Internal and external communications and media relations on behalf of the Board of Trustees, the Chancellor and the senior administrative team of The University of Alabama System is handled through the Office of Communications and Community Relations under the direction of Vice Chancellor Kellee Reinhart.

UAB boosts Alabama economy with $7.15 billion impact

UAB--Oct 12, 2017

Birmingham, AL - A new study shows the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s annual economic impact has grown to $7.15 billion a year, up from $4.6 billion just eight years ago — a 55 percent increase. UAB now directly employs more than 23,000 and supports more than 64,000 jobs — one of every 31 in Alabama.

Diversity Mapping Findings Shared with Campus

UA--Oct 11, 2017

Tuscaloosa, AL - Faculty, staff and students recently heard a presentation of findings from a San Jose, California-based firm following completion of its external review of UA’s diversity efforts.

UAH welcomes Dr. Frank Mullins to the College of Business

UAH--Oct 6, 2017

Huntsville, AL - Frank Mullins credits his father, the late Robert Mullins, a college professor, for encouraging him to pursue a career in business management. But, it was in Prudence Pollard's undergraduate management course "that I found my passion in Human Resource Management," said Dr. Frank I. Mullins, Associate Professor of Management at The University of Alabama in Huntsville's (UAH) College of Business.

Kertesz article named ‘most downloaded of all time’ by Substance Abuse

UABHS--Oct 12, 2017

Birmingham, AL - University of Alabama at Birmingham Professor Stefan Kertesz, M.D., has been awarded the 2017 award for Most Downloaded Manuscript by the journal Substance Abuse.

Q&A With Forbes No. 1 Ranked Instructor Douglas Klutz

UA--Oct 10, 2017

Tuscaloosa, AL - A September article in Forbes named University of Alabama instructor Douglas Klutz as the top professor in the United States.

Medical Properties Trust $2.5 million gift to UAB’s Comprehensive Diabetes Center

UABHS--Oct 11, 2017

Birmingham, AL - Four Birmingham businessmen did not bond over shared hobbies. Their common interest was rooted in finding a way to eradicate a disease that affects close to 30 million Americans, including members of their own families and company — diabetes.

Internship gives UAH pre-health student a sneak peek into dental school

UAH--Oct 9, 2017

Huntsville, AL - Aspiring dentist Sarah Mowery got a sneak peek of what to expect once she graduates from The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) and heads to dental school in the spring of 2019. After being selected to participate in the Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP), the junior biology major and Honors College student spent six weeks over this past summer as an intern with The University of Alabama at Birmingham’s School of Dentistry.

New software makes educational materials more accessible in developing nations

UAB--Oct 10, 2017

Birmingham, AL - Education and training programs on the African continent have two recurring challenges: lack of textbooks or educational resources and lack of internet. The University of Alabama at Birmingham Sparkman Center for Global Health partnered with developers in Zambia and Ethiopia to develop a software solution, SparkEd, in response to these challenges.

UA’s Rural Medical Scholars Program Adds 11 New Students

UA--Oct 6, 2017

Tuscaloosa, AL - Eleven students from rural Alabama have been accepted into The University of Alabama’s Rural Medical Scholars Program this year. The Rural Medical Scholars Program, which is part of UA’s College of Community Health Sciences and has been cited nationally as a model program for educating rural physicians, is a five-year medical education program for rural Alabama students leading to the M.D. degree.

UAB hosts Blood Equality Medical Advisory Board

UABHS--Oct 12, 2017

Birmingham, AL - Emerging data establishes that it is safe for all individuals who have not had unprotected sex with a person of unknown HIV status in the last 14 days to donate blood regardless of sexual practice.

Many benefits for alumni who C.H.A.R.G.E. into UAH involvement

UAH--Oct 3, 2017

Huntsville, AL - C.H.A.R.G.E. is a new acronym that’s a call to action and involvement for alumni of The University of Alabama in Huntsville by the Alumni Association.

Orthopaedic Surgery to become 27th department in the School of Medicine

UABHS--Oct 11, 2017

Birmingham, AL - The Division of Orthopaedic Surgery in the Department of Surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine became the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery on October 1, 2017. The University of Alabama System Board of Trustees approved the change at its meeting on Sept. 15, 2017.