Students can always be found working side by side with faculty in PCOM's research laboratories. Research at PCOM continues to grow, exposing more and more students to basic science investigations as well as clinical research.
Recent studies by PCOM faculty funded by the National Institutes of Health include research on stem cells and an investigation studying the effects of aging on immunity at the cellular level. The Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation is sponsoring research on the quality of life in individuals with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Other research focuses on the processes of inflammation, osteoporosis management, the effectiveness of osteopathic manipulative techniques on headache pain, and post-operative pain. Groundbreaking research linking the bacteria Chlamydia pneumoniae to Alzheimer's disease continues to receive attention.