Translating scientific breakthroughs from bench to bedside
Washington University School of Medicine has an outstanding history of biomedical research in an environment that cultivates the best minds in science and medicine.
Many medical firsts and 17 Nobel Laureates are associated with Washington University School of Medicine, which is ranked among the top medical schools in the United States by U.S. News & World Report.
The School of Medicine maintains one of the most dynamic and robust research enterprises in the nation. During the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012, grants and contracts totaling more than $536 million supported faculty research efforts at the School of Medicine. It is one of the largest recipients of funding for research and training from the National Institutes of Health, with the majority of the funds awarded for research in cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, infectious disease and genomics.
Initiatives include basic science, clinical and translational research projects aimed at accelerating the application of research innovations to treatment options for patients.
The school continues to invest in basic discovery research, the driving force for most medical breakthroughs, and employ sophisticated genetic and imaging tools that have pushed discovery research into our clinics, hospitals, and communities.
We are at a critical point in the history of science and medicine. Enormous opportunities exist for advancing our understanding of basic biological, chemical, and physical processes. Washington University embodies specific goals for realizing these opportunities as a means of improving human health through greater understanding of the mechanisms of disease.
- BioMed 21 Translational Research Initiatives
- Center for Clinical Studies
- Core Research Facilities and Resources
- Glossary of Research Terms
- Human Research Protection Office
- Institute for Public Health
- Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences
- Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research at Washington University
- Research News
- Sponsored Projects Accounting
- Sponsored Research Services
- Technology Management
Education & Training Opportunities
- Clinical Research Training Center
- Division of Biology & Biomedical Sciences: PhD and Postdoc Programs
- Graduate School of Arts & Sciences Programs
- MD/PhD through the Medical Scientist Training Program
- PhD Programs
- Postdoctoral Research Programs
- Student Research Opportunities (Office of Medical Student Research)