Faculty Support

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In a little more than four decades, UAB has transformed from its modest beginnings as an extension center into a doctoral research university and academic medical center. And we have the same audacious vision that led our founders to dream big dreams: To educate, advance discovery, care for the sick, respond to the needs of our community and establish Alabama as a progressive economic center that can change the world.

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That vision attracts world-class faculty to UAB, where they find an environment that fosters collaboration and innovation.

The School of Medicine seeks to grow our faculty over the next five years in strategic areas across our mission, while retaining our current outstanding physicians and scientists, many of whom are highly sought after by other institutions.

We are actively recruiting basic scientists who will discover the fundamental processes responsible for disease and identify possibilities for modifying these processes.

We are also actively seeking translational researchers who will help shape those possibilities into reality.

And we are invested in recruiting and retaining master teachers – those who have become legends among their students, and those who are the legends of tomorrow.

Gifts to support our faculty provide:

  • Funds to assist with recruiting and retaining outstanding faculty
  • Endowed chairs and professorships for senior faculty – a critical component for both recruitment and retention
  • Research funding, such as pilot grants for junior faculty and bridge funding for faculty investigators
  • Flexible funds to be used at the discretion of the dean

For information on how you can support the School of Medicine’s faculty:

Virginia Gilbert Loftin
Executive Director of Development and Community Relations
(205) 975-5602
vgloftin@uab.edu