Research Assistant Donnis Davis in the lab.
Our department has a large and growing research program. We are currently engaged in over thirty projects both internally and in collaboration with other departments and institutions. They include clinical trials, basic research, educational studies, observational studies, and surveys; spanning the full range of patient populations from obstetric practice to palliative care. Our collaboration partners come from a variety of fields including neuroscience, psychiatry, child development, biochemistry, emergency medicine, and of course orthopaedics and other surgical disciplines. We also participate in several national case registries to better understand practice patterns and rare complications.
We are proud to offer our faculty and residents both in-house and institutional statistical support, and we have a dedicated staff member to assist with study design, IRB review, FDA filings, grants, and manuscript preparation. Protected research time is available for faculty and advanced residents.
UNM’s Health Sciences Center also offers extensive research support to our faculty and residents, including a Clinical Data Warehouse, biostatistics, grantsmanship training, funding searches, library/informatics assistance, and IT infrastructure such as RedCap.
We are dedicated to improving patient care and training the next generation of clinician-scientists, and to providing our physicians with the tools they need to do so.