Augusta University research facilities continue to expand as the university's research activities grow. The Surgical Research Service provides service to all of the following on campus:

  • The 183,000-square-foot Carl T. Sanders Research and Education building, which houses many basic science departments and their associated research programs;
  • The 174,000-square foot Interdisciplinary Research facility, which houses a number of core research groups including researchers, laboratories, and equipment to advance research in areas such as diabetes, hypertension, biotechnology and genomic medicine. This building houses the Center for Biotechnology and Genomic Medicine, as well as the diverse research initiatives of the faculty of several other disciplines;
  • The Augusta University Office of Technology Transfer and Economic Development, which operates an incubator facility to foster development of new biomedical businesses for the Augusta community. A 6,000-square-foot animal care facility supports scientific studies;
  • The Health Sciences building, a five-story, 183,000-square-foot facility that houses Augusta University's college of Allied Health Sciences and Nursing;
  • The Cancer Research Center, a $54 million building completed in May 2006 and designed to accelerate Augusta University's progress in cancer treatment, diagnosis and research. It complements the Cancer Center directly across the street, the clinical facility where patients are seen.

Resources/Support

  • The Health Sciences campus has all the necessary facilities to complement any clinical or basic science project an investigator wishes to conduct here, including:
  • 24-hour investigational pharmacy service with dedicated research pharmacy staff within Augusta University;
  • Fully accredited/certified clinical laboratory services, plus basic science laboratory support through several core laboratory facilities;
  • Institutional Review Board (Human Assurance Committee);
  • Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC);
  • Biosafety, chemical and radiation safety support; • Department of Sponsored Program Administration.

Additionally, the Surgical Research Service has basic science laboratory space available for use on a first-come, first-served basis.

Regulatory Compliance

The Augusta University Human Assurance Committee (HAC) meets twice monthly to review proposed research protocols to be conducted by faculty and staff of the Georgia Health Sciences University or the Charlie Norwood Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The committee's composition meets the standards set forth in the Federal Register.

The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) oversees the institution's animal program, facilities and procedures. All proposed utilization of animals in teaching, research or testing on our campus is reviewed as required by Public Health Service Policy. Two full-time veterinarians are available to support all animal studies.