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The Office of the Vice President for Research leads intellectual initiatives and provides services to enhance the academic research environment across all seven colleges in the institution, including Jefferson Medical College, College of Biomedical Sciences, the College of Health Professions, the College of Nursing, the College of Pharmacy and the College of Population Health. 


  • Advance the highest standards of excellence in research
  • Establish Thomas Jefferson University as an internationally recognized leader in biomedical research
  • Promote cross-departmental and College collaboration, and a culture that supports collective research excellence
  • Promote targeted inter-disciplinary science that spans basic, translational, and clinical research
  • Facilitate activities and institutional relationships related to research
  • Promote human research for the advancement of healthcare while ensuring the highest level of research participant safety
  • Build new linkages both within the University and private sector
  • Plan and manage core facilities and animal support services to sustain the highest caliber of research