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Basic Science Research

Improving our understanding through basic research

The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine researchers in basic science and clinical departments are engaged in a wide range of basic science research, studying cell biology, immunology, biochemistry, pharmacology, microbiology and genetics in a wide range of organisms from bacteria to human.

Basic science research leads to scientific discovery, the process or product of successful scientific inquiry. Basic science includes a wide range of scientific activities from observation to laboratory experiments to data mining. Our MSOM discovery scientists work collaboratively to propel innovation, answer questions and uncover the mysteries of biomedical science.

UM offers a collaborative research environment where scientists at all levels work together to address scientific problems. The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine offers a variety of core and shared facilities, internal awards to facilitate externally funded grants, research education & training, career development, and grant writing assistance among many other services to foster the success of its investigators.

Research Development & Support

RDS is a shared-services unit, which provides support on sponsored projects to assigned departments and faculty at the Miller School of Medicine. RDS is based in the Office of the Executive Dean for Research (EDR).
Visit RDS Office

Grant Writing Support

A range of writing services is available to help Miller School of Medicine faculty researchers, post-doctoral fellows, and graduate students get more grants, publish more peer-reviewed articles and make compelling presentations.
Grant Writing Support

Graduate Programs

Providing a learner-centered, humane, and contemporary curriculum that prepares our graduates to pursue successful careers in biomedical research.
Graduate Studies

Postdoctoral Programs

Supporting a dynamic postdoctoral community of more than 275 associates, scholars, and fellows who contribute to the transformational research being conducted at each of the three University of Miami campuses.
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A Research Plan for Pre-eminence

Research is the lifeblood of our academic medical system, the foundation on which our clinical care stands.
Our Plan for Research