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UAB McKnight Brain Institute

The UAB Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute is focused on mitigating age-related decline in memory and cognitive functions. ICAR partners with the McKnight Brain Institute for initiatives such as the UAB Aging Symposium and the Claude D Pepper project.

UAB Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care

ICAR and the Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics and Palliative Care are closely interrelated, sharing common goals in research and education.

UAB Deep South Resource Center for Minority Aging Research (RCMAR)

RCMAR is co-sponsored by ICAR. This center is a partnership of four southern institutions — the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), the University of Alabama (UA), Morehouse School of Medicine, and Tuskegee University — and is funded via a P30 NIH/NIA grant.


The Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) was established in 2008 and is funded by a Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences

In addition, the CCTS coordinates the CCTS partner network, which comprises 11 academic research institutions across our tri-state region (AL, MS, LA). Its network-wide research environment is defined by unique collaborative opportunities and resources.

ICAR partners with CCTS in multiple research and education initiatives, including coordinated efforts for pilot funding.