Our Research

A core mission at the University of Chicago Medicine is to advance medical innovation. We champion an environment that promotes interdisciplinary research, and we translate the benefits of those discoveries into state-of-the-art care for our patients.

Collaboration is at the core of our identity as an academic medical center. With more than $100 million in annual research funding, we work closely with the National Institutes of Health and industry members. Our fields of study span the basic, translational and clinical research disciplines. And our work is characterized by a fundamental commitment to original inquiry.

Throughout our history, UChicago Medicine's research has earned our scientists Nobel Prizes, membership with the National Academy of Sciences and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Nearly a third of our faculty devote half their time or more towards conducting research.

Today, as technological innovation allows our researchers to tap into vast quantities of data, harness the power of the body’s immune system and even edit specific strands of DNA, UChicago Medicine is at the forefront of developing personalized medicine.

Awards & Recognition

For more than 100 years, our groundbreaking innovative research has been winning awards. We’re proud that our outstanding physicians and researchers are recognized for their work at the forefront of medicine.

A total of 12 University of Chicago Medicine researchers have been awarded the highest prize in research, the Nobel Prize. The award is given annually for achievements in research areas such as medicine, chemistry and physics. Additionally, Executive Vice Chair of Surgery John Alverdy, MD, received the 2018 American Surgical Association’s Flance-Karl Award for his groundbreaking contributions to surgical research. Alverdy received the award for his discovery of the adaptive interaction of gastrointestinal microbiome in response to critical illness and surgery.