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The Office of Biomedical Research Education and Training (BRET) provides support and resources for Vanderbilt biomedical graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty who train graduate students and postdocs.

Vanderbilt University (VU) actively promotes research and teaching that crosses disciplines, departments and institutional lines through a multitude of centers and institutes. VU School of Medicine has built a strong reputation as a leader in medical education, research and patient care throughout the Southeast and the nation over the course of its 150-year history. At its heart, the School of Medicine is driven by discovery and innovation in graduate training. Combined research expenditures for Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center enterprise exceeded $800 million in FY19, which places the Vanderbilt research community in the top tier of all research universities. While leading exceptional research teams, our investigators are committed to mentoring over 600 graduate (Ph.D.) students and over 300 postdoctoral fellows in programs, departments and divisions distributed across the entire School of Medicine.

Please explore the links above to learn more about the research at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.


 BRET | Vanderbilt University | School of Medicine | 340 Light Hall | Nashville, TN 37232-0301
615-343-4611 (Main Number) | 615-343-0749 (Fax)

The BRET office is committed to fostering equity, diversity, and inclusion of all students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty, and staff to the benefit of all members of our community. We are intentional about recruiting, retaining, and supporting diverse and underrepresented groups and we encourage individuals from all populations to apply to our graduate, postdoctoral, staff, and faculty positions.