The main goal of the Division of Molecular and Translational Biomedicine is to foster the development of highly innovative research programs, spanning from the bench to the bedside and to the population, which will generate new knowledge, benefit patient care, complement clinical training of residents and fellows, and help launch the careers of new faculty. Members of the Research Division work closely with each other as well as faculty in other School of Medicine Departments and Schools to enhance the strategic goals of the University of Alabama at 

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Birmingham. In addition, members of the research division worked closely with Dr. Susan Black, Director of the Residency Program, and Dr. Keith A. (Tony) Jones, Chairman of the Department of the Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, to establish the highly successful Resident Academic Career Development Program (RACD) and Resident Mentored Research Experience Track (RMRET), which promote the development of academic anesthesiologists and enables residents to participate in research projects.  
Major areas of research include:

  • Acute Lung Injury and Repair;
  • Trauma with a special emphasis of coagulation;
  • Basic Mechanisms of bladder hyperalgesia and mitigation of interstitial cystitis; and
  • Outcomes research with an emphasis on the Surgical Home.


Sadis Matalon, Ph.D., Dr.Sc. (Hon.)
Distinguished Professor and Alice McNeal Endowed Chair of Anesthesiology
Vice Chair for Research
UAB Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine




Learn more about our Resident Academic Career Development program.

Learn more about our Resident Mentored Research Experience Track program. 

See our departmental grants.

See our RMRET and RACD past and current projects.

Our Strategic Plan