The UAB NF Program is internationally recognized for its contributions to outstanding clinical care, research, and education related to all forms of neurofibromatosis (NF1, NF2, and schwannomatosis). We are the national coordinating center for the NF Clinical Trials Consortium, funded by the Department of Defense to perform clinical trials for all forms of neurofibromatsis.

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  • Changes to a gene called LZTR1 predispose people to develop a rare disorder where multiple tumors called schwannomas form near nerve pathways, according to a study published today in the journal Nature Genetics and led by researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.The formation of multiple schwannomas is one sign...


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Clinical Services:
 Our goal is to deliver outstanding care for patients and families through integrated clinical and laboratory services. For some conditions, we are considered a national and international referral source.



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Research:
 We seek to expand knowledge and create new applications through laboratory and clinical research along the continuum from fundamental studies to preclinical investigations, to bench-to bedside translation, to clinical practice and community implementation.

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Education:
 We provide genetics education and training to students, health professionals, researchers, and the public.