All scientific research conducted at medical schools and teaching hospitals ultimately aims to improve health and ability. Basic science research—often called fundamental or bench research—provides the foundation of knowledge for the applied science that follows. This type of research encompasses familiar scientific disciplines such as biochemistry, microbiology, physiology, cell biology, and pathology.
Additionally the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine has a robust clinical research mission being accomplished throughout our 17 clinical departments. Learn more by visiting our individual department academic pages to see initiatives related to research, education, and clinical missions.