The University of Alabama System Board of Trustees named Monika Safford, M.D., the inaugural holder of the Endowed Professorship in Diabetes Prevention and Control at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) during its meeting April 12, 2013. Safford, who joined UAB in 2003, is a professor in the Division of Preventative Medicine in the Department of Medicine. She is also the Assistant Dean for Continuing Medical Education in the School of Medicine.
Anal intercourse linked to increased risk of incontinence in both males, femalesStudy published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology shows fecal incontinence risk from anal intercourse is heightened for both women and men, with men almost three times as likely to experience incontinence.posted 2 days ago 606 viewsNew book by UAB professor examines the role of African-American educators during the Birmingham civil rights movementAfter more than 10 years of archival research and interviews with 45 African-American educators, Tondra Loder-Jackson, Ph.D., reveals their experiences and contributions to the movement.posted yesterday 249 viewsCollat School of Business dean to be honored at A.G. Gaston ConferenceJack recognized for innovation in business and education in memory of Birmingham’s A.G. Gaston.posted 2 days ago 103 viewsUAB Psychology professor given early career awardFaculty member honored for significant contributions to the field.posted 2 days ago 171 viewsGibbons Hallman to lead state Emergency Nurses AssociationA four-time graduate of UAB School of Nursing, Melanie Gibbons Hallman will serve a two-year term as president of the Emergency Nurses Association.posted 2 days ago 103 viewsLandefeld named to U.S. Preventive Services Task ForceUAB’s Landefeld named to government panel that helps determine recommendations on preventive health measures.posted 3 days ago 145 viewsUAB’s Henna Budhwani and Melissa Mancini named Top 40 Under 40The Birmingham Business Journal’s award recognizes UAB’s next generation of leaders for their efforts in health care policy and strategic planning.posted 8 days ago 1689 views2016 TED Prize wish reveal to be streamed live at UAB Hill Student CenterEgyptologist and UAB associate professor Sarah Parcak, Ph.D., will reveal her $1 million wish live from the TED stage in Vancouver on Feb. 16. The event will be streamed live for the Birmingham community.
UAB research makes Discover Magazine’s top 100 stories of the yearDiscover Magazine names UABresearch among top 100 stories of 2015.posted 15 days ago 1576 views20th Holley Prize Lecture on systemic lupusHarvard professor to deliver Holley Prize Lecture on systemic lupus at UAB Medical Grand Rounds.
- Event Date February 16
John Kearney named an American Association of Immunologists career award recipientKearney was cited for outstanding contributions to B cell biology.posted 18 days ago 985 viewsDiscrimination, alcohol and tobacco linked to panic attacks in minoritiesA UAB study found that minority Americans who encounter discriminatory sentiments and actions are more likely to experience panic attacks, and smoking or consuming excessive amounts of alcohol were also identified as factors.posted 21 days ago 1449 viewsUAB’s Kasman set to perform in the Alabama Symphony Orchestra’s Concertmaster and Friends series “Russian Moods”
- Event Date February 10
Kasman will perform Rachmaninoff and Shostakovich trios Jan. 26, and give preconcert talks prior to performances Feb. 5-6 as part of “Russian Moods.”New data show blacks are at higher risk for first strokeResearch shows blacks are nearly three times more likely to have a stroke at age 45 than whites.posted 23 days ago 1406 viewsLongtime professor wins UAB lifetime teaching awardCollat professor Joe Van Matre receives recognition for an outstanding commitment to teaching.posted 23 days ago 769 viewsGurley receives Distinguished Scholar Award
Keith Gurley, Ed.D., assistant professor of educational leadership, is recognized for his professional achievements by the American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences.Fisher named fellow by American College of Sports MedicineAssistant Professor Gordon Fisher, Ph.D., is recognized for his professional achievements that support the ACSM goals.posted a while back 375 viewsAdolescents stress more with poor sleepCortisol levels that indicate increased stress response are higher in adolescents with sleep problems.posted 29 days ago 2751 viewsUAB’s online programs move up in U.S. News & World Report rankingsUAB online programs ranked in six of the eight categories measured.posted a while back 5136 viewsOn exhibition at UAB: “Ty Smith: Forty-Nine Drawings” at Project Space from Jan. 18-31See an exhibition of Smith’s most recent graphite works at a Project Space show presented by the Department of Art and Art History, with a free reception from 6-8 p.m. Jan. 19.
- Event Date January 18