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Employee of the Month - August 2014
Tongia F. Feagins Honored as OB/GYN’s August Employee of the Month
Tongia F. Feagins, Program Manager II, was chosen as OB/GYN’s August Employee of the month. A special plaque and pin were given to her by Kathy Minor, Executive Administrator, during a staff meeting on September 11, 2014.
Feagins is a 26-year employee of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), Department of OB/GYN. However, she’s been associated with both for 30 years. She was employed as a work-study student while in college at UAB from 1984 to 1988, during which time she began to learn the basics of the grant application process and conducting research.
Obstetrics, Gynecology researchers receive prestigious award
The American Urogynecologic Society and the International Urogynecological Association have honored the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology for work in the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development-sponsored Pelvic Floor Disorders Network, with the 2014 Best Paper in Basic Science award.
The award is given annually and was presented at the AUGS/IUGA Scientific Meeting.
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UAB awarded $19.31 million to lead national study on chronic hypertension in pregnancy
The Chronic Hypertension and Pregnancy Project (CHAP) is a multicenter, randomized trial which will enroll between 4,700 and 5,700 pregnant women during the next six years with a primary aim to evaluate the benefits and potential harms of pharmacologic treatment of mild chronic hypertension in pregnancy, a decades-old question that has remained unanswered. Read more ...
How do mom's microbes affect pregnancy outcomes? UAB research aims to find out
As a baby slides out of the birth canal, on the way to its first breath, its body becomes coated in its mother's microbes. This first interaction with outside organisms could be key to shaping the development of the baby's immune system.
Our microbes, collectively called the microbiome, most often live in harmony with our bodies. They support the immune system, help to digest food and keep the metabolism on track, and fight off disease-causing bacteria. But researchers suspect that mom's microbiome could play a role in when her children are born, and what happens to them as they grow. Read more ...