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 won 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, private industries, associations and foundations.
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 SLU School of Medicine.
Saint Louis University also offers Ph.D., training to promote academic excellence in disease-based scientific research, in education (Doctorate and Master's levels) and medical family therapy (Doctorate and Master's 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.
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 SLU School of Medicine.