Surgery Department Research

Since 2006, the Department of Surgery-Research Division has experienced substantial growth in federal research funding in basic science and translational medicine. In addition to a marked increase in clinical research, our NIH portfolio has increased substantially, raising our ranking among other departments of surgery from 90th to the top 25 departments of surgery. This success has allowed us to partner successfully with two of the newly developed basic and clinical science institutes (Cancer and Regenerative Medicine) as well as other areas of research strength at Cedars-Sinai.

In specific, NIH funding has increased from approximately $500K in FY 06 to more than $4.4 million in FY10, representing 800% growth.

A substantial portion of this growth is attributable to our recent success in obtaining NIH ARRA funding.  The DOS was awarded five NIH ARRA grants during FY10 totaling $1.7 million dollars.

As noted above, clinical research activities (research projects and clinical trials) have also substantially increased during the past three years. Department of Surgery investigators initiated 10 new clinical trials in 2009 and an additional 14 in FY 2010. In addition, approximately 65 new clinical research projects involving human subjects have been initiated in fiscal years 2009-2010.

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