VCOM 2022 Annual Report
Bringing the Mission Home Through Medical Research P art of VCOM’s mission is to advance scientific knowledge through medical research. VCOM strives to foster a culture of faculty growth and institutional excellence through support for faculty research, innovation and scholarly work.
DO with Research Distinction The DO with Research Distinction Program awards students who have completed significant research with an additional certification at graduation. Such output includes submitting a manuscript to a peer-reviewed journal. In the inaugural year 2020, two students graduated with this distinction. In 2021, 12 students received this distinction. In 2022, there were 16 who did. Thus far, in the 2023 academic year, 10 students have completed the program and received the distinction. Currently, 120 students are enrolled in the program, and there are 60 faculty mentors involved.
In the wake of a global pandemic, the need for new, innovative medical advances is more apparent than ever and VCOM’s researchers are on the frontlines. Since the federal government has responded by dedicating more funding for COVID-19 research, VCOM has seen many new research projects funded from these efforts, and the VCOM Research Division is pleased with the success of its members.
2021-22 RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS
$ 1.1 MILLION in seed funding available to faculty
More than 120 ACTIVE RESEARCH projects at VCOM
102 peer-reviewed publications
Over 200 VCOM students listed as co-authors on posters presented at local, regional, national and international conferences
Success rate of extramural applications is nearly 27 %
Over 200 VCOM students involved in research projects
More than 60 VCOM students were listed as contributing authors on publications in peer-reviewed journals
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