Center for Research
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)
LUCOM will host is annual Research Day on Friday, Jan. 7, 2022. Visit Research Day to learn how you can participate.
Five Year Goals (2018-2023)
LUCOM aims to enhance the research and scholarly activity of its faculty and students through the following primary goals:
- 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
- Increase research and scholarship productivity and impact with 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
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.
LUCOM-Center for Research shares information about the latest medical advancements through the Biomedical Frontiers Seminar Series (BFSS). At these seminars, biomedical and clinical scientists present updates on healthcare policies as well as research on molecular and cellular science.
The Pre-Clinical Research Elective provides Liberty osteopathic medical students with hands-on experience in the process and practice of biomedical research.
LUCOM student-doctors engage in a mentored research project in which they participate in hypothesis development, design and perform experiments, collect and interpret data, draw conclusions, and present their findings to peers and colleagues. Student-doctors gain experience in properly using biostatistics, reading and critiquing primary research literature, scientific writing, and maintaining a safe laboratory environment.
In addition, student-doctors gain an understanding of key elements of the research enterprise, including manuscript preparation, grant development, and the regulations that govern the inclusion of animal models and human subjects in research projects. Throughout the elective, scientific integrity and the responsible conduct of research are emphasized.
Faculty Extramural Research Grants
Faculty Intramural Research Grant, Annual Progress Report
Faculty Intramural Research Grant
LUCOM faculty who wish to apply for funding to cover scholarly publication costs, please apply online to request funding through the Center for Research and Scholarship.
Student Conference Presentation
LUCOM student-doctors who would like to apply for funding to cover conference and presentation expenses, are asked to submit an online application. Required department budget codes must be requested to the LUCOM Center for Research only through email at LUCOMResearch@liberty.edu.
Laboratory Volunteer Program
- Faculty MS Word Form, download and submit via email to Chansoon Lee, PhD (email@example.com)
- Student MS Word Form, download and submit via email to Chansoon Lee, PhD (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Student Scholarly Work
The current programs for the Center for Research include:
- Central cardiovascular regulation led by John R. Martin, PhD
- Fungal pathogenesis led by Michael S. Price, PhD
- Gastrointestinal physiology led by Anthony J.M. Bauer, PhD
- Human proviral gene expression led by Yingguang Liu, PhD
- Renal pathophysiology led by Joseph C. Gigliotti, PhD
- Reproductive physiology led by R. James Swanson, PhD
- Vascular physiology led by Jeffrey Jasperse, PhD