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Clinical Trials Unit

The Clinical Trials Unit, led by Dr. Jan Jansen, designs, coordinates and executes clinical trials of complex interventions, such as surgical procedures and medical devices. These trials present special problems for evaluators, which include small eligible populations, difficulties in standardizing the delivery of the interventions and sensitivity to local context.

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The UAB Minority Health & Health Disparities Research Center (MHRC) generates and disseminates research knowledge from biomedical, behavioral, and social sciences in order to reduce the health disparities experienced by vulnerable populations and disadvantaged communities locally, regionally, and nationally.

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The Center for Inter-systemic Networks and Enteric Medical Advances is a collaborative research unit that brings laboratories across UAB together. The center has many research missions but its common goal is to understand the cellular mechanisms and circuitries involved in enteric inter-systemic disorders (ESD) and how disruption of the gut-brain-axis underlies ESD. The center is designed to encourage and facilitate research on enteric research and the central manifestations associated with ESD, including mental illness (i.e. addiction), disruptions in feeding behavior and obesity.

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The Department of Surgery's Research SRS – short for Surgery Research Seminar – is an academic collaboration meeting of the Department of Surgery's basic science researchers. The series is a platform for investigators and student-investigators to present their work, one time a year, to colleagues for the purpose of collaboration and as part of our research training programs. Email Damian Schwartz at dschwartz@uabmc.edu for more information.

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The O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB is Alabama’s only cancer center designated by the National Cancer Institute and is a national leader in driving cancer research, advancing new cancer treatments, engaging communities in cancer prevention and early detection initiatives, and training the next generation of cancer physicians and scientists.

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Clinical Trials Sharepoint

If you're a UAB Department of Surgery faculty or staff member working on a clinical trial, explore our clinical trials Sharepoint site where we share internal information about the clinical research going on in the department.

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Helpful Links and Info

Our research administrators have curated this list of frequently asked-for links and instructions related to conducting research at UAB.

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