Research

 

World Leaders in Scientific Discovery & Innovative Care

The United States has given rise to some of the most significant advances in medicine of the last 50 years.

  • The discovery of restriction enzymes by Johns Hopkins researchers, a crucial turning point in scientists’ ability to manipulate DNA, paved the way for the genomics and biotechnology industries1
  • In 1990, the National Institutes of Health and the US Department of Energy began the Human Genome Project, a 13-year, international collaboration that ultimately led to the identification and sequencing of all of the genes in human DNA2

  • The first successful human heart transplant was performed by pioneering cardiovascular physician Denton A. Cooley in 1968 at CHI St. Luke’s Health3
  • The widespread implementation of three-drug therapy in the fight against HIV, the result of two landmark studies by American researchers published in the New England Journal of Medicine, saw a dramatic reduction in patient hospitalizations and deaths from AIDS4-6

ChooseUSHealth’s partner hospitals remain on the cutting edge of medical technology and are among the most sophisticated in the world. As the largest investor in biomedical science research, the United States allocates $30 billion annually pursuing discoveries that help people enjoy healthier lives.7 Expertise develops fastest at the forefront of medical breakthroughs, making the source of the medical discoveries an ideal place to receive the best-informed, highest-quality approaches to care.

World Leaders in Scientific Discovery & Innovative Care

The United States has given rise to some of the most significant advances in medicine of the last 50 years.

  • The discovery of restriction enzymes by Johns Hopkins researchers, a crucial turning point in scientists’ ability to manipulate DNA, paved the way for the genomics and biotechnology industries1
  • In 1990, the National Institutes of Health and the US Department of Energy began the Human Genome Project, a 13-year, international collaboration that ultimately led to the identification and sequencing of all of the genes in human DNA2
  • The first successful human heart transplant was performed by pioneering cardiovascular physician Denton A. Cooley in 1968 at CHI St. Luke’s Health3
  • The widespread implementation of three-drug therapy in the fight against HIV, the result of two landmark studies by American researchers published in the New England Journal of Medicine, saw a dramatic reduction in patient hospitalizations and deaths from AIDS4-6

ChooseUSHealth’s partner hospitals remain on the cutting edge of medical technology and are among the most sophisticated in the world. As the largest investor in biomedical science research, the United States allocates $30 billion annually pursuing discoveries that help people enjoy healthier lives.7 Expertise develops fastest at the forefront of medical breakthroughs, making the source of the medical discoveries an ideal place to receive the best-informed, highest-quality approaches to care.

 
  
 

US research universities are vital centers for the performance of research that advances knowledge in all science and engineering disciplines.

Atkinson RC, Blanpied WA. Research Universities: Core of the US science and technology system. Technology in Society. 2008;30(1):30-48.