The Department of Surgery at the University of Wisconsin is home to numerous research programs investigating the underlying mechanisms of disease, translating discoveries in the laboratory to clinical trials, and offering experimental options with the goal of improving patient care. Our portfolio of research funding exceeds $18 million annually with a large percentage from the National Institutes of Health.
The Department of Surgery also manages five NIH-funded training programs offering formal research training for medical students, pre-doctoral students, and post-doctoral fellows.
Our solid basic science research is complimented by an evolving portfolio of clinical research with plans to continue to expand outcomes and education research.
Our Chair’s presentation at the Department of Surgery’s 2019 Research Summit covered the status of research in the department, along with current initiatives and future goals. View the 2019 Research Summit PowerPoint.
The Department of Surgery Research Committee reviews interdepartmental research proposals for department investigators.
Investigators at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health should carefully read federal and non-federal agency guidelines for proposal submission.