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Pioneering Solutions

At Augusta University, we harness the power of collaboration every day, and we’re stronger for it. Our interdisciplinary and translational approach to research and scholarship ensures that we are always ready to harness the wisdom and power that comes from our colleagues from all corners of our ever-expanding campus.

As home to the state’s only public medical college and the only dental school, we are infusing the next generation of health care providers with the knowledge to provide the best, most innovative health care to all Georgians, making good on our promise to make Georgia our campus. But it doesn’t stop there. Certainly, our research efforts keep us healthier, but they also keep us safer, better educated, better prepared and better connected to the world we live in.

One of four comprehensive research universities in Georgia, our scientists are dedicated to finding innovative solutions to illness and disease disproportionately affecting our state, including cancer, stroke and heart disease.

Our research makes us stronger, and our collective future is brighter because of it.

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Where Research Happens

Augusta University is on the forefront of biomedical science with signature basic, clinical, and translational research programs and is also the site for state-of-the-art research and education across computer science, information technology and cybersecurity disciplines.

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Research at Augusta University

Augusta University is actively participating in ways to improve the health and lives of the people of our community, our state, and around the world.

 
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Centers and Institutes

Augusta University is involved in nearly 300 different funded research activities and related studies. Research is carried out in both basic and clinical disciplines.

 
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Undergraduate Research Programs

AU’s Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship supports research and scholarly activity by undergraduate students. They provide programming and financial support for faculty-student scholarly collaborations through a wide range of services.

 
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Graduate Research Programs

Students attending Augusta University have the opportunity to enhance learning through direct participation in research and scholarship throughout all academic disciplines.

 
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Clinical Trials

Augusta University is actively participating in ways to improve the health and lives of the people of our community, our state, and around the world.

 
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R+D Magazine

Research & Discovery Magazine tells the fascinating stories of research and discovery from faculty and students across the enterprise.

 
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Core Labs

Cores, or Shared Research Resources are institutionally funded and supported research centers that are dedicated to meeting scientists’ research needs.

 
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Office of Innovation Commercialization

Whether with startup, small, medium or large companies, AU is actively marketing and commercializing exciting and promising new technologies, which can change the future for the better.

 
 

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Research University Advantage

Clinical and translational research programs at Augusta University 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.

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Innovating Discoveries

Research Related News

See how the latest in research, innovation and education work together to advance healthcare.

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Undergraduate Researcher Snapshot

Three undergraduate researchers from the Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship talk about the value of their research.

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Bringing the Next Generation of Cystic Fibrosis Drugs to Patients

In October 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Trikafta, a drug able to treat patients with the most common cystic fibrosis (CF) mutation. Approved for patients 12 and over, the drug means that more than 90% of people with CF could eventually have an effective treatment for the underlying cause of their disease. […]

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Pop-Up Success

The College of Science and Mathematics, is using a $900,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to help increase the number of students completing undergraduate degrees in STEM disciplines, and what they learn from the process has the potential to help advance STEM education at universities across the nation. Principal investigator Dr. Angie Spencer, […]

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A Different Kind of Key

As society pushes the limits of technology, the battle between privacy and security is growing more intense. And the consequences are spilling out all over the headlines. In India, for example, widespread hysteria surrounding rumors of child kidnappings — rumors that spread almost instantaneously via WhatsApp, the country’s dominant messaging system — led to mob […]