Research

From trials of the first safe polio vaccine to the latest breakthroughs in treatments for neurological diseases, the University of Michigan continues to be at the forefront of pioneering biomedical research that significantly impacts human health. At $1.33 billion, the U-M is the top public university in research spending in the United States, and the Medical School is responsible for almost half of those research expenditures. And with the Fast Forward Medical Innovation program focused on nurturing commercialization and entrepreneurship, the U-M Medical School research enterprise offers a holistic approach to biomedical innovation for both faculty and potential external partners.

The U-M Medical School consistently ranks amongst U.S. News & World Report's top medical research schools, hosts over 1.6 million square feet of laboratory space, and is an NIH Clinical and Translational Research Science Award institution. While numbers like these are impressive, they only hint at what goes on behind the scenes. One of our greatest assets is our collegial, collaborative culture, an atmosphere where faculty, fellows, students, and research teams thrive in the shared pursuit of innovative science and improving patient care.

Events

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Great Lakes Room South, Palmer Commons

Postdocs are invited to learn the basics of good grantsmanship at this event hosted by the Medical School Office of Research as part of National Postdoctoral Appreciation Week.

Thursday, September 18, 2014
9:00 am to 10:30 am

Boardroom 5, Palmer Commons

Postdocs are invited to learn about the many programs and services available through MICHR to assist with their research at this event hosted by the Medical School Office of Research as part of National Postdoctoral Appreciation Week.

Friday, September 19, 2014
9:00 am to 11:00 am

Room M3330, Med Sci I Building

Join the Biomedical Research Core Facilities for a breakfast session on the technical applications of CRISPR in the laboratory and design workshop.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

NCRC - Building 10, South Atrium

What do you need to start a clinical trial? When do you go to the FDA? What is the difference between an IND and an IDE?  Learn to navigate the rough waters of the regulatory environment by attending this FREE event.  

Tuesday, October 07, 2014
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

 Free Webinar

Fast Forward Medical Innovation at the University of Michigan Medical School focuses on nurturing commercialization and entrepreneurship.  Join us for a FREE webinar from 2 – 3 pm EST on October 7, 2014 to learn more about Fast Forward Medical Innovation and how YOU can get involved.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Medical Science Building 2 - South Lecture Hall-3699

Researchers across campus have been receiving expertise and instrumentation for cell sorting and cytometry analysis for 30 years. Join us for a celebration in October.

Thursday, October 23, 2014 to Friday, October 24, 2014
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Pond Room- Michigan Union

Join the Flow Cytometry Core and Expert Cytometry for a unique two-day course covering the fundamentals of flow cytometry aimed at new and intermediate users.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
8:30 am to 12:00 pm

Kahn Auditorium, BSRB

This FREE half-day workshop will help attendees learn practical and conceptual processes of developing renewal and resubmission NIH grant applications, and re-examine how proposals are reviewed at NIH. 

Monday, November 10, 2014
7:30 am to 12:00 pm

Seminar Rooms A & B, Biomedical Science Research Building

Learn how to develop a persuasive grant proposal that is responsive to sponsor priorities.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Dow Auditorium, Towsley Center

Join the Fast Forward Medical Innovation team as they welcome Uday Kumar, M.D. from Stanford University and Third Rock Ventures, a ground-breaking clinician researcher taking innovation to the world stage through biodesign. Box lunch provided.