Faculty in the Division of Endocrinology contribute to medical research. Basic and clinical research efforts are supported, with an emphasis on projects with translational importance. In addition, many faculty members from the Departments of Medicine, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Physiology, Orthopedics, Neurology, Pathology, and Pediatrics, provide an interchange of ideas and projects between basic and clinical scientists.

In an interdepartmental program in molecular medicine, trainees learn and apply modern molecular biological techniques to basic and clinical problems. Core facilities include laboratories for providing amino acid analysis and sequences of proteins, peptide synthesis and oligonucleotide synthesis, steroid receptor assays, tissue morphology, tissue culture, hormone immunoassays, transgenic core, and production of monoclonal antibodies. These core facilities are supported by the NIH-funded Diabetes Endocrinology Research Center (DERC).


Research at UMMS has already led to exciting advances in the treatment of disease and injuries, and the future promises many more health care delivery breakthroughs. And while patient application is the ultimate goal of UMMS research, economic spinoff to the surrounding region is a significant and important byproduct.