Residents are strongly encouraged to engage in research as an integral component of their training experience. There are diverse opportunities for residents to participate in investigative studies ranging from basic biomedical research to translational and clinical patient based studies. Areas of research strength include molecular oncology, immunopathology and inflammation, biology of aging, developmental biology and translational research including biomarker discovery, proteomics and bioinformatics.
Translational and patient based research programs include studies in virtually all clinical sub-specialty areas. Faculty are integral participants in many institutional initiatives, including the University of Michigan Cancer Center, Urology SPORE Program, Breast Cancer Program and Cutaneous Oncology Program. Expansion of our molecular diagnostic laboratory, flow cytometry, immunoperoxidase, microarray, LCM core facility and establishment of a new proteomics core provide additional opportunities for residents to apply contemporary methodologic approaches to the study of human disease. Virtually every resident, at some point in their training, presents at least one research study at a national meeting (i.e., USCAP, ASCP or FASEB) and submits for publication the results of their research.