The University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System is one the very few institutions in the country (and the only one in the State of Illinois) with research faculty across all of our health sciences colleges. Our research spans the full spectrum of biomedical investigation, from understanding the molecular basis of disease to improving the health of populations.
At the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System, collaboration among physicians and researchers are yielding new forms of knowledge and, by extension, new methods for advancing patient treatment and care. From the study of molecules to the better understanding of health in diverse populations, hospital researchers routinely collaborate with researchers at the University of Illinois' Champaign-Urbana campus as well as physicians, nurses and other health professionals across the health sciences colleges in order to bring the best minds to the challenges of population health.
The college's groundbreaking research has earned its reputation as one of the best schools for both undergraduate and graduate medical education, and regularly attracts numerous research grants.
Our researchers are internationally recognized leaders in:
- Alternative, complementary and traditional medicine
- Biotechnology and biodefense
- Cancer biology and therapeutics
- Drug discovery, development and delivery
- Genomics and pharmacogenomics
- Infectious diseases
- Natural products
- Patient safety
- And more