The Departmental Research Office (DRO) is a resource of UMMC's Department of Medicine. The goal of the DRO is to provide faculty members with expert resources in research, grant submission and management, scholarly activity and faculty development.
The DRO staff provides comprehensive administrative support to the departmental research community engaged in the preparation of proposals and the management of funded research projects. The Vice Chair for Research and the Research Council retain primary responsibility for expanding the department's research portfolio and facilitating the expansion of research infrastructure within the department. The Research Council is comprised of an executive committee and four subcommittees. The council will propose policy on a broad range of topics relevant to research.The executive committee meets once monthly, and the full council (executive committee and the subcommittee members) meets quarterly.