UAB enrolls nation’s first patient in Phase III drug trial for preeclampsia If successful, this would be a significant clinical breakthrough for pregnant women and reduce pre-term births and infant mortality.

UAB is expected to be a leader in the trial, which will enroll 120 women at centers around the country during the next 18 months.

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ICU simulation

Students earn real-world experience without real-life consequences A simulated intensive-care experience teaches medicine, nursing and health professions students to communicate effectively and provide better patient care. More than 190 students participated in the recent Intensive Care Unit Interprofessional Education simulation. Each group cared for six complex patients, then received a detailed briefing on ways to improve their skills.

“Simulations such as this provide students an opportunity to both test what they have learned and to collaborate within the health-care team," says Penni Watts, R.N., instructor in nursing a faculty lead for the simulation. Emphasis on teamwork, in health care and all academic disciplines, is the centerpiece of the UAB Quality Enhancement Plan.