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Department of Medicine Research


Department of Medicine Research

The UH Department of Medicine maintains a robust basic, translational and clinical research program through University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University and the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center. The opportunity for researchers to work collaboratively in seeking solutions for human health issues has never been greater. The department is committed to creating dynamic and ambitious partnerships that contribute to the well-being of people worldwide.

Our research program has been the fastest growing research program for any major academic department of medicine in the country, based on funding from the National Institutes of Health. We have been ranked one of the top academic departments of medicine by the NIH for several consecutive years. This success is in large part due to the critical mass of top scientists recruited to the department who have developed significant individual and collaborative research programs to seek treatments and cures for most major illnesses.

The department is recognized nationally and internationally for our discoveries in basic, translational and clinical research. With state-of-the-art facilities, including the newly opened Iris S. and Bert L. Wolstein Research Building and over $65 million in public and private funding annually, the UH Department of Medicine remains at the forefront of medical research.


The UH Department of Medicine's research mission, under the direction of Chairman Robert Salata, MD, is overseen by current Vice Chairman of Research, W. Henry Boom, MD. Additionally, each division chief is charged with oversight and guidance for his or her division's research efforts.

Additionally, several research-focused centers and institutes within or affiliated with the department are directed by the department's physicians:

  • Cardiovascular Research Institute
  • Harrington Discovery Institute
  • Institute for Transformative Molecular Medicine
  • UH Digestive Health Institute
  • AIDS Clinical Trials Unit
  • Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • National Center for Regenerative Medicine

Divisional staff provide support for pre- and post-award activities.

Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative

The Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative (CTSC) of Cleveland, a collaborative among Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) and its affiliated hospital systems, the Cleveland Clinic (CC), MetroHealth (MH), University Hospitals (UH) and the Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Administration Medical Center (VA) aspires to be a catalyst for high quality clinical and translational (C/T) research both locally and nationally by changing the culture and environment of biomedical research, sharing resources and expertise, and streamlining the research process to move translational research from bench to bedside and to the community.

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Clinical Research Scholars Program

The Clinical Research Scholars Program offers a Master's in Clinical Research through two pathways. Both pathways are flexible two- to four-year master's programs which provide rigorous didactic education in clinical research methods coupled with either an in-depth mentored investigative thesis (Type A Pathway) or hands-on experience in conducting clinical research through a Capstone Project (Type B Pathway).

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