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Centers & Institutes

The centers and institutes at Texas A&M University College of Medicine allow for focused discovery in key areas of health research and implementation. Each group specializes in meaningful approaches to effecting change and advancing basic and clinical research.

Research Centers

Center for Airborne Pathogen Research and Tuberculosis Imaging

The Center for Airborne Pathogen Research and Tuberculosis Imaging (CAPRI) is a multidisciplinary, multi-institutional organization that combines the expertise of researchers who investigate pathogens that are principally transmitted via an aerosol route.

Center for Health System and Design

The Center for Health System and Design was established in collaboration with the Texas A&M University College of Architecture to coordinate interdisciplinary research and education programs that transfer technology developed by disciplines outside medicine into health care.

Center for Microencapsulation and Drug Delivery

The Center for Microencapsulation and Drug Delivery is a multidisciplinary faculty group from five colleges with the capability to design and test delivery of pharmaceuticals.

Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching & Learning

The Center for the Integration of Research,Teaching & Learning (CIRTL) is a National Science Foundation funded network of six research universities committed to fostering graduate-through-faculty professional development to advance effective teaching practices in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. The CIRTL program at Texas A&M University is known as TAMU-CIRTL.

Digestive Disease Research Center

The major goal and objective of the Digestive Disease Research Center (DDRC) is to discover novel ideas and research findings regarding the digestive system and the liver diseases that affect millions in the United States.

Texas A&M Coastal Bend Health Education Center

The Texas A&M Coastal Bend Health Education Center is committed to improving the quality of health care in the Coastal Bend by advancing the knowledge and skills of health care professionals, students and the community through partnerships in education, research and technology. As a proud partner of Texas A&M Healthy South Texas, services have expanded beyond the Coastal Bend to improve health outcomes throughout a 27-county area.

Research Institutes

A&M Rural & Community Health Institute

The A&M Rural and Community Health Institute (ARCHI) is a health extension center offering programs that promote safe, effective health care practices. ARCHI serves as a bridge for health care professionals and their organizations with academic centers, policymakers and researchers to improve the quality and safety of patient care. For some small community or rural facilities that may find it difficult to produce certain programs and services on their own, the institute provides simple solutions.

Cardiovascular Research Institute

The Cardiovascular Research Institute fosters communication and collaboration among faculty involved in cardiovascular research, education and training. The major objective of this institute is to discover and disseminate new knowledge about the heart, blood vessels and lymphatics in normal and disease states.

Clinical Science and Translational Research Institute

The Clinical Science and Translational Research (CSTR) Institute is a multi-institutional initiative of Texas A&M University and Health Science Center, and their affiliates, in partnership with Houston Methodist Hospital and Research Institute, to promote the highest quality clinical and translational research across Texas A&M and its partner institutions and train the next generation of researchers capable of expediting the application of biomedical advances into patient care and improved population health.

Huffines Institute for Sports Medicine and Human Performance

The Institute for Sports Medicine and Human Performance (ISMHP) serves as a central administrative structure to facilitate an active interchange among scientists and the practitioners (strength and sport conditioning coaches, athletic trainers, health and wellness coordinators, clinicians and rehabilitation specialists), and as a first-class research and teaching facility at Texas A&M University.

Institute of Ocular Pharmacology

The major function of the Institute of Ocular Pharmacology is to invent new drugs for eye diseases, including glaucoma, cataracts, ischemic retinopathy, uveitis, dry eyes, myopia and age-related macular degeneration. The institute is active in research, inventing new drugs, elucidating drug action mechanisms, improving formulations for better bioavailability of new and old drugs and researching the safety of effective eye drugs.

Texas A&M Institute of Biosciences and Technology

Researchers at the Texas A&M Institute of Biosciences and Technology in Houston work to improve the quality of health care through innovative research and education. The institute is organized into centers of research excellence in cancer, genomics and disease, developmental biology and birth defects, and infectious disease.

Texas A&M Institute for Regenerative Medicine

The Texas A&M Institute for Regenerative Medicine (IRM) was established in August 2008 as a joint venture between the Texas A&M College of Medicine, Scott & White Hospital (currently Baylor Scott & White Hospital), and the Temple Bioscience District. The goal of the institute is to bridge the gap between basic science and clinical translation in the field of regenerative medicine and experimental cell therapeutics. Through active collaboration between basic scientists and clinicians in Central Texas, the IRM hopes to tackle the ambitious task of discovering novel therapies for intractable diseases to relieve human suffering.

Other Research Facilities

Cell Analysis Facility

The College of Medicine Cell Analysis Facility (COM-CAF) at the Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) provides cell analysis and cell sorting services for research in the TAMHSC and TAMU community and is managed by the Department of Microbial Pathogenesis and Immunology.

Core for Integrated Microbiota Research

The Core for Integrated Microbiota Research (CIMR) provides a new-to-campus infrastructure for germ-free and gnotobiotic rodent studies, germ-free line derivation, microbiota specimen collection, and metagenomic and metabolomic analyses.

Texas A&M Translational and Experimental Stroke Research

TAMTExS use experimental models to understand the short-term and long term consequences of ischemic stroke, and our goal is to develop stroke therapies, using compounds that can modify the brain and immune system, to improve stroke recovery.