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Center for Research

The Mission

The Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine (LUCOM) Center for Research exists to support excellence in research and scholarship in the biomedical sciences, clinical medicine, and medical education, all toward advancing medical knowledge, improving patient care, enhancing medical student training, and celebrating the works of God’s hands. (Psalm 111:2)

The 8,500-square-foot Center for Research features five state-of-the-art molecular and cellular labs, a large central lab, and an animal facility.

Five Year Goals (2018-2023)

LUCOM aims to enhance the research and scholarly activity of its faculty and students through the following primary goals:

  1. Increase research and scholarly engagement of LUCOM faculty and students through
    • Enhanced mechanisms for seeking and securing intramural funding
    • Increased applications and awards for extramurally funded research
    • Increased opportunities for LUCOM students to engage in mentored scholarly or research activity throughout the 4-year curriculum
    • Growth in various facets of research and scholarly engagement in clinical and medical education arenas in addition to the biomedical sciences
  2. Increase research and scholarship productivity and impact with the dissemination of biomedical, clinical, and medical education knowledge
    • Initiate and grow an Annual LUCOM Research Day
    • Increase the number of submitted and published or presented works of research and scholarship

Research Day

LUCOM will host its annual Research Day on Friday, Jan. 13, 2023. Visit Research Day to learn how you can participate.

Cureus Channel

Faculty, staff, and students have the opportunity to submit their work for publication through LUCOM’s “Liberty Medicine Research Channel” on Cureus. All manuscripts undergo peer-review and are indexed through PubMed and Google Scholar if accepted for publication.

    Laboratory Access and Contacts
    Pre-Clinical Research Elective
    Funding for Research and Scholarly Activity

    The current programs for the Center for Research include: