Research & Faculty

Advancing innovation & research in health care

In addition to research conducted within our colleges, NEOMED advances innovation and research in health care through six focus areas of excellence that are of paramount importance to both our mission and well-being of our communities.

Office of Faculty Enrichment & Engagement

In 2021, the office developed a multi-year plan to enhance program offerings and enrich the learning environment for faculty. Visit our new website for more information.

Measures of Excellence


research focus areas working to advance community health.

2,300 +

teaching faculty educating future health care providers.


in funding awards received in 2018.


NIH funded projects received funds in 2018.

Advancing High Risk, High Reward Research

Our faculty and researchers are well-known for their advancements in practice, science, drug discovery and development.

Researcher presenting within the Community-Based Mental Health Research Focus Area

Community-Based Mental Health

Improving the health and health care of a population of individuals with severe and persistent mental illness through the Community-Based Mental Health Research Focus Area at NEOMED.

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Heart & Blood Vessel Disease

Advancing the understanding of heart and blood vessels diseases with the goal of stopping their progression and ultimately, curing them.

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Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism

Diabetes, obesity, fatty liver disease, and atherosclerosis are among the most common, costly, and preventable of all health problems. Researchers at NEOMED aim to build a collaborative internationally-recognized Center of Excellence in diabetes, obesity and metabolism.

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Musculoskeletal Research

Focused on developing bone and tissue regrowth processes to address the needs of our aging population with debilitating conditions such as arthritis, cancer, osteoporosis and bone fractures.

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Two researchers in lab looking into a microscope

Hearing Research

Deepening the understanding of how the central nervous system functions in association with hearing, communication and swallowing, how it is affected by hearing disorders, and how manipulation of the central nervous systems may improve these disorders.

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Matthew Smith in the lab

Neurodegenerative Disease & Aging

Focusing on three of the most common age-related neurodegenerations: Alzheimer’s disease (AD), Parkinson’s disease (PD), and glaucoma.

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Fostering Technology, COMMERCIALIZATION & Entrepreneurship

Research discoveries at NEOMED are actively commercialized with the support of The REDIzone to connect life science entrepreneurs with our research faculty. Additionally, The REDIzone is driving our industry collaborations to leverage NEOMED’s vast research infrastructure and expertise to solve commercially challenging problems.

For inventors For Industry For Startups Agreements, Licensing & Resources

What’s Happening in Research?


Steven P. Schmidt, Ph.D.
Vice President for Research
Phone: 330.325.6290