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).