The physicians and scientists in the Charles E Schmidt College of Medicine strive to develop innovative approaches to understand, treat and prevent disease in Palm Beach County, the state of Florida and throughout the world. Using collaborative and multi-disciplinary approaches, we seek to both to understand basic biological mechanisms and cultivate new strategies to combat disease through patient-centered research and discovery. Our research focus areas include:
- Healthy Aging, Geriatrics & Neuroscience
(including cardiovascular disease, stroke, cancer, eye diseases and neurodegenerative diseases)
- Chronic Pain & Opioid Use
- Genomics & Precision Medicine
Research at the Schmidt College of Medicine is recognized through significant funding from the National Institute of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF) and other funding agencies. The College currently has more than 15,000 sq ft of dedicated laboratory space and a wide array of state of the art equipment generously supported by the Schmidt Family Endowment Fund and SU Excellence Funds.
Our faculty and students benefit from affiliations with prestigious local research institutions such as The Herbert Wertheim UF Scripps Institute for Biomedical Innovation & Technology, and the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience. These relationships not only further collaborative research at the college but also provide exciting and diverse opportunities for students to gain experience working with world-class scientists.
The Schmidt College of Medicine focuses the efforts of faculty, staff and trainees on improving health through science, scholarship and innovation. This vision is realized through collaborative research initiatives in which basic, translational, and clinical researchers work together across disciplines and specialties to discover fundamental insights into human health and disease and apply their discoveries to develop new diagnostic tools and treatments.