Clinical and basic research are major aspects of the Departments programs. Almost all faculty are engaged in research with the aim of discovering new knowledge and/or developing ways to apply new knowledge to improve diagnosis and management of disease.
The research programs within the University, including Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, have grown dramatically in recent years as evidenced by funding levels and awards including the 1998 Nobel Prize in Medicine. The Department offers MS and Ph.D training through the GSBS (Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Houston). This school comprises both The University of Texas Medical School at Houston and the UT M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.