Scarinci’s work in the community is one reason for her appointment, and her goals will include promoting and fostering relationships in business, education and other areas.
Isabel Scarinci, M.Ph., Ph.D., associate professor in UAB Division of Preventive Medicine, has been appointed to the newly created position of associate director of globalization and cancer at the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Pediatric cancer researcher Gregory Friedman, M.D., receives $40,000 grant to fight brain cancer in children.
Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have identified a strategy that highly aggressive brain tumor cells use to fuel their relentless expansion.
The Journal of Biological Chemistry recognizes UAB scientists’ paper on exosomes, particles that change the behavior of cells, while the research team examines shutting down tumor growth.
The UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center has been selected as a  lead academic site and received a prestigious NCI grant that will open up clinical trials across a nationwide network and expand treatment options for patients.
Proceeds from the event will be used to fund grants for young cancer researchers at UAB to jump-start their research.

The UAB Comprehensive Cancer will hold its first communitywide conference for young cancer survivors ages 15-39 on March 15.
Seventeen local artists will work with a variety of media to create masterpieces in 90 minutes that can be purchased during the silent auction.
Professor of Microbiology David Briles, Ph.D., and Professor of Optometry Lawrence DeLucas, O.D., Ph.D., will be inducted into the NIA, professional distinction accorded to academic inventors.
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