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Education And Research

Education & Research

USA Health is transforming the health and well-being of our community beyond clinical care. As an academic health system, we are also engaged in medical education and biomedical research.

About USA Health as an Academic Health Sysetm

The future of medical education, healthcare and research comes together at USA Health, the only academic health system along the upper Gulf Coast. Founded in 1963, USA Health provides healthcare to hundreds of thousands of patients each year and serves as a training ground for physicians and other healthcare professionals at the Frederick P. Whiddon College of Medicine at the University of South Alabama. Our focus on research and technology provides the community with the most advanced care in the region.

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Research at the Mitchell Cancer Institute

The USA Health Mitchell Cancer Institute stands at the forefront to discover new and more effective ways to cure and prevent cancer. Our research programs presently focus on cancer biology, drug discovery, DNA repair, and cancer cell death and metabolism.

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Student research opportunities

MCI's Student Research Opportunities

The Undergraduate Summer Internship Program, developed in collaboration with the Whiddon College of Medicine, offers several opportunities for undergraduates majoring in the sciences, engineering or mathematics to explore biomedical research during the summer semester.

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Research at the College of Medicine

At the Whiddon College of Medicine, we focus on educating and training medical students, residents and fellows while searching for better treatments for diseases, such as cancer and pulmonary conditions. Through our research, we are also determined to learn more about prevention of disease. The College of Medicine's research centers include the Center for Lung Biology, Center for Healthy Communities, Center for Strategic Health Innovation, Center for Disaster Healthcare Preparedness, and Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center.

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College of Medicine Researchers

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Clinical Trials at USA Health

Clinical trials are an important part of what we do at USA Health. Clinical trials help us better diagnose, treat and even prevent certain health problems for our patients. We conduct trials in many health areas including cancer, neurology, pulmonary care and surgery. We concentrate our clinical research efforts on testing new therapies, enhancing existing treatments, discovering methods of prevention and improving the quality of life for patients.

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Find a Clinical Trial

USA Health continually participates in clinical trials to develop and test new medicines and treatment options.

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