The research centers and institutes at the College of Arts & Sciences represent some of our finest interdisciplinary collaborations and most effective community resources.

  • Center for the Humanities – The Center is dedicated to supporting humanities, arts, and interpretive social science research and teaching, as well as to presenting public programs to enrich Miami’s intellectual culture.
  • Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas – The University of Miami Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas is an interfaculty, interdisciplinary institute promoting enhanced human, economic and social development within and across the Hemisphere through research, teaching, convening, communicating and incubating innovative projects. Its mission is to build a thriving Institute that creates and shares knowledge bridging the Americas, strengthening the myriad areas of the University of Miami undertaking research pertaining to the Hemisphere.
  • John C. Gifford Arboretum – Since 1947, the Arboretum has collected and displayed a broad selection of native trees and plants for researchers and the general public.
  • Center for Supramolecular Science – Founded by the A&S chemistry department, the Center for Supramolecular Science supports interdisciplinary research into the complex intermolecular bonds that give form and function to life and can be used to create novel artificial materials.
  • Behavioral Medicine Research Center – Established by the psychology department in 1979, the BMRC integrates the behavioral, psychosocial, and biomedical sciences to discover new ways to treat and prevent illness.
  • Center for Psycho-Oncology Research – The Center started as a five-year research grant to study the effects of psychosocial intervention on the quality of life and health variables of individuals diagnosed with cancer.
  • Center for Autism and Related Disabilities – CARD is an award-winning outreach and support program serving people with autism and related disabilities, as well as their families and the professionals who work with them.
  • Children’s Registry and Information – The CHRIS project is responsible for the development and maintenance of a statewide registry of children who have disabilities that may affect their future school performance and children who may be at-risk of developing such disabilities.  CHRIS is an ongoing project that has been funded by the Florida Department of Education since 1990.  
  • Psychology Services Center – The Center is a community-based training clinic that provides low-cost, high quality assessment and intervention services for youth and adults. 
  • Health Economics Research Group – Current funding supports the Health Economics Research Group and its research into a variety of health and human service-related topics including the economics of substance abuse treatment and prevention, criminal justice programs, and health system changes.
  • Institute for Theoretical and Mathematical Ecology – The Institute focuses on research and pedagogy at the interface of mathematics and ecology.
  • The UM Center for Advanced Microscopy – The Center provides SEM images to others who are conducting research. 
  • Linda Ray Intervention Center – The LRIC provides research-infused early intervention services to babies and toddlers with developmental delays born prenatally cocaine exposed. Evidence-based wrap-around services for the target population include: parenting programs, Child-Parent Psychotherapy, specialized services for teen parents and training is disseminated to community stakeholders at the local, state and national levels pursuant to the needs of high-risk children.  
  • Zebrafish Core Facility The aim of the College of Arts and Science Zebrafish Core Facility is to provide the University of Miami and South Florida communities with zebrafish embryos, larvae and adult zebrafish for research and teaching.