Graduate School News

Discoveries: The sweet science behind mending muscle

IMG 0174Rylie Hightower, a third-year graduate student in the Graduate Biomedial Sciences neuroscience program, studies proteins and other factors that contribute to the progression of muscular dystrophy. 

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Link to Leadership: Dr. Lisa Schwiebert, Associate Dean for Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs

GRAD logo without taglineEmbarking on the graduate school journey can be a challenging experience, but it helps if you understand the major players involved in that experience. This new series, "Link to Leadership," features Q&As with UAB's Graduate School leaders and an opportunity for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to get to know these leaders on a deeper level.
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Graduate Student Organization Spotlight: Graduate Student Government

Grad Student Organization Spotlight graphicThe University of Alabama at Birmingham offers numerous ways for graduate students to enhance their leadership skills, one of which is joining a student organization. But how do you decide which organization is the right fit for you? This Spotlight series will highlight all of UAB's graduate student organizations, as well as the benefits of joining each one.  Read more ...

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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.