Research & Scholarship @ WUSM
Our Department of Medicine accounts for about 30 percent of the University's research enterprise and are currently ranked 6th in the nation among Internal Medicine Departments in its ability to compete for federally funded grants. In 2012, the medical school was fourth in the nation for total NIH funding with over $360 million.
Corporate sponsorship of research, clinical trials and technology development represent areas of active growth. Our faculty are involved in teaching and in pre and postdoctoral training activities through the Medical Scientist Training Program and the Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences. And, approximately 70 faculty members have joint appointments in one or more of the basic science departments.
We are proud to offer such a rich educational environment to our residents. Within the Division of Medical Education our residents are able to take advantage of the following research and education programs:
And, in 2014 we launched the Internal Medicine Scholars Symposium. The event encompassed resident research from many of our programs such as, Global Health, Mentors in Medicine, C-STAR, Primary Care and Quality Improvement.
Our internal medicine residents are involved with a large number of scholarly activities during their time with us. To see a sampling of these accomplishments, click here.
Outstanding faculty achievements
17 Nobel laureates
13 faculty members are fellows of the
prestigious National Academy of Sciences
20 faculty members of the National
Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine
97 faculty members hold individual
career development awards from the
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
51 faculty members hold career
development awards from
13 faculty members have MERIT status, a special recognition given by the NIH that provides long-term, uninterrupted financial support to investigators
4 faculty members are Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators