UAB's annual economic impact.

HIIE Impact 1120

licensing income in FY2020 from UAB research

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UAB employees and students have built six Habitat Houses, volunteering 15,800 hours

Forbes Diversity Ranking

UAB was named America's

No. 4

Best Employer for Diversity by Forbes in 2021.

Research Investigators 1120

UAB's research team includes


active externally funded investigators.

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UAB's newly renovated, expanded Infusion Therapy Clinic is the largest and


magnet-designated infusion therapy center in the state.

Institute for Arts in Medicine

The UAB Institute for Arts in Medicine has served more than 61,000 patients, families and staff members at UAB — and more than 15,000 people at partner sites such as Children’s of Alabama, CARES and the Exceptional Foundation since 2013.

NIH funding March 2021

UAB received more than


in research funding from the NIH in 2020, ranking 12th among public universities

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The Technology Innovation Center, a new home for UAB's Cheaha supercomputer and IT services, is scheduled to open in 2021.

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UAB's new Proton Therapy Center is one of 36 in the U.S. and the


in Alabama.

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Blazer Kitchen volunteers have served more than 100,000 meals and donated


hours of their time.

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


high-paying IT jobs.

Green space

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

Forbes Ranking

Forbes named UAB its


Best Large Employer for 2021.

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Research awards at UAB reached a record


in FY2020.

Best Hospitals US News

of UAB’s specialties ranked among the nation’s top 50 programs of their kind in the 2021-2022 Best Hospitals report from U.S. News & World Report.

Economic Development Administration Projects 1120

The U.S. Economic Development Administration has invested $300,000 in early-stage commercialization development of 11 projects by UAB faculty and staff.


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.

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programs in top 25, U.S. News & World Report 2022 "America's Best Graduate Schools" list.

Udall Centers

In 2019, UAB was selected as one of 


national Udall Centers of Excellence in Parkinson's disease.

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


hospital worldwide to achieve this distinction.

BlazerPulse, launched in 2019, has logged more than


hours of service with 90+ community partners.


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

2020 Record Enrollment

A record


students were enrolled at UAB in fall 2020, a fifth consecutive year of record enrollment.

Transplant - 50

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


transplants during that time.

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Scientists recruited to work in the new Altec/Styslinger Genomic Medicine & Data Sciences Building will have a projected


economic impact on the Birmingham area.

Nearly 400 underserved people received


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

Green Hall 1120

McMahon Hall, opening spring 2021, will house more than 730 students and include a dining hall seating roughly 170 students.

Licenses/Patents 1120

licenses and 16 patents issued in FY2020

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. 

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.

New Honors House

Honors Hall, which opened in August 2020, is one of the latest campus buildings to be LEED certified for its energy- and water-saving design.

Optometry Black Belt

More than


people in Alabama's Black Belt communities have been treated by School of Optometry vision scientists, doctors and students since 2002.

The employee-led UAB Benevolent Fund works with more than


local nonprofit organizations.

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University Hall, dedicated in August 2019, is the first LEED-certified building at UAB.

UAB ranks 31st in federal research funding, based on 2019 figures, which is


among public universities. 

Campaign Billion

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

ArtPlay outreach

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


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

A record


UAB students and recent alumni have been selected to receive Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards in 2020.

Babies born at UAB Hospital 2019

babies delivered at UAB Hospital in 2019.

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


single-site, non-federal employer.

Times Higher Ed well being 2020

UAB ranked


in the world by Times Higher Education in 2020 for research and education efforts around health and well-being.

UABHS - Every county

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


More than


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

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The first phase of UAB's Science-Engineering Complex is scheduled to open in February 2023.

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Cancer health disparity research funding in the O'Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center has increased from $22 million to more than $41 million since 2007 as part of a partnership between UAB, Tuskegee University and Morehouse School of Medicine.

Covid trial nitric oxide

UAB is among the


in the U.S. to offer clinical trial for the treatment of patients with severe COVID-19 using nitric oxide.

Innovation Depot

UAB is a founding partner in Innovation Depot, the largest high-tech incubator in the Southeast, which had an economic impact of $2.65 billion over the past five years.


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

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of UAB students are from underrepresented groups.

CCC research ROI

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.


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

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.

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investment in UAB Libraries has made them model 21st century learning spaces.

UAB Hospital

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

Equal Access Birmingham

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.

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UAB was recognized as a 


Diversity Champion and Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award recipient by INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.


UAB is one of


inaugural NIH-designated Centers for AIDS Research.

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.

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UAB and Children's of Alabama treated more than 2 million patients in 2019.

Parcak pyramids

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.

CCC patients

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


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

Live HealthSmart Alabama 1120

Live HealthSmart Alabama, the winner of UAB's first Grand Challenge, has conducted community COVID-19 testing at 26 different sites in Jefferson County.


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.

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.


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

UAB 50th

UAB celebrated its 


anniversary in 2019.

UAB Kidney Chain 1120

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


people so far the gift of life.

Interdisciplinary programs 1120

New programs launched in fall 2020

include bachelor's degrees in Cancer Biology and Entrepreneurship and a doctoral program in Neuroengineering.

Dental network

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

Times Higher Ed

UAB ranked 


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

Space freezers + icon

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

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

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


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

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More than 6,100 participants in all


Alabama counties have enrolled in the UAB-led Alabama Genomic Health Initiative as of February 2020.


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

Gift of Sight 2019



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 in December 2019.

NMT and Health Physics

UAB offers the 


Health Physics and Nuclear Medicine Technology programs in Alabama.


UAB's Critical Care Transport team has transported more than




UAB's research supercomputer offers


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

UAB has


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.


graduate students


postdoctoral fellows and more than


undergraduates contribute to UAB research

Level 1 Trauma Center

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

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


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.

UABHS - Callahan

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

6 dual-degree programs

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.

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.

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growth in clinical trials expenditures over the past five years ($36.2M to $75M)


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


Internet connection

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.

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.

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.

Birmingham was


on Zagat'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


registered student organizations at UAB.