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 Leadership

Jake Block, M.D.

Dan Brown, M.D.
Professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences
Vice Chair, Innovation and Clinical Research

Our Programs
  • 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.
Publications and News

  • 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, M.D., J.D., 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