UAB Department of Pathology
Welcome to the UAB Department of Pathology website. The UAB Department of Pathology provides extensive clinical services and teaching while maintaining large and productive research programs. Currently, the Department has over $20 million per year in extramural research funding and our clinical services, including inpatient, outpatient and outreach, completes over 6 million procedures per year. Our training programs are among the finest in the country and our faculty have achieved national and international recognition in service, teaching and research.
Lorenz named assistant dean for physician-scientist education
Robin Lorenz, M.D., Ph.D., has been appointed to a new position, assistant dean for Physician-Scientist Education, propelling the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine closer to the forefront of training clinicians with the scientific experience to move discoveries out of the lab and into patient care while addressing several initiatives in the UAB Medicine strategic plan for research, faculty and student development.
For decades, the number of physicians who conducted scientific research has been in decline; research is increasingly performed by basic scientists without clinical experience. The result, some suggest, is a “valley of death” in which laboratory discoveries linger without becoming actual treatments for patients.