VCOM's research mission is to advance scientific knowledge to improve human health
To reach our mission, VCOM fosters a culture of faculty growth and institutional excellence through support of faculty, resident, and student research, innovation, and scholarly work. Through the College's research programs, multidisciplinary biomedical, clinical, and community-based research is conducted.
The Research Department serves to foster VCOM’s research mission by providing services to VCOM faculty, staff and affiliated academic partners in research administration, grant and contract stewardship, research compliance oversight and intellectual property management. Most importantly, the Research Department facilitates the ability of VCOM’s faculty, staff and students to engage in research, innovation and scholarship.
Within the Research Department, the Office of Research Administration maintains an infrastructure for all research and sponsored projects, including identification of funding opportunities, proposal and budget development, contract negotiation and financial administration. The Research Department Tech Transfer Office champions the development of intellectual property by assisting VCOM faculty, staff and students in translating their scientific innovations into tangible products that benefit society. In addition, the Research Department is charged with oversight and management of research compliance, such as the VCOM Institutional Review Board, as well as coordination of resources and promotion of research collaborations with our partners.
To foster interdisciplinary research collaboration and to support efforts to secure funding for such collaborations, the VCOM Research Department has established several strategic initiatives focused on research in areas concurrent with our overall College mission and goals.