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, 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. 

Wednesday, November 05, 2014
9:00 am to 10:00 am

Research Auditorium, Bldg 10, NCRC

Part of the NCRC EXPO and hosted by the Medical School Office of Research, this seminar will feature recent success stories from ULAM's early, translational research service: the In-Vivo Animal Core (IVAC). Come and discover the many ways that ULAM supports your research from concept to conclusion with specialized veterinary, husbandry, and research services. 

Wednesday, November 05, 2014
10:00 am to 11:00 am

Research Auditorium, Bldg 10, NCRC

Part of the NCRC EXPO and hosted by the Medical School Office of Research, this seminar will feature a case study of the work of Dr. Matthias Kretzler. It's your chance to learn more about the Central Biorepository, which provides an accredited, standardized, safe, and monitored environment for the processing, storage, and distribution of biospecimens.

Wednesday, November 05, 2014
11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Research Auditorium, Building 10, NCRC

Part of the NCRC EXPO and hosted by the Medical School Office of Research, this seminar will feature James Cavalcoli, Ph.D., Director, Bioinformatics Core, and Robert Lyons, Ph.D., Director, DNA Sequencing Core.

Wednesday, November 05, 2014
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Research Auditorium, Bldg 10, NCRC

Part of the NCRC Expo and hosted by the Medical School Office of Research, this seminar will showcase the clinical research activities of Dr. Peter Higgins, which are supported in part through data provided by the Honest Broker Office (HBO).

Wednesday, November 05, 2014
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Dow Auditorium, Towsley Center

Join Senior Associate Dean for Research Steven Kunkel as he reflects on the year's accomplishments, and discusses plans for the future transformation the U-M's clinical trial enterprise.

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.

Monday, November 10, 2014 to Friday, November 21, 2014
8:30 am to 2:00 pm

The class will take place in Room 2578 MSRB II.
Morning Sessions Begin at 8:30 a.m.
Afternoon Sessions Begin at 2:00 p.m.

Join the Transgenic Animal Model Core to learn how to perform every method that the Core uses to manipulate genes in ES cells for the production of gene-targeted mice.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

#4515, BSRB

Campus innovators are creating new technologies, yet many struggle to present their ideas in a way that compels potential funders to collaborate. Hosted by the Fast Forward Medical Innovation team, this workshop will help you navigate around the five most common mistakes on the path to technology commercialization.

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 Biodesign and Third Rock Ventures, a ground-breaking cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist taking innovation to the world stage through biodesign. Box lunch provided.