Sweatt in lab.

I have a reoccurring memory from graduate school three years ago when I earned my doctorate in Integrated Biomedical Science. It’s Wednesday afternoon at about 3:45. My lab members are rushing to collect their things and print off last minute graphs to show our mentor. But instead of shuffling down the hall to a conference room, we pile into cars and drive to the local Irish Pub. Yes, our lab meetings were held at a pub. Yes, we had beer and fried deliciousness (fries, cheese, onion rings, pickles, if they fried it, we ate it). And yes, we actually did talk about our data and have scientific discussions at these meetings.


The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship today announced the selection of its inaugural class of Alabama Schweitzer Fellows, including 11 graduate students from University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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

CIRTL Awards Ceremony Invite

When Meredith Henry enrolled in a College Teaching course as part of her professional development at UAB Graduate School, she didn’t expect to one day conduct research in her classroom as a CIRTL Scholar.

GSRD 2016 Winners

UAB Graduate School hosted its 2016 Graduate Student Research Days research presentation competition March 9 through 11 in the Hill Student Center Ballrooms. The Graduate School would like to thank everyone who participated and congratulate all the winners!

Dr. Jeffrey Engler

UAB Graduate School Associate Dean Jeffrey A. Engler, Ph.D., will be spending the 2016-2017 academic year off campus – way off campus.

PhD comic conference presentation

UAB's Office of Postdoctoral Education (OPE) has several exciting events planned for the spring 2016 semester. Check out the details below, and consider making room for these events in your calendar.


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").


The "Graduate Spotlight" series provides graduate students and postdoctoral fellows an opportunity to get to know students within the UAB Graduate School.