The Department of Medicine comprises 14 sections that are focused on specific clinical disciplines within the field of Internal Medicine, three of which are devoted to research and three research centers:

Sections and Research Centers
• Section of Cardiovascular Research
• Section of Health Services Research
• Section of Epidemiology and Population Sciences
• Biology of Inflammation Center
• Asthma Clinical Research Center
• Winters Center for Heart Failure Research

In addition, department of faculty and centers play leadership roles in nine College-wide centers including:

Departments and Centers
• Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center
• Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center
• Center for Cell and Gene Therapy
• VA HSR&D Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness, and Safety
• Medical Ethics and Health Policy Center
• Diabetes Research Center
• Texas Medical Center Digestive Disease Center
• Center for Space Medicine
• Cardiovascular Research Institute.

Research Funding

In FY17, the research efforts of department faculty were supported by $65.1M in total extramural research funding (a total of 754 funding awards), including:

  • $33.5M from the NIH, $6.5M from the Veteran’s Administration
  • $6.2M from other federal agencies
  • $4.7M from industry support of clinical trials
  • $14.1M from other non-federal sources

Among these awards are NIH Center awards in endocrinology, infectious diseases, oncology, and gastroenterology, and a VA Center of Excellence Award (health services research). In addition six sections have been awarded NIH T-32 grants to support research training in the fields of gastroenterology, hematology, health services research, immunology, infectious diseases, and pulmonary medicine.