The Office of Research Affairs has a firm commitment to advancing the research enterprise of the Medical School by providing input on research and research related policy matters to the Dean,  the Administrative Council and Faculty Senate as follow:
Identification and consideration of research areas for development, especially in regard to the establishment of centers and interdisciplinary programs.

  • Identification of facilities and equipment needed for replacement and development.
  • Development of strategies for expanding activities in clinical and basic research.
  • Establishment of a plan and guidelines to more actively participate in technology transfer.
  • Advise on use of institutional resources and the acquisition of outside funds for the development of research programs to make the research efforts of the school visible to the public.

We are also committed to enhancing the research and intellectual endeavors of both faculty and trainees through programs offered by the Research Committee and the Graduate Student Education Committee. The Office of Research Affairs also screens and identifies nominees for extramural funding opportunities with limited submission criteria and is responsible for the oversight and management of the Annual McGovern Medical School Research Retreat, The Ernst Knobil Distinguished Lecture, the Dean’s Lecture Seriesthe Cheves Smythe Distinguished Lecture Series, and the Collaborative Workshop series.


September 20, 2022

Dean’s Lecture

Wendy Chung, MD

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., MSB 3.001
Kennedy Family Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine
Columbia University
Genomic medicine: disparities and opportunities to improve health equity”

Robert Califf, Ph.D.
Commissioner of Food and Drugs
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Department of Health and Human Services
“Evidence generation and dealing with misinformation: Public health priorities of our time”
October 11, 2022
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
MSB 3.001

March 28, 2023
Cheves Smythe Distinguished Lecture
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., MSB 3.001
Director, Aging Brain Center
Milton and Shirley F. Levy Family Chair
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center