UC Davis School of Medicine is part of a nationally recognized health system that excels at translating scientific discoveries and new technology into improved patient care and community-wide health. Faculty in the School of Medicine specialize in a wide range of basic and applied research including those related to cancer biology, vascular biology, genetic diseases and functional genomics, health services, infectious diseases, neuroscience, nutrition, telemedicine, and vision science.

More than 500 research studies are currently underway in School of Medicine facilities in Davis and Sacramento, funded by federal, state, foundation, and pharmaceutical/biotechnology sources. We also collaborate with several affiliated research institutions, such as the Shriners Hospital for Children, Veterans Affairs (VA) Health System, USDA Western Human Nutrition Research Center and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories. In addition, School of Medicine faculty are engaged in innovative collaborations within the UC Davis community — with the California Regional Primate Research Center, School of Veterinary Medicine, Division of Biological Sciences, College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, and the College of Engineering.