Vanderbilt provides a variety of resources to assist clinical and translational researchers. The following list outlines some of the resources most frequently utilized by MSCI trainees:
Assists junior faculty members engaging in clinical research in any area relevant to women's health with an emphasis on sex and gender factors.
Provides support to residents, fellows and junior faculty in the Divisions of Hematology/Oncology, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Surgical Oncology and the Department of Radiation Oncology.
Assists researchers committed to environmental health research.
This training program has as its long term objective to provide interdisciplinary career development for pediatric physician-scientists who will become the future leaders in child health research in vulnerable populations. The program identifies qualified trainees at the end of residency or early in fellowship training, and provides a two-year interdisciplinary research experience (with an optional third year) in the laboratory of a qualified mentor with adequate resources and ready access to populations of vulnerable children. The research training is integrated with didactic coursework through the Vanderbilt Master of Science in Clinical Investigation and Master of Public Health programs and an applied skills practicum in conducting research in vulnerable populations. Contact: Dr. William Cooper, 615-936-2082.
Links to assist with grant awards for fellowship training (F series) or career development (K series).
The educational component of Vanderbilt’s CTSA grant provides partial funding for 3 applicants to pursue the MSCI degree. These half-tuition scholarships are awarded by the Program Directors, in collaboration with the Admissions Committee, on the basis of long-term career goals, merit, and need.
MSCI Hazinski Scholarship
One half-tuition Hazinski Scholarship is awarded each year to the most meritorious application. The scholarship is awarded by the Program Directors in collaboration with the Admissions Committee.
MSCI Diversity Scholarship
To encourage under-represented students to apply for the MSCI program, the program provides a half tuition scholarship to under-represented minority students. The scholarship is awarded by the Program Directors in collaboration with the Admissions Committee.
A portal of resources for junior faculty and fellowship level trainees who are committed to a career in clinical investigation.
A free editorial service to enhance written scientific communication.
List of shared resources/research core facilities, from those serving small groups of investigators to those supporting all VUMC researchers.
Consultants provide guidance in study organization, IRB navigation, training, protocol development, preparation of study-related documents, funding and contractual agreements, and overall program advisory. The office sponsors periodic workshops.
University IRB website.
Weekly workshops offer basic instruction and practical advice on commonly encountered clinical research topics.
The Department of Biostatistics offers assistance with experimental design, study design, data analysis, data display, statistical computing, and interpretation of results.
The Center for Science Communication at Vanderbilt aims both to help authors of basic biomedical research publish better papers in better journals and to help potential editors gain experience and improve their skills. Weekly clinics combine a workshop approach with consultation on attendees’ drafts. The clinics offer an opportunity both to learn new approaches to writing and presenting and to get advice on issues specific to communication of your work. Each clinic will include a brief presentation/discussion on a specific topic; the calendar will rotate through topics related to publishing, grant writing, figure design, and presentations. The session will then open up to address attendees’ concerns, whether related to that session’s topic or their own work. For those interested in applying the ideas discussed in the session, an exercise will be planned; those who want feedback or suggestions on their drafts may confer with other participants or the CSC’s consultants. No advance registration is required.
Interactive system provides tools to identify resources, find experts, access templates for research preparation and study conduct, obtain database development software, learn about educational requirements and opportunities, and receive help with research application and approval processes.
Links to the Office of Research Informatics and REDCap.
Provides services to Vanderbilt investigators related to development and implementation of mail, telephone, web and mixed mode surveys.
The Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (VICTR) offers a variety of resources to investigators and research teams. VICTR is supported by personnel from VICTR administration who are available to assist you with your VICTR applications, answer questions about VICTR resources available to you, and guide you through the StarBRITE website.
Offers a variety of services to facilitate, promote, and support VUMC investigators in research and sponsored activities.
Links to assist with grant writing and management.
Links to assist with grant awards for fellowship training (F-series) or career development (K-series).