The Department of Medicine has a priority to advance medical knowledge and health care through active research programs. Research in the Department of Medicine at Tulane spans the spectrum from basic laboratory science to clinical and epidemiologic investigation. Most sections (divisions) have active research components often in both basic studies and clinical / translational studies.
Research is funded by the National institutes of Health, Veterans Affairs and other national agencies as well as by philanthropic institutions such as the American Heart Association. Some research is funded by institutional resources such as endowments. The research within the Department of Medicine benefits from collaboration with numerous other departments including basic science departments and with other schools at Tulane. In particular, many collaborations exist with the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine at Tulane.
Several faculty members in the Department of Medicine work at the Tulane National Primate Research Center. Other research occurs in collaboration with faculty based in the School of Science and Engineering at the Tulane uptown campus. Faculty members of the Department of Medicine also play key roles in many Centers and Institutes at Tulane: Cancer Center, Center for Aging, Hypertension and Renal Center, Center for Gene Therapy, Heart and Vascular Institute, and Center for Abdominal Transplantation as examples. Clinical research benefit significantly from the Clinical and Translational Research, Education, and Commercialization Project, a joint program with LSU School of Medicine, which is to be a precursor to a CTSA (Clinical and Translational Science Award) in conjunction with both LSU and Pennington Biomedical Research Center.
The specific research programs in each of the sections are usually described on their web pages.
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