At the College of Medicine - Peoria, our overarching research goal is to bring our discoveries from the bench to the bedside -- a process that translates research done in the laboratory into new ways to treat patients. We believe quality healthcare and medical training require a commitment to innovative research. Faculty investigators conduct research that changes lives throughout central Illinois, across the nation and around the world. The scope of this research is broad and ranges from investigating the innermost workings of cells – to understanding the end results of particular health care practices and interventions – to translating our research into new drug discoveries.
Major funding for this research includes significant grants made to the University of Illinois College of Medicine from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), American Cancer Society, Alzheimer’s Association, and other private foundations. Our faculty investigators also receive research and contract awards from pharmaceutical companies to pursue translational/clinical research as well as to conduct trials. Additionally, private and corporate donations provide the opportunity to explore new research areas and purchase expensive laboratory equipment needed for cutting-edge research. The results of these varied research projects allow us to unravel medical mysteries, pioneer groundbreaking discoveries and invent new technologies – all aimed at enhancing the quality of life. We are exploring the latest frontiers in science and biomedical research.