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The Duke Department of Medicine engages in transformative research – both basic science and clinical.

Our programs include expertise in every specialty. Much of our scientific investigation demonstrates excellence in teams and interdisciplinary work.

Basic and Translational Research

We have a broad research portfolio that is well-supported by multiple resources. Areas of research focus include cell receptors and signaling, vascular biology, immunology, and cancer pharmacology.

Learn more about our basic and translational research efforts.

Clinical Research

We combine the clinical expertise and academic leadership of a premier teaching hospital with a full-service research organization.

Learn more about our clinical research efforts.

Duke Research Institutes and Centers

Duke is home to research centers and institutes that draw together researchers from many disciplines to conduct cutting-edge research into improving the health of patients and populations.

Learn more about our research centers and institutes.

Translational research resources

Duke CTSA logoThe Duke CTSA grant provides infrastructure for researchers at Duke to conduct clinical trials, train young scientists and share developments across a consortium of more than 60 other leading centers throughout the country and beyond.