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Vanderbilt actively promotes research and teaching that crosses disciplines, departments and institutional lines through a multitude of centers and institutes. Vanderbilt University 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 VU School of Medicine is driven by discovery and innovation in graduate training.

The School of Medicine ranks 13th among 125 medical schools in U.S. News & World Report’s most recent survey. The School of Medicine claims two Nobel Laureates, Earl W. Sutherland Jr., in 1971, for his discovery of the metabolic regulating compound cyclic AMP, and Stanley Cohen, in 1986, for his discovery with colleague Rita Levi Montalcini of epidermal growth factor. Combined research expenditures for Vanderbilt Univeristy and Vanderbilt University Medical Center enterprise exceeded $800 million in FY19, which places the Vanderbilt research community in the top tier of the 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 below to learn more about Research at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

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