Education and Training

Seminar Series 

Time: Friday, 12:00–1:00 p.m.
Place: Kaul Building, Finley Conference Room

Genetics, Genomics, and Bioinformatics (GGB) Ph.D. graduate program

The main goal of the GGB program is to provide students with an outstanding, flexible, didactic doctoral training experience to prepare them for independent and innovative careers in research. We emphasize a broad approach to the fundamental principles of genetics and genomics, as well as bioinformatics and computational sciences. We have a large pool of mentors from across multiple UAB Departments with extensive research expertise in these areas and other related fields. The GGB replaces the former Genetics and Genomic Sciences Graduate Program (GGS). More information about the GGB ProgramMore information about the GGB Program

Residency Programs   

The UAB Medical Genetics Residency Training is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and is intended for physicians with an interest in the diagnosis, counseling, management, and treatment of patients with genetic disorders. During training a broad array of disorders is encountered, encompassing the complete spectrum of medical genetics. This includes each subspecialty of the field—pediatric, biochemical, cancer, prenatal, and adult patients. There is also a significant research component that may include either basic science bench research or clinical research. The UAB Medical Genetics Residency Training Program offers four separate training tracks, each of which will lead to eligibility to take the American Board of Medical Genetics examination in Medical Genetics.

We offer programs in the following: Categorical Medical GeneticsInternal Medicine-Medical GeneticsPediatrics-Medical Genetics and Maternal Fetal Medicine-Medical Genetics 

Fellowship Programs

This program includes American Board of Medical Genetics (ABMG) fellowships and postdoctoral research fellowships. Clinical training is provided in cytogenetics, molecular genetics and biochemical genetics.

Program details:

 Master of Science in Genetic Counseling

UAB's Master of Science in Genetic Counseling Program is a joint effort between the Department of Genetics and the Department of Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences in the School of Health Professions. Genetic counselors are health professionals with specialized graduate degrees and experience in areas of medical genetics and counseling. The program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council of Genetic Counseling. For more information about the genetic counseling profession and program, and to request information about observing a genetic counselor, please visit the program online at or e-mail


UAB-HudsonAlpha CGM Announces New Postdoc Training Program in Genomic Medicine
The Center for Genomic Medicine (CGM) is accepting applications for a unique opportunity to research and validate new genomic approaches for clinical care, funded by a National Human Genome Research Institute T32 grant.