Boston University School of Medicine has broad and diverse programs in biomedical research spanning basic health services and clinical research areas. To promote research excellence BUSM has invested significantly in the recruitment of additional research faculty and the building of new research facilities, including the BioSquare Research Park, which provides incubator space for fledgling biotechnology companies. There is a particular emphasis on interdisciplinary research programs featuring investigators from the School of Medicine collaborating with investigators at the other medical campus schools (Public Health and Dentistry), our principal teaching hospital (Boston Medical Center), and the Charles River Campus of Boston University. These collaborative projects often focus on urban health problems, health disparities, and issues of health care delivery to vulnerable populations and underserved communities. Students are strongly encouraged to participate in research programs through stipend-supported summer projects, electives, and formal research training. New centers of excellence have been created and major new programs have been developed to facilitate the rapid transfer of laboratory discoveries to applications at the bedside. BUSM now ranks among the top US medical schools in total dollars of NIH funding. As shown in the graph below, research funding at BUSM has greatly expanded over the past five years.
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