Clinical, translational and basic science research
Research holds a place of prominence in the Department of Internal Medicine. In keeping with the overall mission of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center to “improve patients’ lives through research,” the department has a committed faculty of clinical, translational and basic scientists working to discover breakthroughs to end human suffering.
Research programs here encompass understanding basic mechanisms of gene and protein dysregulation that result in disease, through translational projects that endeavor to develop new diagnostics and therapeutics for disease intervention, to clinical trials of new medications in patient populations. In all types of scientific inquiry, the research is patient-centered.