At WMed, we are continuing to grow a breadth of resources for our students, residents, faculty and staff and providing expertise to assist – and foster – streamlined, successful outcomes.
Within the medical school’s Center for Clinical Research, for example, Dr. Krishna Jain, a retired and renowned vascular surgeon, is working as a clinical investigator and keenly focused on helping students, residents, faculty and staff find projects and scholarly activity that will grow their research knowledge and portfolios.
Dr. Jain serves as a mentor for students, residents, faculty and staff in clinical studies and scholarly activity, and he is working to foster broader participation in clinical studies, as well as growth in oral and poster presentations, and publications, at WMed.
The medical school's work to build its research footprint has also been boosted by the evolution of WMed's Center for Immunobiology and the Center for Neuropathology, as well as the acquisition in 2016 of the WMed Innovation Center.
Work within the Center for Immunobiology is being led by nationally renowned researcher and physician, Dr. Tom Rothstein, and is designed to achieve cutting-edge discovery of immune cell activity, behavior and function. The Center for Neuropathology, meanwhile, is a national referral center for the diagnostic interpretation of autopsy brains and biopsy specimens, as well as a research center dedicated to scientific investigation of causes and consequences of diseases of the human nervous system.
Additionally, the medical school’s Sponsored Program Administration (SPA) is available as a liaison with external agencies that provide funding for projects at WMed. SPA supports the entire life cycle of funding.