Department of Surgery
Mission & GOALS
We strive to promote expansion and facilitate execution of clinical and translational
research in the Department of Surgery, while enhancing faculty and student development and improving quality of patient
care. Our goals are to: provide formalized research education for faculty and student
investigators; develop a structured student research internship program; facilitate
collaborations between clinical and basic science faculty; initiate active trials
in all subspecialty areas in the department; and continue to increase external research
The research interests of our faculty are broad, ranging from new drug and device trials to microbial pathogensis.
Wound infection has long been a focus of interest and has developed into the formation
of two Centers of Research Excellence: the Burn Center of Research Excellence (BCoRE) and the Biofilm Center of Research Excellence (BioCoRE). We are extremely proud of our faculty, residents and students who regularly publish,
present and win awards for their research activities.
Research Division - Contact
Kendra Rumbaugh, Ph.D.