In this role, Bruce Korf, M.D., Ph.D., will work with the UAB Hospital, UAB Health System, clinical department chairs and program and center directors to establish clinical programs in precision medicine.
UAB is joining the All of Us Research Program, an effort led by the National Institutes of Health to drive precision medicine research.
UAB, Alabama’s leader in precision medicine, joins with Huntsville’s HudsonAlpha in CSER2, an NIH project to bring genomic medicine to more children with birth defects or genetic disorders.
The Alabama Genomic Health Initiative has begun full scale recruitment of interested participants at two sites in Birmingham.
This is the first demonstration of donor microbes persisting in the recipient following fecal transplant, a finding made possible by a novel method to “fingerprint” individual strains of bacteria.
Mitochondrial DNA moving to the nucleus contributes to genomic instability in cancer cells, and a novel Fiber-FISH technique can rapidly map the mitochondrial DNA insertions in nuclear genomes.
Two new undergraduate programs — genetics and genomic sciences and immunology — are interdepartmental majors in the College of Arts and Sciences and School of Medicine.
UAB launches the Alabama Genomic Health Initiative, a statewide effort to use the power of genomics to improve health in Alabama.
Daniel C. Bullard, Ph.D., has been named assistant dean for Undergraduate Biomedical Programs in the School of Medicine, a new position created to oversee established joint undergraduate degree programs and develop new biomedical undergraduate majors.
Ashley Cannon, Ph.D., is the first individual in the UAB neurofibromatosis program to have received this significant honor.
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