Discovery is at the core of UAB’s mission – it is the essential thread that weaves together the fabric of innovative research, multidisciplinary education and first-rate health care
UAB’s basic scientists conduct studies at the cellular, molecular, genetic and systems level, leading to a better understanding of the mechanisms of disease. At the other end of the continuum, clinical research measures and tracks outcomes, applying ideas generated in the laboratory to improve the health and well-being of patients.
Translational science – the bridge between bench and bedside – is coordinated through the UAB Center for Clinical and Translational Science, one of 60 such centers across the country funded by the National Institutes of Health.
And finally, UAB’s research enterprise focuses on health policy, epidemiology, the delivery of health care, and the disparities that affect poor, minority and disadvantaged people across Alabama and around the world.
- Personalized medicine and genomics
- Infectious diseases and global health
- Cardiovascular disease
- Health disparities
- Immunology and autoimmunity
For information on how you can support the School of Medicine’s research programs:
Virginia Gilbert Loftin
Executive Director of Development and Community Relations