Welcome to VCU Department of Surgery's Office of Research, Biomedicine, Innovation, & Technology

ORBIT Services

Orbit IconOur team members have diverse backgrounds and interests and share a common commitment to supporting and improving the research process. We are trained to provide services to a standard of excellence for our faculty and other researchers, including:

  • identification of research funding opportunities
  • project budget development
  • assistance in the preparation and submission of research applications
  • review and monitoring of policy compliance issues>
  • award set-up
  • pro-active financial management of sponsored projects
  • training, policy guidance and advice

ORBIT is dedicated to support and promote research, innovation and global surgical activities in the VCU Department of Surgery. Through coordinated avenues of basic science and translational research/clinical trials, ORBIT helps develop true surgeon scientists. The infrastructure that ORBIT provides enables the Department of Surgery to recruit the best researchers in the field of surgery and to receive funding from top federal and private resources.

In the interest of keeping you well informed, the Center for Clinical and Translational Research maintains a blog with relevant research news and events. You can read it here.

To learn more about ORBIT, email amanda.adair@vcuhealth.org 

We look forward to working with you!



Roles & Responsibilities

It is important for everyone involved to understand his/her role in managing the research project and the roles and responsibilities for all personnel working on the project.

Funding Your Research

Grant Opportunites

Meet the ORBIT Team

Our Researchers & Collaborators

The Cottrell Innovation Suite

cottrell surgery labThe Cottrell Innovation Suite will continue the VCU Department of Surgery’s long-standing tradition of excellence in research, innovation, surgical education, and surgical testing.

The location is Sanger Hall, 1101 East Marshall Street, 9th floor, the same location where Drs. Lower and Hume made history 50 years ago.

See VCU News: "50 years after Virginia’s first heart transplant, $1M gift breathes new life into historic lab."

This project is being funded by philanthropic dollars, and a gift of $10,000 which can be paid over five years will include you in this history and put your name on the donor wall.

To start giving today, please visit https://www.support.vcu.edu/give/

For more information, please contact Justin Jannuzzi at (804) 628-8905 or justin.jannuzzi@vcuhealth.org.

Video rendering of the Christine B. and David E. Cottrell Surgery Innovation Suite

Contact ORBIT

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Amanda Jabri
Associate Administrator
(804) 828-8290

Industry Partners

  • Arrow Medtech
  • Atricure
  • Baxter
  • Cellf BIO
  • Cole Biomedical
  • Con Med
  • De Puys Synthes
  • Ethicon
  • Integra
  • Intuative Surgical
  • J & J
  • KLS Martin
  • Medtronic
  • St Jude
  • Storz
  • Stryker
  • Teleflex