The research within the faculty covers large parts of the field of Medicine, from the tiny details of microbes to disease patterns and risk factors in the entire population.
Umeå University has prioritised twelve research environments, referred to as "Areas of Excellence". Four of them - Cancer Research, Infections, Metabolic Diseases, and The Nervous System - are mainly based in the Faculty of Medicine. Several of the others involve researchers from the faculty: Biological Chemistry, Gender Studies, Population Studies - Ageing and Living Conditions, and Social Welfare Research.
The work is mainly done in the departments by groups of researchers, most of them also teachers involved in our courses and programmes. A few centres are almost entirely focused on research: Umeå Centre for Molecular Medicine (UCMM), and - connected to the Department of Molecular Biology - Umeå Centre for Microbial Research (UCMR) and Laboratory for Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden (MIMS).
New pages: Umeå Centre of Gender Studies, Medicine (UCGM).