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Data science is one of today's hottest fields. Meet staff from the departments of Medicine and Biostatistics who are preparing to expand their roles at work and pursue personal goals in the university’s graduate program, which launched in 2018.
Five faculty who are principal investigators of major cohort studies explain how COVID-19 forced them to rethink and respond — and how their projects are contributing to the fight.
Yuliang Zheng, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Computer Science, explains the key words, career paths, titles and salaries of jobs in data science fields.
UAB's cyber-security master’s program is preparing a new workforce for a booming field with ever-increasing demand and a shortage of skills. The program’s unique focus on both cyber defense and cyber investigations “is ideal for a student like me who wants a combination of both specialties,” said student Lindsey Sandlin.
The online program is the perfect fit for UAB Police Sgt. Aleisha Dorning, who wants to create a mental health resource for law enforcement officers. UAB employees such as Dorning comprise about 30% of the program's students.

Social Work’s Colleen Fisher will examine microfinance as a way to alleviate poverty among vulnerable women in low-resource countries, and Art and Art History Associate Professor Cathleen Cummings will study and map temples from the Bhosle dynasty of Nagpur, India.

Enrollment in the School of Public Health rose 61% in 2020, including a 92% increase in epidemiology graduate programs. What is motivating these students, what are they learning and what does the job market hold? Faculty, students and alumni answer in this story.

Instructor Alicja Foksinska and her students explain the power of data visualization, the topic of a course in the online Business Analytics with Information Technology certificate program.

In his latest book, “Pandemic Bioethics,” philosophy Professor Greg Pence, Ph.D., examines allocation of scarce medical resources, immunity passports, vaccines, discrimination and more. It is available as an e-book now and will be in print June 18.

The 100% online master’s degree and certificate, launched fall 2020, are attracting interest from UAB employees and students across the country and beyond.

The Office of Scholarly Communication can offer guidance about publishing agreements, copyright guidelines, Open Access publishing and more.

A virtual internship enables students to be part of change here and abroad and help develop better outcomes for adolescents in Nicaragua.

Writing a book isn’t easy, but faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences produced nearly two-dozen — for the second year in a row. Twenty faculty from 13 departments wrote books on police violence, John Milton, democracy in Bangladesh, addiction, postcommunist theatre and more.

Students can combine two participating UAB certificate programs with a capstone project to create a master’s that meets their unique needs.

Graduates help develop new shielding materials and enter a hot job market with hospitals, industry and the military. Research efforts are a major plus for those starting in health physics careers.

Computer-based simulations offer realism, promote empathy and enable experimentation to practice essential skills.

A study abroad service-learning course begun in 2018 has helped tribal women in rural Kenya improve their quality of life, better weather a pandemic.

Associate Professor of English and Director of Freshman Composition Chris Minnix, Ph.D., is the new director of UAB’s Signature Core Curriculum, a broad array of courses slated to launch in fall 2022.

Learn to use Adobe Creative Cloud to develop a range of compelling and meaningful multimedia projects in the classroom.

Dean Kecia Thomas, Ph.D., and four faculty explain how new and revised courses made possible by a new grant program will help students become better leaders, practitioners and citizens — and further UAB’s strategic goals.

UAB Libraries entered a transformative “Read & Publish” agreement with Cambridge University Press and also will add approximately 350 new journal titles to its collection.

Five faculty share the tools, tweaks and shifts in mindset that helped them build connections with students during the fall semester.

Faculty have incorporated new Canvas modules in nearly 50 courses and engaged 7,000 students. Is it a fit for your class?

Investigators are contributing fresh approaches to homelessness, suicide and other issues facing veterans, while veteran students come to UAB in increasing numbers to prepare for new careers.

Learn how UAB bioinformaticist Jake Chen, Ph.D., and computer scientist Da Yan, Ph.D., shifted their venerable gathering online and aided the fight against COVID-19.

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