Campaign Billion

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

2018 Record Enrollment

A record

21,923

students, including 2,299 freshmen, were enrolled at UAB in fall 2018.

Research awards top $500 million

Research awards at UAB topped

$500M

for the first time in FY2018, reaching $527 million.

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.

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 gives patients and family members an outlet to create and socialize with other families.

Times Higher Ed

UAB ranked 

#1

in the U.S., and in the top 10 worldwide, in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2018 Young University Rankings.

Patents
38

patents issued in FY2018

Transplant - 50

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

14,000

transplants during that time.

$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.

Insight Into Diversity

UAB was recognized as a 

2018

Diversity Champion by INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.

1917 Clinic - 30 years

UAB's 1917 Clinic, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2018, has treated more than

12,000

patients.

With 23,000 employees, UAB is Alabama's

largest

single 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.

Fulbright

A record

6

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

UAB ranks 31st in federal research funding, based on FY2016 figures, which is

15th

among public universities. 

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.

13

programs in top 25, U.S. News & World Report 2019 "America's Best Graduate Schools" list.

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.

More than 350 underserved people received

free

teeth cleanings, restorations and extractions as part of the UAB Dentistry Cares Community Day in October 2018.

Forbes ranked UAB 

#69

nationwide in its list of America's Best Large Employers 2017

NMT and Health Physics

UAB offers the 

only

Health Physics and Nuclear Medicine Technology programs in Alabama.

UAB ranked

#66

worldwide for U.S. utility patents granted in the 2016 "Top 100" list from the National Academy of Inventors.

Babies born at UAB Hospital
4,432

babies delivered at UAB Hospital in 2017.

Innovation Depot

UAB is a founding partner in Innovation Depot, the largest high-tech incubator in the Southeast, which had an economic impact of $1.66 billion between 2012 and 2017.

Tree Campus USA

UAB's campus has more than 4,000 trees, earning the Arbor Day Foundation's Tree Campus USA designation for the past four years.

Football helmet

UAB researchers have

teamed

with helmet manufacturer VICIS in an effort to create safer football helmet designs. UAB's efforts to study concussion and traumatic brain injury range from basic research to high-impact testing in a custom lab at Birmingham's Barber Motorsports Park.

UABHS - Every county

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

ADDA
16

new drugs in the pipeline for the Alabama Drug Discovery Alliance, a UAB-Southern Research partnership, as of August 2018.

The employee-led UAB Benevolent Fund works with more than

130

local nonprofit organizations.

Supercomputer

UAB's research supercomputer offers

450

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

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.

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 research team includes

1,193

principal investigators and 2,500+ key personnel. In 2017, 5,142 submitted proposals led to 1,975 new competitive awards.

UAB Hospital offers more than 100 services that are unique in Alabama

Deep South Network
124,000+

individuals in underserved communities reached through cancer awareness and education programs from UAB's Deep South Network for Cancer Control.

7,166

graduate students

274

postdoctoral fellows and

7,000

undergraduates contribute to UAB research

#1

Alabama university, and in the top 150 worldwide, in Center for World University Rankings list, 2017

UABHS - RNICU

The UAB Women & Infants Center houses the largest regional neonatal intensive care unit (RNICU) in the Southeast.

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.

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.

CFAR

UAB is one of

7

inaugural NIH-designated Centers for AIDS Research.

UAB Hospital

UAB Hospital is the third largest public hospital in the United States.

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.

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.

CORD
70,000

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

Undergraduate Research

UAB students were enrolled in more than

820

undergraduate research courses during the 2017-2018 school year.

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.

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 Hospital named a top breast health center in the U.S.

UAB Hospital received a 2017 Women’s Choice Award placing it among the best breast health centers in the country.

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.

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.

1,207

clinical trials were carried out at UAB in 2017

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 

102

people so far the gift of life as of Dec. 1, 2018.

100Gig

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

100GB/s

Internet connection

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

ASC

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

71

master's programs and 40 doctoral programs in the UAB Graduate School.

6

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

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.

Only

Alabama university recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for both "highest research activity" and "community engagement."

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.

Undergraduate immunology

UAB's new Undergraduate Immunology Program is the only one of its kind in the Southeast and one of the few in the United States.

UAB Hospital was granted recognition as a Magnet-designated organization, a prestigious symbol of nursing excellence, for the fourth consecutive time in 2015, becoming only the

12th

hospital worldwide to achieve this distinction.

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

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.

CCT

UAB's Critical Care Transport team has transported more than

48,000

patients

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.

UAB students, faculty and staff represented 100+ countries in fall 2018.

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

Level 1 Trauma Center
Only

Level 1 adult trauma center in Alabama.

UABHS - Callahan

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

Fraternities and sororities

UAB is home to

28

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

UABHS - Kirklin

More than 1.35 million visits each year to the Kirklin Clinic, Whitaker Clinic and other UAB Medicine Clinics.

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.

350

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

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.

UAB Education Abroad offers more than 170 programs in 53 countries

UAB Education Abroad offers more than 170 programs in 53 countries.

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

240+

registered student organizations at UAB.

Travel Channel
Only

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

2,012

students enrolled in the UAB Honors College in fall 2018, 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.

UABTeach

The UABTeach program, which prepares highly qualified educators to address a national STEM teacher shortage, is the

only

program of its kind in Alabama.

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.

120+

areas of undergraduate study at UAB, including 56 baccalaureate degree programs.

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.

SOPH
Only

accredited school of public health in Alabama.

UAB is home to one of

9

World Health Organization/Pan American Health Organization collaborating centers in the United States focused on nursing and midwifery.