Research at the College of Medicine

The University of South Alabama College of Medicine is committed to the highest standards of academic integrity in all areas of scholarship undertaken by faculty, staff and students. Our scholarly activities are conducted in accordance with ethical principles and in compliance with all federal, state, sponsor and institutional regulations and policies.

Research centers within the College of Medicine include the Center for Lung Biology, Center for Healthy Communities, Center of Excellence for Health Disparities Research and the Mitchell Cancer Institute.

These facilities offer research opportunities for medical students including the Research Honors Program and the Medical Student Summer Research Program.

Other research resources available to faculty, staff and students include:

Baugh Biomedical Library
The USA Biomedical Library provides access to the library's book and journal collection. It also serves as a centralized entry point into the library's numerous research tools and databases including PubMed, Access Medicine, ACP Pier, Cochrane, DynaMed, Ovid's Primal Pictures, and other authoritative and full text tools only available through the library's paid subscriptions. This link also provides easy access to reference librarians via email, chat, text, or telephone. Most of the library's resources can be accessed from off-campus locations with your student or faculty log in via the proxy server.

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BioImaging Core Facility
The BioImaging Core Facility provides critical imaging and microscopy resources to investigators at the University of South Alabama. Equipment in the facility includes wide-field, line-scanning confocal, and spinning disk confocal microscopes, as well as spectrofluorimetry and laser dissection capabilities.

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Educational Technologies & Services
Educational Technologies provides quality and timely products to support teaching, research, patient care, and publications for faculty, students, and staff. In addition to production services, Educational Technologies provides consultation and design support for presentations, exhibits, instructional programs, facilities, or any media-related projects.

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Health Systems Grants Administration and Development
The Health Systems Grants Administration and Development Office provides administrative services and support to faculty who are involved in extramural sponsored activities.

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Radiation Safety
The Office of Radiation Safety promotes the safe and efficient use of radiation by education and quality control by strictly following state and federal compliance standards. Applications and Guidelines for Using Radioactive Materials can be found here.

Research Compliance and Assurance
The Office of Research Compliance and Assurance promotes the responsible conduct of research throughout the University of South Alabama community. The office oversees federal, state, and university policies that encourage intellectual pursuits while protecting the rights of those involved.

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Sponsored Programs Administration
The Office of Sponsored Programs provides assistance to researchers for all pre-award functions including obtaining grant application materials, preparing the proposal and budget, and submitting the proposal. OSP is responsible for processing proposals to federal, state and local governmental agencies, as well as to private foundations and industries.

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Technology Development
The Technology Development department, also referred to as the Office of Commercialization and Industry Collaboration (OCIC), works closely with members of the University of South Alabama community to deliver their discoveries from concept to commerce to benefit the University, the inventors and the public.

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Our focus is developing the future of academic health care professionals while searching for cures to diseases and studying prevention methods.

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