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, December 10, 2014
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

G063 & G064, Bldg 10, NCRC

What is needed before engaging with industry? How do I protect my idea?  What do industry reps want to hear? Join the Fast Forward Medical Innovation team as we welcome a panel of experts to discuss best practices for presenting your innovative idea to industry.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Medical Science Building 1, Room M3330

Familiarize yourself with one of the top software packages for analyzing flow cytometry data at the FlowJo training seminar.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

FREE WEBINAR

What does a Non-Disclosure Agreement protect?  When should a Non-Disclosure Agreement be in place?  Who can help with a Non-Disclosure Agreement?  Join us as we reveal the secrets of a Non-Disclosure Agreement and help Principal Investigators manage important conversations with potential partners.   

Wednesday, January 07, 2015
8:00 am to 10:00 am

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.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Biomedical Science Research Building (BSRB), Room #5515

With a focus on new drug development, healthcare IT, and medical devices, our experts will host an interactive discussion on strategies to maximize protection of research discoveries.