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Research is one of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s core missions. Almost 25 percent of the medical center—5,000 individuals—count research as their primary focus. Thanks to a uniquely collaborative culture touching all 10 schools of the university, Vanderbilt’s research in biomedicine and health care is informed by every aspect of our exceptional institution.

The Vanderbilt University Institute for Imaging Science and BioVU—Vanderbilt’s genetic database, boasting the world’s largest collection of adult and pediatric DNA samples—give our researchers a decided advantage in their work. With these and a host of other world-class resources, our large-scale research enterprise is consistently producing results that garner national attention and keep us among the nation’s top NIH-funded programs.

Our robust basic science research also combines with our clinical research allowing more timely and effective translation of scientific breakthroughs into better health care outcomes for patients. From focus to funding, from technology to translation, Vanderbilt’s biomedical discovery efforts help set the standard for excellence and innovation.