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Temple University School of Medicine Research Centers

Research Centers

Research is critical to excellent medical education and patient care. The trend in medical research today is interdisciplinary and translational, requiring teams of researchers from many disciplines to apply basic research findings to clinical interventions and therapeutics. Temple's research centers focus on studies in a variety of areas that include:

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Neurovirology
  • Substance abuse
  • Obesity and metabolomics
  • Cancer and molecular biology
  • Thrombosis and pulmonary disease
  • Health disparities
  • Neural repair and rehabilitation
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Research on repair of the spinal cord, brain and peripheral nervous system

Led by faculty holding academic appointments in both basic science and clinical departments, the centers use scientific collaboration to explore major healthcare issues that extend beyond the boundaries of more traditionally-defined basic science and clinical disciplines. The centers recognize that such boundaries are somewhat artificial in nature, and that close working relationships among faculty with a variety of backgrounds and skills are essential to address problems ranging from cardiovascular disease to molecular oncology to substance abuse. Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, holding academic appointments largely from basic science departments, may elect to do their study and research in these centers.