new research

UAB embodies a spirit of discovery that advances knowledge, solves real-world problems and drives economic development.

Our research faculty ranks among the nation’s best funded and is noted for exceptional mentoring and training — from undergraduate researchers to post-doctoral fellows.

This work is supported by more than $430 million in sponsored research funds each year, and it is conducted in the departments of 10 schools, 24 universitywide research centers, UAB hospitals and clinics and field sites by faculty, fellows and students collaborating among themselves and with others around the globe.

Research at UAB spans the spectrum and mingles disciplines to investigate, reveal and apply knowledge that changes the lives of individuals and the fates of communities. We do this to provide answers. Solutions. Hope.


UAB's dynamic research enterprise is led by Vice President Richard Marchase, Ph.D.


Research administration

UAB promotes research and scholarship by faculty, staff, trainees and students and fosters an environment of integrity.



Centers, cores & labs

Shared facilities and guidance help nurture interdisciplinary research, scholarship and creative activity.


Commercializing knowledge

UAB strives to translate discoveries and ideas developed here into products and services that benefit society.



Opportunities and tools are provided to help students pursue research and and communicate their findings.