University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

Research in the University of Wisconsin Department of Medicine

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.

More about our robust research environment

Research Training

Our Physician-Scientist Training Program (PSTP) provides MD/PhD graduates with condensed clinical training in both internal medicine and the trainee's subspecialty of interest, followed by focused postdoctoral research training.

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

Dr. David Kosoff and team in the lab

Research by the Numbers

In FY23, our department had $98.1 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 28th 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