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The Department of Medicine is a leader in biomedical research, and we are consistently among the top 25 departments of medicine nationwide in NIH research funding. Our faculty members are the principal investigators on $98M of current research funding, representing a 10.5% increase over the past five years. In FY2015-16, our faculty members secured approximately one quarter of all School of Medicine research awards.

Our faculty are leaders in the scientific community, with research that makes major contributions to the advancement of biomedical knowledge. 

Our divisions have diverse and vibrant externally-funded research programs. We also provide research opportunities for our fellows, housestaff and medical students, through our divisions, our Physician-Scientist Training Program supporting the next generation of key innovators in shaping the future of health care, our DREAM Program for medical students, and our Health Services Research Development Grant supporting innovative research by our fellows and early-career faculty designed to improve how health care is organized and delivered. Researchers from our department are also helping to lead all five Transformational Research Funding initiatives launched in 2016 by the CU School of Medicine: 

The Department is a very active participant in CU’s Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) initiative, with 3 of the 5 Associate Directors of the CTSA program calling the Department home. In addition, we have 41 endowed chairs, the endowed Temple Hoyne Buell Heart Center, and a federally-designated Cancer Center enabling us to pursue new understanding and treatment of diseases that are afflicting millions of Americans.

The Department of Medicine moved into all new research space at CU’s Anschutz Medical Campus in spring 2008.

​​Department of Medicine Research Funding

The Department of Medicine offers several programs to promote the success of our researchers. Learn more about these programs:

  • Department of Medicine Team Science Program
    The Team Science Program facilitates the development or enhancement of collaborative research teams that will be competitive for multi-investigator grant proposals and innovative new approaches within the DOM.

  • Department of Medicine Health Services Research Development Grant
    The two-year Health Services Research Fellowship program provides research and training support for fellows or instructor-level junior faculty members in the Department of Medicine who are pursuing a career in health services research.