Medical School Office of Research

The Medical School Office of Research (OoR) supports an internationally recognized research enterprise at NCRC, where the shared goal is pursuing innovative science and improving the lives of patients and their families. The OoR is also leading the implementation of the multi-million dollar Strategic Research Initiative, a project involving the entire U-M Medical School research enterprise, to fast-forward to tomorrow’s cures.

OoR team members touch virtually every facet of Medical School research:

  • Creating and maintaining strategic resources to enhance investigators’ competitiveness
  • Streamlining research processes to increase research team satisfaction
  • Building and refining coordinated infrastructure to support high-quality research
  • Accelerating and enhancing research through external partnerships to impact health
  • Engaging the research community by improving cross communication

Facts and Figures

As of January 2017, the OoR has supported:

  • 2,500+ faculty and staff served by the Biomedical Research Core Facilities
  • 3,100+ proposals processed by Grant Review & Analysis Office
  • $81 million in industry-sponsored awards from Fast Forward Medical Innovation
  • $70 million in new funding from Research Development’s R01 Boot Camp Program
  • 300,000+ samples in the Central Biorepository
  • 3.9 million patient records accessible through the Data Office for Clinical & Translational Research
  • 240,000 SF of animal care laboratory space in the Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine
  • 169 Fast Forward Medical Innovation invention reports
  • 1,600+ active clinical trials tracked by the Clinical Trials Support Office

“The state-of-the-art facilities and support provided by the NCRC help us serve the research community and, ultimately, contribute to positive patient impact,” notes Steven Kunkel, Ph.D., U-M Medical School Senior Associate Dean for Research. “Across the spectrum, our primary mission is to support a culture of innovation and efficiency.”

Medical School Office of Research at NCRC

All OoR units work together to facilitate and impact key research functions and processes at the Medical School:

  • Biomedical Research Core Facilities
  • Calendar Review & Analysis Office
  • Central Biorepository
  • Clinical Trials Support Office
  • Data Office for Clinical & Translational Research
  • Fast Forward Medical Innovation
  • Institutional Review Boards – Medical School
  • MiChart Research
  • Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research
  • Research Development
  • Research Intelligence and Analytics
  • Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine

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