While we are a clinical department within the U-M Medical School, the Department of Internal Medicine is also home to more than 130 basic, translational, and clinical research faculty members. Spread across 13 divisions, our research community successfully competes for funding from national agencies, foundations, and industry sponsored projects. Our scientists are dedicated to identifying and implementing real solutions to redefine how we practice medicine. We understand that great science can dramatically transform the lives of our patients here in Michigan and beyond.      

Recent Initiatives 

The University of Michigan launched a new initiative in 2017 to harness campus-wide research aimed at finding personalized solutions to improve the health and wellness of individuals and communities. Precision Health at the University of Michigan is bringing together researchers
from across the university to facilitate this new and exciting type of research. It is focused on three core areas:

  • DiscoveryFacilitating basic science breakthroughs in biology, genetics, engineering, machine learning, and social sciences to impact healthcare.
  • Treatment - Translating research into treatment and prevention strategies to test them in the real world.
  • Implementation - Sharing validated treatments and prevention tools to the communities U-M serves across the state and world.

A large amount of precision related research is already occurring throughout the university, including expertise in precision health for cancer, mental health and metabolic disease, among other areas.

Research Collaborations are Ongoing Within Our 13 Divisions: