Message from the Vice Chair of Research
The goals of the Samuel Bronfman Department of Medicine Office of Research are to lead the way in biomedical discovery and to train future physicians and basic scientists to carry on this life-saving mission.
The Samuel Bronfman Department of Medicine has a long-standing history in research and an impressive record of research achievements. Our faculty are internationally recognized for their studies and have won numerous national and international awards.
Among our faculty are 22 members of the American Society for Clinical Investigation and 14 members of the Association of American Physicians. Our NIH-funded research budget exceeds $80 million, placing the Department of Medicine among the top 15 departments of medicine in the country. In 2009, our faculty received nearly $20 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act — a far larger share of funding than would be expected for the number of faculty we have.
With the growth in both size and complexity of our research programs, we have established cores and shared facilities necessary for large-scale multi-disciplinary translational research — research projects that translate discoveries at the benchside to novel therapies at the bedside.
As our research programs flourish, we will continue to focus on training tomorrow’s physician-scientists. From their very first day, many of our residents and fellows begin working on innovative research projects in the lab, at the clinic, in the community, or abroad as part of our global health initiative. An innovative mentoring program we developed is already serving as a national model.
We welcome you to our website and encourage you to explore the many research projects and outstanding research groups in our department.
Juan Wisnivesky, MD, DrPh
Vice Chair of Research, Department of Medicine
One Gustave L. Levy Place
New York, NY 10029