Welcome to the UAB Department of Nutrition Sciences. Our department strives for excellence in the tripartite mission of teaching, patient care and service, and research. We believe that excellence in any one of these areas enhances our activities in the other areas. This synergy facilitates our overall excellence.
I believe our faculty, students, and staff take pride in the work that they do and challenge themselves to perform to the best of their ability. Our success depends on teamwork that involves not only the faculty featured on this Web site, but also nurses, dietitians, secretaries, statisticians, laboratory workers, administrative staff, fellows, and students. All of these people are integral to our mission.
The final common denominators and focus of our teamwork, however, are our patients and students. We believe that we can make our society better and improve quality of life for our citizens by:
- teaching nutrition to health care providers;
- creating new knowledge through our research; and
- results of our patient care and community interventions.
On this Web site, you will find updated information regarding our education and training programs, patient care and service activities, and faculty and their research accomplishments. Our efforts are focused on diseases that exact a huge burden of suffering in our communities, including:
- osteoporosis; and
- cardiovascular disease.
We appreciate your interest in the UAB Department of Nutrition Sciences.
W. Timothy Garvey, M.D.
Professor and Chair
Senior Scientist, Clinical Nutrition Research Center