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Research at the School of Medicine

The UNM School of Medicine has been exploring ways to improve human health through biomedical research since its founding more than 50 years ago. Faculty members conduct a broad range of research, from cell- and animal-based laboratory studies to patient-oriented, community engaged clinical investigations.

The research interests of the school's faculty members are closely aligned with the Health Sciences Center's six signature programs: brain and behavioral illness, cancer, cardiovascular and metabolic disease, child health, environmental health services and infectious diseases and immunity.

Our scientists also focus on population health, comparative effectiveness research, advanced microscopy, molecular screening for drugs, the neurosciences, immunology and cell biology. This research, conducted by interdisciplinary teams, has substantially improved health in New Mexico and throughout the world.

The faculty regularly collaborate with our major centers, UNM's Clinical and Translational Science Center and the Cancer Center, as well as our programs in spatiotemporal modeling, human papillomavirus research, the international Project ECHO, numerous neurosciences programs and many others. This flexible, focused approach addresses New Mexico's unique multicultural health needs while making significant contributions to improving global human health.

The School of Medicine is thus well-positioned to compete for and conduct biomedical research studies to improve the health and quality of life for all.