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Centers and Institutes

Cardiovascular Research Institute

The Cardiovascular Research Institute's research team consists of basic scientists and physician/scientists from a wide variety of fields and disciplines who work together to discover and disseminate new knowledge about the heart, blood vessels, and lymphatics in normal and disease states.

Center for Airborne Pathogen Research and Tuberculosis Imaging (CAPRI)

The CAPRI develops innovative diagnostic, vaccination and therapeutic strategies for respiratory diseases using a multidisciplinary group with extensive expertise in imaging, chemistry, engineering, immunology, infectious diseases and translational medicine.


Center for Community Health Development

The Center for Community Health Development aims to improve the health of Texas residents by utilizing community health development strategies and linking academic researchers to communities. Through these partnerships, communities receive irreplaceable knowledge and experience for sustaining health-based programs in their area.

Center for Craniofacial Research & Diagnosis (CCRD)

The CCRD serves as the home for the basic and translational research enterprise within Texas A&M College of Dentistry. The center provides a fertile environment to increase and foster interdisciplinary collaboration with the craniofacial clinical programs at area hospitals to promote the growth of translational research opportunities.


Center for Epigenetics & Disease Prevention

Epigenetics research is at the frontier of biomedical research, and the epigenome is one of the most promising targets for disease prevention. The center's mission is to identify novel protective agents from natural sources and, via a new field-to-clinic paradigm, test for efficacy in human subjects.

Center for Health Organization Transformation (CHOT)

CHOT is an industry-university cooperative research center funded by the National Science Foundation and health organizations to conduct research supporting major management, clinical, and IT innovations in healthcare. The CHOT research model relies on the knowledge and experience of health care leaders to guide and ensure academic research is both meaningful and applicable to the health care industry.


Center for Innovation in Advanced Development and Manufacturing (CIADM)

The Texas A&M CIADM is accelerating research and development of vaccines and therapeutics, and will rapidly produce these products in case of pandemics or other national emergencies.

Center for Microencapsulation and Drug Delivery (CMDD)

The CMDD is a small, highly-skilled, multidisciplinary group of faculty from five colleges. These researchers design and test delivery of pharmaceuticals, focusing on the application of controlled release to modulate immune responses.


Center for Rural Public Health Preparedness

The USA Center for Rural Public Health Preparedness is a CDC-funded center designed to ensure public health professionals are able to respond to threats to the nation’s public health. The center at the School of Public Health is the only national center with a specific rural focus, and is charged with supporting and educating emergency responders in rural areas of the United States.

Center for Translational Environmental Health Research

The goal of the Center for Translational Environmental Health Research is to improve human environmental health by integrating advances in basic, biomedical and engineering research across translational boundaries from the laboratory to the clinic and to the community and back.


Coastal Bend Health Education Center (CBHEC)

The CBHEC in Corpus Christi, Texas, is committed to improving the quality of health care in the Coastal Bend region by advancing the knowledge and skills of health care professionals, students and the community through evidence-based education, connection to resources and chronic disease management and support.

Ergonomics Center

The Ergonomics Center improves worker performance, safety and health through three primary focus areas:

  • Education and rigorous training of ergonomics professionals
  • Research focusing on health and safety
  • Outreach to industry and community

Institute For Ocular Pharmacology (IOP)

The  IOP invents new drugs for eye diseases, including glaucoma, cataract, ischemic retinopathy, uveitis, dry eyes, myopia and age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The IOP also improves formulations for better bioavailability of new and old drugs, and researching the safety of effective eye drugs.

Rural & Community Health Institute (RCHI) 

The RCHI is a health extension center offering programs that promote safe, effective health care practices. The RCHI serves as a bridge for health care professionals and their organizations with academic centers, policymakers and researchers to improve the quality and safety of patient care.


Southwest Rural Health Research Center

The Southwest Rural Health Research Center (SRHRC) addresses the health needs of rural and underserved populations across Texas and the nation. The SRHRC combines faculty expertise in health policy, health economics, aging, long-term care, health law, epidemiology and biostatistics, and chronic disease.

Last edited by: schnettler 08/21/2017