Research

UAB embodies a spirit of discovery that advances knowledge, solves ancient mysteries and real-world problems and drives economic development. Its research faculty ranks among the nation’s best funded and is noted for exceptional mentoring and training — from undergraduate researchers to post-doctoral fellows.

UAB, home to some of the nation’s most prestigious centers for the study of cancer, neuroscience, AIDS, diabetes and more, excels at translating medical discoveries in the lab to revolutionary therapies at the bedside and in clinics.

Across campus, faculty are engineering revolutionary new materials for dental implants, body armor and spacecraft and developing new technologies for virtual reality, robotic surgery, greener vehicles, disease-free food, and leading-edge research in cybercrime. Others are exploring the marine depths of Antarctica, using satellite imaging to discover ancient Egyptian settlements and partnering with NASA to explore the final frontier.

• Ranked No. 32 nationally in federal research funding and 20th in funding from the National Institutes of Health (10th among public universities).

• UAB is No. 1 nationally among public universities in terms of federal research funding per incoming freshman.

• One of 11 recipients of the prestigious Beckman Scholars Award, reserved for universities demonstrating exceptional mentoring and training of undergraduate researchers.

• Ranks No. 1 nationally among universities in The Scientist magazine’s 2013 Best Places to Work as a postdoc.



In a word:

Validates.  Verifies.  Tests.  Searches.  Quantifies.  Innovates.  Identifies.  Proves.  Discovers.  Invents.  Penetrates.  Debunks.  Probes.  Exposes.  Pursues.  Enlightens.  Discerns.  Defines.  Explores.  Examines.  Engineers.  Measures.  Refines.  Reveals.  Inquires.