"We have the potential for fundamental breakthroughs of new therapies in real-life disorders that impact my family and everyone else's family."
-Jeff Conn, Ph.D.
Lee Limbird Professor
Director of Vanderbilt Program in Drug Discovery
Our researchers are working to get the pipeline for truly new medications flowing again. Where pharmaceutical companies are less able to invest in research that could lead to breakthrough treatment, universities can help. Watch this video (3:56), with an introduction from Jeffrey R. Balser, M.D., Ph.D., vice chancellor for Health Affairs and dean of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, to learn about how Vanderbilt scientists are doing groundbreaking research to identify new drug targets and find compounds to act on them in a safe, effective way.