CDIB faculty and trainees have access to an exceptional combination of more than 70 state-of-the-art Scientific Core Facilities and twenty-eight University-Wide Interdisciplinary Research Centers.  There are also over seventy-five pilot and departmental research centers and outstanding clinical research facilities including the Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS).  Research training opportunities are exceptional and include a diverse range of animal model systems and contemporary technologies.  UAB has six health-professional schools, and multi-disciplinary study opportunities are readily available because of the collaborative environment at UAB.  The School of Medicine (UASOM) enjoys a tradition of excellence in research and clinical care and is a recognized leader in many fields.