Translating Discovery Into Health Equity
From the genetic epidemiology of cardiovascular disease in ethnic populations to the physiology of sleep disorders, Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) leads rigorous basic science, clinical, community health, and policy research to improve the health and well-being of people everywhere.
We understand advanced interdisciplinary research of faculty, students and academic partners is at the epicenter of innovation and breakthrough science. That's why we seek and carry out opportunities to translate research discoveries into health equity by ensuring that every project we undertake moves from the lab to the clinic to the community in order to move the needle toward health equity.
Our research portfolio in cancer, cardiovascular disease, neuroscience and HIV/AIDS, among other topics impacting underserved communities, is well-established with significant funding from:
- National Institutes of Health
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
MSM scientists are also responsible for developing a range of innovative tools, including:
- 63 patents between 2009 and 2019
- early detection methods for malaria and HIV/AIDS improving patient outcomes around the globe
- a self-contained mobile clinical research unit that provides investigators unique access to more diverse populations, particularly in rural communities in Georgia.
At MSM, we aim to create a supportive and challenging environment for all of our faculty, staff, and students, as well as others in the broader scientific community aspiring to further cultivate their research portfolio with campus resources such as:
- State-of-the-art labs and equiptment
- Multidisciplinary research and collaboration opportunities
- Bold and intentional integration between basic science research and clinical practices
“In line with our mission, we are
excited to foster the type of
exploration that reduces and
ultimately eliminates health
disparities in this country.”
Vice President & Executive Vice Dean