Research Integration

Pushing the boundaries of science

Medicine is evolving almost on a daily basis. Being on the forefront of new discoveries and new treatments that benefit patients is of the utmost importance. Students will have the opportunity to participate in research that will shape their understanding of medicine.

Research integration promotes:

  • Exposure to a diverse range of health issues
  • Development of analytical and problem-solving skills that can translate to better approaches to patient care
  • Innovations from the bench to the bedside that can result in improved treatment options for patients

Center for Collaborative ResearchFaculty members in NSU’s M.D. College actively participate in innovative research, both in the lab and clinical setting, to further develop discoveries that can benefit patients. Students will be able to conduct research with faculty members in the newly opened Center for Collaborative Research, one of the largest (215,000 square feet) and most-advanced research facilities in Florida. Students also will be able to support research in clinical trials through NSU’s health care partners.

NSU Cell Therapy InstituteWorking in close collaboration with colleagues in the M.D. College, researchers in the NSU Cell Therapy Institute are dedicated to innovative translational biomedical research, focused on the discovery and development of cell-based therapies to prevent, treat, and cure life-threatening and debilitating diseases.

The NSU Cell Therapy Institute is a unique collaboration with leading medical research scientists from NSU and Sweden’s world-renowned Karolinska Institutet (KI) in Stockholm. KI is globally recognized for its Nobel Assembly, which awards the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine annually.

We Focus On

  • accelerating the advancement of next-generation approaches to precision medicine such as targeted immunotherapy and regenerative medicine with an initial focus on treating cancers, heart disease, and disorders causing blindness
  • eradicating cancer by investigating novel approaches harnessing the potency of a patient’s own immune cells against a broad range of difficult-to-treat cancers, and developing strategies to block cancerous stem cells
  • improving heart health with specific types of cardiac cells to regenerate damaged heart muscle tissue and examining ways to create new heart valves to replace damaged ones using a patient’s own normal stem cells
  • reversing vision loss due to macular degeneration and related diseases by replacing the degenerating, damaged retinal cells in the eye with healthy stem cells

NSU Cell Therapy InstituteThe NSU Cell Therapy Institute is a unique collaboration between faculty members in the M.D. College and leading medical research scientists from Sweden’s world-renowned Karolinska Institutet (KI) in Stockholm. KI is globally recognized for its Nobel Assembly, which awards the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine annually. 

This international collaboration greatly increases the opportunities to bring innovative laboratory discoveries from the bench to the bedside to directly benefit patients around the world. Faculty and students learn about this translational research process through direct participation in collaborations with KI colleagues, who serve as mentors to the NSU faculty researchers. Thus, research and education are closely integrated into the M.D. College curriculum and provide direct exposure to world-class research in the medical sciences.

This collaboration is facilitated by the Life Sciences International Program, an international research and educational exchange program that coordinates interactions between KI colleagues and NSU faculty and students. Joint strategies are being developed with KI to further promote the quality of medical education in the M.D. College, while simultaneously advancing the application of experimental research discoveries to improve patient care in the real world.

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Learn how NSU is Realizing Potential Through Collaborative Research.

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