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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

  • Landmark drug trial shows promising results for Pitt-Hopkins syndrome
    Jul 05, 2024
  • Newsom completes Phase 2 clinical trial of a novel drug for Pitt-Hopkins Syndrome
    Jun 28, 2024
  • Two researchers named Emerging Scholar Award winners for 2024-2025
    Jun 28, 2024

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