All residents are encouraged to pursue projects in laboratory or clinical investigation. Research familiarizes the resident with the limitations of laboratory methodology, provides a background for evaluating the literature, helps to develop critical thinking, and allows for a better informed choice for career goals. The type of project is the choice of the resident, and a wide range of opportunities is available. There is an annual Rosenbaum Research Award of $1,000 presented to the resident who performs the most exciting research. The department emphasizes basic science research as well as clinical research. Basic science research currently involves five principal areas Neurobiology; Immunology; Molecular Biology; Pharmacology/Physiology; and Clinical Studies and Outcomes Research. There are many opportunties for research in clinical areas as well.

Research projects offered through faculty members are presented below.

Basic Science Research

Clinical Research

Quality Improvement Research