Mission and Goals

The DDRC is a multidisciplinary center at Vanderbilt University Medical Center developed to serve the following purposes:

  • Promote digestive diseases-related research in an integrative, collaborative and multidisciplinary manner
  • Develop and implement programs for attracting, training, and retaining young investigators in digestive disease-related research
  • Enhance the basic, translational, and clinical research capabilities of the VDDRC members
  • Facilitate the transfer of basic research discoveries to improvements in prevention and/or clinical care
  • Attract investigators not involved in digestive disease-related research to pursue these lines of investigation