The Department of Medicine is nationally and internationally known for research and scholarship. Department of Medicine faculty are active in numerous clinical trials and are primary or collaborating investigators on a number of NIH, Foundation and Industry grants. In total, the Department has over $21,000,000 annually in research funding, with all Divisions represented. Research efforts are based at both the Medical College of Wisconsin campus and the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center. Through investments and active recruitments, the Department is poised for significant growth in research during the next few years.
The Department of Medicine is actively pursuing opportunities for translational research, initially based in the new Translational Research Initiative, operating under the auspices of the Department of Medicine and the Cardiovascular Center. The Obesity Center, in partnership with the Division of Endocrinology, is exploring the causes and treatment of obesity. The Kidney Disease Research Center, part of the Division of Nephrology, is working in conjunction with the Department of Physiology and Cardiovascular Center to explore a number of major factors related to kidney disease.
Members of the Department of Medicine are in leadership positions in the Human and Molecular Genetics Center where the genetic basis for a variety of diseases is actively pursued. These are just a few examples of the types of research activities taking place in the Department.
To learn more about these and other research activities, please visit our individual Division pages and click on Research.
The Department of Medicine is an active participant in the Clinical and Translational Science Institute. The mission of the CTSI is to provide clinical and translational research infrastructure for faculty, fellows, and residents who conduct patient-oriented research. The MCW CTSI is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Curative Rehabilitation Center, Froedtert Hospital, and Marquette University.