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Collaboration is a cornerstone of who we are at the UAB Heersink School of Medicine. We collaborate across our university to shape and support a comprehensive community of scientists, educators, trainees, students, and clinicians. Through fundamental collaborations, we are developing tomorrow’s strategies and cultivating game-changing scientific discoveries that impact not only our community and our state but beyond.

The Center for Clinical and Translational Science

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. They are one of more than 50 CTSA programs nationwide and the only CTSA in Alabama. CCTS serves a population with a heavy burden of cardiometabolic, vascular, and cancer-related diseases. The CCTS Partner Network, which comprises 11 academic research institutions across our tri-state region (AL, MS, LA), is the foundation of our collaborative efforts.

Hudson Alpha Institute for Biotechnology

The School of Medicine partners with the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology on projects such as the UAB-HudsonAlpha Center for Genomic Medicine and the UAB-HudsonAlpha Cancer Consortium. The School of Medicine has been collaborating with the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology since 2010.

Southern Research

Southern Research is a longstanding partner of the Heersink School of Medicine. Since 2014, The Heersink School of Medicine and Southern Research have worked to develop new medical devices to improve national and global healthcare as part of their partnership, the Alliance for Innovative Medical Technology (AIMTech).

Innovation Depot

We partner with Innovation Depot on the UAB Innovation Lab (UAB iLab). Students in the UAB iLab receive hands-on instruction which prepares them to succeed in the workplace.

Children’s of Alabama

Children’s Hospital of Alabama has been operational since 1911. A teaching hospital, it ranks nationally as #9 in pediatric specialties. For more than 50 years, the partnership between UAB and Children’s of Alabama has provided outstanding care to the youngest, most vulnerable patients and established Birmingham as a nationally renowned center for pediatric medicine.


The Birmingham VA Medical Center serves veterans in central Alabama, Georgia, and Florida. It provides services including primary care with an emphasis on common diseases. It is also a regional referral center for veterans requiring complex or subspecialty care.

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