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The research programs of the Department of Surgery range from the investigation of fundamental mechanisms of disease at the cellular and molecular levels to clinical evaluations of operative strategies and techniques.

Each effort is closely directed by a faculty member, with a wide participation of undergraduate, medical and postgraduate students, research fellows, and trained surgeons, all supported by an expert technological staff and the state-of-the art physical facilities. While most programs are primarily based within the Department of Surgery, there is extensive collaboration with the rest of the university community at every level. While most of these programs are supported by the NIH and other internationally recognized organizations and foundations, following rigorous peer review, other efforts involve collaboration with private industry for mutual benefit. Indeed, such liaisons are strongly encouraged whenever they fall within the overall mission of the institution.

The programs not only constitute a fundamental source of basic and clinical scientific advance, they also provide an extremely disparate range of educational opportunities for students, fellows and other trainees at all levels.

For more information, or for a referral to a specific program for educational or collaborative opportunities, please contact the Director of Surgical Research at 410-955-8500.

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