Our Partners

Collaboration is the essence of the VCU Institute for Engineering and Medicine. We advance research and discovery through dynamic partnerships with the following.

Affiliated Schools

School of Allied Health Professions

The VCU School of Allied Health Professions is an international leader in the education of excellent, innovative and responsible allied health professionals. The school promotes excellence in health care service and encourages collaborative research that generates state-of-the-art and specialized knowledge. Educational formats that are technologically advanced and accessible to students through on-campus and distance learning are emphasized.


VCU School of Dentistry

The VCU School of Dentistry is committed to oral health care education, research, patient care and community service. For more than 120 years, it has served as the Commonwealth of Virginia’s only dental school, preparing men and women for successful careers in private practice, academia, hospitals and public agencies.


VCU School of Engineering

Through teaching and research, the VCU School of Engineering creates knowledge and transforms ideas in engineering and the life sciences into technologies that enhance regional and global prosperity. VCU Engineering prepares students for leadership and entrepreneurship through collaborative and interdisciplinary partnerships.


VCU School of Medicine

The VCU School of Medicine provides preeminent education to physicians and scientists in order to improve the quality of health care for humanity. Through innovative, scholarly activity and a diverse educational context, the school seeks to create and apply new knowledge and to provide and continuously improve systems of medical and science education.


School of Nursing

The VCU School of Nursing offers academic programs to educate nurses from entry level practice through the doctorate — all with the mission of improving health and the human condition. The mission of the School of Nursing is to improve health and the human condition through leadership in nursing research, education and service.


VCU School of Pharmacy

The VCU School of Pharmacy is at the scientific forefront in pharmacy, pharmaceutics and medicinal chemistry education and research. As pharmacy’s role in team-based health care continues to evolve, the school's location within the VCU Medical Center offers students and faculty tremendous opportunities for interprofessional collaboration.


Affiliated Centers and Entities

Atlantic Pediatric Device Consortium (APDC)

The Atlantic Pediatric Device Consortium provides a national platform to translate ideas through the product development pathway all the way to commercialization. With funding from the FDA Office of Orphan Products Development, its mission is to enhance the lives of children through the development of novel pediatric medical devices that are both safe and effective.


Center for Clinical and Translational Research (CCTR)

Within VCU, the Center for Clinical and Translational Research (CCTR) provides the necessary infrastructure and resources for interdisciplinary human health research. The CCTR encourages, engages and supports the collaborative participation of investigators and students to work together on innovative research that transforms the scientific study of human health.


Center for Human Factors and Rehabilitation Engineering (HFRE)

The VCU School of Engineering Center for Human Factors and Rehabilitation Engineering advances the overlapping areas of human factors and rehabilitation engineering through faculty driven research and development, student capstone design, community based service learning and biomedical and clinical applications.

Center for Rehabilitation Science and Engineering (VCU-CERSE)

The VCU Center for Rehabilitation Science and Engineering (VCU-CERSE) brings together researchers, clinicians, rehabilitation specialists, and academicians to promote research, education, physical medicine and rehabilitation services, and clinical care for America's veterans, children and adults with disabilities.


Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM)

The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) delivers innovative solutions for manufacturing better products. An applied research center, CCAM provides production-ready advanced manufacturing solutions to member companies across the globe,


da Vinci Center at VCU

A collaboration of VCU’s Schools of the Arts, Business, Engineering and College of Humanities and Sciences, the VCU da Vinci Center is a unique collegiate model that advances innovation and entrepreneurship through cross-disciplinary collaboration.


Nanomaterial Core Characterization Facility (NCC)

The Nanomaterial Core Characterization Facility (NCC) is a research core facility of the VCU Office of Research and located in the Institute for Engineering and Medicine’s flagship facility. A partnership between the VCU School of Engineering and the VCU College of Humanities and Sciences, the NCC offers technologies that benefit multi-disciplinary industrial and scholarly research in a range of sciences.


Particle Science and Engineering Center – (PSEC)

The Particle Science and Engineering Center (PSEC) in the VCU School of Engineering is intended to serve as a conduit to bring together engineers, armed with knowledge related to particle science, and real-world problems in the application areas of targeted drug delivery, threat detection, and energy. Each of these three application areas is addressed by a specific research core, or lab.

VCU Innovation Gateway

The VCU Innovation Gateway facilitates commercialization of university inventions; supports university research through collaborative agreements; fosters a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship at the university; and promotes regional economic development and new venture creation.


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601 West Main Street
Richmond, Virginia 23220
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737 N. 5th Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219
United States

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Email: IEM@vcu.edu
Phone: (804) 827-4016

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