About Us: CMDB is a cross-disciplinary theme at a leading research University in the sunny south, consisting of a diverse group of scientists and physicians who have a collective interest in fundamental processes in cell, molecular, and developmental biology and how alterations in these processes result inhuman diseases and birth defects.
About UAB: We are consistently one of the top 25 NIH funded research institutions in the U.S. and with faculty from over 30 departments across campus there are many opportunities for you in new and exciting areas of biomedical research. And, UAB is a leader in innovative technology such as whole genome sequencing, electron microscopy, mass spectrometry, crystallography, flow cytometry, drug discovery and others.
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UAB received the Gold Fit-Friendly Worksite and Worksite Innovation Award recognition.For the fourth year in a row, the University of Alabama at Birmingham has been recognized by the American Heart Association as a Gold Fit-Friendly Worksite, and for the third year in a row, UAB has received the Worksite Innovation Award. The AHA Fit-Friendly program recognizes employers who champion the health of their employees and work to create a culture of physical activity and health in the workplace. The Worksite Innovation Award goes to worksites that creatively implement programs to promote physical activity in the workplace and/or community. “It is a privilege to be nationally recognized for these honors as we continue to build a culture of health,” said Meg Baker, UAB Employee Wellness coordinator. “UAB is committed to providing a healthy and happy workplace for employees because we know it’s the right thing to do. As we continue to embrace a...
UAB discovery gives better understanding of and potential therapies for septic shock and reperfusion injuries.Amit GaggarA single layer of endothelial cells and extracellular matrix lines the inside of blood vessels, like the inner tube inside a bicycle tire. Injury and inflammation can damage this thin layer, allowing a dangerous leakage of fluid from blood vessels to tissues. When this happens in the lung it can lead to acute respiratory distress syndrome, or ARDS, a major cause of death in hospital intensive-care units. In a paper published today in Science Advances, University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers identify for the first time a new mechanism for this increased permeability, and they also show the ability to block it in cell culture, animal disease models, and in human specimens from patients with ARDS. In the future, this discovery could lead to therapy to target ARDS, and also other human diseases that have extracellular matrix...
The mathematical sciences are increasingly used to advance understanding of the causes, consequences and alleviation of obesity.The University of Alabama at Birmingham Office of Energetics is hosting a five-day short course on “The Mathematical Sciences in Obesity Research” from June 22-26. The mathematical sciences, which include engineering, statistics, computer science, physics, econometrics, psychometrics and epidemiology, are increasingly used to advance understanding of the causes, consequences and alleviation of obesity. This short course will be taught by some of the world’s top scientists, who will provide a better understanding of the intersection of the mathematical sciences and obesity research. Applications for “The Mathematical Sciences in Obesity Research” will be accepted until May 1. Full details of the course and an application are online. Limited travel scholarships are available to young investigators.