CIVITAN INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH CENTER 

The Civitan International Research Center (CIRC) was created in 1989 with a $20 million pledge from Civitan International. Since opening in 1992, the CIRC has emerged as a world leader in the research and treatment of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) which impact the lives of one in six people worldwide.

In addition to clinical research, Civitan scientists provide training and treatment through the Civitan-Sparks Clinics and the Civitan International Neuroimaging Laboratory. In 2016, the Civitan International Research Center was named a Clinical Research Center of Excellence in the study of Rett syndrome.

CIRC Milestones

  • $20 million commitment approved by Civitan in 1989
  • The Civitan International Research Center spans 19 departments and 5 schools at the University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • More than 140 scientists conduct research, therapy, and treatment under the CIRC banner
  • Efforts at the CIRC cover the entire human lifespan
  • Over the last 10 years, The Civitan-Sparks Clinics have seen more than 25,000 patients
  • The Rett Syndrome Clinic at the CIRC has become one of the world’s leading clinics for Rett Syndrome
  • To date, Civitan International has raised $19.6 million toward its initial pledge.

In addition to clinical research, Civitan scientists provide training and treatment through the Civitan-Sparks Clinics and the Civitan International Neuroimaging Laboratory. In 2016, the Civitan International Research Center was named a Clinical Research Center of Excellence in the study of Rett syndrome.

How Junior Civitans Help

Junior Civitans support life-changing research at the Civitan International Research Center through two annual international fundraisers All In Summit and Dance-a-Thon. 

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