Welcome to The Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (VICTR ) website

VICTR's Mission

Our mission is to transform the way ideas and research discoveries make their way from origin to patient care. We will accomplish this using a multi-faceted approach: through collaboration with a wide variety of research partners; by training, nurturing and rewarding participating researchers; by funding research; by developing new and innovative ways to involve the community in research; by developing new informatics and biostatistical systems; and by making available the latest technologies and sound research results affecting patient care.  

A Selection of VICTR’s Goals

  • To design and implement new programs designed to improve communication and the efficiency of required administrative processes, allowing investigators to spend more of their time focusing on the science of their research;
  • To provide resources including expert support staff, methods, infrastructure and more and provide financial support to translational researchers;
  • To produce innovative, multi-faceted educational and training programs linked to comprehensive professional development models and coupled with direct incentives tailored to the unique challenges of various research related career paths;
  • To develop extensive, state-of-the-art informatics and biostatistical methods to support translational research;
  • To engage and involve the local community in VICTR planning and prioritization, and facilitate community research, outreach, and participation;
  • To expand access to resources to the community by identifying new and creative ways to engage the community, through the submission of ideas and participation in research studies, assuring the latest treatments are available to those in need, even underserved populations;
  • To develop ways to measure the our impact on the local population and health care;
  • To foster collaboration (both internal and external to Vanderbilt and Meharry) and innovation to propel active and integrated research programs on novel methodologies and technologies;
  • To develop strategies designed to encourage and support diversity through education and collaboration.