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December 18, 2023

Our best photos of 2023

Each year, UAB’s official photographers capture tens of thousands of images as they document the incredible variety of events and personalities that make up our community. Here are some of our favorite photos from the past 12 months.
UAB faculty and staff share their expertise with patients, students and the community — and their colleagues through the Reporter. These articles are always popular; here are some of the most-viewed of 2023.
UAB faculty and staff are the cornerstone of the university’s successes each year, and your feedback earned UAB its first-ever appearance in the Great Colleges to Work For program in 2023. What else got our Blazer spirit going this year? Read on to jog your memory.
UAB has the only Level IV Regional Newborn Intensive Care Unit in Alabama, a Continuing Care Nursery that provides extended step-down care for preterm and term babies with medical conditions, and a Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology that was ranked No. 13 in the country (and highest in the Southeast) by U.S. News in its 2023-2024 Best Hospitals rankings.

From veteran staff members to undergraduates ready to take on the world, UAB is home to innovators all across campus. Meet 12 people whose stories we were able to share this year, and visit and to read dozens more.

Eligible participants must be healthy adults (BMI less than 45 kg/m2) and have no history of diabetes, heart problems, or kidney problems. The study involves consuming prepared meals, performing exercise on a treadmill, undergoing a glucose test, and collecting blood, urine samples, and collection of genetic information. Participants will be compensated $300 for completing all the visits and meals will be provided at no cost. Please e-mail us at, or call us at (205) 975-3956 if you are interested.
You may be eligible to participate in a research study looking at the effects of sacubitril/valsartan on how your body handles sugar. This medication is related to blood pressure and is safe to take with or without hypertension. Eligible participants must be healthy men and women, African American, and have no history of diabetes, heart disease or kidney problems. The study involves performing some exercise, taking sacubitril/valsartan, and collecting blood samples. Participants will be compensated $675 for completing all the visits. To participate, please contact Tiffany at 205-934-0534 or email us at
Whitney Covington, Brooke Gleason, Lynne Jarreau and Amanda Sherman are the fourth-quarter 2023 honorees of the UAB Shared Values in Action Program, which honors those whose work exemplifies and embodies Forging the Future’s shared values. Nominations for first-quarter 2024 honorees are open through Jan. 25.
The Graduate School and the Office of Global Engagement have merged to form the UAB Graduate School and Global Affairs, or GSGA, which consists of the Graduate School, INTO UAB, Education Abroad, International Student & Scholar Services, International Faculty & Staff Immigration Services, and the UAB Passport Office.

If you experience urine leakage with sneezing, coughing, laughing, walking, and exercising, you may have a common condition called Stress Urinary Incontinence: “SUI” for short.

The Pippa Fitness Pessary study investigates the safety and effectiveness of a self-managed, non-surgical, non-prescription product intended to prevent urine leakage.

This study is only one month long. Participants will be compensated $250 for completing the study visits.

To learn more about the study, please contact us at (205) 934-5498 or email us at or visit:

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