Hill Student Center.

Enrollment 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, including a 24.7 percent increase in the freshman class.

Bruce Korf

The University of Alabama at Birmingham and HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology have been awarded a National Institutes of Health Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award to train postdoctoral fellows who have earned an M.D. and/or a Ph.D. The UAB-HudsonAlpha Genomic Medicine Research Training Program is designed to recruit trainees from various disciplines and provide mentorship and clinical research training in genomic medicine. At HudsonAlpha, the program will provide up to two years of support for postdoctoral trainees who choose to learn and work at the Institute.

Birmingham Cityscape

U.S. News & World Report ranks a number of University of Alabama at Birmingham schools and programs among the nation’s best. The latest rankings were released in the 2017 edition of “Best Graduate Schools” guidebook, available online at


At a research-intensive university, few skills are more strategic – and sought-after – than mentoring and leadership, which affect productivity, diversity, and the effectiveness of instruction from the undergraduate to the post-doctoral level and beyond (see articles "Reaching Gender Equity in Science: The Importance of Role Models And Mentors" or "The Merits of Training Mentors").