Auburn University Research Initiative in Cancer


AURIC


AURIC is Cancer Research.

Founded January 1, 2012, AURIC provides a unified structure to promote the many outstanding cancer researchers and research projects underway at Auburn University, and to foster collaboration with our partners across the state of Alabama, the Southeast, the United States and the world. We invite you to explore these web pages to learn more about AURIC, the work AURIC researchers are doing and ways that you can participate.

Cancer is a major health concern for Alabamians. In Alabama alone, more than 23,000 new cases of cancer were diagnosed and more than 10,000 people died of the disease in 2010 (Alabama Dept. of Public Health).

AURIC is human medicine, animal medicine, research and diagnostics where faculty, students, and staff are working together to solve the complex puzzle of cancer. AURIC is based within the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine, but AURIC is everywhere, from the laboratory to the clinic.

Program Goals

• AURIC will build on existing strengths in nanotherapeutics, nanomedicine, cancer genetics, gene targeting, and the capacity to develop transnational models.
• AURIC will encourage faculty participation in cancer research and will support and facilitate the strategic recruitment of new faculty whose interests and expertise will advance AURIC’s mission.
• AURIC will assist faculty members and investigative teams with grantsmanship skills and proposal development.
• AURIC will explore new directions and opportunities such as links with existing Auburn University College of Veterinary medicine programs as well as with local, regional, and national entities.