Research and Development at the USA College of Medicine


     USA College of Medicine and the USA Health System are committed to developing innovative biomedical research in an effort to enrich the lives of those in the Gulf Coast region and beyond. Research is conducted across the USA College of Medicine, USA Health System, institutes, and centers. USA research centers and institutes include the USA Health Mitchell Cancer Institute, USA Center for Healthy Communities, USA Center of Excellence for Health Disparities Research, USA Center for Lung Biology, USA Center for Strategic Health Innovation, USA Center for Disaster Healthcare Preparedness, and USA Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center. The College of Medicine and the Mitchell Cancer Institute has several cutting edge research core laboratories, including the Bioimaging Core Research Facility, the Flow Cytometry Shared Resource Laboratories, the Mass Spectrometry Core Facility, and the USA Health Biobank and Histology Core Facility. Other research resources consist of a biosafety level 3 laboratory for infectious disease funded through the NIH, the USA Health Biobank, and the USA Health Clinical Trials Office. Additional resources are available through USA's partnership in the regional Center for Clinical and Translational Science network. 
     There are currently 270 faculty members across the 17 academic departments and the division of medical education in the College of Medicine. USA's faculty supports the teaching, research, and service missions of the college. The College of Medicine and the USA Health System supports training for 270 residents & fellows, 300 medical students, 50 PhD students, and postdoctoral research fellows. Total extramural funding for fiscal year 2021 is over $25 million, with approximately half coming from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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