Our Research

The Georgetown University Medical Center research community includes specialists in a wide array of disciplines and is recognized internationally for its work.

Our Areas of Focus

Research at Georgetown University Medical Center is broad in scope, but has particular focus on these priority areas. 

Research Impact

The medical center is home to Georgetown’s most robust research enterprise. It supports a broad continuum of research, from basic science to population studies. Translational research — applying basic discoveries and translating them into therapeutics and diagnostics that directly impact patient care — is a driving force.

Thanks to its success at securing externally sponsored funding, the medical center is key to the university’s designation as an “R1” institution by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. R1 status is awarded to American doctoral universities with “very high research activity,” a distinction Georgetown has maintained for nearly three decades.  

Research Landmarks

Our researchers have made significant contributions to the advancement of science and health care.

Learn More About Our Research Landmarks