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School of Medicine Office of Research

About Us

At Saint Louis University School of Medicine, our scientists focus on investigations that involve the basis of disease and how understanding the fundamental characteristics of diseases can be exploited for clinical treatment.

Our goal, as scientists and clinicians, is to bring science to the bedside and to offer novel therapies. Saint Louis University is one of only nine Catholic universities with a higher or highest research activity designation from the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

In fiscal year 2021, SLU’s medical center researchers in the health sciences were awarded 286 grants, contracts and subcontracts totaling $36 million. Funding agencies include the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Centers for Disease Control and other governmental sources, as well as private industries, associations and foundations.

Centers and Institutes 

AHEAD Institute
Institute for Drug and Biotherapeutic Innovation
SLU Research Institute
Institute for Vaccine Science and Policy
Center for Anatomical Science and Education
Center for Health Outcomes Research
Center for Neuroscience
Saint Louis University Liver Center
Center for Vaccine Development

Research Education and Training

Saint Louis University (SLU) offers M.D./Ph.D. training to promote academic excellence in clinical medicine and disease-based scientific research. Faculty mentors train M.D./Ph.D. students to become physician-scientists with the credentials to succeed in academic medicine and related careers.

The program is available to all interested applicants to the School of Medicine.

View M.D. / Ph.D. Program

Saint Louis University also offers Ph.D. training to promote academic excellence in disease-based scientific research, in education (Doctorate and Masters levels) and medical family therapy (Doctorate and Masters levels) careers. Faculty mentors train students to be competitive in both bench-based research careers and the ever expanding opportunities in “alternative” scientific and academic careers.

View Graduate Programs

View Anatomy Programs

View Medical Family Therapy Program

Research Planning Committee

The Research Planning Committee is the advisory body to the Dean of the School of Medicine about policies, activities and long-term objectives pertaining to research in the School of Medicine.

Learn More about RPC

In Fiscal Year 2021...

286

grants were awarded to researchers

$36M

in grant funding by agencies such as NIH, NSF, CDC, and other government and private sources

Research at Saint Louis University School of Medicine

Students researching vaccines

Information on the President's Research Fund and other funding sources.

Picture of Ajay Jain in Lab

Researchers in the news, awards, publications, and scientific achievements.

Students sitting outside outside Doisy Research Center

View research aids, grant preparation resources, and research-related links.

Students in a research setting

Need to request a space for research? View our Online Research Form Here