About VUMC

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is a leader in medical education, research and patient care throughout the Southeast and the nation. Vanderbilt Medical Center consists of the Schools of Medicine and Nursing, Vanderbilt University Hospital and Clinic, and Monroe Carrell Jr. Children's Hospital in addition to an array of specialty clinics and services. The School of Medicine ranked No. 10 among 125 U.S. medical schools for NIH funding for federal fiscal year 2008 and No. 15 in U.S. News & World Report’s 2009 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 a colleague of epidermal growth factor. VUMC research funding from all sources has doubled since 2001. Support for competitive research grants from all external sources has doubled since 2001 and stood at more than $423 million for fiscal year 2009. The Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (VICTR) is moving discoveries from the bench to the bedside and will transform health care and health care delivery. In partnership with Meharry Medical College, Vanderbilt has received a $50 million award from the NIH to support clinical and translational research infrastructure and to promote translation of discoveries in bench and clinical research to improved human health.

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