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Research at Georgia Regents University

The mission of Georgia Regents University is to provide leadership and excellence in teaching, discovery, clinical care, and service as a student-centered comprehensive research university and academic health center with a wide range of programs from learning assistance through postdoctoral studies.

Our vision is to be a top-tier university that is a destination of choice for education, health care, discovery, creativity, and innovation.

Clinical and translational research programs at GRU focus on three key areas that disproportionately affect the health of Georgians: cancer, cardiometabolic disease, and neurological disease including stroke. We are also developing three emerging areas of research strength: regenerative & reparative medicine, personalized medicine & genomics, and public and preventive health.

We have strong regional partnerships with the Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center, the Augusta Warrior Project, the Savannah River National Laboratory, and the Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center that further support research in these key areas.

Our state of-the-art research facilities, collaborative research environment, and outstanding clinical resources place GRU at the leading edge of new scientific advancements targeting diseases that directly impact our patient population. We look forward to working with you as we move forward during this exciting period of research growth and discovery.

NEW TRACKING PROCESS - Research Study Initiation

Effective, Wednesday, September 9th, 2015, a new tracking process is being implemented for Clinical Trials / Research Studies in the "pipeline."  The full details of the process were presented at the Research Town Hall and additional information and training is available by contacting Only studies that are entered into this system can be tracked, so use of the system is strongly encouraged.  The full Research Town Hall can be found here - Sample link


Several independent labs, centers and institutes engage faculty and students from across the university. Academic departments also sponsor numerous other research labs and programs.

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Undergraduates and graduates attending GRU have the opportunity to enhance learning through direct participation in research and scholarship. These opportunities encompass all disciplines.

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The university research enterprise is supported by numerous offices, including the Division of Sponsored Program Administration and the Office of Clinical Investigative Services.

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