Postdocs rank UAB first among public universities
The University of Alabama at Birmingham ranks first among public universities nationwide in “Best Places to Work for Postdocs”, according to the 2012 Postdocs Rankings newly published by The Scientist.


VA National Quality Scholars Fellowship Program (VAQS) for nurse applicants must who have been accepted into a DNP, PhD or postdoctoral training program and have a desire to learn how to do, lead, or study health care improvement. For more information contact Patricia Patrician, PhD, RN, FAAN at

The Health Disparities Research Training Program (HDRTP) is a two-year training period. As a scholar with the program, your schedule will include courses and course work, as well as time to work with your mentor or mentoring team on a research project, writing manuscripts for publication, and developing a grant proposal.  The HDTRP focuses on health disparities research in cancer, aging, comparative effectiveness research and related areas.

UAB Cancer Prevention and Control Training Program (CPCTP) trains interdisciplinary cancer prevention & control researchers. This is done by an interdisciplinary team that recruits, supports, and mentors qualified pre- and postdoctoral trainees.

The UAB Office of Postdoctoral Education (OPE) was established in 1999 and was one of the first Postdoctoral offices in the country. Since its inception, the OPE has been instrumental in establishing and maintaining competitive terms, benefits and training programs for all postdoctoral fellows. The goal of the OPE is to provide postdoctoral fellows with the opportunities and skills they need to be successful in their chosen careers.

Health Services & Outcomes Research Training Program (a collaboration between the UAB Center for Outcomes and Effectiveness Research and Education and the UAB Lister Hill Center for Health Policy). The T32 Training Grant is spponsored by The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The overall goal of the program is to prepare independent investigators to pursue health services research careers focused on translating research evidence into practice. The Fellowship is available for PhD prepared Nurses. For more information contact COERE Deputy Director, Ryan Outman at