School of Medicine adds Multiple Mini-Interview to admissions process
Starting this fall, the School of Medicine will add a new technique to the admissions interview process to assess qualities essential to being a physician that go beyond academic ability.
UAB awarded $19.31 million to lead national study on chronic hypertension in pregnancy
Sixteen clinical centers and 30 hospitals will enroll up to 5,700 pregnant women to evaluate the benefits and harms of pharmacologic treatment of mild chronic hypertension in pregnancy.
Film about coping with Huntington’s disease to be screened at UAB
“Twitch,” a film about a young woman’s journey as she is tested for Huntington’s disease, will be previewed on campus.
UAB Medicine launches state’s first online service to treat common medical conditions
The $25 service, available to adults 18 and older in the Birmingham area, combines the expertise of UAB Medicine providers with the convenience of online access.
Changes in the eye might predict onset of frontotemporal dementia
The eye is a window to the brain; scientists discover early signs of dementia in changes to neurons in the eye’s retina.
UAB interventional cardiologists offer innovative solution for patients unable to risk major surgery
Advanced intravascular ultrasound techniques combined with expertise available at UAB give cardiologist ability to locate and attack complex calcium buildup problems.
First-year medical students honored at White Coat Ceremony
The 186 first-year medical students were honored at the White Coat Ceremony, signifying the students’ official introduction to a lifetime of medical education, on Sunday, Aug. 17 inside UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center.
Bulgarella named top finance officer for UAB Medicine
As Chief Financial Officer, Dawn Bulgarella will serve the financial support of both the School of Medicine and the UAB Health System.
HudsonAlpha and UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center launch consortium, announce multiple hires
HudsonAlpha and the UAB Cancer Center establish joint cancer research consortium focusing on cancer genomics, with multiple hires expected.
UAB student awarded Parkinson’s Disease Foundation grant
A UAB neuroscience student has received a summer fellowship from the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation.
UAB researchers receive $1 million NIH grant for obesity research course
Investigators from UAB’s Nutrition Obesity Research Center and School of Public Health have been awarded a four-year, $1 million R25 grant to deliver an annual short course on innovative methods to find obesity causes.
Research questioning sodium intake guidelines supported in New England Journal of Medicine editorial
UAB Distinguished Professor’s editorial highlights research efforts exploring low-sodium intake guidelines and implications on cardiac disease and mortality.
New seminar explores careers in science communications
Talking the Talk, Career Options in Science Communications, will inform the UAB community about career options in science communications.
UAB researcher obtains grant to study protein linked to brain cancer
Christopher Willey, M.D., Ph.D., receives a crucial ACS research grant to further his novel work on the MARCKS protein in relation to brain cancer.
Register for the inaugural Equal Access Birmingham 5K/Fun Run
Equal Access Birmingham will host its inaugural Heart + Sole 5K/Fun Run on Saturday, Sept. 6, to raise funds for the School of Medicine student-run free clinic, which provides education and health care to Birmingham’s uninsured and underserved.
Kirch to give inaugural speech in academic medicine lecture series
Darrell G. Kirch, M.D., president and CEO of the Association of American Medical Colleges, will present “UAB: Its Opportunity to Lead Us into the New World for Health Care,” Thursday, Aug. 14 as the inaugural speaker in the Leadership in Academic Medicine Lecture series.
Faculty, departments honored with Argus Awards
The Argus Awards, created in 1996 to recognize faculty members, give medical students the chance to honor their mentors, professors, courses and course directors for outstanding service to medical education.
Poe named Chief Nursing Officer, Senior Associate VP for UAB Hospital
Interim Chief Nursing Officer Terri Poe has been selected to serve as the hospital’s chief nursing officer and senior associate vice president, effective Aug. 1.
White Coat Ceremony set for Aug. 17
Each of the 187 new members of the School of Medicine Class of 2018 will be presented with the traditional white coat in the presence of family, friends, faculty and staff.
Southern-style eating increases risk of death for kidney disease patients
Consuming fried foods and sugar-sweetened beverages is linked to a 50 percent increase in risk of death, according to a new study in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases.
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UAB Department of Epidemiology 2014 Fall Seminar Series
Ryals Public Health Building
UAB Department of Epidemiology Fall 2014 Seminar Series
Ryals Public Health Building 407
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