Medical students honor top teachers with annual Argus Awards
Created in 1996, the Argus Awards give medical students the chance to honor their mentors, professors, courses and course directors for outstanding service to medical education.
Diversity boot camp prepares MS-1 students for medical careers
First year medical students learned about health disparities and cultural competency at Diversity Boot Camp last week.
Pollocks make list of top nephrology, dialysis professors
UAB professors who developed a new area of translational cardio-renal research are among 15 professors identified as today’s leaders in the field.
Slavin to talk future of academic medicine as part of annual lecture series
Peter L. Slavin, M.D., president of Massachusetts General Hospital, will present “The Future of Academic Medicine” on Thursday, Aug. 6.
Molecular study points to possible therapy for autoimmune disease
The challenge is to stifle the binding of inhibitory antibodies but retain activity of a blood enzyme.
Baby JJ scheduled to have second hypoplastic left heart syndrome surgery Tuesday
Narrowing of aortic arch, infant’s otherwise good health prompt physicians to move Baby JJ’s Glenn procedure up one month.
Rowe tapped to lead UAB's cystic fibrosis research center
Steven M. Rowe, M.D., MSPH, has been named director of the Gregory Fleming James Cystic Fibrosis Research Center in the UAB School of Medicine, effective Aug. 1.
Grandmother’s vision struggle motivates young woman to make a difference
As a young girl in Afghanistan, Fazila Aseem watched her grandmother struggle to complete daily tasks independently due to vision loss. This summer, Aseem will work with researchers in the Department of Ophthalmology to continue her interest in aging and vision research.
UAB to open mental health and wellness clinic for LGBTQ community
UAB is set to open a mental health clinic July 20 that will improve access to care for those who identify as LGBTQ.
UAB doctor contributes to new web resource for diabetes education
Monika M. Safford, M.D., helped shape the new Web tool for the National Diabetes Education Program, “Promoting Medication Adherence in Diabetes.”
Grant to fund UAB studies of countermeasures to bromine exposure
UAB’s ongoing research for countermeasures to bromine or chlorine exposure — from either industrial spills or chemical attack — gets a boost with a new NIH grant.
Floyd named president-elect of National Neurotrauma Society
Fishing for new ways to stop Parkinson’s, a researcher makes big catches in the gene pool
Haydeh Payami, Ph.D., a leading geneticist recruited to the UAB-Hudson Alpha Center for Genomic Medicine and UAB Personalized Medicine Institute, is exploring the protective power of coffee and nicotine — and the mysteries of the microbiome — in Parkinson’s disease.
UAB study finds that seniors in subsidized housing have higher rates of vision impairment
Rates of vision impairment are high among seniors living in subsidized housing, suggesting an increased need for widespread vision screening.
Birmingham woman part of verapamil diabetes trial, learning to live with new diagnosis
Many patients diagnosed with type 1 diabetes as adults do not fit the standard profile for a diabetes diagnosis; they are younger, are relatively fit and have little if any belly fat.
Multiple myeloma hides in bones like a wolf in sheep’s clothing
The mimicry of bone cells by multiple myeloma is driven by overexpression of Runx2, the master regulator of bone formation.
Joint Commission awards advanced certification in ventricular assist device destination therapy to UAB
UAB Hospital is the only Disease-Specific Certified program in Alabama and has had no observations or findings by The Joint Commission since joining the certification process.
UAB re-verified as a Level I Trauma Center through 2018
The American College of Surgeons has again verified UAB as a Level I Trauma Center, a designation held by UAB since 1999.
Stroke accelerates cognitive decline over time, study finds
Virginia Wadley, Ph.D., says until this new JAMA study, whether or not stroke survivors are at-risk over the long term was an unknown.
Hoesley named Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education
Hoesley, who has been the associate dean for Undergraduate Medical Education since 2008, will take on the new leadership role overseeing all aspects of medical education on July 15.
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