David Allison, Ph.D., professor in the department of biostatistics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health, has been named associate dean for science and director of the newly established Office of Energetics, which will study how the body takes in and spends energy. Allison will step down as head of the section on statistical genetics July 1, 2011, and begin his duties as associate dean.Allison is a Distinguished Professor of statistical genetics and director of the NIH-funded Nutrition Obesity Research Center; he joined the UAB faculty in 2001. Previously, he was a research scientist at the NY Obesity Research Center and associate professor of Medical Psychology at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Allison received his doctorate from Hofstra University in 1990 and completed post-doctoral fellowships at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the NIH-funded New York Obesity Research Center at St. Luke's/Roosevelt Hospital Center.
UAB pediatrician and pathologist recognized for commitment to mentoring medical students, residents and fellowsTina Simpson, M.D., and Marisa B. Marques, M.D., have been recognized by the American Medical Women’s Association for going above and beyond to guide medical students, residents and fellows.posted 2 days ago 343 viewsUAB Biomedical Engineering department ranks fourth in NIH fundingThe department now has 20 full-time faculty members who brought in $4.3 million in funding in 2016.posted 2 days ago 2703 viewsHIV-positive kidney failure patients face greater hurdles in receiving necessary transplantsStudy shows HIV-positive kidney failure patients were 28 percent less likely to receive a transplant compared with their HIV-negative counterparts from 2001-2012.posted 3 days ago 1260 viewsUAB names new chair for Department of OtolaryngologyUAB’s Department of Otolaryngology taps William R. Carroll, M.D., as chair.posted 6 days ago 355 viewsMarques to be honored by national medical association for dedication to apheresisMarisa Marques, M.D., receives awards for her commitment to apheresis at UAB.posted 5 days ago 460 viewsSee seven smart, short plays at Theatre UAB’s 14th annual Festival of 10-Minute PlaysAll of the plays in the March 6-10 festival are written, directed and acted by students, staff and faculty from the UAB Department of Theatre. All tickets are $5, and shows typically sell out.posted 9 days ago 768 viewsPeruvian native to lead top global tropical medicine training center at UABUAB names new leadership for Gorgas Center for Geographic Medicine.posted 13 days ago 1218 viewsHasson honored as outstanding clinician by American Thoracic SocietyUAB’s Jack Hasson has been named the 2017 Outstanding Clinician by the American Thoracic Society.posted 16 days ago 705 viewsUAB pulmonary investigators receive major NIH research grantsThree UAB investigators have received innovative research grants for lung diseases from the National Institutes of Health.posted 16 days ago 2604 viewsMeadows appointed co-chair of Alabama State Department of Education committeeLee Meadows, Ph.D., will serve as co-chair for the Alabama State Department of Education Strategic Planning Committee on Science.posted 17 days ago 780 viewsWorks by Computer Music Ensemble director, member, to be performed at festivalsAdjunct Professor Matthew Bryant will perform at the Root Signals Electronic Music Festival, and music technology senior Drew Romanowski’s piece “Eatit-n-Leave” was accepted and will be presented at the National Student Electronic Music Event.posted 19 days ago 1254 viewsUAB Piano Series presents former students of Yakov KasmanFour former students – Maeve Brophy, Edward Forstman, Kseniia Polstiankina and Cahill Smith – will perform works by Carter, Liszt, Medtner and Rachmaninoff in honor of Professor Yakov Kasman’s 50th birthday and his 15 years of teaching at UAB.
UAB’s Porterfield named to board of Institute for Surgical ExcellenceUAB’s John Porterfield, a leader in surgical education, has been named to the Board of Directors of the Institute for Surgical Excellence.posted 24 days ago 1950 viewsUAB English as a Second Language program receives $5 million to improve language learning in AlabamaThe grants will provide support for two projects that will provide training and professional development to current and future educators.posted 25 days ago 4404 viewsDransfield elected to American Society for Clinical InvestigationUAB’s Mark Dransfield has been elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation, an honor society for physician-scientists who have made significant contributions to better understanding of human disease.posted 25 days ago 1423 viewsSpace archaeologist Sarah Parcak launches TED prize wish: GlobalXplorerGlobalXplorer is a citizen science archaeology platform that's "Indiana Jones meets Google Earth." The platform was created in collaboration with the National Geographic Society and DigitalGlobe.posted 27 days ago 1611 viewsNEJM lauds UAB study as one of the top neurology stories of 2016A UAB study confirming the efficacy of surgical removal of the thymus for patients with myasthenia gravis was cited as one of the top neurology stories of the year by the New England Journal of Medicine.posted a while back 3066 viewsUAB Music presents new spring season of free student and faculty performances, guest artist recitals and symposiumsFrom the UAB Piano Series and Chamber Music @ AEIVA to dozens of free concerts and recitals by students and faculty, the UAB Department of Music offers a new season of outstanding performances.posted a while back 3687 viewsLocke selected for prestigious James IV Traveling fellowshipUAB kidney transplant surgeon will travel abroad as an ambassador representing the United States and share knowledge with peers in the surgical community.posted a while back 5544 viewsUAB investigators find repeat cesarean deliveries less cost-effective in low-risk womenFor women with a prior low transverse incision cesarean delivery, the decision to undergo a vaginal delivery or elect to have a repeat cesarean delivery has important clinical and economic ramifications.posted a while back 3732 views
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