About VUMC Research

Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is one of the nation’s longest serving and most prestigious academic medical centers. Through its historic bond with Vanderbilt University and integral role in the School of Medicine, VUMC cultivates distinguished research and educational programs to advance a clinical enterprise that provides compassionate and personalized care and support for millions of patients and family members each year. World-leading academic departments and comprehensive centers of excellence pursue scientific discoveries and transformational educational and clinical advances across the entire spectrum of health and disease.

Aligning with VUMC's Strategic Directions, the VUMC Office of Research (OOR) supports the Discover, Learn and Share strategic direction across the biomedical research enterprise within VUMC, the School of Medicine and beyond.  OOR provides shared research resources, administrative expertise and professional guidance to enable the trans-disciplinary environment and highly collaborative culture that advances discovery and training for all Vanderbilt research faculty, trainees, students and staff.  

OOR also advances the Strategic Direction to Make Diversity and Inclusion Intentional. We encourage everyone to reflect and plan toward this goal, and to utilize the anti-racism resources from VUMC Office of Health Equity.