Innovation and impact are hallmarks of the research environment at the University of Wisconsin Department of Medicine.
Our researchers have a robust internal research infrastructure and partnerships with the world-class UW-Madison at their fingertips. Together, they advance discoveries to create a healthier future for all.
Partner with Campus and Beyond to Make a Difference
Whether through formal joint appointments or collegial interdisciplinary relationships, our researchers are part of a vibrant community of inquiry at our school, campus and beyond.
- Research at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health spans the continuum of bench to bedside to public health. The School is home to 50 departments, centers and institutes, including the National Institutes of Health-funded Institute for Clinical and Translational Research and the Wisconsin Partnership Program, which invests in research and community initiatives to improve the health of Wisconsin.
Learn more about the School's core facilities and services for researchers.
- Ranked among the top 10 universities in the nation for volume of research, our campus is home to a myriad of multidisciplinary research centers and institutes recognized for innovation and excellence. Investigators have access to all the research resources at UW–Madison to succeed in their endeavors.
- Opportunities for real-world clinical research abound at clinics and hospitals at UW Health, our partner health system. The UW-Madison Office of Clinical Trials and the UW Clinical Research Office provide support for researchers and participants.
- 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.
Some of our partners include other research universities (Northwestern, Johns Hopkins, University of Michigan), funding organizations (National Institutes of Health, American Heart Association, Centers for Disease Control), and state agencies (Wisconsin Department of Health Services, UW Health, 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.
- Our Office of Research Services provides hands-on guidance and training throughout the life cycle of a research project. Our staff have expertise in pre- and post-award management, compliance, biostatistics, data science, finance and computing.
- We're home to several research training grants for pre- and postdoctoral learners.
- Early-career researchers can utilize our robust internal mentorship programs (including mentorship from experienced faculty members who have received formal training through the faculty development program), early-career focused grant trainings (K23, NSF Early Career, etc.), and assistance in navigating resources offered by DOM, SMPH and the University.
- Established investigators have access to department-level resources for professional development, the promotion of research endeavors, the ability to hone leadership and teamwork skills through research collaborations, and the chance to partake in and contribute to a deep culture of mentorship at all career levels.