Our story is one of remarkable growth in size, quality, reputation and impact. In a little more than four decades, UAB has transformed from its modest beginnings as an extension center into a doctoral research university and academic medical center. And we have the same audacious vision that led our founders to dream big dreams:
To educate, advance discovery, care for the sick, respond to the needs of our community and establish Alabama as a progressive economic center that can change the world.
Here you’ll find timely statistics and information, plus future plans and our rich history.
This information can help you reach your destination and navigate our 100-block campus in downtown Birmingham.
The university is led by President Ray Watts, M.D., governed by a board of trustees and advised by the Faculty Senate.
UAB is an internationally renowned, public doctoral research university and academic health center.
UAB’s reach stretches across classes, culture and continents into inner-city classrooms, rural clinics and far corners of the globe.