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Innovating for impact

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The VCU Strategic Research Priorities Plan seeks to enrich the human experience and advance human health and well-being through exceptionally creative, collaborative and community-engaged research.


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RAMS Systems
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Discover facilities that drive VCU research in the biomedical, life, physical and social sciences.
Institutes and centers
Learn how our institutes and centers support collaborative research.
Research development
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Clinical and translational research
Learn how One VCU Clinical Research centralizes access to resources across the enterprise.

Lisa Ballance - Recipient of VCU President's Outstanding Achievement Award

Congratulations to Lisa Ballance, OVPRI's Executive Director for Clinical Research and Compliance, for being awarded the President's Outstanding Achievement Award. With over 20 years of experience, Ballance is known for improving operational efficiency, enhancing safety, supporting quality, and building teams that deliver results and solutions. 

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