The University of Alabama System Board of Trustees approved the conversion of the Transplant Nephrology Endowed Professorship to the Robert G. Luke, M.D., Endowed Chair in Transplant Nephrology in the University of Alabama at Birmingham Division of Nephrology and named Robert S. Gaston, M.D., its holder during its meeting on Sept. 13, 2013. Luke joined UAB in 1979 as director of the division and of the Nephrology Research and Training Center. Gaston previously held the Transplant Nephrology Endowed Professorship and serves as acting director of the division, medical director of Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation and co-director of the Comprehensive Transplant Institute at UAB.
Unique Converse designs created by Birmingham students come to life this week with UAB Department of Art and Art HistoryUAB Department of Art and Art History students and faculty will help the students bring their one-of-a-kind designs to life during two workshops. The shoes will be auctioned at the Growing Kings Chucks & Tux fundraiser.posted today 180 viewsWorks by UAB art students to be featured with instructor Jenny Fine’s live performance event, “Flat Granny and Me: A Procession in My Mind”During the presentation of “Flat Granny and Me: A Procession in My Mind,” Department of Art and Art History students from Jenny Fine’s class The Collected Narrative will have their own collaborative installations on view.posted yesterday 379 viewsThis weekend’s TEDxBirmingham will have UAB flavorBevan, Locke, Saag are among 12 speakers who will speak at the annual, independently organized event which will challenge attendees to embrace the event’s theme of possibility.
UAB Department of Art and Art History partners with Sloss Furnaces and 2017 National Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art & Practices, April 5-8Eleven students will attend the conference, with registration paid by donors. Exhibitions by student and professional artists are planned at Sloss and around Birmingham, including UAB’s Project Space.
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Parcak named to Young Global Leaders Class of 2017Sarah Parcak, Ph.D., is one of 100 people named to the community of Young Global Leaders by the World Economic Forum.posted 7 days ago 1116 viewsRussell set to release third novel in “Mackie” McKay series March 21UAB Internal Medicine and Pediatrics physician adds an audiobook feature with his latest release, which explores the power of pharmaceutical companies in this frightening medical thriller.posted 8 days ago 962 viewsCentor receives Robert J. Glaser Award from Society for General Internal MedicineA longtime UAB physician, educator and administrator has been honored with a major award from the Society for General Internal Medicine.posted 11 days ago 832 viewsUAB graduate and professional programs highly ranked by U.S. News & World ReportSeveral UAB programs once again are listed among the best in U.S. News & World Report rankings, including one program that vaulted 43 spots from one year ago.posted 14 days ago 1672 viewsEnnis receives early career publication awardRobin Ennis, Ph.D., has been recognized by the Council for Exceptional Children Division of Research for her work involving children with emotional and behavioral disorders.posted 14 days ago 1545 viewsUAB named Center of Comprehensive MS CareThe National Multiple Sclerosis Society has named UAB a Center of Comprehensive MS Care, the highest designation in its three-tiered system.posted 15 days ago 2585 viewsDavies named director of UAB cardiothoracic surgeryUAB has named James Davies the director of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery.posted 18 days ago 1204 viewsSickle cell gene linked to elevated risk of kidney failure in UAB studyNew data from the REGARDS study show that blacks with the sickle cell trait are more likely to develop kidney failure requiring dialysis.posted 19 days ago 1411 viewsUAB professor, students win at 2017 Birmingham American Advertising AwardsStudents, alumni and a professor from the College of Arts and Sciences Department of Art and Art History, Department of Music, and Digital Media won 15 Best in Show, Gold and Silver awards.posted 21 days ago 3531 viewsPeters receives Distinguished Scholar Award
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Gary Peters, Ph.D., has been recognized for his professional achievements by the American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences.Owsley selected to serve on the Research to Prevent Blindness Scientific Advisory PanelOwsley will be responsible for making recommendations regarding grant funding to the Research to Prevent Blindness Board of Trustees.posted 28 days ago 792 viewsUAB 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 a while back 1683 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 a while back 4303 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 a while back 3109 viewsUAB names new chair for Department of OtolaryngologyUAB’s Department of Otolaryngology taps William R. Carroll, M.D., as chair.posted a while back 1046 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 a while back 1270 views