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Discover, Learn, and Share

Our collaborative learning environment ensures we will remain nimble and distinctive as a national leader in biomedical discovery, health care, and training. As we integrate expertise and data, we will expand and create new research capabilities to make discoveries of value and translate them quickly to our teams, patients and community. 

Statement of Importance:

Vanderbilt is leading the charge in ushering in a new era of health and prevention, detection, and treatment of disease. Progress that could not have been imagined a decade ago is now being realized with our research and made reality for our patients and individuals in the community. We are transforming interventions away from a model in which we see people for the first time when they begin experiencing symptoms to one that detects, manages and perhaps eradicates disease before individuals even know they have them. The work is being driven by our pioneering discoveries in basic, translational, clinical and population research, as well as innovation in learning systems. VUMC is engaging in new ways with our patients and community through new prevention and treatment modalities in the form of interventional trials, as well as with new models of engagement, health care implementation and outcomes assessment—both here and through our affiliate hospitals and community in the Vanderbilt Health Affiliate Network. Vanderbilt is leading in developing innovative and effective education and training programs for learners across the continuum of educational phases and across health professions to catalyze servant leadership and lifelong learning.

  • Dynamic process to develop, share and recognize the contributions of individuals and teams to discovery and learning
    • Identifying and testing metrics that align and connect people to our mission including changes in practice, policy and paradigms
    • Beginning each SOM Executive Faculty meeting with a “Celebrate” presentation to highlight high impact publications and awards
    • Creation of the Office of Research social media presence via twitter @VUMCResearch
    • Launching annual StrategyShare events        
  • Vanderbilt Institute for Infection, Immunology and Inflammation (VI4) logoTrans-institutional framework for infection, immunology, and inflammation research
  • Systems that enable co-registration and bioinformatics mining of all forms of data across the research and clinical enterprise
  • Plan for computational science, information technology, and data storage as required to meet the demands and advance basic, clinical, and population research
    • Coordinating VUMC Data Science strategy and programs with the Vanderbilt Data Science Institute
    • Further developing the Vanderbilt Health Data Science Center
    • Acquiring the data and coordinating center for All of Us in the Center of Precision Medicine
  • The Learning Healthcare Platform employing pragmatic trials embeded in clinical operations and leveraging the electronic health record
  • Systems to access and leverage clinical specimens at scale with appropriate database capabilities; specimens representative of a diverse population
    • Increasing scope of biospecimen and image research use in Consent-to-Treat
  • Mentoring and training programs that enable on-going career progression & transitions
    • Medical Innovators Developer Program (MiDP) logoDeveloping approach to competency-based progression from UME to GME using multi-source assessment data
    • Obtaining AMA Re-imagining Residency grant (1 of 8 nationally)
    • Developing the Medical Innovators Development Program (MIDP) is in its third year (more
    • Launching Discovery Scholars Program in Fall 2019
    • Developing integrated interdisciplinary experiences for post-graduate trainees
  • Systems to support learning-working teams
    • Launching QuizTime, an innovative learning tool that provides  an asynchronous learning paradigm for Educators and Learners
    • Implementing of a novel interprofessional working-learning student team model at Mercury Courts.
  • Population health and discovery platform across the VHAN enabling research, community engagement and collaborative partnerships
  • Health forecasting system; knowledge engine
    • Pioneering Phenotype Risk Scores
    • Developing the concept of The Vanderbilt Inventory to identify all of the data sets to aggregate to inform “whole person” visualization of risk