Transforming Medicine and Health Through Scientific Research

Researcher looking through a microscopeDuke is one of the largest biomedical research enterprises in the country, with nearly $801.5 million in sponsored research expenditures annually. The Duke University School of Medicine includes the research efforts of more than 2,500 basic science and clinical faculty members who strive to transform medicine and health, locally and globally, through innovative scientific research and rapid translation of breakthrough discoveries. Their research, which extends from the bench to the bedside, has resulted in some of the world’s most significant medical and biological discoveries and has resulted in innovative new treatments for a wide range of human diseases.  

School of Medicine Research Strategic Plan “Leading the Next Generation of Discovery and Impact”

The Duke University School of Medicine is the vibrant home for the next generation of discovery. In late 2017 led by Dean Mary E. Klotman, the School of Medicine embarked on a strategic planning initiative, engaging over 100 faculty and staff to harness their commitment and expertise to guide the future of the school’s research mission. The result was a research plan, Leading the Next Generation of Discovery and Impact, which is an important extension of the School of Medicine’s 2016 Strategic Plan and provides a focus and clarity on the school’s research priorities. Core to the successful implementation of the plan will be a commitment and unwavering focus on conducting research of the highest caliber and integrity. In addition, the plan calls for the recruitment of visionary scientists, development of new resources and support, as well as enhancements to current infrastructure. Recognizing the dynamic nature of scientific discovery, the plan was created with an intentional and appropriate need for flexibility. This will be a “living” plan that will evolve to meet a changing landscape.

Read the Plan


myRESEARCHhome provides a single location for research-related tasks and information, putting relevant applications, resources, and information - specific to researchers and their projects - in easy reach. It can be personalized even further to save time and effort.

Tools and resources are funded by Duke’s Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) from the NIH and by the School of Medicine.

SoM Research Support Funding

The funding opportunities listed on the SoM Research Support Funding page are sponsored by and funded by the School of  Medicine. For a comprehensive list of funding opportunities, visit the University Office of Research Support Funding Opportunities page.

Reporting Research Concerns

Any concerns related to human research, animal research, conflict of interest, research misconduct, research financial accounting, research safety or other research compliance matters can be reported through the IntegrityLine: 1-800-826-8109 or via this anonymous form

The IntegrityLine is a telephone hotline open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You can call the hotline to report a concern without giving your name. Your call will not be traced. If you want to leave your name to help answer questions about the situation, your confidentiality will be protected to the extent the law allows