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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 six schools in the institution, including Jefferson Medical College, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, the School of Health Professions, the School of Nursing, the School of Pharmacy and the School 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 school 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