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Research Programs, Centers and Institutes

Centers and institutes in the Health Science Center are administratively distinct units whose primary foci are on collaborative, multidisciplinary-interdisciplinary research and other scholarly activities, as well as advanced graduate training in biomedical, translational, and public health science.  Centers and institutes benefit the Health Science Center, as well as affiliated institutions, by facilitating interaction between colleagues with similar and/or complementary research and other scholarly interests.

The Texas A&M Health Science Center supports a number of research programs and centers primarily through its colleges and schools.  Larger institutional programs and institutes are generally administered centrally through the Office of the Vice President for Research.

The creation and review of centers and institutes is governed by HSC Internal Policy 11.02.99.Z1.01.

Institute of Biosciences and Technology

Center for Cancer and Stem Cell Biology

Center for Translational Environmental Health Research

Center for Infectious and Inflammatory Diseases

Center for Molecular Disease and Development

Program for Translational Cancer Research

College of Medicine

Cardiovascular Research Institute

Institute of Ocular Pharmacology

Center for Microencapsulation and Drug Delivery

Baylor College of Dentistry

Center for Craniofacial Research and Diagnosis

School of Public Health

Center for Community Health Development

Southwest Rural Health Research Center

USA Center for Rural Public Health Preparedness

Center for Health Organization Transformation


All centers and institutes are required to undergo external review every five years.  The schedule for review of centers and institutes can be found on Howdy.