Campaign Billion

The Campaign for UAB surpassed $1 billion raised in November 2018. 

HIIE Impact
$6.43M

royalty income in FY2019 from UAB research

Patient care - children's and uab
1.7M

UAB and Children's of Alabama treated more than 1.7 million patients in 2018.

Underrepresented students
41.9%

of UAB students are from underrepresented groups.

Research awards top $600 million

Research awards at UAB topped

$600M

for the first time in FY2019, reaching $602 million.

UAB Hospital was granted recognition as a Magnet-designated organization, a prestigious symbol of nursing excellence, for an unprecedented 5th consecutive time in 2019, becoming only the

21st

hospital worldwide to achieve this distinction.

APLU designation

The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities has designated UAB as an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University, among 65 higher education institutions nationwide to receive this prestigious honor. 

Institute for Arts in Medicine

The UAB Institute for Arts in Medicine has served more than 47,000 people since 2013.

Insight Into Diversity

UAB was recognized as a 

2019

Diversity Champion by INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.

Udall Centers

In 2019, UAB was selected as one of 

8

national Udall Centers of Excellence in Parkinson's disease.

Best Hospitals US News
10

of UAB’s specialties ranked among the nation’s top 50 programs of their kind in the 2018-2019 Best Hospitals report from U.S. News & World Report.

$7.15B

UAB's annual economic impact.

925 high-paying jobs

Through a nearly $6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, UAB and a broad coalition of 15 public and private organizations in Birmingham will train local youth for

925

high-paying IT jobs.

Green space

Birmingham has more green space per capita than any city of its size in the country.

Grand Challenge

UAB's first Grand Challenge winner, announced in 2019, has a goal of raising Alabama out of the bottom 10 in national health rankings by 2030.

NIH research awards

NIH funding to UAB was more than

$358M

in 2019.

Transplant - 50

UAB's transplant program celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2018. UAB transplant services performed more than

14,000

transplants during that time.

With more than 22,000 employees, UAB is Alabama's

largest

single-site, non-federal employer.

WBHM
90,000

listeners in North Central Alabama tune in weekly to NPR affiliate WBHM on UAB's campus. The station celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2016; it went on the air on Dec. 5, 1976.

UAB 50th

UAB celebrated its 

50th

anniversary in 2019.

Licenses/Patents
37

licenses and 15 patents issued in FY2019

iLab
18+

student-led companies have been incubated at the UAB Innovation Lab (iLab), a collaboration between the UAB Collat School of Business and Innovation Depot, as of January 2018.

Service learning

There were

4,000+

student enrollments in 256 service learning courses at UAB in 2017-2018.

Nightingale
50

original letters from Florence Nightingale are on display at the UAB School of Nursing.

Interdisciplinary programs 2019

New programs launched in the past two years include

bachelor's degrees in Immunology, Medical Sociology, Bioinformatics and Genetics/Genomic Sciences.

Nearly 400 underserved people received

free

teeth cleanings, restorations and extractions as part of the UAB Dentistry Cares Community Day in November 2019.

2019 Record Enrollment

A record

22,080

students, including 2,346 freshmen, were enrolled at UAB in fall 2019.

UAB ranks 31st in federal research funding, based on 2018 figures, which is

15th

among public universities. 

UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center ranked among the best in the nation

Becker's Hospital Review named the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center as one of the nation's "100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs" in 2018. In 2016, the Cancer Center was awarded a five-year, $29-million renewal of its core grant from the National Cancer Institute.

Innovation Depot

UAB is a founding partner in Innovation Depot; the high-tech incubator is home to

100+

startup companies with 1,000+ total employees.

Tree Campus USA

UAB's campus is home to more than 4,400 trees, earning the Arbor Day Foundation's Tree Campus USA designation for five consecutive years.

Times Higher Ed

UAB ranked 

#1

in the U.S., and in the top 12 worldwide, in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2019 Young University Rankings.

Babies born at UAB Hospital
4,233

babies delivered at UAB Hospital in 2018, including 136 sets of twins and 7 sets of triplets.

The employee-led UAB Benevolent Fund works with more than

140

local nonprofit organizations.

14 programs in top 25, U.S. News “Best Graduate Schools” list
14

programs in top 25, U.S. News & World Report 2020 "America's Best Graduate Schools" list.

UABHS - Every county

UAB Medicine provides care to people in every county in Alabama.

UAB did business with some

1,250

Birmingham suppliers, spending $200M in FY2017.

ArtPlay outreach

ArtPlay, the Alys Stephens Center’s home for arts education, served nearly

11,000

individuals in the Birmingham area through the arts in 2017-2018.

UAB's Master of Science in Health Administration program is ranked

#1

in the country in the 2020 U.S. News Best Graduate School Rankings.

In the decade from 2003-2013, UAB's Health Administration program was one of the nation's leaders in the number of black doctoral recipients graduated, according to a 2017 study.

AGHI

More than 5,000 participants in all

67

Alabama counties have enrolled in the UAB-led Alabama Genomic Health Initiative.

CCC research ROI
14:1

Return on investment from research in the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center. With base funding of $10 million, Cancer Center investigators receive $140 million in grants and contracts.

GEAR UP

More than

10,000

students in high-poverty schools in Alabama are focusing on college success through the UAB-led GEAR UP program.

NMT and Health Physics

UAB offers the 

only

Health Physics and Nuclear Medicine Technology programs in Alabama.

UABHS - RNICU

The UAB Women & Infants Center houses the only Level IV neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) in Alabama.

CFAR

UAB is one of

7

inaugural NIH-designated Centers for AIDS Research.

UAB Hospital

UAB Hospital is among the 20 largest hospitals in the United States.

CORD
70,000

Alabama students, from kindergarten to community colleges, reached annually by programs from the UAB Center for Community OutReach Development.

Supercomputer

UAB's research supercomputer offers

450

teraflops of processing power, making it one of the five fastest at institutions in the Southeast.

Parcak pyramids
17

lost pyramids and more than 1,000 settlements discovered by UAB space archaeologist Sarah Parcak using satellite imaging. Parcak has won the 2016 TED Prize for her pioneering work.

PATH Clinic

The School of Nursing's Providing Access to Health Care (PATH) Clinic cares for uninsured and underinsured patients, improving patient outcomes, decreasing hospital admissions and significantly reducing hospital costs.

UAB's research team includes

1,176

principal investigators and 2,500+ key personnel. In 2018, 5,395 submitted proposals led to 1,951 new competitive awards.

Mars

A ridge on Mars is named for UAB physicist Thomas Wdowiak, Ph.D., who played an important role in NASA's missions to the Red Planet.

CCC patients
5,000

new patients per year treated at the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center.

EAB

The Equal Access Birmingham Clinic, run by UAB School of Medicine students, sees hundreds of patients per year in a dedicated space just off campus.

7,665

graduate students

280

postdoctoral fellows and more than

7,000

undergraduates contribute to UAB research

Henry Peters

Henry Peters, founding dean of the UAB School of Optometry, is the first optometrist to be inducted into the Alabama Healthcare Hall of Fame.

In 2018, Collat School of Business students saved local working families more than

$1M

dollars in commercial tax preparation fees by volunteering their time to prepare 2,700+ tax returns for free. Their work secures nearly $3.9 million for the families annually.

Dental network

The UAB School of Dentistry is transforming oral health nationwide through its leadership of the National Dental Practice-Based Research Network.

UAB Kidney Chain

An ongoing living donor kidney transplant chain at UAB is the world's longest. The chain of surgeries has given 

114

people so far the gift of life as of fall 2019.

ASC

UAB's Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2016.

Fulbright

A record

6

UAB students and alumni were selected for the prestigious Fulbright Student Program in 2018.

Space freezers + icon

Special freezers developed by UAB engineers are in orbit aboard the International Space Station.

6

UAB faculty members have been presidents of the American Heart Association.

6 dual-degree programs
6

MBA dual-degree programs offered through the Collat School of Business and other schools on campus focused on medicine, engineering and public health, including DMD/MBA, MD/MBA, and OD/MBA programs.

UAB's new Master of Science in Healthcare Simulation program, launched in fall 2018, is one of only two in the country that does not require a specific previous degree for entry.

Undergraduate Research

UAB students were enrolled in more than

820

undergraduate research courses during the 2017-2018 school year.

Libraries research

There are more than 1.4 million volumes in UAB libraries, including the largest biomedical library in Alabama.

25,000

patients seen annually by School of Optometry faculty and students in its clinics and community outreach programs.

Millions of gallons of water per year are saved through UAB Sustainability efforts.

UAB Hospital receives five Women's Choice Award

UAB Hospital received the 2019 Women’s Choice Award "America's Best Hospital" designations for five practice areas: breast care, heart care, cancer care, obstetrics and bariatric surgery.

CCT

UAB's Critical Care Transport team has transported more than

50,000

patients.

1,200

clinical trials were carried out at UAB in 2018

Gift of Sight
290

low-income and underinsured patients received free exams, glasses and other vision care from UAB School of Optometry faculty, staff and students in the Gift of Sight event over four days in November-December 2018.

100Gig

In 2016, UAB was the first Alabama university to launch a

100GB/s

Internet connection

UAB has

8

faculty members elected as fellows of the National Academy of Inventors.

UAB has one of only two Level 1 ocular trauma centers in the United States.

85

doctoral, master's and educational specialist programs in the UAB Graduate School.

Level 1 Trauma Center
Only

Level 1 adult trauma center in Alabama (as designated by the American College of Surgeons).

Michael Saag

With NIH funding of more than $93M to date, Michael Saag, M.D., has helped transform AIDS from a deadly virus into a manageable chronic disease, and continues to work to end the epidemic altogether.

UABHS - Callahan

UAB Callahan Eye Hospital is the only specialty hospital in Alabama focusing on eye care.

UABHS - Kirklin

More than 1.5 million visits each year to the Kirklin Clinic, Whitaker Clinic and other UAB Medicine Clinics.

350

UAB physicians on Best Doctors in America list for 2017-2018.

Student Center

The $48.5-million Hill Student Center includes a 276-seat theater, multiple dining options and more in 160,000+ square feet of space.

UAB students, faculty and staff represented 100+ countries in fall 2019.

Fraternities and sororities

UAB is home to

28

fraternities and sororities, including two new fraternities launched in fall 2018.

100 blocks

UAB's campus covers 100 city blocks and is just steps away from top Birmingham attractions, including Railroad Park, Regions Field and nationally famous dining options.

UAB has one of the only Ph.D.-level medical sociology programs in the world.

UAB students earned 

26

prestigious scholarships and fellowships in the 2017-2018 academic year.

Birmingham was ranked

#1

on Zagat's 2015 "America’s Next Hot Food Cities" list and named to the company's "Most Exciting Food Cities in America" list in 2017.

Marshall and Rhodes

Engineering student Ophelia Johnson won the prestigious Marshall Scholarship in Nov. 2015. UAB produced both a Marshall and Rhodes Scholar in the space of a year.

There are

250+

registered student organizations at UAB.

Travel Channel
Only

U.S. city on the Travel Channel's list of 11 "Next Great Destinations" for 2016

UAB's fall 2019 freshman class has a 

25.6

mean ACT score.

2,254

students enrolled in the UAB Honors College in fall 2019, its largest-ever class.

The Mock Trial, Ethics Bowl and Bioethics Bowl teams in the UAB College of Arts and Sciences have all won

national

championships.

AVID

UAB's recording studio is one of a handful in the country to feature the AVID System 5 Fusion Console, giving students professional-level experience.

250+

degree programs at UAB.

Gospel Choir

The UAB Gospel Choir, which celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2015, has performed sold-out concerts around the world.

Green and Gold Fund

The student-led Green and Gold Fund manages more than $500,000 in assets.