Internal Research Opportunities for Faculty
Columbia University Medical Center has many state-of-the-art research facilities physically housed and administered by its Departments, Centers, Institutes, and Affiliated Institutions. Faculty (and students) can benefit from access to these facilities; they offer the highest quality research resources to the community. Many of these facilities also offer education and training, as needed. Information regarding the use of any research facility listed below may be obtained through each facility's website.
The mission of Columbia University Medical Center’s Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) is to transform the culture of research to hasten the discovery and implementation of new treatments and prevention strategies. Our core objective is to move the CUMC (Columbia University Medical Center) research community to a more multi- and interdisciplinary scientific mindset by removing barriers and creating incentives for interactions among investigators from different disciplines. CUMC’s first step towards reaching this goal was the establishment of the Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research—the academic home for clinical and translational research at Columbia. Irving Institute faculty include some of CUMC’s most accomplished, senior researchers who provide leadership and serve as mentors for junior faculty, fellows, and trainees. Specially-appointed junior faculty, the “CTSA Fellows,” work with senior faculty to develop novel approaches to advancing multi- and interdisciplinary clinical and translational research. The resources provided by the Irving Institute offer support in biomedical informatics, study design and biostatistics, bioethics, regulatory issues, core laboratory facilities, community engagement, plus a fully-staffed Clinical Research Resource for campus investigators.
Opportunities for faculty to participate in research are available throughout the United States and internationally. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) offers many guides to some of these resources, in addition to being a source of research opportunities. NIH has more than 75 buildings in a campus-like environment over 300 acres. Some research is performed on campus in state-of-the-art laboratory facilities, although more than 80% of research activities are conducted by scientists working in every state and around the world.
The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) is the federal government's lead agency for scientific research on oral, dental and craniofacial health and disease. NIDCR is one of the institutes of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.