I have a DragonTrail Jobs account!
New to DragonTrail Jobs?
Frequently Asked Questions
I have a DragonTrail Jobs account!
New to DragonTrail Jobs?
University of Alabama at Birmingham’s oldest Homecoming traditions.Allie David of Vestavia and Chirag Patel of Enterprise have been named Mr. and Ms. UAB in one of the
Emilee Anders of Owens Cross Roads and Piyush Borse of Ocean Springs, Mississippi, were named first alternates in the scholarship competition.
The winners of the 34th annual Mr. and Ms. UAB Scholarship Competition were announced at UAB’s Hoops on the Haasephalt event Thursday, Oct. 8, on the Campus Green. Sponsored by the UAB National Alumni Society, the competition recognizes outstanding male and female students on campus who have demonstrated scholastic achievement, leadership, campus and community involvement, and overall enthusiasm for UAB.
The winners of the Mr. and Ms. UAB competition will each receive a $2,500 scholarship and serve as ambassadors of UAB in the coming year. The first alternates will each receive a $1,000 scholarship. The 10 finalists were selected through two rounds of interviews and a student vote, held during Homecoming Week.
David, 20, is a sophomore majoring in communications studies with a concentration in broadcasting in the College of Arts and Sciences. She is on the Dean’s list and is vice president of Best Buddies at UAB and a student mentor at the University Academic Success Center. David is DJ Allie D on UAB Student Media’s Blaze Radio. She is the daughter of Larry and Lisa David.
Patel, 20, is a junior majoring in biomedical sciences on a pre-med track. He is in the UAB Honors College’s Experiential Learning Scholar Program. Patel was a Mr. UAB finalist in 2014 and is the recipient of a Student Alumni Society Scholarship. He is executive director of the University Programs Board, president of Pi Kappa Phi and the University Student Government Association vice president of finance. Patel is the son of Yogesh and Bharti Patel.
Anders, 20, is a junior majoring in neuroscience. She is in the UAB Honors College’s Experiential Learning Scholar Program and is a member of the Fast Track Master of Public Health program. Anders is a UAB Golden Girl, a USGA CAS senator and a general chemistry teaching assistant. She is the daughter of Tony Anders and Wendy Anders.
Borse, 19, is a junior majoring in neuroscience. He is a member of the UAB Honors College’s University Honors Program and the CAS Undergraduate Neuroscience Program. He is a UAB Ambassador, Trailblazer and Goin’ Green orientation leader. He is the son of Sandesh and Sunita Borse.
The UAB-HudsonAlpha Center for Genomic Medicine has bestowed its first research grants as part of the collaboration between the University of Alabama at Birmingham and HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology. The three pilot grants, each of $100,000 for up to two years, have been given to collaborative teams of one researcher from UAB and one from HudsonAlpha to pursue research projects in cancer and cardiac disease.
“We created the UAB-HudsonAlpha grants to stimulate collaborative research efforts between faculty at UAB and HudsonAlpha, with the goal of developing new research programs that will enhance the leadership of UAB and HudsonAlpha in the area of genomic medicine,” said Bruce Korf, M.D., Ph.D., professor and chair of the UAB Department of Genetics in the UAB School of Medicine and co-director of the center. “These three were chosen from a highly competitive group of more than 20 proposals. We are excited to be able to fund these projects and will continue to work hard to catalyze many more collaborative efforts going forward.”
“HudsonAlpha and UAB are two of the top genetics and genomics research institutions in the nation, and the ability to collaborate on these types of projects enhances our capabilities in this area and also advances the mission of the Center for Genomic Medicine, to transform patient care through genomics,” said Richard M. Myers, Ph.D., president and scientific director of HudsonAlpha and co-director of the center.
In the first project, Anita Hjelmeland, Ph.D., assistant professor in the UAB Department of Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology, and Sara Cooper, Ph.D., faculty investigator at HudsonAlpha, will generate genetically modified and inhibitor treated brain tumor initiating cells. Hjelmeland and Cooper will analyze the transcriptome and metabolome of these cells to identify pathways that are important for the regulation of glioblastoma growth. The results will be important for developing better treatment strategies for glioblastoma patients and will have important basic science and preclinical implications.
The second pilot project is a collaboration between Gregg Rokosh, Ph.D., associate professor at the UAB Division of Cardiovascular Disease, and Devin Absher, Ph.D., faculty investigator at HudsonAlpha. Rokosh and Absher will use defined genetic and pharmacologic models to provide decisive evidence for the involvement of factors associated with cardiac myocyte cell cycle withdrawal and the transition to hypertrophic growth and maturation. In hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, portions of the heart thicken, which impacts the ability of the heart muscle to function. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a significant cause of sudden cardiac death.
The third funded project will be led by Sunil Sudarshan, M.D., associate professor at the UAB Department of Urology, and Absher. The researchers will identify epigenetic targets of oncometabolite-driven kidney cancers to understand the role of metabolism in renal carcinogenesis, and ultimately to develop novel therapies aimed at improving outcomes.
|The UAB-HudsonAlpha Center for Genomic Medicine was established in 2014 to promote basic, clinical and translational research in the application of genomic approaches to solving questions related to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease. The center combines the breadth and depth of clinical knowledge and expertise at UAB with the access to genetic and genomic technologies and expertise at HudsonAlpha.|
The UAB-HudsonAlpha Center for Genomic Medicine was established in 2014 to promote basic, clinical and translational research in the application of genomic approaches to solving questions related to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease. The center combines the breadth and depth of clinical knowledge and expertise at UAB with the access to genetic and genomic technologies and expertise at HudsonAlpha.
Its primary mission is to conduct research in genomic medicine and facilitate translation of research findings into clinical practice. In support of this mission, the Center brings together multidisciplinary teams from both institutions, composed of physicians, clinicians, biotechnologists, geneticists, bioinformaticists and other specialists who engage in collaborative research focused on genomic discoveries that will enhance and inform patient care.
As part of its core mission, the Center also offers a series of educational programs and resources in genomic medicine designed specifically for scientists, clinicians and researchers. In addition, the Center provides a range of expertise and resources to clinicians and others interested in research and the integration of genomics into medical practice. Supported by UAB’s expertise in clinical genomic medicine and the advanced genomic capabilities of HudsonAlpha, the Center’s collaborative research initiatives are on the forefront of genomic discoveries with the potential to transform patient care and treatment in the 21st century.
Thile is set for a solo evening of flawless musicianship and mind-blowing exploration, from bluegrass to Bach and back again. He will perform at 7 p.m. in the ASC’s Jemison Concert Hall, 1200 10th Ave. South. Tickets are $33.50, $46.50 and $54.50. Tickets for UAB students and faculty are $25. UAB employees receive a 20 percent ticket discount. Call 205-975-2787 or visit www.AlysStephens.org.
A child prodigy, Thile rose to fame with the Grammy Award-winning trio Nickel Creek. He has released five solo albums, including 2004’s “Deceiver,” which he wrote, composed, sang and played every instrument. In 2006, Thile formed a band that ultimately became the bluegrass quintet Punch Brothers. Their first album in 2008 featured a four-movement, four-part suite composed by Thile, “The Blind Leaving the Blind.” The band’s latest album, “The Phosphorescent Blues,” was released this year. He has recorded extensively with bassist Edgar Meyer and fellow mandolin player Mike Marshall.
In 2011, Thile earned a Grammy nomination for “Sleep with One Eye Open,” an album of tradition-upending interpretations of bluegrass classics with guitarist Michael Daves. He won the 2012 Grammy for Best Folk Album for “The Goat Rodeo Sessions,” which he recorded with cellist Yo-Yo Ma, violinist Stuart Duncan and Meyer.
In 2012, the MacArthur Foundation named Thile one of its 23 MacArthur Fellows and recipient of its prestigious “Genius Grant.” Thile’s most recent solo recording, “Bach: Partitas and Sonatas, Vol. 1,” was released in late 2013.
A frequent guest on the show “A Prairie Home Companion” who has even guest-hosted twice in the past, Thile will take over hosting duties from Garrison Keillor in 2016.