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The Vanderbilt University Biomedical Research community is premier research facility that is internationally recognized for its leadership and innovation in the biomedical and biological sciences. With almost 500 laboratories conducting cutting-edge research, Vanderbilt attracts the best and brightest researchers from all over the world. Not surprisingly, Vanderbilt recently ranked first in the nation in the five-year growth rate of NIH-sponsored funding.

The research activities of faculty affiliated with the graduate programs range from fundamental basic science to patient-oriented clinical studies. The extensive interchange of scientific information, techniques, and equipment between investigators reflects the interdisciplinary nature and collaborative spirit of the scientific endeavor at Vanderbilt.

Students who select Vanderbilt for their graduate education benefit from a large number of research laboratories, cooperative research programs, and core facilities.