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Civitan International Research Center

Innovative Research with a Vision for the Future

The Civitan International Research Center (CIRC) is an interdisciplinary center focusing on the development of the mind-brain through our unique mission of service, education, and research.

Our Research

Home to leading experts and distinguished scholars

More than 150 Civitan scientists and staff are dedicated to basic and translational research. Our Civitan scientists represent 19 departments and 5 schools on the UAB campus, at the Civitan-Sparks Clinics, Children's Hospital, and other clinical settings at UAB.

Our Programs

Preparing the next generation of researchers and clinicians

Students and clinical trainees work side-by-side with Civitan scientists and clinicians to develop the most current research and treatment techniques and effective intervention strategies.

About Us

Increasing opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities

Established in 1989 with the support of Civitan International, our center's activities are guided by a strong commitment to values that recognize all people first as individuals.

Latest Center News

  • UAB students to advance research in 7th year of the UAB Summer Research Academy
    Jun 04, 2024
  • Crowder named 2023 Provost’s Awards in Undergraduate Research winner
    Jun 07, 2023
  • Sun named HHMI 2023 Freeman Hrabowski Scholar
    May 10, 2023

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