University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

Research

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

They lead laboratory-based biomedical research programs to investigate the cellular and molecular underpinnings of disease, clinical trials to test new therapies and tests, and health services research programs to improve the effectiveness of health care systems.

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

In FY20, our department had $120.6 million in extramural grant awards, which represents nearly one-third of extramural awards to the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, and approximately one-ninth of total extramural awards to UW–Madison.

In 2020, our department was also ranked 21st in the nation for NIH funding awards to departments of internal medicine, according to the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research.

FY20 research funding by division