UAB testing treatment for severe emphysema UAB is implanting one-way valves in patients with severe emphysema to reduce overall lung volume, which improves lung function, through a clinical trial called the LIBERATE Study. Researchers hope to find "a less invasive way to achieve that goal without the risks inherent in surgery,” said Mark Dransfield, M.D., medical director of the UAB Lung Health Center.
Results will be used as part of the submission seeking approval from the FDA for the device, which is widely used in Europe.
New milestones achieved in residence hall, student center construction The new Freshman Residence Hall, scheduled to open for the fall 2015 semester, will help meet increased demand for on-campus housing.
The Hill Student Center will provide 162,256 gross square feet of meeting, conference and auditorium space; student organization spaces; upgraded dining facilities; a two-story bookstore; retail space; and more.
at ASC May 2
The Thelema Trio in concert
Sixth annual Mutt Strut April 18
Diana Krall brings “Wallflower” to ASC April 20
ArtPlay premiere of “A DANCEe Wild Rumpus” April 26
UAB’s Alys Stephens Center presents Cirque Alys II
April 29-May 1