The UAB School of Medicine is one of the leading public medical schools. The Department of Medicine is the largest department within the UAB School of Medicine, with 11 divisions and over 400 faculty members. The Department has total research funding of over $106 million in 2012, and it ranks 7th among public medical schools and 18th among all US medical schools in NIH funding.
The School of Medicine enjoys a tradition of excellence in research and clinical care and is a recognized leader in many fields. UAB Hospital is the only medical center in Alabama listed in the U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals” issue for 21 straight years (every year from the issue’s inception). The current research portfolio of UAB totals over $500 million and the university is 32nd nationally in federal research funding and 20th in funding from the National Institutes of Health (10th among public universities). The Department of Medicine is responsible for 45% of UAB School of Medicine’s federal funding and 47.8% of the its total funding. Of the over $250 million awarded to UAB from the NIH in FY 2012, over 25%, went to investigators in the Department of Medicine.