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.
Renowned researcher joins UAB as vice chair of Research for the Department of SurgeryJames Bibb, a highly regarded scientist in neurology and cancer, will become the vice chair for Basic Research in UAB’s Department of Surgery.posted 8 days ago 825 viewsUAB turns on fastest internet among Alabama universitiesUAB has increased campus internet connection speeds 10-fold and become the first university in Alabama to achieve 100 gigabits per second, up to 10,000 times many standard home internet speeds — increasing the institution’s competitive advantage in teaching, research and health care.posted 15 days ago 4986 viewsUAB to study genes contributing to heart disease and Type 2 diabetes in Mexican Americans through NIH grantA UAB researcher will examine the underlying environmental impact on genes of Mexican Americans in relation to cardiometabolic syndrome, a disorder caused by several interrelated risk factors that can lead to heart disease or Type 2 diabetes.posted 20 days ago 1780 viewsNational Association of Composers concert will include works, performances by UAB Music facultyDepartment of Music composer William Price wrote two works on the program. The UAB Chamber Trio featuring faculty Denise Gainey, James Zingara and Christopher Steele is among the performers.
Study compares treatments for urinary incontinence in womenPatients using Botox A for urinary incontinence show higher satisfaction with treatment due to greater reduction in bothersome symptoms.posted 22 days ago 1186 viewsUAB Hospital named a top breast health center in the U.S.UAB Hospital has received a 2016 Women’s Choice Award and is named one of America’s Best Breast Centers.posted 22 days ago 5400 viewsUAB Optometry awarded grant for dry eye researchThe National Eye Institute has awarded UAB’s Jason Nichols and colleagues a $1.9 million grant for dry eye research that could lead to a targeted therapy.posted 23 days ago 1372 viewsStudy shows risk factor prevention should be addressed at all agesOlder adults can develop cardiovascular risk factors later in life, according to a study from UAB.posted 28 days ago 1758 viewsUAB professors recognized for research efforts by NSF CAREER AwardsTwo UAB professors, Amber Genau, Ph.D., and Nicole Riddle, Ph.D., will receive funding from an elite program honoring young researchers.posted 29 days ago 2007 viewsKorf appointed new editor of The American Journal of Human GeneticsKorf served on the Society’s Board of Directors from 2004-2005 and received its annual Award for Excellence in Human Genetics Education in 2009.posted 29 days ago 1896 viewsUAB selected as new member of NSF’s Innovation Corps programThe $565,000 award will help grow the existing Southern hub to include additional institutions and provide more funding.posted a while back 1910 viewsUAB optometrist recognized as a top leader in the contact lens industryContact Lens Spectrum names UAB optometrist in the top 30 most influential in the contact lens industry.posted a while back 1652 viewsMcCornack wins best article award from International Association of Language and Social Psychology
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The article — rated on innovation, contribution to research on language and social psychology, quality of writing, and methodological rigor — was selected as the best among papers published over a two-year period.NIH awards more than $150 million for research on environmental influences on child healthThe University of Alabama at Birmingham will help investigate the influence of environmental exposures on children’s health from conception through early childhood.posted a while back 2426 viewsSchool of Nursing professor and Ph.D. student receive prestigious research grants in their fieldPat Patrician and Ph.D. student Pauline Swiger receive TriService Nursing grants.posted a while back 1190 viewsUAB’s Yakov Kasman to perform one of world’s most demanding piano works as soloist with Russian orchestraThe Saratov Philharmonic Orchestra has invited Yakov Kasman to perform Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 2 as a soloist to open its 70th concert season.posted a while back 1977 viewsRecord 19,535 students #ChooseUABRecord student recruitment and retention gains have vaulted UAB enrollment from a previous high of 18,698 in 2014 to 19,535, with key increases mirroring targeted initiatives to attract and retain freshmen, Honors College, Blazing Start, international and transfer students, and officials say it is just the beginning.posted a while back 10572 viewsUAB expands elder care program to vascular surgery unit
A UAB nurse is working to expand the Hospital Elder Life Program as the focus of her fellowship with the Gerontological Nursing Leadership Academy.Gakumo among scholars chosen for NIA Butler–Williams Scholars Program
Gakumo among scholars chosen for NIA Butler–Williams Scholars ProgramUAB professor receives award for commitment to Birmingham community
The Vulcan Awards recognize Henna Budhwani, Ph.D., for her ongoing efforts to improve health outcomes in the United States and internationally.