Per Board rule 503, the establishment of new centers and institutes must be submitted for review and approval to the Chancellor and the Board of Trustees. Upon the Chancellor's recommendation, the new centers and institutes will be submitted to the Board of Trustees for final approval. Any internal changes that are reasonable extensions or alterations of existing centers and institutes, including organizational changes, must be submitted to the Board of Trustees for approval.
Center Date Est. Mission/Goal Reporting Channel Alabama Materials Institute 9/17/2020 To enable and facilitate collaborative, multi-investigator, multi-disciplinary, multi-campus and regional research involving major research instrumentation. Office for Research and Economic Development Alabama Center for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence 11/3/2023 To promote five AI-oriented grand challenges through research projects and activities: (1) the science of artificial intelligence and learning; (2) human-centered artificial intelligence; (3) the ethical development, dissemination, and use of AI; (4) preparing a life-long learning AI workforce; and (5) establishing AI research and education community and driving industry-university collaboration. Office for Research and Economic Development CLE ALABAMA 1/1/1960 To provide continuing legal education to members of the Alabama bar and bench. University of Alabama School of Law Alabama Entrepreneurship Institute (AEI) 11/8/2019 To become a magnet program for UA Innovators, Inventors and Entrepreneurs (faculty, staff, and students) as well as the people who support their work (e.g. investors, business leaders, and community members). Culverhouse College of Business The William R. Bennett Alabama International Trade Center (AITC) 10/1/1979 To increase the level of international trade activity throughout Alabama, fostering development and expansion of the state’s economy. Office for Research and Economic Development Alabama Law Institute 1/1/1969 To research in state laws of Alabama, including present laws w/revisions proposed to Legislature; to develops manuals for court reporters & circuit trial judges. State of Alabama Alabama Life Research Institute (ALRI) 2/3/2017 To undertake basic and applied research into the human condition in an effort to improve life, reduce unnecessary illness, avoidable death and eliminate health inequalities. Office for Research and Economic Development Alabama Mobility and Power Center 11/5/2021 To meet the research and development needs for transportation, mobility, and power. Component center in the Alabama Transportation Institute / Office for Research and Economic Development Alabama Productivity Center 1/1/1986 To enhance productivity and quality in Alabama firms and thereby stimulate the state’s economic climate. Culverhouse College of Business Alabama Center for Real Estate (ACRE) 9/15/1995 To conduct research directly related to critical real estate issues in Alabama. Culverhouse College of Business Alabama Research Institute on Aging 1/1/1972 To coordinate research activities; to conduct research in gerontology; to provide consulting services; to provide graduate/undergraduate instruction in gerontology; and to provide in-service training program. College of Arts and Sciences Alabama State Data Center 1/1/1979 To serve as resource for making census data available for research throughout state. Component center housed within the Center for Business & Economic Research (CBER) / Culverhouse College of Business Alabama Transportation Institute (ATI) 2/3/2017 To engage in basic and applied research in the area of surface transportation. Office for Research and Economic Development Transportation Policy Research Center 2/3/2017 Key component of the Alabama Transportation Institute (ATI). Will advance technology required for future mobility systems and facilitate strategic planning for transportation infrastructure, both freight and passenger vehicles. Component center in the Alabama Transportation Institute / Office for Research and Economic Development Center for Advanced Vehicle Technologies 9/18/1998 A multidisciplinary research center that provides industry with novel ideas, scientific consultation, and highly educated workforce for next generation vehicle technologies. College of Engineering Center for Advanced Public Safety (CAPS) 4/19/2009 To implementat and utilize technologies to enhance public safety and well-being of the citizens of Alabama and the nation. College of Engineering Center for Business & Economic Research 7/31/1978 To conduct research in business & economics to develop annual & quarterly econometric models at state & substate levels. Culverhouse College of Business Center for Convergent Bioscience and Medicine 9/17/2021 To meet the research and development needs for convergent bioscience and medicine. Component center in the Alabama Life Research Institute / Office for Research and Economic Development Child Development Research Center 1/1/1931 Dedicated to leadership in the study of issues related to young children and families. To provide instructional laboratory for child development courses. College of Human Environmental Sciences Alabama Center for Insurance Information and Research (ACIIR) 4/10/2015 To provide highly credible information and research insight for the benefit of various stakeholders -- including policymakers, the public, insurance companies, intermediaries, trade groups, and others who need information concerning the management of risk -- that contribute to the economic development of Alabama. Culverhouse College of Business Center for Substance Use Research and Related Conditions 2/4/2022 To promote the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities affected by substance use disorders in Alabama and beyond through innovative, state of the science, and culturally responsive research that reduces health disparities, improves health equity, and addresses social determinants of health. Capstone College of Nursing Center for Sustainable Infrastructure 9/13/2013 To bring together researchers focusing on the physical infrastructure that supports our communities, quality of life, and economy. College of Engineering Center for Transportation Operations, Planning, and Safety (CTOPS) 12/4/1998 To advance technology in transportation education and research and then transfer technologies over multiple disciplines. College of Engineering Alabama Water Institute (AWI) 2/3/2017 To develop solutions for better water quality for people in our area, state, nation and around the world. Office for Research and Economic Development Center for Freshwater Studies 9/15/1995 To organize research efforts across departments in a formal structure; to facilitate professional interactions with faculty in similar areas in different departments within the University; to expand educational opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students in all associated departments; and to enhance our ability to compete for extramural funds. College of Arts & Sciences Center for Sedimentary Basin Studies 3/20/1998 To use an interdisciplinary approach in order to explain the dynamics of and the complexities inherent to sedimentary basins. College of Arts & Sciences Center for Water Quality Research 4/6/2018 To conduct interdisciplinary research center that engages in basic and applied research in the area of water quality. College of Engineering Center for Complex Hydrosystems Research 4/6/2018 To engage in basic and applied research in the area of hydrological science with an emphasis on predictive science and integrated modeling. College of Engineering Remote Sensing Center (RSC) 2/3/2017 To conduct interdisciplinary research in the area of sensing soil moisture, snow, and ice. College of Engineering Belser-Parton Literacy Center 1/1/1974 To serve children, families, and teachers at the local, regional, and national level through innovative reading and writing development and instruction research. College of Education Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations 2/4/2005 To help develop and recognize outstanding diverse public relations leaders, role models, and mentors to advance ethical public relations in an evolving, global society. College of Communication and Information Sciences Brewer-Porch Children’s Center 1/1/1971 To provide residential treatment for children diagnosed with behavioral disorders and to conduct research in behavioral disorders and juvenile rehabilitation. College of Community Health Sciences Capstone International Center 1/1/1966 To assist in the expansion of int’l dimension of the activities of all students & faculty members of the Univ. Office for Academic Affairs University Medical Center 10/1/1974 To serve as training facility for 48 family practice residents and 65 medical students, as well as fellowship in Sports Medicine, Hospitalist Medicine, Obstetrics, Psychiatry, Emergency Medicine and Geriatrics. In addition to the main UMC clinic on the UA campus, satellite clinics are now located in Northport, Demopolis, Carrollton, Fayette, and Livingston. College of Community Health Sciences Center for Cuba Collaboration and Scholarship 2/6/2015 To develop scholarly research collaborations and exchanges for faculty and students with institutions and programs in Cuba. College of Arts and Sciences Center for Economic Development (UACED) 2/10/1989 To serve as a coordinating business outreach unit for the resources and expertise of existing centers, bureaus, and institutes on economic development. Office for Research and Economic Development The Francis S. Summersell Center for the Study of the South 4/8/2005 To promote excellence in teaching and research about the American South; to create new and innovative research opportunities for undergraduates. College of Arts and Sciences Center for the Study of Ethical Development 11/8/2013 To further research in ethical development and supporting the measures that have been developed by Center affiliates. College of Education Center for the Study of Tobacco and Society 12/4/1998 To explore the role and influence of tobacco historically and in contemporary society through and interdisciplinary approach that involves research, education, and service and community outreach. College of Community Health Sciences Center for Youth Development and Intervention 6/16/2006 To serve as a resource for education in Alabama, and training graduate students in violence prevention research methods. College of Arts and Sciences Critical Language Center 8/15/1985 To provide formal and nontraditional instruction in 19 languages. College of Arts & Sciences Digital Media Center 11/8/2001 To engage faculty, staff and students in the production and distribution of multi-media programming designed to inspire, educate, and inform Alabamians. College of Communication and Information Sciences Education Policy Center 1/1/1924 To assist the College of Education in fulfilling its mission to improve the quality of life for all Alabamians through expanding access and success, strengthening equity, and advancing economic and community development. College of Education English Language Institute 1/1/1982 To provide year-round classes in the English language, culture and U.S. educational system to non- native English speakers. Office for Academic Affairs Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) 5/7/1985 To provide research and design assistance to faculty and students in the social sciences. College of Arts and Sciences Institute for Communication and Information Research 3/30/1990 To enhance faculty research and graduate education; to attract external contracts and grants; and to develop collaborative research efforts among faculty within and outside UA. College of Communication and Information Sciences Institute of Data and Analytics 6/19/2015 To provide education, training and research in Analytics for students in an academic environment as well as industry management and practitioners in a corporate environment. Culverhouse College of Business Integrative Center for Athletic and Sport Technology (I-CAST) 6/17/2016 To develop new technologies and to apply existing technologies for the primary purpose of reducing injury, accelerating recovery from injury, enhancing human performance, and optimizing nutrition in performance and recovery. College of Engineering Institute for Rural Health Research 6/22/2001 To facilitate the highest attainable standard of health for those who live, work, or play in rural Alabama by investigating not only disease and infirmity but also factors associated with physical, mental, and social well-being. College of Community Health Sciences James C. Kennemer Center for Innovation and Social Impact 2/3/2023 To promote learning experiences and opportunities for making a positive impact in the world with a focus on innovation, social impact and student engagement, specifically through the Bama Innovation Gateway (BIG) and the BIG Ideas Contest. Honors College The McCollough Institute for Pre-Medical Scholars 6/16/2017 To offer unique, cutting edge and interdisciplinary pre- medical training. College of Arts and Sciences Polymers and Soft Materials (Poly-SM) Research Center 2/3/2023 To strengthen the multidisciplinary research on The University of Alabama campus in the field of polymers and soft materials. College of Engineering with general oversight by the Office for Research and Economic Development Shelby Institute for Policy and Leadership 2/3/2023 To provide premier educational programs for students at the University who are interested in policy. Provost Speech and Hearing Center 1/1/1938 To provide diagnostic & rehabilitative services to communicatively handicapped individuals of all ages. Department of Communicative Disorders - College of Arts and Sciences The University of Alabama Cyber Institute 4/4/2014 To advance the understanding of the dynamics associated with cyber issues and to develop and implement a comprehensive cyber research and education program at The University of Alabama. Office for Research and Economic Development University of Alabama Center for Public Television and Radio 1/1/1954 To inspire, educate, and inform Alabamians through the production of high quality television, radio and new media programs for distribution via television, radio and other platforms; to provide opportunities and experiences for students interested in production, broadcasting and new media. College of Communication and Information Sciences Center for Interconnected Behavioral and Mental Health Systems (CIBMHS) 11/8/2019 To conduct rigorous, federally-funded research in the areas of positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS) and school-based mental health services (also known as the Interconnected Systems Framework). College of Education C.T. and Kelley Fitzpatrick Center for Value Investing 2/7/2020 To provide an educational and training resource for UA students and to promote the principles and practice of value investing to investors and the investment industry. Culverhouse College of Business Center of Innovative Research in Autism (CIRA) 4/9/2020 To facilitate interdisciplinary, innovative research on autism spectrum disorder at the University of Alabama. College of Arts and Sciences Alabama Small Business Development Center (SBDC) 1/1/1980 To strengthen Alabama’s economy by providing management and technical assistance to start-up and existing small businesses in all 67 counties. Office for Research and Economic Development Seebeck Computer Center 5/15/1976 Provide computer support services for UA faculty, staff, and students. Office of Academic Affairs Human Resources Institute 1/1/1972 To make organizations more effective, to conduct the research that will shape the future of HR, and to give students opportunities to prepare them for a successful career in HR Culverhouse College of Business Center for Community Based Partnerships To solve critical problems identified collaboratively by community members and the University. Division of Community Affairs Global Water Security Center 6/4/2021 To investigate science applications that would enable analysis of environmental (in)security with regards to the water, food, energy, and health nexus. Component center in the Alabama Water Institute / Office for Research and Economic Development Manufacturing at the Point of Need Center 6/4/2021 To develop the systems and technologies necessary to enable point-of-need manufacturing. College of Engineering UA/UWA Regional In-Service Education Center 1984-1985 The UA/UWA Regional In-Service Education Center provides professional learning and growth opportunities for the teachers, administrators, counselors, instructional partners/coaches and librarians of twelve school districts and one charter school within a nine county region in west Alabama. College of Education Holle Center for Communication Arts 6/10/2022 To promote nonfiction work that balances individual artistic vision with a broad sense of social responsibility. College of Communication & Information Sciences
Center Date Est. Mission/Goal Reporting Channel Alabama Regional Center for Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Training and Technical Assistance 6/4/21 To provide consultation and support services to boost infectious disease prevention and control efforts across Alabama. School of Public Health Alzheimer’s Disease Center 12/12/91 To alleviate the morbidity and mortality associated with Alzheimer's Disease (AD) and related disorders and improving the quality of life for sufferers of AD and related disorders, and their families. Heersink School of Medicine Bill L. Harbert Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship 2/8/13 To foster an entrepreneurial community and innovative ecosystem at UAB and and to provide the infrastructure required for students, staff, and faculty to commercialize innovation on campus, within the region, and beyond. VP, Research & Economic Development Cardiovascular Institute 6/7/19 To provide an administrative and clinical organizational framework to support the effective treatment of cardiovascular disease across multiple UAB departments and divisions. Heersink School of Medicine Center for Advanced Surgical Aesthetics 11/9/01 To serve as a multidisciplinary center of excellence in the field of aesthetic surgery. Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery Center for AIDS Research 12/9/88 To support the conduct of cutting-edge research in basic science, therapeutics, prevention, community-engaged research, clinical manifestations and pathogenesis of HIV and related disorders. Five core facilities provide vital support and specialized services to advance the HIV enterprise within UAB and beyond. Division of Infectious Disease Univeristy Wide Center for Community Outreach Development (CORD) 6/26/98 To advance the outreach efforts of UAB in the Birmingham community. Office of the Provost Center for Epigenomics and Translational Research in Inflammatory Skin Diseases (CETRISD) 6/10/22 To promote interdisciplinary collaboration among UAB scientists, clinicians, and educators with a goal of improving outcomes for patients through excellence in clinical care and advances in the science of inflammatory skin diseases. Heersink School of Medicine Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities 11/4/2022 To improve the well-being and quality of life across the lifespan for individuals and families impacted by developmental disabilities. Heersink School of Medicine and College of Arts and Sciences Center for Free Radical Biology 4/19/96 To organize the activities of the “free radical research group”. This group of scientists is from many departments in UAB and has demonstrated success in securing extramural funds and garnered an international reputation for its research activities. Department of Anesthesiology Center for Healthcare Management and Leadership 4/4/14 To coordinate continuing education programs for the Department of Health Services Administration. Department of Health Services Administration / Continuing Education, School of Health Professions Center for Health Informatics for Patient Safety/Quality 9/16/11 To disseminate new approaches to the development, implementation, evaluation, and management of healthcare information and healthcare information technology. School of Health Professions Center for Injury Sciences 9/17/99 To provide a multidisciplinary focus for the care of injured patients and for research related to both prevention and treatment of injuries. Heersink School of Medicine Center for Integrated Systems 9/26/85 To provide diverse efforts that will allow for collaborations between researchers in various fields of medicine, sciences, and engineering. School of Engineering Center for Interprofessional Education and Simulation 6/18/15 To bring together students and other learners from multiple schools across campus, together with faculty and staff from the UAB Health System, into a cohesive and integrated system of interprofessional education and training. CIPES is based in the Office of the UAB Provost. Office of the Provost Center for Nanoscale Materials and Biointegration 2/3/06 To conduct interdisciplinary research and and to provide student training focusing on the synthesis and characterization of nanoscale materials and structures with applicability and integration into the biomedical arena. College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business, School of Dentistry, School of Engineering, and Heersink School of Medicine Center for Outcomes and Effectiveness Research and Education 12/4/98 To improve the quality of patient outcomes research at UAB, to enhance the competitive positions of UAB research projects as they are submitted for funding, and to allow UAB to develop a training program for future outcomes researchers and technicians. Heersink School of Medicine Center for Palliative and Supportive Care 11/17/00 To serve patients and families experiencing life-threatening, life-limiting, or advanced illness by providing compassionate clinical care, demonstrating leadership in teaching health professionals and trainees, conducting collaborative research, and influencing health care delivery and public policy. Heersink School of Medicine Center for Pediatric-Onset Demyelinating Disease 9/15/06 To provide comprehensive multidisciplinary care for children and teens with MS and other CNS demyelinating diseases. Heersink School of Medicine Center for Psychiatric Medicine 09/13/91 To provide the highest quality services and treatments in the areas of neuropsychiatry, psychiatry, psychotherapy, and addiction recovery for adolescents, adults, geriatrics, and families. Department of Psychiatry Center for Sales Leadership 9/19/08 To foster the study of professional selling and provide unique opportunities for students to receive education and training in advanced selling practices. The center advances sales performance through education, research, and outreach to the business community. School of Business Center for Teaching and Learning 5/3/91 To promote student learning via faculty development with a commitment to pedagogical best practices, appropriate and effective use of technology, and innovative collaboration. Office of the Provost Center for the Study of Community Health 6/16/06 To reduce health risks among underserved populations throughout the state of Alabama. School of Public Health Center for Urban Education 2/8/08 To promote quality education for socially and economically disenfranchised groups residing in urban areas. School of Education Center for Women’s Reproductive Health 9/17/93 To conduct research aimed at improving the health of all women, especially minority and underserved women and their families; and to bring researchers and developing scholars interested in women's health issues at UAB into a more formal research collaboration. Heersink School of Medicine Childhood Cystic Kidney Disease Core Center (CCKDC) 6/10/22 To promote interdisciplinary collaboration among UAB scientists, clinicians, and educators, and to improve patient experiences and outcomes through advances in science. Heersink School of Medicine Civitan International Research Center 7/14/69 To improve the well-being and the quality of life of individuals and families affected by intellectual and developmental disabilities. Heersink School of Medicine Comprehensive Arthritis, Musculoskeletal, Bone, and Autoimmunity Center 5/29/96 To establish collaborative synergies across schools, departments and divisions at UAB. Heersink School of Medicine O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center 1/1/70 To advavance cancer research, new cancer treatments, to engage communities in cancer prevention and early detection initiatives, and to train the next generation of cancer physicians and scientists. Heersink School of Medicine Comprehensive Cardiovascular Center 2/3/12 To improve outcomes for patients through excellence in clinical care and advances in the science of cardiovascular disease through interdisciplinary collaboration. Heersink School of Medicine Comprehensive Diabetes Center 9/15/06 To develop a comprehensive University-wide program to support the research and clinical efforts related to diabetes. Heersink School of Medicine Comprehensive Neurovascular and Stroke Center 4/21/95 To provide comprehensive clinical care through prevention, evaluation, diagnosis, management, and rehabilitation of stroke victims. Heersink School of Medicine Comprehensive Transplant Institute 11/4/11 To improve outcomes for patients through excellence in clinical care and advances in the science of transplantation. Heersink School of Medicine Deep South Center for Occupational Health and Safety 1/1/80 To develop professionals who protect and promote the health and safety of workers through interdisciplinary education, research, and outreach. School of Public Health Depression and Suicide Center 09/21/18 To increase our understanding of treatment of mopod disorders leading to improved treatment. Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology Diabetes Research Center 6/20/08 To promote excellence in diabetes research in order to decrease morbidity and mortality and increase the quality of life of diabetes patients. School of Health Professions Digestive Health Center 2/8/13 To maintain and enhance UAB’s position as a nationally recognized, premier institution of digestive health medicine and to expand into newer, high-impact areas of digestive disease sciences. Heersink School of Medicine Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute 11/5/04 To advance the understanding of the biological basis of the effects of the normal aging process on the human brain's capacity for learning and memory through fundamental research. Department of Neurology; Heersink School of Medicine Global Center for Craniofacial, Oral and Dental Disorders (GCCODED) 9/13/12 To prove a focused forum for the diagnosis, treatment, development of novel therapeutics, gene discovery, student resident and faculty training, education of the community, nation and the world related to disorders and syndromes fo the craniofacial, oral complex and dentition. School of Dentistry Gregory Fleming James Cystic Fibrosis Research Center 1/21/81 To stimulate progress in CF fundamental, clinical, and translational science that will have therapeutic potential of greatest impact Heersink School of Medicine Hugh Kaul Precision Medicine Institute 2/6/15 To assemble and integrate UAB researchers and clinicians in an interdisciplinary program for the pursuit of high-impact discovery in the School of Medicine’s signature programs including cardiovascular disease, transplantation, cancer, diabetes, infectious diseases, immunology, and the neurosciences. Heersink School of Medicine Immunology Institute 4/9/21 To become the nexus for faculty, researchers, clinicians, and health policy experts that are united in their vision of harnessing the power of the immune system to improve human health through immune-based therapies, including vaccines. Heersink School of Medicine Institute for Human Rights 6/13/14 To employ innovative technologies and scientific methods to integrate existing UAB and community strengths to create and foster new research, policy solutions, outreach activities and educational programming relating to all aspects of human rights, including training programs in such areas as diversity awareness, sexual harassment prevention and effective communication in the workplace to business, industry, and government entities. College of Arts and Sciences Institute of Oral Health Research 11/5/04 To provide an umbrella organization that will promote, facilitate and concentrate all research activities conducted within the School of Dentistry. School of Dentistry Integrative Center for Aging Research (ICAR) 1/1/76 To promote the health and well-being of older adults and their families through research, education and outreach initiatives. Heersink School of Medicine INTO UAB 2/3/17 To increase the global diversity of student body and provide opportunities for faculty to expand international teaching, research and service activities. Office of Global Engagement, Office of the Provost James and John Kirklin Institute for Research in Surgical Outcomes (KIRSO) 4/8/2016 To build a comprehensive multidisciplinary institute focusing on surgical outcomes research, in order to analyze and improve outcomes of surgical therapies and their impact on patients, society (at local, national, and global levels), and the healthcare system. Department of Surgery Lifespan Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center 12/14/95 To serve individuals diagnosed with sickle cell disease for their lifespan. Heersink School of Medicine Lister Hill Center for Health Policy 04/03/86 To facilitate the conduct of health policy research, to disseminate the findings of that research beyond the usual academic channels, and to sponsor the health policy fellowship program. School of Public Health Lung Health Center 12/4/86 To provide treatment, education and research programs related to the prevention and management of lung diseases. Heersink School of Medicine Marnix E. Heersink Institute for Biomedical Innovation 2/4/22 To introduce new academic programs in healthcare innovation, develop a comprehensive outreach program that integrates teaching, research and service to provide benefits to current and future biomedical entrepreneurs, and provide needed technical and physical infrastructure to propel the biomedical innovation agenda at UAB. Heersink School of Medicine Mary Heersink Institute for Global Health 2/4/22 To allow UAB faculty, researchers, clinicians, staff, and trainees to partner with collaborators in other countries to grow and consolidate bidirectional global health efforts focused on biomedical research, collaborate global initiatives throughout UAB to promote global health, launch a graduate program in Global Health, integrate global health teaching, research, and practice into clinical disciplines, and establish multinational collaborative hubs to expand global health initiatives. Heersink School of Medicine Maryann Manning Family Literacy Center 11/7/14 To sustain Dr. Maryann Manning’s legacy of commitment and work in the field of literacy, the Maryann Manning Family Literacy Center supports and disseminates research in literacy, provides professional development for teachers and students, centralizes the operation and organization of numerous projects begun by Dr. Manning, and creates innovative literacy projects, both locally and globally. School of Education Materials Processing and Applications Development (MPAD) Center 9/12/13 To meet the increasing demand for low cost composites in various applications such as aerospace, transport, mass transit, automotive, energy, military, sporting goods and commodity markets and the accompanying need for developing innovative and newer material forms and processing technologies. School of Engineering Mucosal HIV and Immunobiology Center 4/7/06 To develop a comprehensive University-wide program for research in the immunobiology of mucosal diseases. The center will promote investigation into the interaction between the mucosa and microbes that enter the host through the mucosa, infect the mucosa, or induce mucosal inflammation. Heersink School of Medicine Multiple Sclerosis Center To foster clinical and fundamental research on multiple sclerosis and related diseases; to provide clinical and research training in multiple sclerosis and related diseases; and to evaluate and treat acute and chronic multiple sclerosis and related diseases. Heersink School of Medicine, Department of Neurology Nathan Shock Center for Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging 2/5/16 To assist scientists in pursuing research focused on the interplay of aging, comparative biology, and energetics. Its goal is to act as a multiplier to stimulate innovation and increase the success of scientists studying the basic biology of aging. College of Arts and Sciences Nephrology Research & Training Center 1/1/88 To provide a comprehensive interdisciplinary infrastructure and environment to support the kidney-related research continuim from molecular pathways to model systems to man. Heersink School of Medicine Nutrition Obesity Research Center 12/12/96 To promote multidisciplinary basic, clinical, and translational research, and research training on the causal factors underlying nutrition and obesity-related health problems and the generation and evaluation of evidence on their consequences, prevention, and alleviation. School of Health Professions APDA Information and Referral Center 1/22/87 To provide support to families and patients suffering from Parkinson's Disease by offering top-notch clinical treatment as well as educational, emotional, and political support. The center also performs basic science research of Parkinson's disease. Heersink School of Medicine Pediatric Pulmonary Center 1/1/79 To improve the health and well-being of the nation's children and youth, and especially those with special health care needs. Heersink School of Medicine Pulmonary Injury and Repair Center 6/20/08 To promote, support, and enhance cutting-edge research on lung biology, including studies of disease through translational investigation in humans. Heersink School of Medicine Regions Institute for Financial Education 11/7/14 To provide opportunities for UAB students, faculty, staff and the community at large to learn the skills and knowledge essential to successfully manage their personal finances. The Institute aims to carry out this mission by focusing on teaching, service and research. Collat School of Business Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education Center 4/7/17 To bring together faculty expertise in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education and research from STEM disciplines and Education in order to meet the STEM education needs of the 21st century; to conduct cutting-edge, cross-disciplinary research in teaching and learning, both formal and informal, in STEM fields; to prepare the next generation of secondary school (grades 6-12) STEM teachers through UABTeach, and; to provide STEM professional learning and development to educators at all levels (K-20). School of Education Spain Rehabilitation Center To provide comprehensive physical medicine and rehabilitation; to treat a wide variety of medical conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, nerves, bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, and tendons. Heersink School of Medicine Sparkman Center for Global Health 10/26/79 To contribute to solutions of health problems in developing countries by implementing graduate-level training and educational programs that are organized collaboratively with academic institutions, international agencies and health ministries within the host country. School of Public Health Systems Pharmacology AI Research Center (SPARC) 9/1/2023 To focus on leveraging Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies in the development of AI-enabled drug discovery; to use existing AI technology and research from ALMED laboratory to create a collaborative platform for drug discovery. Department of Biomedical Informatics and Data Science Center for Engagement in Disability, Health, and Rehabilitation Sciences (CEDHARS) 2/5/16 To address the health, wellness and rehabilitation needs of millions of Americans with disabilities who have substantially higher rates of health disparities, secondary health conditions and healthcare utilization compared to the general population. School of Health Professions, University Wide Microbiome Center 02/05/2016 To advance the understanding of human biology in the lenses of microbiome and human and microbiota interactions, promote the translation of microbiome knowledge into precision diagnostic, prevention and treatment strategies, and provide added values to the entire UAB campus in microbiome research. Heersink School of Medicine Center for Clinical and Translational Science 2/3/06 To enhance the translation of fundamental and clinical research into improvements for human health and health care delivery. Heersink School of Medicine Center for Exercise Medicine 2/4/11 To understand the biological mechanisms underlying exercise-induced adaptations and their clinical utility in disease treatment and prevention. To achieve that objective, the center's interventions are focused on optimizing exercise treatments for specific diseases using a dose-response approach. Heersink School of Medicine Center for Low Vision Rehabilitation 9/20/02 To provide quality patient care, teaching, and research to advance knowledge in the area of vision rehabilitation. Department of Ophthalmology and School of Optometry Center for Neurodegeneration and Experimentation Therapeutics (CNET) 2/2/07 To promote the discovery of novel treatments for neurodegenerative disorders, to teach scientists and clinicians about these diseases, and to facilitate the application of these discoveries to clinical care of patients. Department of Neurology Cleft and Craniofacial Center 4/20/01 To deliver the highest quality treatment for patients with facial differences. Heersink School of Medicine Comprehensive Neuroscience Center 9/15/06 To promote and support interdisciplinary neuroscience research, clinical care and education at UAB. Department of Neurology, Heersink School of Medicine Epilepsy Center 4/3/86 To promote patient care, research and education in the field of epilepsy; and to prevent, treat and cure epilepsy. Heersink School of Medicine Hypertension Center 9/6/19 To expand and accelerate research discoveries, train students, fellows and early stage investigators, recruit new faculty members and maintain UAB as a world-renowned institute for hypertension research. School of Public Health; Department of Epidemiology Institute for Cancer Outcomes and Survivorship 11/7/14 To design interventions and therapies to help survivors not only survive, but thrive. Heersink School of Medicine Liver Center 9/17/93 To provide specialized care to children and adults with all types of liver and biliary tract disease, to develop clinical and basic research programs to support clinical care activities for such individuals, and to educate the profession and public about liver disease. Heersink School of Medicine Minority Health and Health Equity Research Center 9/20/02 To reduce the health disparities experienced by vulnerable populations and disadvantaged communities locally, regionally, and nationally. Heersink School of Medicine Pancreatobiliary Disease Center 9/17/99 To provide a comprehensive, centralized, multidisciplinary approach to the diagnosis and innovative treatment of complex pancreatobiliary diseases. Heersink School of Medicine, Department of Surgery Sustainable Smart Cities Research Center 6/24/94 To coordinate multi-disciplinary research in the area of sustainable infrastructure systems. School of Engineering Voice Treatment Center 9/17/99 To bring together medical and vocal expertise to evaluate and treat individuals who use their voices as a primary part of their profession. Heersink School of Medicine UAB-Hudson Alpha Center for Genomic Medicine 6/12/14 To explore the complexities of human DNA to understand the genetic underpinnings for the onset and progression of diseases and to use that knowledge to predict, diagnose and develop personalized therapies. Department of Genetics, Heersink School of Medicine Vision Science Research Center 1/1/88 To support the research programs of its members through the maintenance of shared facilities, to foster interdisciplinary collaboration in vision research, and to serve the university, community, state and region through education and outreach. School of Optometry Vulcan Materials Academic Success Center 2/3/17 To foster undergraduate student success by creating a supportive environment and delivering academic services designed to facilitate persistence towards academic goals and degree completion. Office of the Provost, Enrollment Management William Crawford Gorgas Center for Geographic Medicine 9/9/88 To provide leadership in tropical and preventive medicine; to develop and oversee research and training at the forefront of biomedical science; and to support international health programs in the fields of research, education, program development, administration, and public service. Heersink School of Medicine Center for Economic Education 11/1/68 To provide economic education to Alabama students from kindergarten through high school. The center does this by educating the educators—providing the curriculum tools, the pedagogical support, and the community of peers that instruct, inspire and guide. Collat School of Business Center for Addiction and Pain Prevention and Intervention 2/7/20 To provide a meeting place for scientists, trainees, physicians, and persons in the community interested in discovering effective treatments and alleviating the suffering caused by addiction and pain. Research Center of Excellence in Arsenicals To identify and develop accessible post-exposure treatments for arsenicals and other vesicants.
Center Date Est. Mission/Goal Reporting Channel Aerophysics Research Center 6/16/89 To study hypervelocity impact and hypervelocity flight in Earth’s atmosphere. Vice President for Research & Economic Development (VPRED) Center for Applied Optics 5/1/85 To advance optical science and engineering research and development in support of high technology educational, industrial and government interests and requirements. VPRED Center for Cybersecurity Research and Education 4/18/03 To offer an interdisciplinary approach to defending networks, data, and computer operating systems from adversarial attacks. VPRED Center for Management and Economic Research (CMER) 6/22/90 To work in conjunction with the UAH College of Business to assess organizations’ needs through economic research and impact analysis as well as supply chain and transportation research. Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA) Center for the Management of Science and Technology (CMOST) 6/22/90 To conduct research in new management techniques, is a “window on the world” source of the latest practices, and to serve as a worldwide center for scientists, researchers and managers interested in the management of science and technology. VPAA Center for Modeling, Simulation, and Analysis 4/18/03 To provide a clear focus for all activities at UAH related to modeling and simulation research and education. VPRED Center for System Studies 9/18/09 To study how complex systems interact and develop engineered solutions to system problems. UAH President’s Office Earth Systems Science Center 12/4/98 To encourage interdisciplinary study of the Earth as an integrated system across traditional boundaries. VPRED Enhanced Teaching and Learning Center 9/17/21 To promote innovative and effective teaching environments that enrich student learning and success through the use of best teaching practices, educational technology, and the scholarship of teaching. VPAA Humanities Center 2/28/92 To bring balance to our community by highlighting the importance of the humanities. VPAA Information Technology and Systems Center 12/4/98 To conducts multidisciplinary research in many facets of information technology. VPRED Institute for Science Education 12/7/90 To provide leadership and coordination for projects and programs directed at improving science and mathematics teaching at the precollege level. VPAA Nano and Micro Devices Center (NMDC) 4/16/04 To explore the integration of micro and nanophotonics, MEMS, and nanotechnology to enable the realization of nano and microdevices for miniaturized systems. VPRED Small Business Development Center (SBDC) 10/1/87 To help entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses. VPAA Propulsion Research Center 6/1/92 To conduct research, produce publications, and mentor students in advanced propulsion technologies and their applications. VPRED Research Institute 1/1/61 To provide scientific and engineering staff to conduct theoretical and experimental research pertinent to aerospace science and rocket technology, primarily in support of the US Army and NASA, and to train scientists and engineering through active involvement in research. VPRED Rotorcraft Systems Engineering and Simulation Center 11/8/02 To conduct a multifaceted research center focused on applied engineering and systems engineering techniques to enhance success for government and industry rotorcraft partners. VPRED Systems Management and Production Center 9/20/02 To provide expertise, leadership, and support to the Army, NASA, other government agencies, and private sector organizations. VPRED Regional Traffic Management Center 4/6/18 To monitor conditions across 12 counties that make up the ALDOT’s North Region: Cherokee, Cullman, Colbert, Dekalb, Etowah Franklin, Jackson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marshall, and Morgan. VPAA Center for Space Plasma and Aeronomic Research (CSPAR) 10/1/87 To foster excellence in research and graduate education in the field of space science, from the furthest reaches of the universe to the boundaries of the heliosphere, to our Sun and the geospace environment. VPRED Early Learning Center 2/5/16 To provide the highest quality of early childhood education services to children three months up to five years of age, giving them a firm foundation for their next educational experience. VPAA