Center for Undiagnosed Diseases

The Vanderbilt Center for Undiagnosed Diseases brings together clinical and research experts from across Vanderbilt University Medical Center who work with experts across the world to solve patient's most challenging medical mysteries. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is one of seven medical centers around the country in the Undiagnosed Diseases Network (UDN), a clinical research initiative of the National Institutes of Health.

The Vanderbilt UDN clinical site has an emphases on heritable lung diseases in adults and children, heritable and other heart problems including pharmacogenetics, arrhythmias and autonomic disorders in adults, and metabolic and other genetic problems in children.

To Apply or Find out More, visit http://undiagnosed.hms.harvard.edu/


UDN HELPDESK:
Email: UDN@hms.harvard.edu
Phone: 1-844-746-4836 (1-844-Ring-UDN)
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. 5 p.m. ET


The specific goals of the network include

  • Improving the level of diagnosis and care for patients with undiagnosed diseases through the development of common protocols designed by a large community of investigators
  • Facilitate research into the etiology of undiagnosed diseases by collecting and sharing standardized, high-quality clinical and laboratory data including genotyping, phenotyping, and documentation of environmental exposures
  • Creating an integrated and collaborative community across multiple clinical sites and among laboratory and clinical investigators prepared to investigate the pathophysiology of these new and rare diseases.