The function and structure of protein GARP2 in rod cells of the retina is still not clear, but researchers have shown that GARP2 accelerates retinal degeneration in mice, and have made an important step toward creating a standardized nomenclature between mice and humans for a measurement of retinal degeneration.
Nominations are now open for the 2017 Dean’s Excellence Awards, an annual honor established to recognize the outstanding contributions made by faculty across the School of Medicine.
William R. Carroll, M.D., has been named the chair of the Department of Otolaryngology. Carroll has served the department as its interim chair since the Department was established by the UA System Board of Trustees in October 2015.
James Ward could not walk from his office to his car without having trouble breathing until a life-changing heart pump gave him hope.
UAB names new leadership for Gorgas Center for Geographic Medicine.
The Suki Foundation, Children’s of Alabama and UAB have established an endowed professorship in Rett syndrome.
UAB’s Jack Hasson has been named the 2017 Outstanding Clinician by the American Thoracic Society.
Three UAB investigators have received innovative research grants for lung diseases from the National Institutes of Health.