The University-Wide Interdisciplinary Research Centers (UWIRC) program was conceived in 1995 and implemented with initial funding in 1997 for ten “full” centers and 7 “pilot” centers. Since its inception, this program has played a major role in promoting interdisciplinary, cross-institutional collaboration at UAB. "An Organization Plan for the UAB Centers", was authored in 1995 by Drs. Richard Allman, Eric Hunter, Craig & Sharon Ramey and Al LoBuglio and outlines the essential features of the program:
Click here for a timeline of the different UWIRCs that have been funded by this program.