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BRET: Biomedical Research Education and Training

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.

The BRET team manages the admissions process and administration for the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program (IGP) and the Quantitative & Chemical Biology Program (QCB). Other training programs overseen by the BRET office are the Vanderbilt VERTICES PREP Program and the Vanderbilt Summer Science Academy for undergraduate students. BRET also provides administrative support for NIH Training Grant applications as well as their subsequent coordination, including the Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) Program.

Additionally, the BRET office provides career and professional development support for biomedical PhD students and postdocs through the Office of Career Development ASPIRE Program and the Office of Outcomes Research. Support for biomedical postdoctoral fellows at Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center is provided in collaboration with the Vanderbilt Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and School of Medicine departments. The BRET Office organizes and hosts a Responsible Conduct of Research training day each spring for Vanderbilt researchers.

Please explore our web site to obtain further information about our programs and services.

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.


Contact Us

The Office of Biomedical Research Education & Training
Vanderbilt University
School of Medicine
340 Light Hall
Nashville, TN 37232-0301
615-343-4611 (Main Number)
615-343-0749 (Fax)