Advancing Discovery. Creating a Healthier Future for All.

Innovation and impact are hallmarks of the research environment at the University of Wisconsin Department of Medicine.

Our researchers have a robust internal infrastructure and partnerships with the UW School of Medicine and Public Health and the world-class UW-Madison. Through joint appointments and collegial relationships, they are part of a vibrant community of inquiry.

Photo of the research wall at the Wisconsin Institutes for Medical Research
Photo of the research wall at the Wisconsin Institutes for Medical Research

Research at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Our School is home to active programs in basic, clinical and public health science. Highlights include the NIH-funded Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR); the Wisconsin Partnership Program, which administers competitive grants; and numerous shared resources for investigators.

Partner with Campus and Beyond to Make a Difference

The UW-Madison Campus

Ranked among the top 10 universities in the nation for volume of research, UW–Madison is home to a myriad of innovative, multidisciplinary research centers and institutes. Investigators have access to all the research resources on campus to succeed in their endeavors.

Partners in Clinical Research

Opportunities for real-world clinical research abound at clinics and hospitals at UW Health, our partner health system. The UW Clinical Trials Institute provides support for researchers and participants.

The Wisconsin Idea

We have an overarching commitment to the Wisconsin Idea: that our work should positively impact peoples’ lives beyond campus. To fulfill this obligation, we forge connections with institutions, health systems and policy makers across Wisconsin and the nation. 

Partners include:

  • Research universities like Northwestern, Johns Hopkins, University of Michigan
  • Funding organizations like the National Institutes of Health, the American Heart Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • State agencies like the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, UW Health, and the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Internal Support for Research Development

No matter where you are in your career, the Department of Medicine provides concrete support to help you launch and maintain a successful research program.

Expert staff in our Office of Research Services provides hands-on guidance and training throughout the life cycle of a research project. 

Dr. Freddy Caldera discusses his poster at Research Day

Department Resources For All Career Levels

  • Residents and pre- and postdoctoral learners: We're home to a Physician-Scientist Training Program (PSTP) and T32 research training grants.
  • Early-career researchers: We offer robust internal mentorship programs, early-career–focused grant trainings and help navigating campus resources.
  • Established investigators: We provide resources for professional development and to promote research endeavors. Hone leadership and teamwork skills through research collaborations, and contribute to a deep culture of mentorship at all career levels.
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Internal Information

Current faculty and staff: Learn more about our Office of Research Services on the Department of Medicine intranet.