University of Vermont

College of Medicine

University Collaborations and Transdisciplinary Initiatives

UVM's Transdisciplinary Research Initiative (TRI)

TRI is advancing our national role as a premier small research university, with College of Medicine faculty are playing an integral role in guiding the activities. Three spires of excellence have been mapped from UVM’s existing and emerging transdisciplinary strengths: Neuroscience, Behavior and Health, Complex Systems, and Food Systems.

University-Wide Collaborations

The Vermont Cancer Center (VCC) -

VCC is a nationally recognized comprehensive clinical and research cancer center committed to innovative cancer research, life-saving prevention and treatment programs, and public education. VCC research encompasses cancer prevention and control; clinical research; cell signaling and growth; and genome stability and expression. Patient care is provided through the VCC's clinical partnership with Vermont's academic medical center, The University of Vermont Medical Center.

The Center for Clinical and Translational Science

Provides mentoring opportunities for young professionals to be trained in clinical and translational research. The goal is for the mentored is to become independently funded and form the next generation of well-trained clinical and translational researchers.

The University of Vermont Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) -

Develops biomedical faculty research capability and enhances research infrastructure through support of multi-disciplinary centers. OR grants are designed to strengthen an institution's biomedical research capacity through flexible support to expand and develop biomedical faculty research capability and enhance research infrastructure through support of multi-disciplinary centers. Funded from the National Center for Research Resources of the National Institutes of Health, UVM has distinguished itself in receiving three such awards:

  • The keystone to the Vermont Lung Center (VLC) program is translational research. VLC goals are to investigate the mechanisms of lung biology and disease, and to train and retain outstanding translational scientists at UVM.
  • The Vermont Center for Immunology and Infectious Diseases combines the expertise of the UVM groups in Immunobiology, Microbiology, and Infectious Diseases to promote collaborative studies into the immune response to infectious agents, including viruses, bacteria, and parasites, as well as studies of microbial pathogenesis.
  • The Neuroscience Center of Biomedical Research Excellence establishes the research and intellectual infrastructure to support a University-wide Center for Neuroscience Excellence at the University of Vermont.
Vermont Genetics Network -

Advances in science rely on gigantic collections of data. The analysis and sharing of these datasets rely on massive electronic pipelines—advanced fiber optic networks with far greater bandwidth than conventional internet services can provide – connecting a coalition of universities and research institutions across five states. UVM is the lead institution in building this network that allows researchers to easily share the multi-terabyte files that have become the norm in biology, engineering, complex systems, medicine and many other research fields.

Vermont Advanced Computing Center (VACC) -

VACC supports research with high-performance computing. Our programming services staff helps research teams evaluate the complexity of its work in terms of specialized software or programming needs.

As a portal and hub, for larger research computing networks and services VACC helps connect researchers with major high-performance computing systems through our relationships with regional, national and worldwide cyberinfrastructure.

Last modified November 12 2014 12:32 PM