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Research

The VCU School of Medicine's growing faculty and graduate school enrollment, as well as the construction and acquisition of new research space and core facilities, is evidence of our commitment to research. The most recent additions to research space include the Goodwin Research Building (opened in 2005 to support research in the Massey Cancer Center), the Molecular Medicine Research Building (opened in 2009), the Pauley Heart Center (on the seventh floor of Sanger Hall, completed in fall 2012), the Massey Cancer Center vivarium (completed in fall 2012) and the expansion of space for our Structural Biology Core in the basement of the James W. and Frances G. McGlothlin Medical Education Center (completed in fall 2013). All new labs are organized in an open lab format to encourage research collaboration. 

More information about the core facilities and laboratories at the School of Medicine can be found on the VCU Office of Research website.

MD-PhD students at VCU can choose from a large array of research programs for their dissertation work, including traditional department-based basic science disciplines in the School of Medicine; basic research in other Colleges and Schools within VCU; cross-departmental translational and clinical research; healthcare policy and behavioral sciences research; and applied research in Biomedical Engineering and Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. To explore these opportunities, please see the links in the sidebar.