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UAB has transformed from its modest beginnings as an extension center into a powerhouse doctoral research university and academic medical center. What hasn't changed is the audacious vision that led our founders to dream big dreams: To educate, advance discovery, care for the sick, respond to the needs of our community, and establish Alabama as a progressive economic center that can change the world.

That vision attracts world-class faculty to UAB, where they find an environment that values and fosters collaboration and innovation.

The Heersink School of Medicine seeks to grow our faculty in strategic areas across our mission while retaining our current outstanding physicians and scientists, many of whom are highly sought-after by other institutions.

We are actively recruiting basic scientists who will discover the fundamental processes responsible for disease and identify avenues for modifying these processes.

We are also seeking translational researchers who will help shape those possibilities into reality.

And we are invested in recruiting and retaining master teachers – those who have become legends among their students, and those who are the legends of tomorrow.

Gifts to support our faculty provide:

  • Funds to assist with recruiting and retaining outstanding faculty
  • Endowed chairs and professorships for senior faculty – a critical component for both recruitment and retention
  • Research funding, such as pilot grants for junior faculty and bridge funding for faculty investigators
  • Flexible funds to be used at the discretion of the dean

Every gift helps us make a difference

Support the critical work of our faculty, staff, and trainees so we can continue providing the highest level of care to our patients and make breakthroughs in research and discovery.