Type: Vanderbilt Reinvestment Award (VRA)
One of Vanderbilt’s flagship trans-institutional centers, the Vanderbilt Brain Institute (VBI) is home to the Neuroscience Training Program, the largest of Vanderbilt’s biomedical programs, with training faculty spread across 22 departments and five schools within the university and Medical Center. This funding will enable VBI to run pilot programs, invest in its training programs and establish an External Advisory Board to guide the Institute’s director search. In addition, award funding will allow for VBI to continue some of its key initiatives.
More about VBI: The graduate program is complemented by a vibrant undergraduate program in neuroscience that trains some of our most exceptional students, exemplified by the fact that a number of the recent Founder’s Medals were awarded to neuroscience majors. These students are admitted to the nation’s best medical and graduate schools, and each is required to have an intensive research experience, serving as a model for the undergraduate “immersion” experience which has been articulated as one of the centerpieces of the new academic strategic plan.
Lead Faculty in bold
School of Medicine (Basic Science)
- Ronald Emeson, Professor of Pharmacology
School of Engineering
- Duco Jansen, Professor of Biomedical Engineering
- Laurie Cutting, Professor of Special Education