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UAB Magazine’s Fall/Winter 2022 digital stories feature the employees, students, alumni, and donors whose achievements and contributions should make us all proud. Read about our growing Education Abroad program that is sending students to countries all over the world, a longtime faculty leader who has run marathons on all seven continents, and one of UAB’s most important and transformative grants that is fueling cancer screening and research across the Southeast. Plus, meet some of our donors and alumni who come from across the globe and are giving back to the university in transformative ways.

Featured Stories from the Fall/Winter 2022 Issue:

Homecoming Highlights
Homecoming Highlights

Revisit some of the best moments from UAB’s 2022 Homecoming celebrations, including Gurney Derby and the Homecoming Parade.

Innovators
Innovators

Three successful Nigerian-born alums have built businesses, launched and sold startups, and established themselves as cutting-edge leaders in their respective fields. Discover why they chose UAB, how their academic experiences shaped their careers, and how they are giving back to their alma mater.

Closing the Gap
Closing the Gap

With $80 million of NIH funding since 2006, the O’Neal Cancer Center at UAB, along with partners Tuskegee University and the Morehouse University School of Medicine, is closing the cancer disparities gap for minority communities across the Southeast.

Marathon Man
Marathon Man

Psychology professor and University Honors Program director Mike Sloan, Ph.D., has completed seven marathons on all seven continents.

Cleared for Travel
Cleared for Travel

With an innovative new Passport Project grant program and myriad international opportunities for students, UAB’s Education Abroad platform is sending more students to global destinations than ever before.

UAB Arts
UAB Arts

Browse our photo gallery featuring images from the Department of Theatre’s “Spongebob the Musical,” AEIVA’s opening weekend of Thornton Dial’s “I Too, Am Alabama” show, the Alabama Triennial reception, and much more.

“We Want It to Happen at UAB”
“We Want It to Happen at UAB”

James and Sallie Johnson give $5 million towards Alzheimer’s research—and hopefully, a cure.

More Than Fine
More Than Fine

Through UAB, alumna Jenny Nguyen has found a career and a community.

Making the Leap
Making the Leap

J. Frank Barefield, Jr. has made the largest single gift to UAB by any alumnus. Read about his decision to give back and how his gift will empower students to “step out and take risks".