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New safety app now available UAB has launched Rave Guardian, a personal safety service available to anyone with a email address. The mobile safety app allows users to designate “guardians” — family, friends or even the UAB Police Department — to provide a virtual safety escort.

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McMahon named dean of Graduate School Lori McMahon, Ph.D., will enrich excellence and innovation in graduate education through professional and career-development initiatives and lead collaborative efforts for recruitment and outreach with various academic units to attract highly qualified students.



Turning ideas into action The National Institutes of Health has awarded the UAB Center for Clinical and Translational Science $33.59 million over four years to continue the center’s programs advancing translational research.

The funding will allow the CCTS to advance its mission to accelerate the delivery of new drugs, methodologies and practices to patients at UAB and throughout a partner network of 11 institutions in the Southeast.

“We are excited by the capacity to continue to enhance our institution’s and our region’s innovative research and medical care,” said Robert Kimberly, M.D., UAB CCTS director.

The amount of this award, more than double its previous funding awarded in 2008 and one of the largest at UAB, reflects an unmatched enthusiasm for the CCTS and its affiliated programs.