USA Translational Research Service Center

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The USA Translational Research Service Center (TRSC) provides local support and resources for translational research activities at South. The University of South Alabama is one of eleven partner network institutions of the University of Alabama at Birmingham's Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS).
USA is proud to be part of this extraordinary regional initiative to address the disproportionate disparity and disease in the Deep South. This regional effort will accelerate discovery and improve human health for the residents of this region and translate to broader applications across the nation.

Who is the USA TRSC?

The USA TRSC is comprised of USA basic and clinical science researchers and administrators who provide research support services and facilitate training, professional development and collaboration.  The USA TRSC is supported by the Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).  The CCTS is funded by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences of the National Institutes of Health under award number UL1TR001417.  The USA Principal Investigator is Dr. Mark Gillespie, Chair, Department of Pharmacology and the UAB CCTS Principal Investigator is Dr. Robert Kimberly, Senior Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Research and Associate Vice President for Medicine and Biomedical Research.   

The USA TRSC team is comprised of familiar and friendly colleagues.  The Organization Chart is shown below.  

 USA TRSC Team

What is the USA TRSC?

The USA TRSC provides local support and resources for translational research activities.  The team brings expertise in informatics, statistical analysis and research design, clinical research support and community engagement resources to USA researchers.  Drs. Gillespie and Littlefield bring training, networking, development, and funding opportunities to USA researchers and ensure that USA resources and opportunities for translational research collaboration are conveyed to the CCTS HUB and Partner Network.  

How do you access USA TRSC resources and services?

Looking for specific assistance/expertise? Contact one of the colleagues below via email directly.

Contact Us
Dr. Mark Gillespie

Dr. Mark Gillespie
mgillesp@southalabama.edu

Translational Research Consultation & Facilitation / Faculty Development
Dr. Ray Langley Dr. Ray Langley
rlangley@southalabama.edu
Bio-Informatics Consulting
Dr. Madhuri Mulekar Dr. Madhuri Mulekar
mmulekar@southalabama.edu
Research Design and Statistical Consulting
Dr. Bin Wang Dr. Bin Wang
bwang@southalabama.edu
Research Design and Statistical Consulting
Dr. Rod Rocconi Dr. Rod Rocconi
roconni@health.southalabama.edu
Clinical Research / Clinical Trials Consultation & Facilitation
Dr. Bill Richards Dr. Bill Richards
brichards@health.southalabama.edu
Clinical Research / Clinical Trials Consultation & Facilitation
No Photo Available Kellie Prutzman
kbose@health.southalabama.edu
IRB Protocol Development / Clinical Research Coordinator Information
Dr. Errol Crook Dr. Errol Crook
ecrook@health.southalabama.edu
Community Engagement
Dr. Kim Littlefield Dr. Kim Littlefield
kplittlefield@southalabama.edu
Funding & Training Opportunities / Drug & Device Development

Looking for more information about the USA TRSC?

Contact Dr. Kim Littlefield (kplittlefield@southalabama.edu, 6-6628).  

Looking for more information about the UAB CCTS and Partner Network?

Visit the CCTS Website. You can register to become affiliated with the CCTS via the website.  With your registration you'll receive the weekly newsletter (packed full of information and events). While you are there take a look at all of the programs, events, resources and great information that the UAB CCTS and Partner Network have to offer.