Trans-Institutional Programs

  • Vanderbilt University

    Vanderbilt Microbial Alliance for Precision: Charting the Unseen

    Overview Type: Vanderbilt Reinvestment Award (VRA) The precision medicine revolution highlights the need for discoveries that reflect individual diversity, not merely the population on-the-whole. Vanderbilt stands at this paradigm’s forefront, illuminating health/disease against our unique genes, traits and circumstances. Frequently overlooked, however, are the profound microbial contributions to human individuality. Read More

    Jan. 26, 2021

  • Vanderbilt University

    Vanderbilt LGBTQ Policy Lab

    Overview Type: Vanderbilt Reinvestment Award (VRA) The Vanderbilt LGBT Policy Lab connects faculty, students, staff and community members who share interests on the correlates, causes and consequences of LGBT public policies. The Policy Lab team is comprised of economists, sociologists, religious studies scholars, political scientists, public health and… Read More

    Jan. 26, 2021

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    Vanderbilt Memory and Alzheimer’s Center

    Overview Type: Vanderbilt Reinvestment Award (VRA) The Vanderbilt Memory and Alzheimer’s Center (VMAC) was founded in 2012 to advance discovery and reduce the societal burden of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Since then, VMAC has become a national leader in characterizing molecular factors that increase risk or promote resilience to… Read More

    Jan. 25, 2021

  • Vanderbilt Climate Change Prediction Market

    Vanderbilt Climate Change Prediction Market

    Overview Type: Vanderbilt Initiative Award (ViA) Vanderbilt Climate Change Prediction Market (VCCPM) will provide a unique web-based platform to conduct research on individual beliefs on important social topics such as climate change. A typical prediction market establishes contracts that pay $1 if an event occurs at a specified… Read More

    Jan. 25, 2021

  • Vanderbilt University

    Soldier-Inspired Innovation Incubator for Discovering Research-Based Solutions

    Overview   Type: Vanderbilt Reinvestment Award (VRA) Soldiers solve difficult problems everyday but imagine the possibilities if they could access the One Vanderbilt ecosystem. This TIPs VRA will amplify collaborations underway between multidisciplinary researchers, Soldier scholars on campus and Soldiers 1-hour north of Nashville at Ft. Campbell. Army Futures Command… Read More

    Jan. 25, 2021

  • Vanderbilt University

    Race Research and Justice

    Overview   Type: Vanderbilt Initiative Award (ViA) This ViA initiative will work to 1) become an interdisciplinary research hub for Vanderbilt researchers conducting world-class research on race; 2) breakdown disciplinary barriers through collective impact models aimed at improving the human condition; 3) seek and secure external funding to support innovative… Read More

    Jan. 25, 2021

  • Vanderbilt University

    The Computational Thinking and Learning Initiative (CTLI)

    Overview   Type: Vanderbilt Initiative Award (ViA) Computational thinking (CT) is the cornerstone of the modern Information Age: the capacity to frame, analyze, disaggregate and reconfigure problems to best leverage ever-expanding computational capability. Every field and K-16 subject area has different approaches and needs that define their disciplinary knowledge and… Read More

    Oct. 24, 2019

  • Vanderbilt University

    Novel NMR-based profiling platform for research and clinical applications

    Overview Type: Vanderbilt Initiative Award (ViA) There is rapidly expanding knowledge associated with the health effects related to changes to the metabolome. Examples of this powerful diagnostic tool have been used for early detection of newborn diseases, diabetes and cancer to name just a few. This initiative will develop a… Read More

    Aug. 8, 2019

  • Vanderbilt University

    International Initiative for the Study of Slave Societies

    Overview The International Initiative for the Study of Slave Societies responds to the University’s Academic Strategic Plan. It builds upon the internationally recognized Slave Societies Digital Archive (… Read More

    Aug. 8, 2019

  • Vanderbilt University

    The GlobalVU Initiative

    Overview Type: Vanderbilt Initiative Award (ViA) The GlobalVU Initiative will support and foster international research by Vanderbilt faculty and graduate students, bring more foreign scholars to campus and increase our prominence abroad. The initiative will strengthen and nourish existing units engaged in international activity and lower barriers to international work… Read More

    Aug. 8, 2019