Macrophage cells require agility to scavenge and digest dead cells and prevent an immune response to self. In lupus, the macrophages lose that agility.
UAB and CreakyJoints, an online, non-profit, patient support community, are launching Arthritis Power — the first patient-centered research registry for arthritis, bone and inflammatory skin conditions — to securely collect health data from tens of thousands of arthritis patients to support future research.
Four projects were awarded through the first School of Medicine AMC21 Reload Multi-Investigator Grants, a broad funding opportunity provided through the Academic Enrichment Fund that enables faculty members to organize and integrate multi-disciplinary teams of accomplished investigators to compete successfully for long-term extramural support.
UAB has established the third multidisciplinary comprehensive clinic in the world for transverse myelitis, a rare spinal cord disease.
Kenneth Saag, M.D., M.Sc., professor of Medicine and director of the Center for Outcomes and Effectiveness Research and Education, is one of a limited number of physicians elected into the AAP, a professional organization for the advancement of scientific and practical medicine.
UAB is testing a tablet-based decision aid in hopes of improving outcomes for minority women with lupus and kidney disease.
Five faculty members in the UAB School of Medicine have been named the inaugural James A. Pittman Jr., M.D., Scholars, a new program organized to recognize the contributions of junior faculty.
Jarred Younger’s lab seeks to develop the state’s first research and treatment center for neuroinflammatory disorders.
The multi-project research targets key molecular steps of immune cell-fate decisions after virus infection.
CreakyJoints, an online arthritis support community, and UAB are working to gather information directly from patients through smartphones and tablets to find better ways to treat conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis.