The University of Alabama at Birmingham is a world-recognized research-intensive institution. Some important facts:

  • Research funding received by UAB School of Medicine faculty consistently ranks in the top 20 nationally for NIH support
  • UAB School of Medicine faculty are ranked 10th nationally for scholarly productivity (scientific publications, grants, awards) in overall biomedical sciences (Chronicles of Higher Education, November 2007)
  • UAB is one of only 13 institutions in the US to be awarded a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Med to Grad Fellowship Program
    - Med to Grad Fellowship Program at UAB
  • UAB is ranked 5th nationally for "Best Places to Work 2008: Academia" (The Scientist, November 2008)

  • UAB School of Medicine programs in cancer, rheumatology & related autoimmune diseases, nephrology and aging are ranked in top 20 nationally (US News & World Report America's Best Hospitals 2007)

  • One of only 6 member institutions of the Southeastern Regional Center of Excellence for Emerging Infections and Biodefense (SERCEB)
  • UAB is the largest employer in the State of Alabama, offering extensive educational and employment opportunities
  • More at About UAB


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It's a mix of the biochemicals in the lab and the body that covers many disciplines across campus. It's another way UAB is thinking outside the box. It's UAB's new research enterprise blog, and you can check it out today at and — and then get in "The Mix" yourself. Comment on it directly, or submit story ideas, photos and feedback to research editor Greg Williams at The blog also is linked to a new UAB Research News website and has a Twitter feed, @themixuab.

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