University of Alabama at Birmingham
The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is located in Birmingham, Alabama, in the heart of the southeastern United States, a region disproportionately impacted by HIV/AIDS. UAB is a publicly funded institution encompassing 11 schools and spanning more than 100 city blocks in downtown Birmingham. Founded in 1969, UAB is an urban university with a major medical center, which has an annual economic impact exceeding $7 billion.
The UAB School of Medicine is one of the leading public medical schools in the United States. It ranks 7th among public medical schools and 18th among all US medical schools in NIH funding. The Department of Medicine is the largest department within the UAB School of Medicine. It encompasses 11 divisions and over 400 faculty members. Faculty attend on the internal medicine service four to six weeks per year, and the infectious diseases consult service four weeks per year.
The UAB Division of Infectious Diseases includes more than 130 support staff and 48 full-time faculty members. The faculty are active in teaching, patient care, and research. The division provides clinical care for a statewide catchment area and consult services for the UAB Hospital, the largest comprehensive medical facility in Alabama, and the Birmingham Veteran’s Administration (VA) Hospital.
The UAB HIV Research and Informatics Service Center (RISC) provides a collaborative infrastructure to conduct HIV clinical and behavioral studies through a combination of research and informatics expertise. Research core services include study coordination, recruitment and tracking, consultation on study design, logistics, and implementation. Informatics core services include software development, database design and management, study eligibility queries, generation of analysis-ready data sets, desktop support, network security services, graphic design, and health informatics consultation. Also offered is biostatistical and epidemiologic analysis.