University of Pennsylvania Health System

Research and Clinical Trials at Penn Medicine

Research

Among the Nation's Leading Research Institutions

Penn Medicine and The Perelman School of Medicine are among the nation's leading research institutions. In fact, we consistently rank in the top 5% in the nation among academic medical centers for research awards granted—most in the form of extramural funding, such as NIH research awards. Our tri-partite mission combines pioneering research, academic excellence and outstanding clinical care, to advance the practice of medicine and the quality of care we provide.

Clinical Trials

From bench to bedside, we translate scientific breakthroughs and clinical trial discoveries into miraculous treatments. Studies not conducted anywhere else give our patients a chance to live longer, fuller, healthier lives.

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Research Laboratories

We are internationally recognized as a leader in discoveries that advance science and pave the way for new therapies and procedures to improve human health. The basic and clinical research findings emerging from our laboratories and hospitals improve the treatment of a wide range of medical conditions and provide the foundation of knowledge on which many of medicine's next generation of cures will be developed.

An overview of our research

Research Support

Our 24 research cores offer a range of services, from molecular profiling to cell sorting to high resolution electron microscopy. Through these diverse resources, we provide access to the most advanced equipment and instrumentation; as well as technical expertise, training and education.