Investigators attract major grants to use AI on failed drug trials, cell-free DNA and puzzling CT scans.

The Precision Diagnostics Laboratory effort, led by Craig Mackinnon, M.D., Ph.D., will support surgeons, oncologists and other clinicians with the latest tests and custom assays, starting with gene panels for cancer and drug metabolism that return answers in hours, not weeks.

A decade ago, Liz Worthey’s computational skills saved a life and earned her a profile in a Pulitzer-winning article. Now at UAB, this new recruit is creating tools and building collaborations to transform these extraordinary efforts into a routine part of patient care.

So three students and their instructor, Health Behavior Chair Kevin Fontaine, Ph.D., walk into a class — and explain why an Honors College seminar on comedy and well-being is such a hit.    

Neurobiologist Summer Thyme, Ph.D., has built her own devices and software to leverage zebrafish models that shed light on genes associated with human schizophrenia.

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

One key reason UAB’s master’s program in health administration is ranked No. 1 in the nation: Every student works 10 hours a week with leaders in the UAB Health System, contributing to initiatives that are setting the standard for care across the country.