Research Centers

The Department of Internal Medicine has direct affiliation with a number of research centers and institutions on campus. 

Center for Arrhythmia Research

At the Center for Arrhythmia Research, scientists and physicians from a variety of disciplines work together to develop new methods of diagnosing and treating cardiovascular diseases, with the primary goal of preventing premature cardiac death.

Center for Bioethics & Social Sciences in Medicine (CBSSM)

The mission of the Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine (CBSSM) is to be the premier intellectual gathering place of clinicians, social scientists, bioethicists, and all others interested in improving individual and societal health through research, education, and public outreach.

CBSSM is a multidisciplinary unit integrating bioethics with key social science disciplines, bringing together into one entity research, education, and policy/public outreach. The primary research interests of CBSSM faculty focus on five overarching themes:

  • Clinical and research ethics
  • Health communication and decision-making
  • Medicine and society
  • Health, justice, and community
  • Genomics, health, and society 

Center for Health Communications Research (CHCR)

The Center for Health Communications Research (CHCR) is made up of a dedicated team integrating behavioral science, technology, and art to create and research health interventions that inspire informed health decisions, broaden access to health information, and advance the field of health communications.

Center for Cell Plasticity and Organ Design

The mission of the Center for Cell Plasticity and Organ Design is to unite interdisciplinary research efforts towards understanding the basic mechanisms by which organs and tissues are formed and maintained and to use this knowledge to regenerate or create replacement tissues and organs, improve stem cell therapies and effective organ transplantation systems that will correct acquired and genetic human disease.

Elizabeth Weiser Caswell Diabetes Institute

The University of Michigan has over 300 faculty performing studies related to diabetes and multiple nationally-funded center programs to support diabetes research. The Elizabeth Weiser Caswell Diabetes Institute serves to support these investigators and centers, and to coordinate among the various diabetes-related research programs at the University of Michigan.

George O’Brien Kidney Translational Core Center

The George M. O'Brien Michigan Kidney Translational Core Center at the University of Michigan has been established to assist investigators and clinicians worldwide in kidney disease research. Core services are available to Center researchers to promote their basic, translational and clinical kidney disease research.

Geriatrics Center

Established in 1987 by the Regents of the University of Michigan, the Geriatrics Center is dedicated to providing outstanding educational opportunities, advancing research on the healthcare issues of older adults and providing exemplary multidisciplinary care and services for the older population.

Kidney and Epidemiology Cost Center (KECC)

The University of Michigan Kidney and Epidemiology Cost Center (KECC) carries out a wide variety of epidemiological, clinical, medical outcomes, public policy, and economic research relating to End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD), Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), and organ transplantation. 

Mary H. Weiser Food Allergy Center

The mission of the Mary H. Weiser Food Allergy Center is to improve the lives of food allergic individuals by conducting comprehensive food allergy-related research that will significantly improve patient care and expand food allergy education, research, and community services.

Michigan Center for Diabetes Translational Research (MCDTR)

The goal of the Michigan Center for Diabetes Translational Research (MCDTR) is to facilitate innovative adaptations of evidence-based approaches to prevent and treat diabetes that can be disseminated and sustained in clinical practice and in settings outside the traditional academic research environment.

Michigan Diabetes Research Center (MDRC)

The goal of the Michigan Diabetes Research Center (MDRC) is to establish, promote, and enhance multidisciplinary and collaborative basic biomedical and clinical research among member investigators studying diabetes, its complications, and related endocrine and metabolic disorders.

Michigan Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC)

The University of Michigan Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC) is a cross-campus endeavor in which faculty with expertise in obesity and/or nutrition from the Medical School, School of Public Health, and School of Kinesiology provide a foundation for emerging, innovative collaborations and to provide a range of services for researchers investigating individual and population characteristics that arise in response to dietary nutrient composition and amount.

University of Michigan Center for Gastrointestinal Research (UMCGR)

The University of Michigan Center for Gastrointestinal Research (UMCGR) strives to provide a physical and intellectual environment conducive to catalyzing collaborative research efforts amongst clinical and basic investigators interested in the role of gut hormones in health and disease.