Explore Research at Baylor College of Medicine

Research is at the core of Baylor College of Medicine's mission. Building on over a century of leadership in biomedical research, the College's vision focuses the efforts of our faculty, staff and trainees to improve health through science, scholarship and innovation. This vision is realized through collaborative research initiatives in which basic, translational, and clinical researchers work together across disciplines and specialties to discover fundamental insights into human health and disease and apply their discoveries to develop new diagnostic tools and treatments.

The College's location at the heart of the Texas Medical Center, the largest medical complex in the world, provides a unique environment for innovation. Collectively the research engines on the TMC campus are number two in the nation funding from the National Institutes of Health. Researchers collaborate across institutions creating a vast biomedical research ecosystem.

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Learn about research at Baylor College of Medicine that matches your interests:

Departments and Centers

Visit our academic departments, research centers and faculty laboratories and programs for descriptions of ongoing research in these areas. 

Research Resources

Find resources available at Baylor College of Medicine to support every stage of the research process. Resources include support for sponsored projects, commercialization, and clinical and translational research as well as advanced technology cores, contacts for research oversight bodies and important documents and forms for conducting research at the College.

Research Achievements

The combination of exceptional resources, our spirit of collaboration, and the talents of the faculty and trainees at the College yields a remarkable record of achievement in fulfilling our mission. Evidence of this success can be seen in the many awards and honors received by Baylor College of Medicine and in the achievements of our faculty as seen in the many awards they receive as well as their election to the National Academy of Science, the Institute of MedicineAssociation of American Physicians, and other prestigious societies.

Profiles in Innovation

Read Profiles in Innovation for a look at some of the most promising approaches under development to diagnose and treat disease.

Research News

Browse the latest news about research at Baylor College of Medicine and the daily news coverage of our research by local, national and international news media.

National Institutes of Health Funding

Reports by the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research of funding from the National Institutes of Health are one indicator of the depth and breadth of our research enterprise.

  • $191,136,132 – funding from National Institutes of Health to BCM for 2014 (an increase of 7.3% from 2013)
  • No. 20 – Baylor's rank among U.S. medical schools in NIH funding for 2014
  • No. 1 – Baylor's rank among Texas medical schools in NIH funding for 2014 (Baylor has ranked first in Texas since 2006 when the Blue Ridge Institute began publishing these rankings)