Faculty in the School of Medicine are actively involved in a variety of innovative and cutting edge basic science, epidemiological, biobehavioral, and clinical / translational research activities. A major focus of this effort is the translation of our discoveries into advances in patient care and the licensing of new technologies and devices to the private sector. The School of Medicine’s annual research budget has now grown to approximately $90 million per year. While more than half of the School’s research funding is derived from federal agencies (including the NIH), research support is also provided through gifts as well as grants and contracts from other state agencies, foundations and industry. In the era of ‘team science’, School of Medicine investigators make our expertise, facilities, and equipment available to collaborators in other parts of the university, at other institutions and in public and private industry. Further, this varied portfolio of research activities and collaborations provides an outstanding training ground for the School’s medical student, graduate student, resident, fellow and post-doctoral fellow programs.