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Research is one of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s core missions. To support that mission, the VUMC Office of Research provides professional guidance and administrative expertise to all VUMC investigators.


The VUMC Office of Research provides information and comprehensive services that assist faculty in their efforts to secure funding and conduct research of the highest quality and worldwide impact.


In short, we foster scientific discovery and accelerate the translation of research breakthroughs into better health.

iLab Cores at Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Core Name Primary Contact Email Phone Number/Ext
Core 4 (DEMO)


VUMC CFAR-Clinical Sciences Core

VUMC CFAR-Lab Sciences Core

VUMC Cardiovascular Physiology Core (CPC)

VUMC Cardiovascular Translational and Clinical Research (CLTCR)

VUMC Clinical Trials Processing Core

VUMC Clinical Trials Radiology Support Core

VUMC Clinical Trials Shared Resource (CTSR)

VUMC Data Coordinating Center (DCC)

VUMC Environmental Health & Safety (VEHS) - Dosimetry

VUMC Environmental Health & Safety (VEHS) - Hazardous Waste

VUMC Environmental Health & Safety (VEHS) - Meter Calibration

VUMC Environmental Health & Safety (VEHS) - RAM

VUMC Epidemiology Biospecimen Core

VUMC Epidemiology Survey Research Shared Resource

VUMC Flow Cytometry Shared Resource Core (FCSR)

Provides flow cytometry services to faculty, staff, and students in the VUMC and to other investigators on a fee for service basis.

VUMC Hormone Assay & Analytical Services Core

VUMC Human Research Protection Program

VUMC Institute of Imaging Science (VUIIS) - Center for Small Animal Imaging

Provides in vivo and ex vivo imaging capabilities of small animals and tissue samples via magnetic resonance imaging, xrayXray CT, Positron emission PET and single photon emission and bioluminesencefluorescence imaging.

VUMC Institute of Imaging Science (VUIIS) - Human Imaging

<p>Provides structural and functional MR imaging and spectroscopy at 3 and 7 Tesla and supports MRI and MRS protocol development, fMRI experimental design, subject preparation, structural and functional image analysis, and training on image analysis techniques and tools.</p

VUMC Institute of Imaging Science (VUIIS) - Radiochemistry

Provides help to Vanderbilt Investigators to develop and translate novel radiopharmaceuticals to patients, to noninvasively visualize and quantify molecular events in preclinical in vivo models and patients, and to conduct clinical trials that feature molecular imaging endpoints.

VUMC Islet Procurement & Analysis Core

Marcela Brissova Marcela.Brissova@Vanderbilt.Edu 615-936-1729
VUMC Lipid Core

VUMC Office of Research Core Business Services

VUMC Pharmacy Research Drugs

VUMC Phenotyping and PheWAS Core

VUMC Technologies for Advanced Genomics (VANTAGE)

Provides a one stop genomics research resource, including Illumina genotyping, DNA extraction and banking, Affymetrixbased genotyping and expression microarrays, Sanger sequencing and Next Generation Sequencing NGS among many other specialized services.

VUMC Technologies for Advanced Genomics Analysis and Research Design (VANGARD)

Consolidates the genomics data pipeline across the university and allow investigators to leverage the opportunities provided by next generation sequencing and other genomics technologies.

VUMC Vanderbilt Coordinating Center

VUMC Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) - Innovative Translational Research (ITR) Shared Resource

Provides scientific and technical assistance to clinical and laboratory researchers interested in experimentation using human tumor tissues or cell lines.

VUMC Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) - Research Informatics

Provides Cancer Center investigators with common informatics services and a flexible physical and electronic infrastructure for acquiring, storing, communicating and analyzing research data.