Updated: January 23, 2013
Our research goes hand in hand with our teaching, and students benefit from exceptional faculty whose continuous innovation is shared in the classroom and beyond.
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.
"We are truly grateful to receive a bequest gift to celebrate Margaret's contributions to the Department of Family Medicine as one of the first clinician-teachers 30 years ago. It is especially meaningful since it comes from a former faculty member and will support a current faculty member's work in the behavioral sciences arena."
- Thomas L. Schwenk, M.D., the first George A. Dean, M.D. Chair of Family Medicine regarding the Margaret Davies, M.D. Endowment Fund
“… it has been my family medicine residency which has given me the resources, mentoring, and encouragement to help me be able to visualize a career centered around clinical research interests. I remain grateful to our department for the commitment to research in family medicine in general and for the enormous support which has been offered to me as a young researcher early in her training.”
- Katherine (Katy) J. Gold, M.D., M.S.W., M.S., assistant professor and recipient of the 2004 William Clippert Gorenflo Research Award
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