UAB’s Inaugural Grand Challenge

Mona Fouad, M.D., director of the UAB Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Center, and her team received UAB’s first Grand Challenge award with their “Healthy Alabama 2030: Live HealthSmart” project. Dr. Fouad’s team will receive a three-year, $2.7 million award from the university to fund the initial effort.

“It is very fitting — and by design — that we embark on our Grand Challenge in UAB’s 50th anniversary year, and it is equally fitting that a nationally recognized pioneer in health disparities research like Dr. Mona Fouad will work with a large team of collaborators to solve our state’s most complex health problems,” said UAB President Ray L. Watts, M.D. “She has assembled an impressive coalition of collaborators and supporters from our university and across the state. UAB’s phenomenal growth and success over five decades have been fueled by intense collaboration and innovation, and those very strengths — in their fullest measure — will enable us to achieve our Grand Challenge.”

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