Birmingham entrepreneur gives $100,000 to UAB’s Civitan-Sparks Clinic to support autism spectrum disorders program

Sheila Benson is a founder. She’s a CEO. An entrepreneur. A leader. The company she founded in 1994, Employment Screening Services (ESS), grew to become the third largest background screening company in the nation—right out of Birmingham, Ala.

Advancing Cancer Care

Cain, now cancer-free, wants others to receive the same level of compassionate care she did during her time of need.

Education is still the key to changing lives

Here’s how a group of donors banded together to support underrepresented students in engineering.

Tom Brannan, UAB donors honored at National Philanthropy Day

The UAB Advancement team has accomplished great things over the years, including raising more than $1 billion in The Campaign for UAB, a 10-year fundraising effort that wrapped up in 2018.

Lighting the Way to a Brighter Future

On his 49th birthday, Dwayne Chatoney was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer. He received treatment at a hospital near his home in Lake Charles, Louisiana. But nine months later, the cancer returned, this time at stage 4. And this time, the hospital told him there was nothing they could do.

The Gift That Changed Everything: Healthcare Leadership Academy

Ten years ago, an investment in the future of UAB began shaping the future of patient care.

Better Understanding LGBTQ Health

Individuals who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGBTQ) face troubling health disparities. UAB faculty, staff, researchers, community members, and allies are rallying support for an endowed chair for LGBTQ health studies in the School of Public Health.

Care for the Caregivers

Many physicians experience work-related burnout, but it's a problem that may have solutions. Birmingham-based ProAssurance Corporation established a faculty position in the UAB Heersink School of Medicine that will investigate and promote physician wellness.