|University-wide Interdisciplinary Research Center|
University-wide Interdisciplinary Research Center represent a select group of units at UAB with demonstrate sponsorship from more than two UAB schools. Centers are evaluated on substantive interdisciplinary faculty involvement; provision of research infrastructure; contribution to the intellectual environment so as to enhance faculty and student recruitment, development and retention; a financial base to support center and core activities; internal and external review processes to assure quality and productivity; and leadership in the integration of research and service including community outreach or partnerships. Centers receiving this designation are funded for three years at varying levels, as a partnership of School sponsorship in concert with the Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development.
The Comprehensive Arthritis, Musculoskeletal and Autoimmunity Center represents one of the originating UWIRC-designated Centers at UAB.
For more information about the UWIRC program and a list of other UWIRC Centers, click here.