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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 & Institutes


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.

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.

Texas A&M Institute of Biosciences and Technology in Houston

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.