UAB’s federal research funding up significantly
A one-year, 20 percent increase in research grants elevates UAB to No. 10 among public universities receiving National Institutes of Health funding.
Merlin honored as young leader in hospice and palliative care
essica Merlin is recognized as an inspirational leader for her work managing chronic pain in patients with HIV.
Worried about dementia? New UAB clinic offers personalized risk assessment
UAB has launched one of the first clinics in the nation designed to provide healthy adults with an assessment of their risk for Alzheimer’s disease.
New internal medicine, pediatric clinic to open in Leeds in summer
UAB Medicine-Leeds clinic will provide convenient access to a full range of diagnostic testing and specialty physician services.
Season of Service encourages charitable, civic contributions
The School of Medicine recently kicked off its Season of Service, a way for employees and faculty to make a difference in the lives of others during the holiday season and beyond.
Brain inflammation a hallmark of autism, according to large-scale analysis
A ramped-up immune response may play a major role in autism disorders, according to a new study from UAB and Johns Hopkins.
New UAB clinical research program to combat chronic pain and fatigue
Jarred Younger’s lab seeks to develop the state’s first research and treatment center for neuroinflammatory disorders.
New biography chronicles the life of teacher-doctor Tinsley Harrison
Manuscripts penned by the late James Pittman, M.D., longtime dean of the School of Medicine at UAB, are the basis for a biography of Tinsley Harrison, M.D.
Study suggests potential therapy for second most common form of dementia
A new UAB study reports on a potential new treatment for frontotemporal dementia, the second most common type after Alzheimer’s disease.
Students observe Primary Care week Dec. 1-5
The UAB School of Medicine will mark this year’s National Primary Care Week Dec. 1-5 with student-driven events focusing on the continued need for primary care physicians in Alabama and the United States.
UAB part of promising drug trial for Rett syndrome
The manufacturer of a new medication for Rett syndrome studied at UAB is encouraged by the drug’s performance.
Study looks at racial disparity in deaths during childbirth
A UAB study of hospital deaths during childbirth suggests the high death rate of African-American women is likely associated with access to prenatal care.
Bruce Korf named fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
As part of the Section on Biological Sciences, Korf was elected as an AAAS fellow for distinguished contributions to the field of human and medical genetics.
Two from UABSOM to speak at TEDxBirminghamSalon Dec. 8
Stefan Kertesz, M.D., and medical student Ynhi Thai will share their ideas on poverty at the next TEDxBirminghamSalon event on Monday, Dec. 8 at Trim Tab Brewing.
Kirby Bland stepping down after 15 years as chair
Bland, who came to UAB in 1999 as chair of the Department of Surgery and surgeon-in-chief of UAB Hospital, will step back from his duties on July 1, 2015.
$10 million UAB grant is probing control of viral infections
The multi-project research targets key molecular steps of immune cell-fate decisions after virus infection.
UAB circulation research paper is one of year’s top five
Research revealing new evidence about the role of the spleen following heart attack will be honored during the AHA scientific meeting Nov. 15-19.
Endowed scholarship will honor the late Dr. Sara Crews Finley, Reynolds Historical Library to add Finley name to honor Dr. Wayne Finley
Finley family gives $3.4 million gift to university. Endowed scholarship established, Reynolds Historical Library, lectureship to be renamed in their honor.
Diabetic eye screenings via telemedicine show value for underserved communities
A UAB study finds that minorities with diabetes have a high rate of diabetic retinopathy, a potentially blinding eye disease, and that telemedicine might be a good way to address that condition.
Top doc pledges proceeds from second novel to diabetes research
In “Command & Control,” the second novel by Stephen Russell, fictional retired orthopedic surgeon Mackie McKay finds himself in the middle of an infectious disease outbreak — with Ebola as a backdrop.
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