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 Aging Infrastructure Systems Center of Excellence (AISCE) 4/16/04 To mitigate and reverse the effects of age on the nation’s public and private sector infrastructure through the development, dissemination, and application of new knowledge. Culverhouse College of Business Alabama Analytical Research Center (AARC) 9/17/20 To enable and facilitate collaborative, multi-investigator, multi-disciplinary, multi-campus and regional research involving major research instrumentation. Office for Research and Economic Development CLE ALABAMA 1/1/60 To provide continuing legal education to members of the Alabama bar and bench. University of Alabama School of Law Alabama Entrepreneurship Institute (AEI) 11/8/19 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) 10/1/79 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 1/1/69 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) 2/3/17 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 Productivity Center 1/1/86 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) 9/15/95 To conduct research directly related to critical real estate issues in Alabama. Culverhouse College of Business Alabama Research Institute on Aging 1/1/72 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. School of Social Work Alabama State Data Center 1/1/79 To serve as resource for making census data available for research throughout state. Culverhouse College of Business Alabama Transportation Institute (ATI) 2/3/17 To engage in basic and applied research in the area of surface transportation. Office for Research and Economic Development Transportation Policy Research Center 2/3/17 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 9/18/98 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) 4/19/09 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 7/31/78 To conduct research in business & economics to develop annual & quarterly econometric models at state & substate levels. Culverhouse College of Business Alabama Center for Insurance Information and Research (ACIIR) 4/10/15 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 Sustainable Infrastructure 9/13/13 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) 12/4/98 To advance technology in transportation education and research and then transfer technologies over multiple disciplines. College of Engineering Alabama Water Institute (AWI) 2/3/17 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 9/15/95 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 3/20/98 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 4/6/18 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 4/6/18 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) 2/3/17 To conduct interdisciplinary research in the area of sensing soil moisture, snow, and ice. College of Engineering, component center in the Alabama Water Institute Belser-Parton Literacy Center 1/1/74 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 2/4/05 To promote a national dialogue among public relations professionals, educators, and students about effective and ethical representation of institutions, organizations, ideas, and individuals. College of Communication and Information Sciences Brewer-Porch Children’s Center 1/1/70 To conduct research in behaviorally disordered children & juvenile rehabilitation and to provide residential treatment for behaviorally disturbed children. College of Community Health Sciences Capstone International Center 1/1/66 To assist in the expansion of int’l dimension of the activities of all students & faculty members of the Univ. Office for Academic Affairs Capstone Medical Center 10/1/74 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. College of Community Health Sciences Center for Cuba Collaboration and Scholarship 2/6/15 To develop scholarly research collaborations and exchanges for faculty and students with institutions and programs in Cuba. College of Arts and Sciences, Engineering, Communications, Business, Community Health Sciences, Nursing, Social Work, Education, and Honors College Center for Economic Development (UACED) 2/10/89 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 4/8/05 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 11/8/13 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 12/4/98 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 6/16/06 To serve as a resource for education in Alabama, and training graduate students in violence prevention research methods. College of Arts and Sciences Child Development Research Center 1/1/31 To provide instructional laboratory for child development courses. Department of Human Development & Family Studies Critical Language Center 8/15/85 To provide formal and nontraditional instruction in 19 languages. College of Arts & Sciences Digital Media Center 11/8/01 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 1/1/24 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 1/1/82 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) 5/7/85 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 3/30/90 To enhance graduate education & faculty research; to attract external contracts & grants; and to develop collaborative research efforts among faculty within & outside UAS. College of Communication and Information Sciences Institute of Data and Analytics 6/19/15 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) 6/17/16 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 6/22/01 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 Speech and Hearing Center 1/1/38 To provide diagnostic & rehabilitative services to communicatively handicapped individuals of all ages. Dept of Communicative Disorders - College of Arts and Sciences The McCollough Institute for Pre-Medical Scholars 6/16/17 To offer unique, cutting edge and interdisciplinary pre- medical training. College of Arts and Sciences The University of Alabama Cyber Institute 4/4/14 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 1/1/54 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) 11/8/19 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 2/7/20 To conduct research in value investing and to enhance professional development and career services for students. Culverhouse College of Business Center of Innovative Research in Autism (CIRA) 4/9/20 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) 1/1/80 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 5/15/76 Provide computer support services for UA faculty, staff, and students. Office of Academic Affairs Human Resources Institute 1/1/72 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 6/4/21 To investigate science applications that would enable analysis of environmental (in)security with regards to the water, food, energy, and health nexus. Office for Research and Economic Development Manufacturing at the Point of Need Center 6/4/21 To develop the systems and technologies necessary to enable point-of-need manufacturing. College of Engineering
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. 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. 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 Cyber Security 4/8/11 To foster research and communication for cyber defense, digital forensics, human-centered security and workforce development. College of Arts & Sciences, Schools of Business and Health Professions, UAB Information Technology and Health System Information Services Center for Educational Accountability 12/14/95 To promote the improvement of educational outcomes of students, schools, and agencies through responsive and valid data-based decisions focused on reform. School of Education 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 (Burn Center, Mercedes-Benz CIREN [Crash Injury Research Engineering Network] Center) 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. 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 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. School of Medicine Comprehensive Arthritis, Musculoskeletal, Bone, and Autoimmunity Center 5/29/96 To establish collaborative synergies across schools, departments and divisions at UAB. 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. 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. 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. 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. School of Medicine Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center 12/14/95 To develop new strategies to treat and cure sickle cell disease. 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. 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. 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; 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 School of Medicine Howell and Elizabeth Heflin Center for Genomic Sciences 12/12/96 To enhance resources to enable UAB investigators to incorporate genetic and genomic approaches in their research. Division of Clinical Genetics in the 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. 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. 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. 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) 4/8/16 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 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. School of Medicine 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 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 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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 Skin Diseases Research Center 2/4/05 To foster meaningful collaborations between investigators among outstanding scientists within the University who have an interest in investigative dermatology and cutaneous biology; to apply the tools of cellular and molecular biology to the analysis of the biology and pathology of the skin; to facilitate the development of young investigators in this area of research into fully independent researchers; to attract talented young individuals into cutaneous biology and skin diseases investigation and support their development into fully independent researchers; and to provide essential resources in a cost-effective manner. National Institutes of Arthritis, Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, School of Medicine Sleep-Wake Disorders Center 12/5/85 To provide the highest quality evaluation and treatment to patients with sleep disorders, utilizing state-of-the-art technology and equipment via a multidisciplinary approach. School of Medicine 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. 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 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. School of Medicine Bachmann-Strauss Dystonia and Parkinson’s Disease Center for Excellence 2/7/14 To integrate the elements of research and clinical care for patients with Dystonia and Parkinson disease. 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. School of Medicine Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics (CERTs) of Musculoskeletal Disorders 9/14/00 To evaluate the effectiveness, safety, and impact on health-related quality of life of MSD therapeutics; and to guide and evaluate changes in the practice community based on new therapeutic knowledge. School of Health Professions 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. School of Medicine Center for Glial Biology in Medicine 2/3/06 To support basic and clinical research on the biology of glial cells which have been recognized to be of critical importance in many brain and spinal cord injuries and neurological disorders. School of Medicine and Civitan International 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. 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, School of Medicine English Language Programs 2/6/09 To foster communication among cultures through innovative English language courses and cross-cultural training opportunities. Office of the Provost, Office of Global Engagement Epilepsy Center 4/3/86 To promote patient care, research and education in the field of epilepsy; and to prevent, treat and cure epilepsy. 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 Informatics Institute 6/13/14 To conduct informatics research to develop the next generation of informatics tools and techniques; to bring informatics tools and techniques to bear on the problems facing UAB’s researchers, clinicians and patients; to contribute to UAB educational programs to teach informatics at all levels of training and train the next generation of informatics researchers; and to coordinate with other informatics initiatives at UAB. Center for Clinical and Translational Science Institute for Cancer Outcomes and Survivorship 11/7/14 To design interventions and therapies to help survivors not only survive, but thrive. 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. School of Medicine Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Center 9/20/02 To reduce the health disparities experienced by vulnerable populations and disadvantaged communities locally, regionally, and nationally. 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. 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. 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, 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. 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 Hepatorenal Fibrocystic Diseases Core Center 9/16/05 To study the causes of Cystic Kidney Disease and other related disorder and the development of new therapeutic strategies. School of Medicine 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. Geriatric Education Center 4/3/86 To provide geriatric training opportunities and outreach activities aimed toward improving the quality of life for the geriatric population. School of Medicine Developmental Disability Research Center 11/17/00 To promote research that may lead to new ways to treat conditions such as autism, Rett Syndrome, cerebral palsy, behavioral disorders or rare genetic diseases. Civitan International Research Center, School of Medicine
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 Collaborative Learning Center 6/17/16 To provide for the implementation, assessment and continued improvement of the University’s Quality Enhancement Plan. VPAA Earth Systems Science Center 12/4/98 To encourage interdisciplinary study of the Earth as an integrated system across traditional boundaries. VPRED 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