Innovation and Clinical Research

Innovation and Clinical Research

The Department of Radiology is committed to innovation and clinical research as a long-term strategic priority. We encourage creativity and entrepreneurship as a means of supporting our mission.

Our Programs
  • Applying for a grant? Click here to involve departmental support staff. For questions, please email Heather Selke, Grants Manager, at heather.l.selke@vumc.org.  
  • Innovation Activists: Designing Health Care’s Future: A podcast series hosted by Dr. Reed Omary that addresses some of health care’s biggest challenges
  • Catalyst Program: The Catalyst Program is designed to establish, promote and support collaborative research between our research and clinical faculty members. Three funding awards will be granted each year to teams with at least one VUIIS basic science faculty and one Radiology clinical faculty, and for newly created research projects without previous collaboration. All Radiology faculty are eligible to apply for a funding award through this program. Learn More
Our Leadership

Jake Block, M.D.

Dan Brown, MD
Vice Chair of Innovation and Clinical Research
Director of Interventional Oncology
Professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences

  • Click here to submit your project to be added the repository.

    Project PI Timeline Involved Trainees Open Role(s) Skill Set Needed to Support 
    Cryoablation Zone Modeling Dan Brown 2020-present Bill Winter Not currently Image selection/coordination with Electrical Engineering
    Christian Nguyen
    Chemoembolization Database Dan Brown 2017-present Shelby Frantz Med Student Data entry in RedCap
    Rad Residents Chart Review
    PET CT Y90 Dosimetry Dan Brown 2020-present Spencer Workman Maybe TBD
    TVS of Ovary Ad Tube (BRCA+) Arthur Fleischer 2020-2022 Jessica Miller Med Student Patient Recruitment
    Resident/Fellow Image Analysis
    Non-Rad Trainee Record Keeping
    Research Lung Biopsy Virginia Planz 2020-present Eric Emmons Med Student Data collection
    Adrenal Mass Biopsy Virginia Planz 2020-present   Med Student, Resident, Fellow Chart Review and Data Entry
    CT/US Procedure Projects w/ Soc of Abd Rad CSIR-ETC Virginia Planz 2020-present   Resident TBD
  • Click here to submit your project to be added the repository.

    Project PI Timeline Involved Trainees Open Role(s) Skill Set Needed to Support 
    Sweet Syndrome Andrea Birch 2020-present Cam Henry Maybe Case write up & literature review
    Retroperitoneal Hemangioma Marques Bradshaw 2020-present Breiona Hamilton Not currently Collection of images, literature review, & Q&A
    Mimics in Abdominal Imaging Virginia Planz 2020-present   Resident TBD
    3D-Printed Radiology Educational Objects Jared Grice 2018-present   Resident Comfortable learning 3D design software
    • Radx Innovation Challenge: The Department of Radiology’s healthcare innovation and entrepreneurship challenge to create solutions to unmet needs in health care
    • Innovation Seminar Series: A department sponsored seminar series focused on topics of innovation
      • May 25, 2017: H. Benjamin Harvey, MD, JD, Radiology's Brave New World: Innovate or Perish
    • Enterprise System Design Alliance: A partnership between the Department of Radiology and Vanderbilt's School of Engineering
  • 2018 VICC Ambassadors Breakfast
  • 2018 VICC Ambassadors Breakfast
  • 2018 VICC Ambassadors Breakfast
  • 2019 VICC Ambassadors Breakfast
  • 2019 VICC Ambassadors Breakfast