UAB computer forensics lab

Top national security agencies recognize UAB’s cybercrime research For the second year in a row, the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security have designated UAB as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance and Cyber Defense Research.



New psoriasis drug shows potential in UAB-led phase III trial Boni Elewski, M.D., led one of two trials featured in the New England Journal of Medicine that show secukinumab is a safe and effective psoriasis treatment. “The combined results of ERASURE, along with the FIXTURE trial, are very exciting in terms of the efficacy and safety of secukinumab,” Elewski says.


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.