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Research in Internal Medicine

An Ideal Environment for Research

As part of one of the world’s foremost research institutions, the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center conducts basic science and clinical research with the goal of bringing the latest discoveries from the “bench to the bedside.” Here, we take a multidisciplinary approach to research, fostering an environment for physicians, scientists, and students that is both collaborative and cooperative.

Basic and clinical studies in many fields help UT Southwestern deliver the future of medicine, today, by working at the leading edge of research. Our discoveries make a difference.



Department Publications

Grant Funding


Extramural Funding in 2024 (projected)

Funded Investigators


NIH Funded Investigators

NIH Funding for 2023 by Division

DivisionAward total
Cardiology $18,917,325
Digestive and Liver Diseases $17,821,291
Endocrinology $3,397,332
General Internal Medicine $1,605,266
Hematology and Oncology $12,703,011
Hypothalamic Research Center $3,698,162
Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine $11,666,816
Nephrology $17,122,293
Pulmonary $1,832,812
Rheumatic Diseases $1,291,119
Touchstone Diabetes Center $ 3,596,476

UT Southwestern research is supported by funding from major organizations, including the National Institutes of Health, Department of Veterans Affairs, American Heart Association, March of Dimes, National Kidney Foundation, and many more.

An Array of Research Possibilities

The Department of Internal Medicine has active research programs underway in many of our subspecialties, offering physicians, scientists, and students alike stimulating and challenging opportunities to expand their knowledge, advance the field of medicine, and further their careers.