Research at Maimonides

At Maimonides Medical Center, clinical and health services research are integral to advancing clinical care and our clinicians’ participation in academic and scientific activities. Research is a critical complement to the clinical and teaching activities at the Medical Center. Faculty and attending physicians, residents, fellows, and nurses design and conduct research studies that seek to contribute to generalizable knowledge about optimizing clinical care delivery and patient outcomes; evaluating the efficacy of drugs, devices, procedures or diagnostic tests; and assessing various approaches to improving quality and cost efficiency of care. Currently, there are more than 350 active research studies ongoing at Maimonides.

In addition, Maimonides ensures research training program is part of its residency and fellowship programs through the provision of education, technical assistance, mentorship and seed funding for resident-initiated studies. Research professionals at Maimonides have developed online and in-person courses in research education for residents and fellows which address research study design and methodology, participant recruitment and retention, and statistical concepts and analysis. Maimonides also hosts New York State-funded Empire Clinical Research Investigator Program (ECRIP) Research Fellows each year who work closely with faculty mentors on clinical research studies.

Clinicians that engage in research at Maimonides are supported by:

  • The Office of Research Administration, which provides administrative and other support to facilitate clinical and health services research.
  • A 22-member Institutional Review Board, which meets monthly to review and approve research protocols.
  • The Office of Grants and Contracts, which supports investigators in their pursuit of external research funding and post-award grants administration.
  • The Maimonides Research and Development Foundation, which provides seed funding for investigator-initiated research.