Updated: January 23, 2013
Research starts with an innovative idea and ends with improved patient care. Private support to this fund plays a vital role in bringing these ideas to fruition, gathering pilot data and supporting the faculty to explore the validity and merit of these ideas through new grant applications.
Current topics of research interest include: women's health, cancer prevention, exercise promotion, depression, Japanese culture and health, medical decision-making, mental health, complementary and alternative medicine, and health and the hearing impaired.
The Department of Family Medicine has research projects in all stages, from an innovative idea to major programs funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.