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by Melanie Moran | Nov. 7, 2016, 9:00 AM
Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente has appointed faculty from all 10 colleges and schools to the inaugural Vanderbilt University Research Council. The council’s purpose is to leverage current strengths and programs, with special emphasis on facilitating research collaborations across the university and Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
“The Vanderbilt University Research Council is charged with identifying opportunities for significant advancements and progress in our research enterprise, including needed services and support. They also will identify potential synergies across disciplines as envisioned in the Academic Strategic Plan,” Wente said. “I am grateful for their service and look forward to working with them to advance discovery at Vanderbilt.”
Vice Provost for Research Padma Raghavan leads the council. The VURC provides input on and oversees strategic planning and operations for research to advance a coherent set of activities for growth and recognition.
“We have a tremendous opportunity to leverage our trans-institutional research efforts to improve our competitiveness for external funding and to elevate our global research profile,” Raghavan said. “The council’s representatives are highly distinguished in their fields with a proven track record of working across disciplinary boundaries, and I am thrilled that they have joined this effort.”
The VURC members are:
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