NFCC has a technical collaboration with the School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham for all work related to cervical cancer and HPV. NFCC is responsible for all ground level implementation related to programs and research whereas University of Alabama at Birmingham provides technical support for protocol development and implementation, research and data management.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), located in Birmingham, Alabama in the United States is a dynamic research university with over 17,500 students including nearly 6,000 graduate students enrolled in 10 schools and the College of Arts and Sciences. UAB ranks among the top universities receiving NIH funding and 10th among public universities. The University has 24 university-wide Interdisciplinary Research Centers and is nationally recognized for its high quality medical center and research training programs in the health sciences. The University serve a multicultural student body with students enrolling from every region of the nation and from over 100 countries worldwide. UAB is a comprehensive urban university with a nationally recognized academic health center. UAB is the largest research institution in Alabama and is the state’s largest employer. UAB is among 51 public and private universities classified by The Carnegie Foundation for both “very high research activity” and “community engagement.”
The UAB School of Public Health is one of the 6 professional schools on campus (dentistry, health professions, nursing, medicine, and optometry) and is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health. The school’s mission is to create, disseminate, and apply scientific knowledge to improve public health and well-being in Alabama and beyond by nurturing a diverse community of outstanding scholars. Founded in 1987 the School has grown to over 80 faculty and 500 students with a research portfolio ranked 5th in NIH funding to public schools of public health. The school offer masters and doctoral programs in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Environmental Health Sciences, Health Behavior, and Health Care Organization and Policy. In 2014 the School launched its undergraduate major with three tracks (global health, environmental health, and preparedness); more than 150 students are currently enrolled in this major. The School houses two federally endowed centers (Lister Hill Center for Health Policy and the Sparkman Center for Global Health), a CDC-funded Prevention Research Center (Center for the Study of Community Health), and a NIOSH-funded Education and Research Center (Deep South center for Occupational Health and Safety).