February 26, 2014 Written by Shannon Thomason
An exhibition featuring the best works from studio art students will be on show March 19-April 18 in the Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts.
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When Jennifer and David Pollock left the Augusta Regents University in January and relocated to Birmingham, they did so for one big reason. “I only came because of UAB,” Jennifer Pollock said. The Pollocks are professors of nephrology, and UAB recruited them to expand their area of research in Birmingham.
February 26, 2014 Written by Bob Shepard
A project by ophthalmologists at the University of Alabama at Birmingham will examine whether a partnership with community-based optometrists will improve detection and treatment of glaucoma, especially for high-risk populations.
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Many health systems' data analytics expertise is spread across the organization, with business analysts and quality analysts focused on different pieces of the puzzle. Until recently, diffuse analytics capabilities were prevalent at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Health System, Birmingham, Ala., one of the five largest academic medical centers in the United States. But UAB is moving its data analytics resources under one umbrella, says Joan Hicks, CIO.
UAB officials announced today that the university has become the first in Alabama to receive a grant from the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) to implement UTeach, an innovative training program for high-school teachers in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) disciplines.
February 26, 2014 Written by Katherine Shonesy
Repeating easy passwords can leave users vulnerable, but new UAB research offers increased sophistication and ease with a second security factor.
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Dr Edward Archer, from the University of Alabama at Birmingham argues that taking just 30 minutes of exercise five days a week can prevent weight gain and benefit overall health. He said people do not need to go to the gym as just standing rather than sitting or walking rather than driving can have dramatic impacts.
UAB has picked a professor from the University of Houston (UH) to be the new dean for its School of Optometry, according to UAB spokeswoman Nicole Wyatt. Kelly K. Nichols — described as one of the world's leading vision scientists in the area of dry-eye disease — will step into the job at UAB on June 25.