Research Programs/Centers/Institutes


Researchers within the Department of Surgery are focused on solving problems related to diabetes, experimental surgery, transplantation, and more.

Our Research Programs/Centers/Institutes:

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Developing a cure takes a combination of brilliant minds, high-tech facilities and robust funding to ensure scientists can do their work.  The Schulze Diabetes Institute brings it all together.

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The Surgery Clinical Trials Office collaborates with and provide supports for investigators and their research teams in all phases of clinical research.

History of Medicine

Since its founding in 1967, the Medical School’s Program in the History of Medicine has been dedicated to research and teaching in the intellectual, political, cultural, and social history of disease, health care, and medical science. The history of medicine provides students with a historical perspective on the role health, medicine, and disease play in society today. It prepares students to think critically about historical and contemporary health issues.

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As a leading pre-clinical research center, Experimental Surgical Services is dedicated to advancing medical technology through translational research. 

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Basic and Translational Research

Basic & Translational Research comprises an intellectually diverse subgroup of nonclinical Department of Surgery specialists that represent a wide-ranging skill set.

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Visible Heart Laboratory

The Visible Heart Laboratory is a premiere place to perform translational systems physiology research which ranges from cellular and tissue studies to organ and whole body investigations.