Basic, translational, clinical, and epidemiologic investigations are vital activities in the UVA Department of Medicine.
Of the 281 faculty in the Department of Medicine, more than a third are heavily involved in research and are on investigative research tracks. In FY 2015, total grant support for department faculty exceeded $41 million, with roughly 54% coming from the National Institutes of Health, 26% from foundations (notably several large awards from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to the Division of Infectious Diseases), 13% from industry, and 7% from other government sources. DOM investigators had 69 NIH-funded grants in FY15, including 33 R01s, 9 K (career development) awards, and 6 training grants.
Every May, the Department of Medicine hosts the Carey-Marshall-Thorner Research & Scholars Day (named for three eminent physician-researchers at UVA), an occasion which provides DOM residents and fellows with a forum for sharing research and ideas and making interdisciplinary and cross-specialty connections. Go here to learn more.
The Department of Medicine’s commitment to research that advances the medical and biomedical sciences is facilitated by a number of UVA institutional resources. These include the School of Medicine’s Office of Research Core Administration, which supports more than 15 research cores. The cores provide SOM investigators access to a wide range of technical and analytical services and sophisticated instrumentation. A list of equipment available in the research cores is available here.
Some of the other institutional resources include:
- Office of Grants & Contracts, School of Medicine
- Institutional Review Board for Health Sciences Research
- Institutional Biosafety Committee
- School of Medicine Clinical Trials Office
- School of Medicine Biostatistics Consulting Service
- UVA Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee
- UVA Office of Sponsored Programs