCR): The OVCR serves the Washington University research community by cultivating innovation and growth and promoting ethical and responsible research conduct.
  • Research at the School of Medicine: Initiatives at the School of Medicine include basic science, as well as clinical and translational research projects aimed at accelerating the application of research innovations to treatment options for patients.