Research Opportunities

The Medical College (MCW) of Wisconsin is a major national research center, in fact, the largest research institution in the Milwaukee metro area and 2nd largest in Wisconsin.

In FY 2012-13, faculty received more than $160 million in external support for research, teaching, training and related purposes, of which more than $144 million was for research. This total includes highly competitive research and training awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

In the federal government’s FY 2013, MCW received approximately $88.7 million in NIH funding and ranked 43rd among the nation’s 138 medical schools receiving NIH research funding. This is the highest rank MCW has received and places MCW in the top third of medical schools receiving NIH funding.

MCW’s research enterprise is focused on strategic, prioritized areas of research involving interdisciplinary collaboration among scientists and physicians with the goal of rapidly translating discoveries into advances for patient care. MCW faculty conducted more than 2,100 research studies, including clinical trials, in FY 2012-13.

The Medical College of Wisconsin’s research enterprise is focused on interdisciplinary collaboration among scientists and physicians with the goal of rapidly translating discoveries into advances for patient care. The Medical College of Wisconsin continues to expand its strong interdisciplinary research centers, joining faculty from many areas of specialized expertise to focus on cancer, cardiovascular diseases, neurosciences, infectious diseases and immunology, and community and population health research. Enabling technological platforms comprising genetics, imaging, stem cell biology and regenerative medicine, proteomics and structural biology, the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, and community and population health advance research in numerous biomedical areas at the Medical College.

Trainees are given the opportunity to select their PhD advisor from a wide array of successful investigators in the basic science departments at the Medical College of Wisconsin. These departments include:

This variety provides trainees with a broad spectrum of potential research laboratories to choose the one that will be the most ideal match to their own interests.

In addition to the basic science departments, many basic scientists have appointments in one of the several centers on campus that are focused on specific research questions pertinent to understanding human disease:

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