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Welcome to the Vanderbilt Experimental Research Training Inclusion Community Engagement Skills (VERTICES) Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP)

Our PREP program, titled the Vanderbilt Experimental Research Training Inclusion Community Engagement Skills (VERTICES) program, is designed to provide research training for individuals from backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical science following graduation. In addition to having an individual research project, our program is unique in that it focuses on and nurtures a spirit of volunteerism. Scholars expand their vision, shape their passions and serve as the change agent needed for the current society that undervalues, misinterprets, or dismisses scientific knowledge and problem solving.


Commitment to Diversity

Vanderbilt University is committed to the principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action. Vanderbilt welcomes applications from all individuals who come from diverse populations that are under-represented in science or academia, including but not limited to racial and ethnic minorities, individuals from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds, and individuals with physical disabilities.

Vanderbilt provides accommodations for students with disabilities. The Student Access office is responsible for coordinating disability support services and monitoring the accessibility of programs, activities and buildings for the Vanderbilt University community, consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Students needing disability related assistance or for more information regarding Student Access please visit their website at: