The National Osteoporosis Foundation has named leading rheumatologist Ken Saag from UAB as president of the group’s Board of Trustees.
Orientation runs from Monday, July 25, until Friday, July 29. During this week the new class will meet with their Learning Communities, spend time getting to know their fellow classmates and hear from faculty members in Medical Student Services and the Office of Undergraduate Medical Education.
Paul B. Rothman M.D., dean of the medical faculty of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine, will discuss changes in academic medicine at 8 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 16 in the Margaret Cameron Spain Auditorium.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine will hold its White Coat Ceremony for first-year medical students at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14. Each of the 186 new members of the Class of 2020 will be presented with the traditional white coat in the presence of family, friends, faculty and staff.
UAB’s Department of Ophthalmology provides a new residency program track to give incoming residents the option to participate in a clinical or basic research project of their choice.
In contrast to unreliable third-party physician rating and review systems, UAB Medicine is empowering consumers to make informed health care decisions based on reliable information from actual patients through its online physician directory.
UAB Medicine is the first in Alabama to advance cardiology services by offering a first-of-its-kind heart stent that gradually dissolves in the body.
UAB now offers the largest cancer precision medicine clinical trial, NCI-MATCH, with customized treatments for patients based on genetics.
UAB has implemented a new application suite to improve clinical trial management, and enhance communication among trial sites and with study participants.
Researchers have found that an interaction between a mutant gene and alpha synuclein in neurons leads to hallmark pathologies seen in Parkinson’s disease, findings that may lead to new mechanisms and targets for neuroprotection.