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Clinical & Translational Science Award

Since 2007, Meharry has been partner with the Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (VICTR), Vanderbilt’s virtual home for clinical and translational research. Supported by the Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Office of Research and the NIH sponsored Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA), the mission of the institute is to transform the way ideas and research discoveries make their way from origin to patient care. VICTR provides tools and support to improve the quality of research, publications, grant writing, and training for future doctors and researchers.


Meharry Medical College has received notice that Vanderbilt University Medical Center is transitioning to a new system and process for requesting and issuing VUNet/VUMC IDs. This new process also affects MMC faculty, staff, and students with current VUMC credentials. It is important that you act and respond immediately upon receiving a renewal notification from VUMC to prevent your ID and account from expiring. You will not be able to access VUMC and VICTR resources or services with expired/deactivated VUMC credentials. 

Instructions to request a VUNet /VUMC ID:

Click the following link to open the “MMC VUMC Account Access” REDCap survey: VICTR VUMC ID Request ( Please bookmark this link for future use.

Enter all the requested information in the appropriate fields.  Review the information for any errors.  Submit the survey.

Please do not let your VUNet/VUMC ID expire.


A secure, web-based application for creating databases and surveys quickly and securely. User-friendly creation of electronic case report forms and survey instruments. With the ability to develop and launch any size project. (VUMC ID required)

REDCap Login

REDCap Training

VICTR New Researcher Funding:

The Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (VICTR) fundable studies are clinical and translational hypothesis driven projects that involve human subjects, human tissue, human cell lines, human information (e.g. medical records), and have application to human health. Providing access to funds to generate pilot and preliminary data is a vital component of the VICTR mission. VICTR applications should be reduced to pilot-level, with the exception of sponsored requests for access to theClinical Research Center (CRC). (VUMC ID required)

Funding Guidelines


An online recruitment and education platform that matches people interested in participating in research with Researchers throughout the United States. If you have a question on using ResearchMatch please contact Clinton Hopkins Your ReseachMatchLiaison. (



Studios are structured, dynamic sessions that bring together relevant research experts in a particular methodology to focus on a specific stage of research. (VUMC ID required)

Studio Types: 

1. Hypothesis Generation   4. Manuscript

2. Design Specific Aims      5. Implementation

3. Grant Review​​    6. Community Engagement

Clinical Research Center Research Skills Workshop Series:

The weekly CRC Research Skills Workshop offers basic instruction and practical advice on commonly encountered clinical research topics. Sessions are typically demonstration-oriented and provide an informal setting to learn new skills. (VUMC ID required)

CRC Research Skills Workshop Series (


Stephania Miller-Hughes, PhD, MS, MSCI​​​     

Meharry Principal Investigator​​​​​​​​

Clinton Hopkins              

Program Manager Southeast Collaborative

Helpful Links

For more information about VICTR, visit their website below.

Clinical & Translational Science Award Publications

The Exposome and Nutritional Pharmacology and Toxicology: A New Application for Metabolomics.
Blake R Rushing, Anne E Thessen, Ghada A Soliman, Aramandla Ramesh, Susan Cj Sumner

Storylines of family medicine XII: family medicine and the healthcare system.
William B Ventres, Leslie A Stone, Jeannette E South-Paul, Kendall M Campbell, Aerial R Petty, Hima Ekanadham, Kurt C Stange, Rebecca S Etz, William L Miller, Robert L Ferrer, Marianna Kong, Thomas Bodenheimer, Roger Strasser, Sharon C M Reece, Joshua Freeman, John M Westfall

An Update on the Use of Artificial Intelligence in Digital Pathology for Oral Epithelial Dysplasia Research.
Shahd A Alajaji, Zaid H Khoury, Maryam Jessri, James J Sciubba, Ahmed S Sultan

Incidence of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Transgender Individuals Undergoing Gender Affirming Hormonal Therapy: A Systematic Review.
Priyanka Panday, Samrah Ejaz, Simhachalam Gurugubelli, Suviksh K Prathi, Yaneisi Palou Martinez, Divine Besong Arrey Agbor, Tuheen Sankar Nath

Cinnamaldehyde Protects against Induced Intestinal Epithelial Barrier Dysfunction in IEC-6 Cells via the PI3K/Akt-Mediated NO/Nrf2 Signaling Pathway.
Chethan Sampath, Sasanka S Chukkapalli, Abhinav V Raju, Leela Subhashini C Alluri, Dollada Srisai, Pandu R Gangula