Five faculty are translating proven methods directly from Birmingham to locations around the world with pilot funding from the Sparkman Center for Global Health.

UAB is building its sixth Habitat House in Eastlake.

For the past six years, pathology Professor Upender Manne, Ph.D., has provided students a chance for a summer of “total immersion” in research as part of a major, multi-pronged effort to tackle the profound cancer disparities seen in African-American populations and build a cancer-fighting pipeline.

After using BlazerPulse in service-learning courses during spring semester, faculty feedback is helping make the online community-engagement platform an even better tool for promoting, organizing and measuring UAB’s impact in the community.

In fewer than six months, 1,343 faculty, staff and students logged more than 10,000 combined hours of community service in BlazerPulse, a platform launched in January to promote, organize and measure UAB’s impact in the community. If you're hoping to top the leader board, Michelle Henry is the one to catch.

Donations can be given through July 12 to Staff Council representatives. The unit donating the most will win 25 tickets to UAB Football vs. Rice.

Michele Kong’s KultureCity was named one of the world’s most innovative nonprofits this year. Here’s her advice on how to get from big dream to global impact.

Amy Badham, director of Service Learning and Undergraduate Research, was honored as Volunteer of the Year at the Hands On Birmingham IGNITE Awards in April.

Four training sessions are planned in May to help faculty, staff and students learn to use BlazerPulse, an online platform adopted to promote community engagement.

Contributions to the 2019 campaign goal supports local nonprofits such as Alabama Possible and its Cash for College program, which helped UAB junior Naomi Thomas attend college and discover her life’s calling.

Laura Gilmour quit her job in medical sales to pursue a passion to help others. Now, with help from faculty mentors and coursework in the Global Health Studies and MBA programs, she will be providing equipment and training to medical facilities in need around the world.

In just two years, the campus food bank has served more than 156,300 meals to students, employees, patients and their families with the help of volunteers, including students from the Department of Social Work learning to apply the principles that guide their profession.

50thShieldONLY COLORFrom traveling to Antarctica to publishing children’s books, from taking biology educational tools to India to planting pollinator gardens on campus, women have been integral to shaping UAB’s reputation its 50-year history. As part of its annual coverage of Women’s History Month, the UAB Reporter has gathered examples of its more recent coverage of women at UAB.

Help support women in the workplace with your donation of gently worn, work-appropriate attire April 1-5.

50thShieldONLY COLORThe second annual event, a 5K all-ages walk, will bring together individuals who have, in some way, been affected by cancer and raise awareness of and education about services offered at the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB.

50thShieldONLY COLORHelp the Graduate School and Staff Council provide much-needed items to the Ronald McDonald House and Birmingham-area schools.

Students who participate in service-learning opportunities are more engaged with their career and community and bring that knowledge back to the classroom.

Fifteen UAB employees are mentoring eighth-graders from Hayes K-8 School to help pilot a Big Brothers Big Sisters program to improve students’ self-esteem and broaden their horizons.

Nearly 4,000 Alabamians are waiting for a life-saving transplant. This annual event honors those who have given the precious gift of life.

Support the annual toy drive by donating new, unwrapped toys suitable for children ages infant-12 years. Toys will be collected until noon Dec. 10. 

A new site for veterans provides links to information, forms and resources for employees who are veterans and information for veterans applying for jobs at UAB. The site also offers visitors the opportunity to write a thank-you note, share a story or express your gratitude for veterans.

The University of Alabama at Birmingham will mark Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11, with its second annual wreath-laying ceremony at 1 p.m. on the Campus Green.

In Woodlawn, an outdoor mural now welcomes newcomers and natives alike with a once-familiar sentiment, “It’s Nice To Have You in Birmingham.”

Two students spent the summer mapping storm drains as part of a partnership project with the Jefferson County Health Department
Campus storm drains will be labeled to discourage the dumping of waste and chemicals.
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