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Digestive Disease Research Center

Mission and Goals

The DDRC is a multidisciplinary center at Vanderbilt University Medical Center developed to serve the following purposes:

  • Promote digestive diseases-related research in an integrative, collaborative and multidisciplinary manner
  • Enhance the basic research capabilities of established DDRC investigators
  • Attract investigators not involved in digestive diseases-related research to pursue these lines of investigation
  • Develop and implement programs for training and establishment of young investigators in digestive diseases-related research
  • Facilitate the transfer of basic research findings to the clinical area

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