UC Davis School of Medicine Office of Research
The School of Medicine Office of Research (SOMOR) manages research awards and proposals, oversees laboratory safety and research space, provides researchers with guidance and support for grant submissions and entrepreneurial initiatives, and facilitates industry alliances.
The Research Operations unit facilitates research grant proposals, limited submissions, award nominations, Bridge Funding assessment and research data analytics.
The Grants Facilitation unit supports School of Medicine researchers in their grant writing, manuscript editing, and professional development.
The Industry Alliances unit directs international and domestic industry partner agreements with UC Davis and advises on business and financial matters.
The Entrepreneurship unit bridges basic and applied research by supporting entrepreneurial translation of scientific discoveries from insight to innovation.
The Safety Management program sets standards for research safety management as well as individual laboratory safety programs and activities.
Research Space Oversight
The Research Space Oversight unit supervises all School of Medicine research space assessments, allocations, and recommendations.
School of Medicine departments rank in top 20
UC Davis School of Medicine continues its leadership in medical research with 10 departments ranked in the top 20, including three in the top 10, for research funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 2018.
About Aggie Square
Located on the UC Davis Sacramento Campus, Aggie Square will house business partners and community-based programs with UC Davis innovation and research to create a stronger and healthier shared community.
Neurologic disease research contributes to treatment for postpartum depression
Neurologic disease research at UC Davis contributes to the first treatment specifically approved for postpartum depression. Michael Rogawski conducted lab and clinical research on the neuro-steroid. This is the first drug approved by the FDA specifically for postpartum depression.
State awards $8.8 million to UC Davis for Alzheimer's disease research
Four UC Davis scientists and clinicians have received grants totaling $8.8 million from the California Department of Public Health to study the role of racial disparities, diabetes, diet and infection in Alzheimer’s disease as part of a $21 million package of 11 Alzheimer’s research grants statewide.
Prenatal vitamin may reduce autism recurrence
High-risk younger siblings of children with autism are less likely to be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), have significantly lower autism symptom severity, and higher cognitive scores if their mothers take maternal prenatal vitamins during their first month of pregnancy, UC Davis research has found.