The Department of Pathology maintains active research efforts both within the department and through extensive interdepartmental collaborations. Residents are expected to participate in research projects during the course of their training and have the opportunity to work with pathologists as well as researchers within the Department of Pathology and other academic departments in the medical center. Areas of particular strength include research in genitourinary and breast cancers, cancer biology, perinatal disease, cardiovascular disease, and neurosciences.
The Department of Pathology is well represented at the annual meeting of the United States Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP), and resident trainees have consistently received awards for original research. Residents also participate in local and regional meetings and research presentations. The program provides funding for resident attendance at national meetings.