Medical School Office of Research Units

Steven KunkelOur team proudly supports an internationally recognized research enterprise, where our shared goal is pursuing innovative science and improving the lives of patients and their families. 

We work diligently to foster a vibrant research environment, with units including:

preview of cover page of Research BrochureAs these units work to facilitate and impact key research functions and processes at the Medical School, our team members strive to:
  • Create and maintain strategic resources to enhance investigators' competitiveness.
  • Streamline research processes to increase research team satisfaction.
  • Build and refine coordinated infrastructure to support high-quality research.
  • Accelerate and enhance research through external partnerships to impact health.
  • Engage the research community by improving cross-communication.
  • The Medical School Office of Research is also leading the implementation of the multi-million dollar Strategic Research Initiative, where our entire research enterprise is working to “fast forward” to tomorrow's cures.

Across the spectrum, our team's primary mission is to support a culture of innovation and efficiency that serves the Medical School research community and, ultimately, contributes to positive patient impact.

At the U-M Medical School Office of Research, we focus on researchers, so they can focus on great science.

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Steven L. Kunkel, Ph.D.
Chief Scientific Officer, Michigan Medicine
Executive Vice Dean for Research, Medical School
Peter A. Ward Distinguished University Professor
Endowed Professor of Pathology Research