Opportunities for research abound at UAB. Clinical and laboratory research is conducted by many of the faculty of the department. Resident involvement in some type of scholarly activity is required. Several residents publish research in major journals and others present papers and posters at national meetings.
Research opportunities in Nuclear Medicine range from clinical projects to in-depth molecular imaging basic science and translational studies on cancer and testing new PET imaging agents. In addition to our PhD researchers, computer programmers, research assistants, and a research nurse provide support. Efforts are made to support specific research interests of the residents and fellows.