Innovative Research

Supporting Scientific Discovery at CUIMC

Imagine supporting a trial to test a promising new therapy for diabetes or a new drug to better prevent organ rejection among transplant patients. Or, perhaps you would like to join an effort to discover the genetic underpinnings of Alzheimer’s disease and certain cancers.

A gift to support our scientists and their research helps foster discoveries and nurture innovations in areas like precision medicine that can lead to life-saving breakthroughs and affect the lives of individuals and their families now and in the future.

Since the founding of our medical school over 250 years ago, Columbia researchers have made considerable contributions to the field of medicine, unearthing new areas of discovery in the understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of disease. Our medical breakthroughs include the first blood test for cancer, the first medical use of the laser, and the first successful transfer of genes from one cell to another.

Financial support for research from private sources is critical to advancing medical innovation. There are a number of opportunities at the medical center to suit individual interests and goals. Consider directly supporting current and new research projects led by our leading faculty in select specialty areas, or fellowships that provide vital funds for early-career scientists. Funding for endowed professorships allows distinguished faculty members to pursue their projects and teach students without worry of financial constraints.

If you would like to help advance research discovery at CUIMC, please contact our giving professionals, or consider making a gift today by giving online.