Young will develop partnerships with undergraduate students and programs to help those students be more competitive in applying to medical school.
Strengths cited for UAB are the quality of training and mentoring and career development opportunities and networking.
For the first time, UAB has unified its academic and medical brands under a common tagline in a new, broad communications campaign.
Lorenz, director of the Medical Scientist Training Program, says physican-scientists can bridge the gap between lab discoveries and patient care.
Faculty and administrators from across UAB, plus representatives from the students and the Birmingham community, will search for the next senior vice president and dean.
A new round of grand funding will allow researchers to study the HIV and tuberculosis epidemics.