Centers and Institutes

CampusCenterDate Est.Mission/Goal
UAAging Infrastructure Systems Center of Excellence (AISCE)4/16/2004To 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.
UAAlabama Analytical Research Center (AARC)9/17/2020To enable and facilitate collaborative, multi-investigator, multi-disciplinary, multi-campus and regional research involving major research instrumentation.
UAAlabama Bar Institute for Continuing Legal Education (CLE)1/1/1960To provide continuing legal education to members of the Alabama bar and bench.
UAAlabama Entrepreneurship Institute11/8/2019To 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).
UAAlabama Innovation and Mentoring of Entrepreneurs Center (AIME)12/14/1995To identify, facilitate, and mentor UA faculty and students who are interested in commercializing UA generated technology through start-up ventures.
UAThe William R. Bennett Alabama International Trade Center (AITC)10/1/1979To increase the level of international trade activity throughout Alabama, fostering development and expansion of the state’s economy.
UAAlabama Law Institute1/1/1969To research in state laws of Alabama, including present laws w/revisions proposed to Legislature; to develops manuals for court reporters & circuit trial judges.
UAAlabama Life Research Institute (ALRI)2/3/2017To undertake basic and applied research into the human condition in an effort to improve life, reduce unnecessary illness, avoidable death and eliminate health inequalities.
UAAlabama Productivity Center1/1/1986To enhance productivity and quality in Alabama firms and thereby stimulate the state’s economic climate.
UAAlabama Center for Real Estate (ACRE)9/15/1995To conduct research directly related to critical real estate issues in Alabama.
UAAlabama Research Institute on Aging1/1/1972To coordinate research activities of researchers; to conduct research in gerontology; to provide consulting services; to provide graduate/undergraduate instruction in gerontology; and to provide in-service training program.
UAAlabama State Data Center1/1/1979To serve as resource for making census data available for research throughout state.
UAAlabama Transportation Institute (ATI)2/3/2017To engage in basic and applied research in the area of surface transportation.
UATransportation Policy Research Center2/3/2017Key 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.
UACenter for Advanced Vehicle Technologies9/18/1998A multidisciplinary research center that provides industry with novel ideas, scientific consultation, and highly educated workforce for next generation vehicle technologies.
UACenter for Advanced Public Safety (CAPS)4/19/2009To implementat and utilize technologies to enhance public safety and well-being of the citizens of Alabama and the nation.
UACenter for Business & Economic Research7/31/1978To conduct research in business & economics to develop annual & quarterly econometric models at state & substate levels.
UAAlabama Center for Insurance Information and Research (ACIIR)4/10/2015To 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.
UACenter for Sustainable Infrastructure9/13/2013To bring together researchers focusing on the physical infrastructure that supports our communities, quality of life, and economy.
UA/UAB/UAHCenter for Transportation Operations, Planning, and Safety (CTOPS)12/4/1998To advance technology in transportation education and research and then transfer technologies over multiple disciplines.
UAAlabama Water Institute (AWI)2/3/2017To develop solutions for better water quality for people in our area, state, nation and around the world.
UACenter for Freshwater Studies9/15/1995To 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.
UACenter for Sedimentary Basin Studies3/20/1998To use an interdisciplinary approach in order to explain the dynamics of and the complexities inherent to sedimentary basins.
UACenter for Water Quality Research4/6/2018To conduct interdisciplinary research center that engages in basic and applied research in the area of water quality.
UACenter for Complex Hydrosystems Research4/6/2018To engage in basic and applied research in the area of hydrological science with an emphasis on predictive science and integrated modeling.
UARemote Sensing Center (RSC)2/3/2017To conduct interdisciplinary research in the area of sensing soil moisture, snow, and ice.
UABelser-Parton Reading Center 1/1/1974To serve children, families, and teachers at the local, regional, and national level through innovative reading and writing development and instruction research.
UABetsy Plank Center for Public Relations Studies2/4/2005To promote a national dialogue among public relations professionals, educators, and students about effective and ethical representation of institutions, organizations, ideas, and individuals.
UABrewer-Porch Children’s Center1/1/1970To conduct research in behaviorally disordered children & juvenile rehabilitation and to provide residential treatment for behaviorally disturbed children.
UACapstone International Center1/1/1966To assist in the expansion of international dimension of the activities of all students and faculty members of the University.
UACapstone Medical Center 10/1/1974Serves 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.
UACenter for Cuba Collaboration and Scholarship2/6/2015To develop scholarly research collaborations and exchanges for faculty and students with institutions and programs in Cuba.
UACenter for Economic Development (UACED)2/10/1989To serve as a coordinating business outreach unit for the resources and expertise of existing centers, bureaus, and institutes on economic development.
UASummersell Center for the Study of the South1/1/1976To conduct research in history & culture in the South; to support the writing of books & articles; to aid library in discovering & preserving important documents; to train students in research & writing; amd to provide space for Alabama Heritage and Law Review.
UACenter for the Study of Ethical Development11/8/2013 To further research in ethical development and supporting the measures that have been developed by Center affiliates.
UACenter for the Study of Tobacco and Society12/4/1998To 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.
UACenter for Youth Development and Intervention6/16/2006To serve as a resource for education in Alabama, and training graduate students in violence prevention research methods.
UAChild Development Research Center1/1/1931To provide instructional laboratory for child development courses.
UACritical Language Center8/15/1985To provide formal and nontraditional instruction in 19 languages.
UADigital Media Center11/8/2001To engage faculty, staff and students in the production and distribution of multi-media programming designed to inspire, educate, and inform Alabamians.
UAEducation Policy Center1/1/1924To 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.
UAEnglish Language Institute1/1/1982To provide year-round classes in the English language, culture and educational system to non- native English speakers.
UAHuman Resources Institute1/1/1972To conduct research in human resources & industrial relations problems; to co-sponsor conferences, institutes, workshops, & similar training program for labor, management, & government groups.
UAInstitute for Social Science Research (ISSR) 5/7/1985To provide research and design assistance to faculty and students in the social sciences.
UAInstitute for Communication and Information Research3/30/1990To enhance graduate education & faculty research; to attract external contracts & grants; and to develop collaborative research efforts among faculty within & outside UAS.
UAInstitute for Water Science, Policy, and Law9/13/2013To provide guidance in the development of policy and functional legal regimes for water resources through education, research and policy analysis while balancing the needs of economic development and ecosystem management.
UAInstitute of Data and Analytics6/19/2015To provide education, training and research in Analytics for students in an academic environment as well as industry management and practitioners in a corporate environment.
UAIntegrative Center for Athletic and Sport Technology (I-CAST)6/17/2016To 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.
UAInstitute for Rural Health Research6/22/2001To 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. Coordinator of the Annual Alabama Rural Health Conference.
UASpeech and Hearing Center1/1/1938To provide diagnostic & rehabilitative services to communicatively handicapped individuals of all ages.
UAThe McCollough Institute for Pre-Medical Scholars6/16/2017To offer unique, cutting edge and interdisciplinary pre- medical training.
UAThe University of Alabama Cyber Institute4/4/2014To 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.
UAUniversity of Alabama Center for Public Television and Radio 1/1/1954To 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.
UACenter for Interconnected Behavioral and Mental Health Systems (CIBMHS)11/8/2019To 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).
UAC.T. and Kelley Fitzpatrick Center for Value Investing2/7/2020To conduct research in value investing and to enhance professional development and career services for students.
UACenter of Innovative Research in Autism (CIRA)4/9/2020To facilitate interdisciplinary, innovative research on autism spectrum disorder at the University of Alabama.
CampusCenterDate Est.Description
UABLegacy of Hope1/1/1979To end the wait and the suffering by shepherding the gift of life to those in need of organ and tissue transplants.
UABAlzheimer’s Disease Center12/12/1991To 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.
UABBill L. Harbert Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship2/8/2013To 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.
UABBiomatrix Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (BERM) Center4/19/1996To facilitate progressive research areas including hard tissue biomechanics and cellular biomechanics.
UABCardiovascular Institute 6/7/2019To provide an administrative and clinical organizational framework to support the effective treatment of cardiovascular disease across multiple UAB departments and divisions.
UABCenter for Advanced Surgical Aesthetics 11/9/2001To serve as a multidisciplinary center of excellence in the field of aesthetic surgery.
UABCenter for AIDS Research 12/9/1988To 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.
UABCenter for Community Outreach Development (CORD) 6/26/1998To advance the outreach efforts of UAB in the Birmingham community.
UABCenter for Computational and Structural Dynamics (CCSD)11/5/2004To support the more efficient and effective use of institutional resources by providing an infrastructure that will enhance interdisciplinary research through communication, coordination of research initiatives and sharing of resources.
UABCenter for Cyber Security 4/8/2011To create and promulgate innovative solution to rapidly emerging and enduring threats to blobal, domestic, and regional commerce and safety, based on state-of-the-art research and advanced development activities of Center personnel.
UABCenter for Educational Accountability 12/14/1995To promote the improvement of educational outcomes of students, schools, and agencies through responsive and valid data-based decisions focused on reform.
UABCenter for Free Radical Biology 4/19/1996To 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.
UABCenter for Healthcare Management and Leadership 4/4/2014To coordinate continuing education programs for the Department of Health Services Administration.
UABCenter for Health Informatics for Patient Safety/Quality 9/16/2011To disseminate new approaches to the development, implementation, evaluation, and management of healthcare information and healthcare information technology.
UABCenter for Injury Sciences (Burn Center, Mercedes-Benz CIREN [Crash Injury Research Engineering Network] Center)9/17/1999To provide a multidisciplinary focus for the care of injured patients and for research related to both prevention and treatment of injuries.
UABCenter for Integrated Systems 9/26/1985To provide diverse efforts that will allow for collaborations between researchers in various fields of medicine, sciences, and engineering.
UABCenter for Interprofessional Education and Simulation 6/18/2015To 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.
UABCenter for Joint Replacement2/19/1999To combine state-of-the-art surgery for the hip and knee with improvements in patient education and patient satisfaction.
UABCenter for Nanoscale Materials and Biointegration 2/3/2006To 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.
UABCenter for Optical Sensors and Spectroscopies12/12/1996To improve sensor techniques using recently developed revolutionary laser and spectroscopic technologies for the detection of biological, chemical, environmental, and explosive agents with high sensitivity.
UABCenter for Outcomes and Effectiveness Research and Education 12/4/1998To 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.
UABCenter for Palliative and Supportive Care 11/17/2000To 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.
UABCenter for Pediatric-Onset Demyelinating Disease 9/15/2006To provide comprehensive multidisciplinary care for children and teens with MS and other CNS demyelinating diseases.
UABCenter for Psychiatric Medicine 09/13/91To provide the highest quality services and treatments in the areas of neuropsychiatry, psychiatry, psychotherapy, and addiction recovery for adolescents, adults, geriatrics, and families.
UABCenter for Sales Leadership 9/19/2008To 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.
UABCenter for Teaching and Learning5/3/1991To promote student learning via faculty development with a commitment to pedagogical best practices, appropriate and effective use of technology, and innovative collaboration.
UABCenter for the Study of Community Health6/16/2006To reduce health risks among underserved populations throughout the state of Alabama.
UABCenter for Urban Education 2/8/2008To promote quality education for socially and economically disenfranchised groups residing in urban areas.
UABCenter for Women’s Reproductive Health9/17/1993To 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.
UABCenter of Excellence in ArsenicalsTo identify improved mechanism-based medical countermeasures against arsenical chemical warfare agents.
UABChemoprevention Center 3/20/1998The purpose is to initiate and support both basic and clinical research related to the chemoprevention of chronic diseases
UABCivitan International Research Center 7/14/1969To improve the well-being and the quality of life of individuals and families affected by intellectual and developmental disabilities.
UABComprehensive Arthritis, Musculoskeletal, Bone, and Autoimmunity Center5/29/1996To establish collaborative synergies across schools, departments and divisions at UAB.
UABO’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center1/1/1970To 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.
UABComprehensive Cardiovascular Center 2/3/2012To improve outcomes for patients through excellence in clinical care and advances in the science of cardiovascular disease through interdisciplinary collaboration.
UABComprehensive Diabetes Center 9/15/2006To develop a comprehensive University-wide program to support the research and clinical efforts related to diabetes.
UABComprehensive Stroke Research Center4/21/1995To provide comprehensive clinical care through prevention, evaluation, diagnosis, management, and rehabilitation of stroke victims.
UABComprehensive Sickle Cell Center 12/14/1995To develop new strategies to treat and cure sickle cell disease.
UABComprehensive Transplant Institute 11/4/2011To improve outcomes for patients through excellence in clinical care and advances in the science of transplantation.
UABDeep South Center for Occupational Health and Safety1/1/1980To develop professionals who protect and promote the health and safety of workers through interdisciplinary education, research, and outreach.
UABDepression and Suicide Center 09/21/18To increase our understanding of treatment of mopod disorders leading to improved treatment.
UABDiabetes Research Center 6/20/2008To promote excellence in diabetes research in order to decrease morbidity and mortality and increase the quality of life of diabetes patients.
UABDigestive Health Center2/8/2013To 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.
UABEvelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute 11/5/2004To 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.
UABGlobal Center for Craniofacial, Oral and Dental Disorders (GCCODED)9/13/2012To provide 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.
UABGregory Fleming James Cystic Fibrosis Research Center 1/21/1981To stimulate progress in CF fundamental, clinical, and translational science that will have therapeutic potential of greatest impact
UABHowell and Elizabeth Heflin Center for Genomic Sciences 12/12/1996To enhance resources to enable UAB investigators to incorporate genetic and genomic approaches in their research.
UABHugh Kaul Precision Medicine Institute 2/6/2015To assemble and integrateUAB 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.
UABInstitute for Human Rights6/13/2014To 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.
UABInstitute of Oral Health Research 11/5/2004To provide an umbrella organization that will promote, facilitate and concentrate all research activities conducted within the School of Dentistry.
UABIntegrative Center for Aging Research (ICAR)1/1/1976To promote the health and well-being of older adults and their families through research, education and outreach initiatives.
UABINTO UAB2/3/2017To increase the global diversity of student body and provide opportunities for faculty to expand international teaching, research and service activities.
UABJames and John Kirklin Institute for Research in Surgical Outcomes (KIRSO)4/8/2016To 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.
UABLister Hill Center for Health Policy 04/03/86To 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.
UABLung Health Center12/4/1986To provide treatment, education and research programs related to the prevention and management of lung diseases.
UABMaterials Processing and Applications Development (MPAD) Center 9/12/2013To 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.
UABMaryann Manning Family Literacy Center 11/7/2014To 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.
UABMucosal HIV and Immunobiology Center4/7/2006To 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.
UABMultiple Sclerosis CenterTo 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.
UABNathan Shock Center for Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging 2/5/2016To 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.
UABNephrology Research & Training Center 1/1/1988To provide a comprehensive interdisciplinary infrastructure and environment to support the kidney-related research continuim from molecular pathways to model systems to man.
UABNutrition Obesity Research Center12/12/1996To 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.
UABAPDA Information and Referral Center 1/22/1987To 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.
UABPediatric Pulmonary Center 1/1/1979To improve the health and well-being of the nation's children and youth, and especially those with special health care needs.
UABPulmonary Injury and Repair Center 6/20/2008To promote, support, and enhance cutting-edge research on lung biology, including studies of disease through translational investigation in humans.
UABRegions Institute for Financial Education 11/7/2014To 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.
UABSkin Diseases Research Center 2/4/2005To 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.
UABSleep-Wake Disorders Center 12/5/1985To provide the highest quality evaluation and treatment to patients with sleep disorders, utilizing state-of-the-art technology and equipment via a multidisciplinary approach.
UABSouth Central Center for Public Health Preparedness 6/18/2004To design assessments and train public health practitioners to prepare for and respond to public health threats and emergencies, particularly those which may be bioterrorist in nature.
UABSpain Rehabilitation CenterTo 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.
UABSparkman Center for Global Health10/26/1979To 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.
UABCenter for Disability, Health and Rehabilitation2/5/2016To 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.
UABMicrobiome Center 02/05/2016To 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.
UABBachmann-Strauss Dystonia and Parkinson’s Disease Center for Excellence2/7/2014To integrate the elements of research and clinical care for patients with Dystonia and Parkinson disease.
UABCenter for Clinical and Translational Science2/3/2006To enhance the translation of fundamental and clinical research into improvements for human health and health care delivery.
UABCenter for Education and Research on Therapeutics (CERTs) of Musculoskeletal Disorders9/14/2000To 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.
UABAntiviral Drug Discovery and Development Center2/3/2012To develop new small molecule therapeutics for emerging and re-emerging viral infections.
UABCenter for Emerging Drug Discovery in the Department of Pediatrics6/23/2000To provide the opportunity for researchers, healthcare providers, public health professionals, and emergency response personnel to work together to develop efficient and effective methods of responding to major disasters, such as those resulting from terrorist activities.
UABCenter for Exercise Medicine 2/4/2011To 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.
UABCenter for Low Vision Rehabilitation 9/20/2002To provide quality patient care, teaching, and research to advance knowledge in the area of vision rehabilitation.
UABCenter for Neurodegeneration and Experimentation Therapeutics (CNET)2/2/2007To 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.
UABCenter for the Development of Functional Imaging 09/20/2002To conduct research , to use functional neuroimaging employing magnetic resonance technology to conduct invasive experiments involving experimental animals.
UABCleft and Craniofacial Center 4/20/2001To deliver the highest quality treatment for patients with facial differences.
UABComprehensive Neuroscience Center 9/15/2006To promote and support interdisciplinary neuroscience research, clinical care and education at UAB.
UABEnglish Language Institute2/6/2009To foster communication among cultures through innovative English language courses and cross-cultural training opportunities.
UABEpilepsy Center 4/3/1986To promote patient care, research and education in the field of epilepsy; and to prevent, treat and cure epilepsy.
UABHypertension Center 9/6/2019To 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.
UABInformatics Institute6/13/2014To 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.
UABInjury Control Research Center 6/26/1986To help the nation achieve a significant reduction in the rate of injuries and their resulting deaths and disabilities, especially in the southeastern United States.
UABInstitute for Cancer Outcomes and Survivorship 11/7/2014To design interventions and therapies to help survivors not only survive, but thrive.
UABLiver Center 9/17/1993To 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.
UABMinority Health and Health Disparities Research Center9/20/2002To reduce the health disparities experienced by vulnerable populations and disadvantaged communities locally, regionally, and nationally.
UABPancreatobiliary Disease Center9/17/1999To provide a comprehensive, centralized, multidisciplinary approach to the diagnosis and innovative treatment of complex pancreatobiliary diseases.
UABSustainable Smart Cities Research Center6/24/1994To coordinate multi-disciplinary research in the area of sustainable infrastructure systems.
UABVoice Treatment Center9/17/1999To bring together medical and vocal expertise to evaluate and treat individuals who use their voices as a primary part of their profession.
UABUAB-Hudson Alpha Center for Genomic Medicine 6/12/2014To 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.
UABVision Science Research Center1/1/1988To 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.
UABVulcan Materials Academic Success Center2/3/2017To foster undergraduate student success by creating a supportive environment and delivering academic services designed to facilitate persistence towards academic goals and degree completion.
UABWilliam Crawford Gorgas Center for Geographic Medicine 9/9/1988To 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.
UABCenter for Economic Education11/1/1968To 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.
UABHepatorenal Fibrocystic Diseases Core Center9/16/2005To study the causes of Cystic Kidney Disease and other related disorder and the development of new therapeutic strategies.
UABCenter for Addiction and Pain Prevention and Intervention2/7/2020To 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.
UABGeriatric Education Center4/3/1986To provide geriatric training opportunities and outreach activities aimed toward improving the quality of life for the geriatric population.
CampusCenterDate Est.Mission/Goal
UAHAerophysics Research Center6/16/1989To study hypervelocity impact and hypervelocity flight in Earth’s atmosphere.
UAHCenter for Applied Optics5/1/1985To advance optical science and engineering research and development in support of high technology educational, industrial and government interests and requirements.
UAHCenter for Cybersecurity Research and Education4/18/2003To offer an interdisciplinary approach to defending networks, data, and computer operating systems from adversarial attacks.
UAHCenter for Management and Economic Research (CMER)6/22/1990To 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.
UAHCenter for the Management of Science and Technology (CMOST)6/22/1990To 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.
UAHCenter for Modeling, Simulation, and Analysis4/18/2003To provide a clear focus for all activities at UAH related to modeling and simulation research and education.
UAHCenter for System Studies9/18/2009To study how complex systems interact and develop engineered solutions to system problems.
UAHCollaborative Learning Center6/17/2016To provide for the implementation, assessment and continued improvement of the University’s Quality Enhancement Plan.
UAHEarth Systems Science Center12/4/1998To encourage interdisciplinary study of the Earth as an integrated system across traditional boundaries.
UAHHumanities Center2/28/1992To bring balance to our community by highlighting the importance of the humanities.
UAHInformation Technology and Systems Center12/4/1998To conducts multidisciplinary research in many facets of information technology.
UAHInstitute for Science Education12/7/1990To provide leadership and coordination for projects and programs directed at improving science and mathematics teaching at the precollege level.
UAHNano and Micro Devices Center (NMDC)4/16/2004To explore the integration of micro and nanophotonics, MEMS, and nanotechnology to enable the realization of nano and microdevices for miniaturized systems.
UAHSmall Business Development Center (SBDC)10/1/1987To help entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses.
UAHPropulsion Research Center6/1/1992To conduct research, produce publications, and mentor students in advanced propulsion technologies and their applications.
UAHResearch Institute1/1/1961To 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.
UAHRotorcraft Systems Engineering and Simulation Center11/8/2002To conduct a multifaceted research center focused on applied engineering and systems engineering techniques to enhance success for government and industry rotorcraft partners.
UAHSystems Management and Production Center9/20/2002To provide expertise, leadership, and support to the Army, NASA, other government agencies, and private sector organizations.
UAHRegional Traffic Management Center4/6/2018To 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.
UAHInvention to Innovation CenterTo stimulate growth of new and existing science and engineering high-tech companies.
UAHCenter for Space Plasma and Aeronomic Research (CSPAR)10/1/1987To 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.
UAHJohnson Research Center/AL Solar Energy Center7/1/1971To provide laboratories to address crucial water and air quality issues.