Research laboratories at the Perelman School of Medicine, at the University of Pennsylvania
  • Aging and Memory

    Created in 1979 to improve the health of the elderly by increasing clinical and basic research, University of Pennsylvania's Institute on Aging focuses on normal aging and age-related diseases across the entire Penn campus.

  • Abramson Cancer Center

    Home to 400+ basic, translational, and clinical scientists who work relentlessly to determine the pathogenesis of cancer, the Abramson Cancer Center is committed to improving the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer.

  • Cardiovascular Institute

    The Penn Cardiovascular Institute pulls researchers from across the university to focus on cardiovascular science and care.

  • Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism

    The mission of The Institute for Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism is to support and develop successful approaches to the prevention, treatment, and cure of diabetes mellitus and obesity. The leadership of the IDOM embraces a disease-oriented approach that focuses on Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, Obesity, and Cardiovascular Complications.

  • Diagnostics

    Discover research related to diagnostics at Penn Medicine. 

  • Environmental Medicine

    The Institute for Environmental Medicine provides a Medical Center, University and national focus for research and education related to the hyperbaric and undersea environments and their interfaces with the respiratory and neurological systems.

  • Health Economics

    LDI is Penn's hub of health system-related research, policy analysis, and education. Its more than 200 Senior Fellows analyze the medical, economic, and social issues that influence how health care is organized, financed, and delivered across the U.S.

  • Musculoskeletal Disorders

    The Penn Musculoskeletal Center brings together multiple specialists who take a whole-body approach to treating joints, muscles and bones

  • Neuroscience

    The Penn Medicine Neuroscience Center (PCNC) is dedicated to the advancement of the understanding of the brain, spine and peripheral nervous system.

  • Orthopaedics

    McKay Laboratory conducts high quality fundamental and translational research and trains the next generation of leaders in the orthopaedic field.

  • Psychiatry and Behavioral Health

    Penn Behavioral Health offers treatment for the full spectrum of psychiatric and behavioral disorders.

  • Radiology

    The Department of Radiology at Penn Medicine has one of the top radiology research programs in the world, leading new advancements and major developments in the fields of basic, translational and clinical radiology.

  • Reproduction and Women's Health

    Offering a wide range of clinical services for women, subspecialty care, and general obstetrical and gynecologic care, Penn Ob/Gyn is considered a national leader in women’s health.


  • Surgery

    Learn about surgical research at Penn. 

  • Penn Vision Research Center

    Penn's Vision Research Center began at the University of Pennsylvania in 1975 as a unifying National Eye Institute (NEI) support mechanism for faculty who do vision research. 

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