Founded in June 2020, The Hampton Roads Biomedical Research Consortium (HRBRC) is a state-sponsored partnership between Old Dominion University, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Sentara Healthcare, and Norfolk State University that is addressing health disparities, jumpstarting scientific research, and building a biohealth vertical for the region. We partner with community leaders, clinicians, entrepreneurs, scientists, and professionals in government and industry to understand and improve community health, fund and conduct critical projects, and develop a robust innovation pipeline in Hampton Roads.