research 44 webThe Department of Surgery has a rich history of dedication to academic and clinical research with basic, clinical, and translational approaches to improvements in medical science and patient care. Investigators in the department receive funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Transportation (DOT), Department of Defense (DOD), industry, and other sources for these research programs and for educational curricula for residents and fellows. The department has a strong interest in P50 Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPOREs), program project grants, R01 grants, and other forms of research funding that facilitate our mission. Specific areas of research within the department encompass a broad range of interests with direct and indirect medical relevance, including specific disease entities such as cancer, health disparities, diabetes, endstage heart and lung failure, trauma, vascular disease, kidney failure; specific treatments that include mechanically-assisted circulatory support, endovascular/vascular technologies, solid organ transplantation; and health policy/medical delivery issues such as field operational training, outcomes research and surgical methods development.

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