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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ECMO and autoantibody reduction through plasma exchange, experimental therapies not available everywhere, help end an Alabama woman’s five-month medical ordeal.
Community members and academic investigators have teamed up to publish research in Ethnicity & Disease.
The award honors his distinguished contributions to neuroscience, particularly for discovery of gliotransmission.
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