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Roll Tide Ravens
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re: Question about your relationship with UAB and UAH
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LovetheLord

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Trash.

Seems like you abandoned your username here.


prevatt33
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re: Question about your relationship with UAB and UAH
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Seems like you abandoned your username here.


He does that a lot. I think he picked that username sarcastically. Or maybe he signed up for this website a few minutes after church let out on Sunday before he remembered who he really was.


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UltimaParadox
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Huntsville
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re: Question about your relationship with UAB and UAH
Seemed like to me that uah used to be more of a local school for people specializing in engineering. Engineering grads from UAH do really well in the local economy. Really was a great way to get a good education and line up a good paying job. They had basically no major athletic programs outside of hockey. So it always lined up well with UA, so lots of fans from the in state kids.

Then about a decade ago they tried to change the name and started trying to evolve into what UAB had become. With Huntsville growing and attracting more out of state people, I think it is moving in that direction.


LovetheLord
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re: Question about your relationship with UAB and UAH
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Seems like you abandoned your username here.



Good night. It's a joke dude.


Evolved Simian
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re: Question about your relationship with UAB and UAH
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At that time, the med school and the hospital remained 2 distinct entities within the system, the med school under the UAT umbrella, hospital under UAB. At that time, the university of alabama had more academic clout and nation wide name recognition, a significant factor in the name remaining UASOM. That changed as UABs medical center continued to grow, and now in medicine at least, the UAB name is much more recognized than UA.

The official name for the medical school, UASOM vs UABSOM, has been a point of contention for 20 years or more, and only added to the overall animus between institutions. Honestly, I'm not even sure what the current status is.



It is now the UAB school of medicine, and it operates 4 campuses; in Tuscaloosa (at UA in conjunction with the College of Community Health Sciences), Huntsville, Montgomery, and of course, the primary campus in Birmingham. Students at other campuses do the first two years in Birmingham.

The University of Alabama Health Systems (Kirklin Clinic, etc.) was a separate fourth separate entity under the direction of the BOT until, I believe, 2016 when it was moved under the UAB umbrella. There are now only three distinct financial entities in the UA system. The stated reasoning was that it was for continuity due to the intertwined nature of UAB and UAHS, but a look at the financial statements makes me think it had more to do with strengthening financial ratios involving debt and expenditures after several years of the construction boom.
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prevatt33
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re: Question about your relationship with UAB and UAH
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It's a joke dude.


You are about as funny as dick cancer.


LovetheLord
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re: Question about your relationship with UAB and UAH
There. Now do you feel better? You put dick AND cancer in a sentence referring to me. I'm so hurt; I don't know what to do.
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prevatt33
Alabama Fan
Member since Dec 2011
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re: Question about your relationship with UAB and UAH
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I'm so hurt; I don't know what to do.


You'll be back to your old self in no time, no doubt. But like you said, it was just a joke, right?


LovetheLord
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re: Question about your relationship with UAB and UAH
That would be correct.


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JordonfortheJ
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re: Question about your relationship with UAB and UAH
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Then about a decade ago they tried to change the name and started trying to evolve into what UAB had become. With Huntsville growing and attracting more out of state people, I think it is moving in that direction


UAH is growing fast But still not nearly at the UAB rate. The campus has still a very small commuter feel to it. During the average midday it can be a little crowded, but after 4 pm things start to go ghost town.

They are buying properties from the city of Huntsville and steady expanding their footprint and are working on building a new "town centre" to include, more shops, restaurants a grocery store and student living..on the west side of campus pushing more into the urban area of University Dr (right next to MidCity development, the largest mixed used development under construction in the country)giving it that city-campus vibe like UAB has.
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Bham4Tide
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In a Van . . . down by the River!
Member since Feb 2011
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re: Question about your relationship with UAB and UAH
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You are about as funny as dick cancer.


That doesn’t sound funny at all . . .


LovetheLord
Alabama Fan
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re: Question about your relationship with UAB and UAH
"Norman's not funny." - A River Runs Through It


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MoarKilometers
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Member since Apr 2015
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re: Question about your relationship with UAB and UAH
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You'll be back to your old self in no time, no doubt. But like you said, it was just a joke, right?

You're still an act, right?


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NATidefan
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Member since Dec 2008
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re: Question about your relationship with UAB and UAH
When I went to UAH most of the people their didnt care about sports in general. Mostly engineering nerd types. The nurses were probably bigger sports fans.


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stomp
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Bama
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re: Question about your relationship with UAB and UAH
Didn't the UA system attempt to brand all the other universities as "UA-Town" at one point? I remember that halfway happening at UAH but it didn't go far


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