Jennifer Pollock, Ph.D., was selected to receive the 2016 Harriet Dustan Award from the American Heart Association, which recognizes female investigators who have made outstanding contributions in the field of hypertension. 
The award, from the American Heart Association's Council on Hypertension Selection Committee, honors excellence in research and discoveries in the field of hypertension and the nominee’s impact on their fields throughout their career. 
UAB researchers have discovered that an infant’s airway — once thought to be sterile until after birth — is colonized by bacteria or bacterial DNA, which could be protective for or predict development of severe lung disease, knowledge that may offer a therapeutic target.
Lauren Nassetta, M.D., assistant professor of Pediatrics, addressed the prevalence of burnout and its impact on women in the medical field at the July 27 meeting of the American Medical Women’s Association.
Mona Fouad, M.D., MPH, received the award for extraordinary service to the community in support of the Society’s mission to save lives and end the pain and suffering of cancer.
UAB Hospital remains at top in Birmingham and Alabama, and rises in several specialty rankings in 2016-2017 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals report.
The mechanism of widespread reorganization of DNA methylation may be a therapeutic target to prevent or reverse dyskinesia.
Early diagnosis of acute kidney injury in preterm infants is possible through urinary protein markers.