Our Research

GUMC is home to more than 400 scientists working on basic and clinical research projects and 300 active clinical trials. Last year GUMC research attracted $132 million in sponsored research, with the majority of those dollars coming from the federal government. Our researchers work in the lab, in the classroom, in the clinic, and in their communities to help answer medicine's biggest questions, focusing specifically on cancer, neuroscience, child health and development, and global health.

A Conducive Research Environment

GUMC has onsite capabilities that allow for a full range of bench to bed-side action. We are one of only 28 institutions in the nation with both Clinical and Translational Science Research (CTSA) and Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG) capabilities.

With over thirty departments, institutes and research centers, principle Investigators and aspiring doctorate students will find a broad and expansive research environment that emphasizes coalition building across labs and sectors, and on fostering interdisciplinary approaches to research. 

GUMC is the recipient of a $6.1 Million NIH grant for the Center of Excellence for Health Disparities in Our Nation’s Capital (CEHD).