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SKMC Office of Research

The Sidney Kimmel Medical College Office of Research is led by the the Associate Dean for Research, Dr. Theodore Taraschi. The Office of Research is responsible for advancing the medical college's research mission by developing a clear, coordinated strategy that drives the effective integration of the clinical/educational expertise on campus with Jefferson’s strengths in basic, translational, and clinical research. The SKMC Office of Research leads the development of major collaborative initiatives, such as the establishment of Centers of Excellence within the college, and is actively initiating strategic alliances with other medical centers, universities and research entities regionally, nationally and internationally.

Through a new pilot funding initiative, the SKMC Office of Research is creating collaborative and programmatic funding opportunities for the faculty. In addition, the Office of Research oversees working groups that address key operational issues which impact medical school investigators, with the goal of optimizing the overall faculty experience at Jefferson within the scientific discovery realm.