The annual Student National Medical Association (SNMA) Conference was held this year in San Francisco from March 28 – April 1. The 2018 conference was entitled, “Embracing Our Diversity: Filling the Gaps and Building the Future,” and included five attendees from the UAB chapter of the SNMA at UAB School of Medicine.
Nathaniel Harnett and Kirsten Schoonover are at the front of the pack in a national effort to increase diversity in neuroscience.The two UAB graduate students—and just 10 other predoctorates from underrepresented backgrounds across the United States—won inaugural neuroscience awards last year from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, or NINDS.
On January 19, the School of Medicine assembled nearly 100 faculty representing departments, centers and institutes as well as other campus leaders for its annual AMC21 research retreat. AMC21 is UAB Medicine's strategic plan to become the Preferred Academic Medical Center of the 21st Century.

At UAB School of Medicine resources and opportunities are boundless, however our best asset is our students. We are proud of the diversity of experience, background, and interests that our students hold and contribute to their class each year. Read about and get to know four of our current MS1s.

Crayton “Tony” Fargason, M.D., has assumed an additional role at UAB Medicine as the Director of Neurodevelopmental Initiatives. Fargason will serve a key coordinating role between the UAB School of Medicine, the Department of Pediatrics and Children’s of Alabama.
The UAB School of Medicine ranks among the nation’s best medical schools, according to the 2019 U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools Rankings.”
The Common Thread was developed thanks to a grant from the UAB Health Services Foundation, P.C., which was awarded to UAB School of Medicine, School of Dentistry, and School of Health Professions in order to create practical, concrete mechanisms for dealing with pressing issues related to diversity and inclusion.
The 2018 graduating class of the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine celebrated another successful Match Day on Friday, March 16.
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