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Research Enterprise

The University of Maryland School of Medicine is one of the country's fastest growing research institutions. We have a rich tradition of research support from the National Institutes of Health and other federal agencies, as well as from leading philanthropic sources such as the Gates Foundation.

In FY12, grants and contracts totaled $429.9 million.

Among all medical schools, the School of Medicine ranks 8th in direct expenditures per principal investigator, according to Association for American Medical Colleges (AAMC).  The School of Medicine ranks 16th in direct grants and contract expenditures among all 138 medical schools. The School of Medicine ranks 6th among all 76 public medical schools.  

The School of Medicine conducts basic science research and clinical research targeting worldwide health problems, such as cancer, HIV/AIDS, neurological diseases, heart disease, kidney disease, high blood pressure, trauma, and psychiatric problems. The School of Medicine also has active research and development programs in vaccines, complementary medicine, and in medical devices and technology.

Over the last decade we have made substantial investments in core resources and have recruited stellar faculty, putting our 200+ year old institution on the cutting edge of a renaissance in 21st century medicine, collaborative research and translational science.

Areas of Research Excellence:

  • AIDS/HIV
  • Aging
  • Bioterrorism Defense
  • Cardiovascular Care
  • Cancer
  • Community Mental Health
  • Diabetes
  • Disparities
  • Genomics
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Schizophrenia
  • Transplant
  • Trauma
  • Vaccines
 

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