A Research Powerhouse | UC Davis School of Medicine

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A Research Powerhouse

Recognized among the nation’s top schools for research, our transdisciplinary teams are helping deliver tomorrow’s health care today.

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Research Funding

UC Davis School of Medicine is consistently ranked as a leading research institution. In fiscal year 2022-23, we achieved a record-high $401 million in external research funding. UC Davis as a whole exceeded $1 billion in external research funding.

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Departments in Top 20 for NIH Funding

Cell Biology and Human Anatomy – #15

Emergency Medicine – #16

Medical Microbiology and Immunology – #17

Neurology – #6

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation – #20

Physiology and Membrane Biology – #10

Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences – #17

Public Health Sciences – #6

Urologic Surgery – #10

According to Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research’s 2023 rankings of the nation’s leading medical schools for National Institutes of Health funding.

UC Davis researcher Lieu and stem cell cardiology research team

A Collaborative Research Community

Our strength as a research powerhouse lies in a collaborative culture and innovative partnerships across UC Davis. This includes partnering with the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, College of Engineering and College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences along with public and private-industry research partners. With more than 500 principal investigators and their research teams conducting groundbreaking basic, translational, and clinical research, our scientific discoveries are transforming health care and improving lives.

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Research Centers and Programs

We offer some of the nation’s most prominent research centers and programs, led by nationally and internationally renowned faculty and research teams.
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Office of Research

The School of Medicine Office of Research supports investigators who perform biomedical research across UC Davis Health. The office manages research awards and proposals, oversees laboratory safety and research space, provides researchers with guidance and support for grant submissions, and facilitates industry partnerships and program evaluation. 

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Clinical Trials at UC Davis

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