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  • Reducing light and noise made a psychiatric ICU unit calmer and safer, study says
    Reducing light and noise made a psychiatric ICU unit calmer and safer, study says Turning down the lights and reducing noise levels as part of a stimulation reduction initiative can decrease assaults and the amount of time patients must spend in restraint at psychiatric intensive care units, according to new research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
    Written on December 18, 2017 Read 1 times
  • UAB Proton Therapy Center construction to start in early 2018
    UAB Proton Therapy Center construction to start in early 2018 The University of Alabama at Birmingham and Proton International have secured funding for the UAB Proton Therapy Center. The facility will be the first proton therapy center in the state of Alabama. UAB and Proton International expect to break ground in January 2018 and open the facility in approximately two years.
    Written on December 18, 2017 Read 1 times
  • Fobian elected councilor for obesity society in pediatrics
    Fobian elected councilor for obesity society in pediatrics Aaron Fobian, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurology and researcher at the UAB School of Health Professions’ Nutrition Obesity Research Center, has been elected Councilor for The Obesity Society — Pediatric Obesity Section. Her term began Nov. 1, and she will serve for the next two years.
    Written on December 18, 2017 Read 4 times
  • UAB’s Ferniany listed among nation’s leading nonprofit health system CEOs
    UAB’s Ferniany listed among nation’s leading nonprofit health system CEOs Will Ferniany, CEO of the UAB Health System, has been named to the 2017 list of Becker's Hospital Review's “183 nonprofit hospital and health system CEOs to know.”
    Written on December 18, 2017 Read 3 times
  • Two Alabamians push UAB Hospital past milestone of 10,000 kidney transplants
    Two Alabamians push UAB Hospital past milestone of 10,000 kidney transplants Michael Cox became the UAB Division of Transplantation’s 10,000th patient to receive a kidney transplant thanks to the generosity of a deceased donor. Tony Adams became kidney transplant recipient No. 10,001, with his gift coming from a living donor — his brother, Daniel. The transplants make UAB one of only three U.S. transplant programs to cross the 10,000-kidney transplant mark.
    Written on December 12, 2017 Read 944 times
  • Curry to lead Alabama chapter of national doctors group
    Curry to lead Alabama chapter of national doctors group William A. Curry, M.D., MACP, has been elected Governor of the Alabama Chapter of the American College of Physicians, the national organization of internists. Curry will serve a year as Governor-elect, after which he will succeed UAB colleague Gustavo R. Heudebert, M.D., MACP, in the role.
    Written on December 12, 2017 Read 265 times
  • UAB Cancer Center’s lay navigation program honored with prestigious Innovator Award
    UAB Cancer Center’s lay navigation program honored with prestigious Innovator Award The UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center has received a prominent national Innovator Award from the Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) for its Patient Care Connect Program. The award is given only to ACCC members that are forward-thinking in creating replicable solutions to improve access, quality and value of patient care.
    Written on December 11, 2017 Read 318 times
  • UAB awarded $250,000 grant to uncover root causes of lupus
    UAB awarded $250,000 grant to uncover root causes of lupus The Lupus Research Alliance recently awarded UAB a one-year grant of $250,000 to investigate a new explanation for how lupus develops and the reason some people, particularly African-Americans, are at a greater risk for flare-ups and kidney disease.
    Written on December 11, 2017 Read 304 times
  • UAB joins national emergency trials network
    UAB joins national emergency trials network The UAB Department of Surgery has joined the National Institutes of Health SIREN network. SIREN will coordinate and lead high-quality multisite clinical trials to improve outcomes for patients who experience neurologic, cardiac, respiratory, hematologic and trauma emergency events.
    Written on December 11, 2017 Read 255 times
  • Link found between estrogens and changes in heart physiology
    Link found between estrogens and changes in heart physiology Daniel Gorelick, Ph.D., assistant professor of pharmacology and toxicology at UAB, has created zebrafish mutants in four different receptors that respond to estrogens. He has used the mutants to help unravel a novel mechanism of estrogen action on heart physiology.
    Written on December 11, 2017 Read 265 times
  • Nominations open for 2018 Pittman Scholars
    Nominations open for 2018 Pittman Scholars The School of Medicine is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Pittman Scholars, named for the late James A. Pittman, M.D. Department chairs can nominate junior faculty members based on their research achievements and potential for continued discovery in the basic or clinical sciences.
    Written on December 01, 2017 Read 608 times
  • Abston appointed to trustee board of Alabama Department of Mental Health
    Abston appointed to trustee board of Alabama Department of Mental Health Pippa C. Abston, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of Pediatrics at the Huntsville Regional Medical Campus, was recently appointed by Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey to serve on the Board of Trustees for the Alabama Department of Mental Health.
    Written on November 29, 2017 Read 810 times
  • Cimino elected to AMIA board of directors
    Cimino elected to AMIA board of directors James J. Cimino, M.D., director of the UAB Informatics Institute and Endowed Professor in Informatics, has been elected to the board of directors of the American Medical Informatics Association.
    Written on November 27, 2017 Read 685 times
  • Experimental therapies for an unknown disease relieve a woman’s five-month suffocating odyssey
    Experimental therapies for an unknown disease relieve a woman’s five-month suffocating odyssey ECMO and autoantibody reduction through plasma exchange, experimental therapies not available everywhere, help end an Alabama woman’s five-month medical ordeal.
    Written on November 21, 2017 Read 839 times
  • Community researchers join scientists to study impact of social determinants on health
    Community researchers join scientists to study impact of social determinants on health Community members and academic investigators have teamed up to publish research in Ethnicity & Disease.
    Written on November 20, 2017 Read 856 times
  • Neurobiologist Vladimir Parpura named an AAAS Fellow
    Neurobiologist Vladimir Parpura named an AAAS Fellow The award honors his distinguished contributions to neuroscience, particularly for discovery of gliotransmission.
    Written on November 20, 2017 Read 819 times
  • UAB celebrates World AIDS Day by partnering with local agencies
    UAB celebrates World AIDS Day by partnering with local agencies Local organizations fighting to end the spread of AIDS by 2030 will be a focal point at UAB’s World AIDS Day celebration.
    Written on November 20, 2017 Read 690 times
  • Flu vaccines provided to Birmingham’s homeless community at no cost
    Flu vaccines provided to Birmingham’s homeless community at no cost Protecting vulnerable populations from contracting influenza is a priority among UAB and local organizations.
    Written on November 20, 2017 Read 608 times
  • Don’t let fall allergies leave you in the cold
    Don’t let fall allergies leave you in the cold Fall allergies have symptoms similar to the flu, but treatment varies drastically.
    Written on November 16, 2017 Read 866 times
  • UAB physician-scientist receives Komen grant to conduct HER2-positive breast cancer research
    UAB physician-scientist receives Komen grant to conduct HER2-positive breast cancer research A UAB researcher has received a 2017 Susan G. Komen grant to investigate combination drug therapies for HER2-positive breast cancer.
    Written on November 16, 2017 Read 1000 times
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