The Program for Environmental and Translational Medicine

The Program for Environmental & Translational Medicine' s mission is to advance research, scholarship, education and clinical care in environmental medicine by providing a catalytic platform for scientists and clinicians to integrate basic science, translational research, and community outreach. This program embraces UAB's strong commitment to improve the health of the people of Birmingham and Alabama. Our goal is to lead the way in a venue for patients with diseases secondary to environmental exposures and in innovative and catalytic translational research. The program focuses on bench-to-bedside translational science to develop new approaches to prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases caused or accelerated by pollution. The Environmental and Translational Medicine Program will bring together a spectrum of disciplines to address this challenge and educate the community on air, water and soil pollution and its relationship to health.

The generosity of our patients and loved ones has helped us support many of our educational and research initiatives throughout the years. If you would like to learn more about opportunities to contribute to the UAB ILD Program, please contact one of our staff members at the Department of Medicine Development Office.  

Thank you very much for your interest and support!

Megann Bates Cain
Senior Director of Development, Department of Medicine
(205) 934-7408

Mallie Hale
Major Gifts Officer
(205) 975-5661

For more information and ways to give, please visit The Campaign for UAB.

To refer a patient to the Environmental & Occupational Disease Clinic, please contact the Appointment Office (205) 801-7545 from 8 AM to 5 PM.  Mondays through Fridays

In order to espedite the scheduling and evaluation process, please forward the following documents to our office as soon as possible:

1. Last clinic note or referral letter

2. Pulmonary function tests (PFTs)

3. Chest X-rays and CT scans - upload films to a CD and attach reports

4. Lung biopsy slides and reports, if available.

After the clinic visit and once all the data is reviewed, including any prior biopsies, you will receive either a letter from one of our physicians or a copy of the patient's clinic visit note.

For more information, please contact Dr. Veena Antony via telephone at 1-800-UAB-MIST or via email at

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