Mission Statement:

Inspiring minds today to transform tomorrow

Vision Statement:

Improving lives globally through the accomplishments of our scholars 

Core Values:

Core Value 1 - We value an academically excellent learning environment.

Therefore we will:

•   Strive for excellence in graduate programs and postdoctoral training by continually upgrading program offerings to compete with other leading graduate schools.
•   Recruit students and postdoctoral fellows in a competitive manner by providing high quality and rigorous research and training programs.

Core Value 2 - We value and celebrate diversity in cultural backgrounds and beliefs. Therefore we will:

•   Recruit graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty, and other research scholars both nationally and internationally.
•   Promote the importance of diversity in research and pedagogical philosophy in order to provide well-rounded educational and professional opportunities for our students and postdoctoral fellows.

Core Value 3 - We value a student-centered learning environment.

Therefore we will:

•   Prepare graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to participate successfully in both academic and other professional arenas.
•   Develop and sustain interdisciplinary graduate and postdoctoral training programs that will promote creative thinking across disciplines.
•   Advocate for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows while serving as a liaison between trainees and the University administration.

Core Value 4 - We value University growth.

Therefore we will:

•   Create and enforce policies that promote progress for both trainees and the University.
•   Provide leadership in the development and evaluation of innovative graduate and postdoctoral training programs.

Graduate School News

3MT information sessions offer competition tips, last minute chance to register

3MT squaresIf you are registered for 3MT or want to take advantage of late registration, make plans to attend one of these sessions: Wednesday, September 28 at 2 p.m. in Bevil 170 or Thursday, September 29 at 2 p.m. in Campbell Hall 301. Read more ...

Congratulations to 2016 Postdoc Awards winners

2016 postdoc award winnersThe Office of Postdoctoral Education and Postdoctoral Assocation celebrated -- you guessed it -- UAB's postdocs with an apprecation lunch and awards ceremony on September 20. Read more ...

Record 19,535 students #ChooseUAB - 7,166 of those graduate students

students dining streamEnrollment at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, bolstered by record recruitment and retention gains, increased by 1,202 students year-over-year to a record-high 19,535 for the fall 2016 semester.  Read more ...

Left breathless: How asthma influences infection

arthur totten headshot squareArthur Totten, a PhD candidate in Microbiology and an asthmatic himself, studies how allergy sufferers react to bacterial infections. At his Discoveries in the Making presentation at Homewood Public Library on September 8, Arthur talked about a pathogen only found in humans called Mycoplasmas Pneumoniae (Mpn) – bacteria that causes walking pneumonia. Read more ...
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