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.


Wednesday, August 20, 2014
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

NCRC - Building 10, South Atrium

Many early stage technologies face a significant funding gap when trying to commercialize.  This gap, known as the “Valley of Death,” presents a serious threat to the success of any venture.  Attend “Bridging the Valley of Death: Funding to Help You Cross” and learn how to bridge the gap and identify resources to help you cross.    

Wednesday, August 27, 2014
11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Circle Drive in front of Med Sci I

Join the Medical School Office of Research during the annual Ice Cream Social, with 50+ exhibitors from labs and offices of the Medical School and across campus. 

Friday, September 05, 2014 to Friday, October 03, 2014
12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

NCRC - Building 10: Two Live Events

Online: Three Webinars

Do you have an idea that can positively impact patient care?  Are you looking for guidance on how to further develop that idea?  Fast Forward Medical Innovation has partnered with the U-M Center for Entrepreneurship and U-M Tech Transfer to create an opportunity for U-M faculty to translate their early stage ideas into something of impact. 


Monday, September 08, 2014
11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Seminar Rooms, Biomedical Science Research Building

Have you ever wondered how to navigate the complexities of the research enterprise at the University of Michigan?  Here is your opportunity to hear from leaders from various research offices and how they can help you find your way along your research project route map.  

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Research Auditorium, NCRC Building 10

Postdocs are invited to learn valuable tips and tricks on how to package themselves effectively and apply for a job in industry at this event hosted by the Medical School Office of Research as part of National Postdoctoral Appreciation Week.