Renowned expert named inaugural director of UAB Informatics Institute
James Cimino, one of the nation’s leaders in using ‘big data’ resources to advance patient care, research and education, will head UAB’s new Informatics Institute.
UAB researcher receives grant to study decision-making abilities in cancer patients
UAB neurology researcher Kristen Triebel gets substantial American Cancer Society grant to investigate the ability of patients to understand, choose and consent to treatment.
UAB Hospital garners two prestigious awards for women's health
Women’s Choice Awards and Becker’s Hospital Review honor UAB women’s health programs as among the nation’s best.
UAB, industry partnership could lead to first rapid test for bacterial meningitis
Precious time is lost waiting for laboratory test results for people battling this infection. With the help of medical device startup Kypha Inc., one UAB researcher’s work could change this.
AAMC's Nivet visiting, speaking at UAB
Marc A. Nivet, Ed.D., MBA, chief diversity officer of the Association of American Medical Colleges, will present “Diversity and Inclusion in Academic Medicine: From Fairness to Excellence” at the Department of Medicine Grand Rounds on Wednesday, Jan. 21.
Best Medicine Show set for Jan. 30
The Best Medicine Show, hosted by the School of Medicine Student Senate, begins at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30 inside the Boutwell Auditorium.
UAB named among the top obstetrics programs
UAB Medicine received a 2015 Women’s Choice Award and was named one of America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics.
UAB Health System CEO named to board of AAMC
UAB surgeon partners with principal to promote excellence at historic Alabama high school
Robert Cerfolio, M.D., chief of Thoracic Surgery, launched a program at Sidney Lanier to introduce students to the broad field of medicine.
What you need to know about pediatric glaucoma
Pediatric glaucoma is a rare, but dangerous eye disease. Learn more about this potential blinding condition and how ophthalmologists at UAB’s Callahan Eye Hospital saved the vision of one young boy.
Teams needed for 2015 Employee Chili Cook-off
The 2015 UAB Annual Employee Chili Cook-off, benefiting the UAB Benevolent Fund, will be held Thursday, February 26, from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. in the UAB Hospital-Highlands Cafeteria and the UAB Hospital West Pavilion Atrium.
New recommendation for cervical cancer screening, using HPV test alone
HPV testing alone is an efHPV testing alone is an effective alternative to current cervical cancer screening methods that use a Pap smear, or Pap smear-plus HPV test.fective alternative to current cervical cancer screening methods that use a Pap smear, or Pap smear-plus HPV test.
Comprehensive Cancer Center research seminar series highlights placebo effects in clinical care
Ted J. Kaptchuk, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and director of the Harvard-wide Program in Placebo Studies and the Therapeutic Encounter at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, will present “Placebo Effects: how is medicine more than drugs and surgery?” from noon – 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 13.
In TEDx talk, Thai encouraged turning assumptions about others into empathy
Second-year medical student Ynhi Thai spoke to assumptions made about uninsured and underserved individuals, and how those attitudes can keep society from moving foward at a TEDxBirmingham Salon event exploring new ideas about poverty in Birmingham on Dec. 8.
Kertesz: "We don't have to be heroes to be helpful"
Associate Professor Stefan Kertesz, M.D., who directs a special primary care clinic for homeless veterans at the Birmingham VA Medical Center, spoke about ways ordinary people can make a difference in the world during a Dec. 8 TEDxBirmingham Salon exploring ideas about poverty in the community.
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
Jessica 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.
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