Research

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.      

By the Numbers

Michigan Internal Medicine research

U-M, which has ranked No. 1 in research volume among the nation’s public universities for the past ten years, reported $1.58 billion in research volume during 2021, which led to many important advancements including those addressing the COVID-19 pandemic. Nearly a third of that funding comes from the work of internal medicine faculty. In 2021, the Department of Internal Medicine competed for and obtained $216 million in research support and published more than 2,300 research publications.

Research Conferences and Education

Research Rounds

The Department of Internal Medicine Research Rounds is a disease-focused discovery science series created to promote disease-based multidisciplinary investigative units focused on enhancing impact. This quarterly conference is a thematic mini symposium with an open discussion for faculty and staff.

Clinical Trials Academy

The Department of Internal Medicine’s Clinical Trials Academy offers early career faculty and new clinician investigators a combination of lectures and hands-on small groups sessions to teach the complex and changing landscape of clinical trials.

Research Symposium

The Department of Internal Medicine Annual Research Symposium showcases the research projects completed by our residents and provides an opportunity for fellows and students, as well as faculty, to present their work and interact with department members. A focal event of the symposium is Grand Rounds delivered by an invited outstanding physician scientist.

Michigan Medicine - A Research Powerhouse

U-M researchers have access to robust services, equipment, testing, and technologies. Whether you are engaged in basic science research or clinical trials, U-M provides the support you need:

Michigan Research Experts

Michigan Research Experts is a searchable database of research expertise across the University of Michigan, developed by the Medical School Office of Research and custom-tailored for our research community to foster collaboration on campus and around the world.