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!




2/28/2024: VCU Health leads clinical trial for new treatment to help people with bowel control problems

1/10/2024: Dr. Zachary Kiernan, MD, MSc, has been awarded the Thoracic Surgery Foundation's 2024 Resident Research Fellowship Award

1/5/2023: Cellf BIO Begins Phase 1 Clinical Trial of BioSphincter™ Implant for Fecal Incontinence

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.

Meet the ORBIT Team

Our Researchers & Collaborators

Contact ORBIT

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Amanda Jabri
Associate Administrator
(804) 828-8290