Growing our strength in research from the bench to the bedside ensures that patients suffering from life-altering diseases benefit from the latest discoveries.
As GRU's strategic plan calls for increasing our number of researchers by 200 by the year 2020 (nearly doubling our current research faculty), a new research building is proposed to provide the lab and clinical spaces necessary to meet these needs and to both attract and retain new scientists.
The most recent renovations/construction to our current research spaces were completed in 2006. All centrally located along Laney-Walker Boulevard, these include:
- Carl T. Sanders Research and Education Building houses many basic science departments and their associated research programs.
- The Interdisciplinary Research Building (IRB) houses core research groups, laboratories and equipment, the Center for Biotechnology and Genomic Medicine and other diverse research initiatives.
- The GRU's Office of Technology Transfer and Economic Development operates an incubator facility within the IRB to foster development of new biomedical businesses for the Augusta community, and a 6,000-square-foot animal care facility supports scientific studies.
- Cancer Research Center, completed in May 2006, was designed to accelerate GRU's progress in cancer treatment, diagnosis and research, and complements the clinical services of the Georgia Regents University Cancer Center, located directly across the street.
While these existing spaces can absorb some additional numbers, in order to provide the top-notch laboratory, translational and clinical facilities that will attract a new generation of researchers, a new facility must be built.
The effects of a robust research program ripples across an institution and far beyond. It is an economic driver, retains valued physician leaders and attracts bright, inquisitive students. Research that moves from the bench to the bedside impacts patients and families both at our health system and throughout the country and the world.
Georgia Regents University is involved in nearly 300 different funded research activities and related studies in its Colleges of Allied Health Sciences, Dental Medicine, Graduate Studies, Medicine and Nursing. Research is carried out in both basic and clinical disciplines. To make a gift to support research today, click here.
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