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Welcome to the UAB School of Health Professions (SHP)

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We are the fastest growing school at UAB and one of the largest health professions schools in the nation.

SHP is one of the six schools comprising the world-renowned UAB Academic Health Center. Our students are exposed to vast resources, state-of-the-art facilities and progressive research during their academic and clinical education.

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SHP Classroom 2Our Mission

Improving the health and well-being of people everywhere through exceptional, collaborative, and innovative teaching, research, and service.

Our Vision

To be recognized as a global leader in teaching, research, and service that develops new scientific knowledge, removes barriers and disparities, and develops leaders who help individuals, organizations, and communities to achieve their highest potential in a changing world.

Our Values

Collaboration | Compassion & Caring | Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Excellence & Achievement | Integrity | Respect | Service | Social Responsibility | Stewardship

Vision, Mission and Values in Action

We are a tight-knit community that is connected from students to staff to faculty to alumni. We are a service-minded group that is dedicated to serving all from campus to community and beyond. And we are a knowledge-driven mass that is committed to classrooms, laboratories, clinics and more.

Our 2020-2021 Dean's Report is an inside look at the many areas where we currently excel: diversity, equity and inclusion, connectivity, service, education and research. It is also a look forward as we begin a strategic process that will define our next five years and beyond. The stories we share today are the base for where we will be tomorrow.

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Our School is multi-dimensional and more than just figures on paper. We brag that we have 16,000+ alumni and are home to UAB’s top-ranked program – but what does that really look like?

We created Snapshots: Impressions of SHP Alumni Excellence to capture the heart of who who our alumni are. Our alumni are an active community located around the world who find creative ways that capitalize on unique talents to give back to the School and in turn those that matter the most – our more than 2,000 students.

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