Quiz: Which Marching Blazer Are You?Mary Ansley Gilbert on Being on the Dance Team“You learn to just pick up and keep going, with a smile.”Shannon Blanton, PhD on being a Majorette“Twirling solo taught me to master my composure and perform under pressure.”Alesia Jones on being in the band“It’s cool be around people who can take something out of nothing, take a beat or a cadence, and the next thing you know, there’s a song.”New UAB College of Arts and Sciences building coming in fall 2019Naming opportunities recognize people, companiesArts in Medicine Program Offers Healing of a Different KindOver the past year, AIM has served more than 12,000 patients, their family members, staff and visitors.Blaze Provides Inspiration for New Band UniformDesigner Michael Cesario deconstructed the UAB logo to create a brand-new look for the Marching Blazers as UAB Football returnsNew on-campus food bank, Blazer Kitchen, set for grand opening March 6Blazer Kitchen, an on-campus food bank serving University of Alabama at Birmingham employees and students, will have its grand opening Monday, March 6.Old Uniform, New Tricks: Make a Gift, Get a SouvenirWith #TheReturn of UAB Football on Saturday, September 2, 2017, our band will not only sound our best—we will look our best in new uniforms.Gift in Honor of UAB Professor Will Fund Graduate Education“He has an ability to see what people are capable of doing and opening doors for them”UAB and Children’s to create Sarah Katherine Bateh Endowed Professorship in Rett SyndromeSuki Bateh, 8, inspired the philanthropic endeavor.Parents Make Bequest in Gratitude for Son’s Successful Heart Surgery“Some family is going to need that help someday. They don’t know it yet. We’d like them to have the same good fortune we had.”Quorum Health provides MSHA program’s 1st ever full-ride scholarshipThe three-year full-ride scholarship covers tuition, fees and professional development experiences.UAB honors writer, composer and performer Daniel Beaty with 2017 Ireland Distinguished Visiting Scholar AwardCaroline and Charles Ireland established the award in 1984 to recognize outstanding faculty members and visiting lecturers who have achieved scholarly excellence.ArtBLINK Gala 2017 to be held February 18The annual gala raises funds for the Cancer Center’s Fund for ExcellenceSchool of Dentistry to Renovate Comprehensive Care ClinicPhilanthropic support will update the teaching clinic, provide valuable learning experience for students.Three UAB students to be awarded scholarships at the 27th annual Camille Armstrong Memorial Scholarship Step ShowThe University of Alabama at Birmingham will award three students with the Camille Yvette Armstrong Memorial Scholarship at the Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center during the 27th annual Camille Armstrong Memorial Scholarship Step Show on Saturday, Feb. 11.Study Abroad Changes EverythingRetired UAB staffer creates support fund for Education Abroad.A Perfect MatchLucy Kennedy did not so much find UAB as UAB found her.“Magical Time’ inspired investment in future studentsDebbie Jo Severin’s years at UAB were a defining time for her. They were also a defining time for UAB.UAB Marching Blazers end year with performance in Rome, continued fundraising efforts for new uniformsThe UAB Marching Blazers are preparing for the return of football in fall 2017 by fundraising for a new look.UAB breaks ground for new Collat School of Business and Bill L. Harbert Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship building"This facility will be a new home for innovation on our campus, and will play a future role in the growth of UAB and the growth of innovation and technology in Birmingham."Building the BillionGifts in all sizes push UAB towards its boldest goal everPartners Create a Legacy to Fight Cancer“There is a very real relationship, both quantitatively and qualitatively, between what you contribute and what you get out of this world.”IBERIABANK and Collat School of Business Partner for Blazer Innovation ChallengeIn “Shark Tank”-style competition held November 16, students won up to $5,000 to bring innovative business ideas to life.UAB Physician Creates Scholarship for Biology StudentsA written thank-you note comes to life when a physician and student meet in person.Healthcare Leadership Academy: Investing in UAB’s Emerging Leaders“A community is nothing without strong leaders, and leaders are not born — they are developed”Crowdfunding helps prison inmates highlight health issuesWith UAB faculty guidance and crowdfunding support, inmates create new radio drama series highlighting health issues in correctional facilitiesA Vision for the FutureRetired research professor and her husband include eye care fund in estate plansName That Pig!Test your knowledge of famous pigs, and learn more about the fight to end student hunger at UABUAB Graduate Names Classroom to Support Collat School of Business“If the school hadn’t given me the education it gave me, I wouldn’t have the opportunity to be able to give back."Career-Long Collaboration Inspires Philanthropic Effort“Both of us share a commitment to recruiting the best faculty possible and to promoting scientific endeavors,” Kirklin says. “Philanthropy is an important way to facilitate that.”Living Legacy: Professor’s Commitment to Science, Students Lives on through Two Tribute FundsSince 2009, eight doctoral students have received the H. Kenneth Dillon Endowed Scholarship, funded by family, alumni and friends.Breaking new ground: SON kicks off construction in an untraditional wayThe UAB School of Nursing broke ground on its $32 million, 72,000-plus-square-foot building expansion on Thursday, Oct. 6Investing in Student Success: Vulcan Materials Academic Success Center formally opensUAB formally opened the Vulcan Materials Academic Success Center on Tuesday, Oct. 4, with a ribbon-cutting and reception.Transplant Recipient Establishes Fund to Support ResearchThe fund will support research currently under the direction of his surgeon, Jayme Locke, MD, MPH, director of UAB’s Incompatible Kidney Transplant Program.Launched by Crowdfunding Support, Narcan Project Has Stopped Nine Opioid OverdosesA UAB study that got a boost from crowdfunding has resulted in nine opiod overdose reversals in 10 months.One Day is NowRetired UAB Faculty Member Creates Endowed Scholarship‘Feed the Pig’ feeds students in needThe UAB National Alumni Society and the UAB Student Alumni Society are partnering on “Feed the Pig,” a fundraiser to benefit the UAB Student Food and Supply Pantry.Scholarship Supports Students Who Pursue Primary Care MedicineSchool of Medicine alum and Medical Alumni Association President Pink L. Folmar, Jr., MD, talks about the realities of student debt and what inspires him to give back.Local and Global: Second Finley Leadership Scholar namedThird-year medical student Salmaan Kamal of Tuscaloosa is the second recipient of a scholarship that supports students who demonstrate exceptional academic and leadership abilities.Limitless possibilitiesNursing honors creates next generation of leadersGifts to education have special meaning for TrusteesSuch scholarships not only help the recipients, but they also have an impact on the communities from which they come.Medical Properties Trust Doubles Its Gift to Collat School of BusinessAdditional $1 million will support new building to house Collat, Harbert IIE, the Center for Sales Leadership, the Healthcare Leadership Academy and the Regions Institute for Financial Education.The $100 Gift That Changed EverythingThe Campaign for UAB Passes $700 MillionTree Dedicated in Memory of William Brown Deal“A man named William Brown Deal walked this earth, bettered this world and left a legacy.”Collat Alumna Creates Mentorship Program for Female StudentsThe Janet Herring Accounting Student Professional Development Program provides professional development workshops, job shadowing and mentoring.Past Excellence in Business Top 25 Winners Praise UAB EducationAs UAB National Alumni Society gets ready to celebrate the 2016 class of Excellence in Business Top 25 winners Friday, a few past winners tell us how UAB put them on the path to success.A Conversation with a DonorJim Stroud talks about the connection that inspired giving.
A gift to the future: UAB’s oldest endowed chair illustrates the power of endowmentUAB’s Wick Many named to list of influential leaders in River Region“His approach and reputation have helped unify the community in support of the school’s work here.”Collat School of Business hosts real estate leadersUAB’s Collat School of Business hosted leaders in the real estate community for dinner and discussion about UAB’s groundbreaking new home for innovation.Investing in Student SuccessThe Vulcan Materials Academic Success Center promotes student success, provides encouraging experiences.
UAB School of Dentistry Resident Conference Room Named for Mark R. McIlwainTuscumbia oral surgeon remembers those who helped him, gives back to UAB to help others.
Former Chief Resident Supports Minority Physician PipelineCarl E. Dukes, MD, calls his decision to train in internal medicine at UAB “the best move I ever made.”UAB’s Most Prestigious Endowed Scholarships AwardedThree Alabama high school seniors will receive full rides thanks to scholarships established through philanthropy.Naming gift Honors CCC Founding Director“He loved UAB —it was his heart.”Go Blazers, Go BirminghamHow the partnership between the University and the city enriches the communityGiving Day celebrates UAB’s generous faculty and staffWhy give to the place that pays you?
Faculty and Staff Give Back To UABBy giving consecutively each year, members of UAB’s faculty and staff make a powerful collective investment in the University’s mission.
Board Names Four New Holders of Endowed Chairs/Professorships at UABGifts from UAB supporters make endowed chairs and professorships possible, providing resources for teaching, research, and service. Chairs and professorships are also vital for recruiting professionals at the top of their fields.Son’s Gift Keeps Mother’s Memory AliveThe Cynthia Howard Endowed Support Fund for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Research funds research into the condition that took Mrs. Howard too soon.Jane Knight Lowe Established a Legacy of Charitable Giving“It’s been an honor to carry on this legacy and continue her good work.”
UAB approved for $2.5 million research funding award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research InstituteCurtis will bring together the data and resources of five patient-powered research networks and two clinical data research networks.UAB to establish endowed chair in nephrology in honor of Edwin RutskyThe gift was inspired by the academic medical career of Rutsky, Professor Emeritus of Medicine at UAB.
Protective announces gift to jump-start UAB Football Operations Building fundraising driveThe $500,000 gift is the first and largest corporate donation to the project
Matching gifts boost impact of givingSince the start of The Campaign for UAB, more than $550,000 has been contributed by 128 companies to match gifts by their employees.
Longtime UAB Supporters Donate Steinway Grand Piano to Woodward HouseThe Shaias' donation will fill the Woodward House with the sounds of live piano music.Dr. Charles Amsler Named 2016 Winner of Ireland Prize for Scholarly DistinctionCharles W. and Caroline P. Ireland established the award in 1984 to recognize outstanding faculty members and visiting lecturers who have achieved excellence.Philanthropic gifts support international residency training programsA gift to the Tinsley Harrison Internal Medicine Residency Program has helped support resident training through the expansion of the program’s Global Health Track.UAB retirees enjoy pre-game brunchMore than 300 retirees and their guests attended the event at the Hill University CenterUAB’s Alys Stephens Center and McWane Science Center kick off free PNC-funded program in Woodlawn, Norwood to grow young children’s vocabulariesNew program is designed to help grow pre-school children's language skills.BCRFA presents its largest donation to UAB Cancer Center"Their support allows us to bring the most innovative care to our cancer patients and, as an extension, to their families.”National Alumni Society welcomes friends and family in Dallas, TexasMore than 30 alumni and friends met at the Capital Grille on February 9, 2016.UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center to host ArtBLINK Gala 2016UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center holds annual ArtBLINK Gala to support high-priority research and provide patient and family assistance.A Legacy of GivingGifts from Gunavant N. Shah, M.D., Support Programs That Touched His LifeBarkley Investment Launches Young Faculty CareersThe Charles Barkley Health Disparities Awards help build the careers of scientists who are seeking answers to health issues in underserved communities.Pitt Hopkins Foundation Funds UAB Research in Rare DiseaseGrant named in memory of Kindal Kivisto will help advance research, treatment of Pitt Hopkins Syndrome.UAB School of Nursing Board of Visitors uses year-end meeting to say ‘thank you’Acknowledges significant contributions from four special membersAlacare Gift to Provide Simulation Lab in School of NursingThe laboratory will simulate home health care visits in the School's planned new building.Sickle Cell Foundation Gives $1 Million to UAB Adult Sickle Cell ClinicThe Sickle Cell Foundation impacts a major health disparity with $1 million gift to the UAB Adult Sickle Cell Clinic.Nielsens Name Lab for Innovation in New Collat Business School FacilityNew innovation lab will help to cultivate entrepreneurial spirit in UAB students.Low Vision Support Fund Advances Patient Care, ResearchThe Gorrie family continues the good work of the Alie B. Gorrie Low Vision Support Fund.
Kristin Chenoweth to headline 2016 VIVA Health Starlight GalaBenefit concert funds Alys Stephens Center’s education and outreach initiatives.Birmingham’s newest sports venue, BBVA Compass Field at UAB, officially debutsA $1.5-million BBVA Compass gift supports the on-campus soccer facilityThe Kassouf Scholarship: The Power of Investment in a PersonAs a student at UAB, Hafiz Chandiwala was awarded an endowed scholarship. Now he’s giving back to help others.Gift Establishes the Regions Institute for Financial EducationRegions and UAB are working together to educate and empower UAB students, Birmingham citizens.
Physicians and patients partner to find answersPhilanthropic efforts continue to aid progress in crucial medical research.
AT&T supports continuation of program dedicated to improving college readinessStudents at Birmingham’s A.H. Parker High School will continue to benefit from pilot program dedicated to improving literacy skills.$1 Billion Campaign for UAB surpasses $600 million markThe Campaign for UAB: Give Something, Change Everything has surpassed $600 million toward our $1 billion goal in the university’s largest-ever and most comprehensive philanthropic campaign.Endowed Professorship Established in School of DentistryThanks to generous donations since 2008, an endowed support fund becomes a professorship.UAB Athletics Campaign aims to “Finish the Drive”UAB Athletics moves forward with its campaign.Unique Crowdfunding Effort Smashes ExpectationsEngineering alumni contribute to scholarship fund.Blazer Pride Magnet Benefits NAS Student Scholarships
Blazer pride and NAS traditionAn Artistic Vision is RestoredArtist Yaacov Agam returns to Birmingham for rededication of “Complex Vision.”UAB Crowdfunding Made It HappenKids and families enjoy camp at Lake Martin, thanks to a crowd.Reception Celebrates UAB Center for Palliative and Supportive CareUAB has trained nearly 40 palliative care physicians since 2000.Jay Leno headlines 2015 VIVA Health Starlight GalaComedy legend entertains Birmingham audience, contributes generously to the cause.Make Your Mark on UABThe Pave the Way campaign at UAB’s new Hill Student Center enters its final month of funding. Buy yours today!Alys Stephens Center Donors Invite Veterans to Jay Leno ShowAt least 60 veterans and their guests will be treated to a live performance during the 2015 Viva Health Starlight Gala June 7.