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-UAB Hospital recently won the Consumer Choice Award of the National Research Corp. Just one other hospital in Alabama and 200 or so others nationally received the prestigious award.

-Continuing to build on UAB's reputation as a giant of the medical industry, UAB has lured Bioengineering Department Head Timothy Wick away from the Ga. Tech Institute of Technology. Wick is known to be one of the top tissue engineering researchers in the nation. Wick has plans to create a world-class tissue engineering infrastructure and industry in and around Birmingham. Birmingham has one of the hottest biotech sectors in the nation.

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- Another potentially major development project (or two) could be soon on the way to UAB. I cant say much about the details. All I will say is this... if approved, it will GREATLY improve the perception and quality of UAB's undergraduate school.

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^ I'm not sure Taurean, but I would think it is.

Some other UAB news:

-UAB Campus Green work should begin in over the next couple weeks and continue for about 14 months.

- A new 5-story $23M academic building will be constructed at the corner of 14th Street S and University Blvd. Construction should begin in the summer of 2006 and be completed by the start of 2007.

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- In about a month, UAB will start construction on a new 2-story $28M radiation treatment center at the corner of 18th Street South and 5th Avenue South. The new center will be connected to the new UAB Hospital North Pavilion via a crosswalk. The center will also be connected to UAB's future women and infant's hospital. Also part of the project will include some greenspace- a "Park of Hope."

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Hi, new to the forum & I'm just interested in hearing any suggestions/ideas as to how UAB could improve their current parking system. I'm a student here and parking is terrible! The new deck on 8th at 12th Street didn't seem to help alleviate the problem any so I'm not terribly optimistic about the new deck on 10th Ave helping much.

Should UAB buy up surrounding property & build lots? Should they make freshmen park off campus? Could they implement a transit service? Etc, etc.

I'd be interested in hearing any comments y'all might have. Thanks.

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Hi, new to the forum & I'm just interested in hearing any suggestions/ideas as to how UAB could improve their current parking system. I'm a student here and parking is terrible! The new deck on 8th at 12th Street didn't seem to help alleviate the problem any so I'm not terribly optimistic about the new deck on 10th Ave helping much.

Should UAB buy up surrounding property & build lots? Should they make freshmen park off campus? Could they implement a transit service? Etc, etc.

I'd be interested in hearing any comments y'all might have. Thanks.

Pay attention long enough and you'll see that UAB is buying up anything and everything they can around campus. I've heard some people say give UAB another 5 years and they'll stretch all the way to the Railroad Preservation Park to the north. They already stretch clear from I-65 to 20th Street with some buildings/officer even beyond 20th.

As for parking, I'm a student as well and I've yet to have any problems parking. I'm resigned to Lot 15 designations being an off comus student however. I would supsect you're see another garage announced here and there but I don't know that it will be enough. With the increasing number of dorm rooms being built, you'll have to see parking to accomodate. I think you'll also see more and more students living on campus and potentially freeing up some of the comuter parking in other areas.

Who knows what UAB has planned. They are certainly one of the most property hungry entities in Birmingham right now however.

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Pay attention long enough and you'll see that UAB is buying up anything and everything they can around campus. I've heard some people say give UAB another 5 years and they'll stretch all the way to the Railroad Preservation Park to the north. They already stretch clear from I-65 to 20th Street with some buildings/officer even beyond 20th.

As for parking, I'm a student as well and I've yet to have any problems parking. I'm resigned to Lot 15 designations being an off comus student however. I would supsect you're see another garage announced here and there but I don't know that it will be enough. With the increasing number of dorm rooms being built, you'll have to see parking to accomodate. I think you'll also see more and more students living on campus and potentially freeing up some of the comuter parking in other areas.

Who knows what UAB has planned. They are certainly one of the most property hungry entities in Birmingham right now however.

Is UAB buying property surrounding the campus? Maybe you can elaborate on what they've bought. They have been building new structures like the new deck I mentioned, and have additional buildings are in the works (BioMed facility, new dining facility, etc).

As for parking, I park in the 15 lots as well, I imagine most students do, except medical students. I always have a horrible time finding a space especially around near 15th since they're putting in all the new buildings, etc. I'm not the only student complaining. I've noticed a lot of students park their cars up on curbs w/in some of the 15 lots b/c they're aren't any spaces open. Others park in "no parking" zones b/c there's no where to park & they need to get to class. I think UAB should open up some temporary parking lots and use a shuttle service to help. They have the campus ride deal but that's for employees & student employees only. They also have the escort service but it runs after 5 p.m. There's no on-campus transit system during the day.

Since UAB's #'s are increasing, they have 17K students, they're going to need a lot more parking areas.

Thanks for your input.

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blazer5    0

Welcome... are you a fan of UAB athletics? Do you post on any UAB forums?

I guess you could consider me a well-wisher of UAB athletics. :) I come from a family of AU grads so I've always been an AU fan. I do keep track of UAB sports a little, I always hope they do well. I really like Hackney. Imo he was the best QB in the state this past year. You guys got a pretty good receiver that committed recently..Jared White of Mobile. :thumbsup:

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Is UAB buying property surrounding the campus? Maybe you can elaborate on what they've bought. They have been building new structures like the new deck I mentioned, and have additional buildings are in the works (BioMed facility, new dining facility, etc).

As for parking, I park in the 15 lots as well, I imagine most students do, except medical students. I always have a horrible time finding a space especially around near 15th since they're putting in all the new buildings, etc. I'm not the only student complaining. I've noticed a lot of students park their cars up on curbs w/in some of the 15 lots b/c they're aren't any spaces open. Others park in "no parking" zones b/c there's no where to park & they need to get to class. I think UAB should open up some temporary parking lots and use a shuttle service to help. They have the campus ride deal but that's for employees & student employees only. They also have the escort service but it runs after 5 p.m. There's no on-campus transit system during the day.

Since UAB's #'s are increasing, they have 17K students, they're going to need a lot more parking areas.

Thanks for your input.

Well I'm a student at UAB as well. UAB won't ever truely accomodate the average commuter or off-campus student. The problem is transit rather than parking.

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The decks will be sufficient once the one on 10th Ave. S. is finished. There may also be even another deck coming. It's my understanding that they want to set up a bit of a perimeter so that there's not parking ALL over campus, but rather in a few high-density areas (parking decks) and then having people walk from there. I think it will be GREAT to get rid of so many surface lots around campus. Also, UAB enrollment will be sticking around 17,000. There's a plan to increase the quality of students by raising the standards, and thereby limiting the enrollment.

I guess you could consider me a well-wisher of UAB athletics. :) I come from a family of AU grads so I've always been an AU fan. I do keep track of UAB sports a little, I always hope they do well. I really like Hackney. Imo he was the best QB in the state this past year. You guys got a pretty good receiver that committed recently..Jared White of Mobile. :thumbsup:

If you like to keep up with UAB sports, you should check out Blazertalk.com

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- UAB is one of 10 major US medical centers which has been selected to receive a $50M grant to explore methods for improving survival rates of cardiac arrest events. UAB (& Birmingham as a city) are 2nd in the south in research dollars. Once the Shelby Biomedical Research Center is fully operational, UAB (& Birmingham) are expected to jump into 1st place in the south... over Duke (& the Raleigh-Durham area). Here's a link to the webcam facing the Shelby Biomedical Research Center http://138.26.191.70/

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convulso    0

which of these projects (if any) is the one going up next door to al's mediterranean grille? saw the groundbreaking phase several months ago, but haven't been near there since.

blazer85, those are encouraging stats on bham and uab's role in leading the south's med research expenditures. if our state can do one thing right in the next decade, i hope it recognizes its greatest urban assets (to oversimplfy: biomed in birmingham; tech in huntsville; tourism & trade in mobile) and throw every cent it can at them. bham is large enough to keep chugging along even if the biomed bubble bursts at some future time (it appears to be in its nascent period, though.) in the meantime, AL needs to do all it can to support the few world-class assets its cities have. they lay the groundwork for making urban life in this state more desirable and (eventually) enviable.

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Convulso, what you saw going up next to Al's was a 6-story parking deck... it is nearing completion now, but may not be officially opened to cars until the Fall of 2006.

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- UAB's new 8-story dormitory and 6-story parking decks are progressing nicely and nearing completion.

- Work on UAB's Campus Green has begun.

- Some time this month, the 15th Street Classroom Building will be razed to make room for the 5-story, $23M new academic building.

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kayman    0

- UAB's new 8-story dormitory and 6-story parking decks are progressing nicely and nearing completion.

- Work on UAB's Campus Green has begun.

- Some time this month, the 15th Street Classroom Building will be razed to make room for the 5-story, $23M new academic building.

I knew it was only a matter of time before they was going to raze the 15th Street Classroom building. I'm back at home here in Oxford this summer, so I will miss its demolition. However, I'm doing a co-op at the East Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission, so I'm not mad. :D

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kayman    0

This just reinstates how UAB Hospital is now the top hospital in the South above Emory in Atlanta, Duke in Durham, and UT Medical Center in Memphis.

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kayman    0

Article from Birmingham News

The second phase of the Shelby Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Center is coming. The bill that was recently passed the Senate Committee. It will bring $30 million dollars in contributions and 300,000 more square feet in research space.

Also this bill will contribute $3.5 million for the runway expansion at Birmingham International Airport. This will allow BHM to receive more cargo flights and add non-stop international flights on its SW-NE runway. :yahoo:

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