The Office of the Vice President for Research (VPR)
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Building A, Room A1032
4301 Jones Bridge Road
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
The Office of the Vice President for Research (VPR) was established at USU to facilitate, promote and oversee the research activities at USU. This office monitors, reviews, and coordinates approvals for all matters dealing with research at the University, including the following responsibilities: identification of potential funding sources; pre-award administration; post-award administration; grant award and receipt; administration of the Program for the Protection of Human Participants in Research (PPHPR), including Institutional Review Board (IRB) review and approval; and monitoring of compliance with all federal regulations regarding the conduct of research.
The Office of Research provides service to the following communities: faculty investigators, postdoctoral fellows, students, the University, and the approximately 80 funding organizations that support University research. The roughly 500 active research protocols at USU cover a variety of scientific areas, including basic biomedical areas central to the mission of the Military Health System.
An Academic Health Center of the 21st Century is to educate, conduct research and enhance clinical care (through collaborations).
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) has unique aspects of Military Medicine within its mission. DOD, NIH, FDA, CDC, IHS, VA, NSF, and other foundations and non-federal organizations are collaborators and sponsors.