University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

Research

Whether at the laboratory or at the computer, researchers at the University of Wisconsin Department of Medicine tackle some of the most vexing problems in medicine.

They lead programs to investigate the cellular and molecular underpinnings of disease, assess new therapies and tests, and improve the effectiveness of health care systems.

They also lead National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded T32 training programs that provide formal research training for predoctoral and postdoctoral students.

More about our robust research environment


In FY22, our department had $93.3 million in extramural grant awards. This represents 25 percent of extramural awards to the UW School of Medicine and Public Health. 

In 2022, our department was also ranked 27th in the nation for NIH funding awards to departments of internal medicine, according to the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research.

Our research by the numbers