Research

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Research OpportunitiesInternal Medicine Research


For medical students

Limited opportunities exist for motivated medical students to participate in research projects within the Department of Internal Medicine at UTMB.  Many of these opportunities could begin in the first two years of medical education, and continue during the clinical years.  For more information, contact Dr Calhoun.

For medical residents

A wide range of research opportunities are available to residents in Internal Medicine.  These projects range from quality assessment and improvement initiatives, to participation in clinical and translational trials, and bench research.  For residents considering, or committed to, a particular subspecialty of Internal Medicine, these research experiences can be important in determining career path and locale for subspecialty training.

For subspecialty fellows

Subspecialty fellows may contribute to research projects within their specific Division.  There are also opportunities within the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA), which at UTMB is largely implemented as disease-focused Multidisciplinary Translational Teams (MTTs).  View the CTSA / ITS website for a current list of MTT opportunities.

For faculty

Internal Medicine faculty who wish to become involved in clinical or translational research have a number of avenues to explore. 

  • There are opportunities within the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA), which at UTMB is largely implemented as disease-focused Multidisciplinary Translational Teams (MTTs).  View the CTSA / ITS website for a current list of MTT opportunities.
  • Many opportunities exist to participate in clinical trials, particularly in the identification, recruitment, enrollment, and follow-up care of potential research subjects.  Contact Dr Calhoun for a list of current opportunities.
  • Get to know the broad portfolio of Internal Medicine research.  Visit one of our “Researchers’ Luncheons” typically held the 2nd Friday at noon to meet with and share mutual interests.
  • Internal Medicine faculty are eligible to compete for a limited number of Internal Medicine Seed Grants.  These small awards can fund preliminary studies on any topic relevant to Internal Medicine.  A Request for Applications is released three times yearly.  Contact Dr Calhoun for more information.