Jennan Phillips, Ph.D., assistant professor and director of the occupational health nursing program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing, has been selected by The American Association of Occupational Health Nurses and the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine to serve on a collaborative task force to examine workplace health and safety issues related to worker impairment from marijuana use.
The task force will be responsible for examining current science related to marijuana use and determine evidence-based education and recommendations that can be used to support occupational and environmental professionals who consult with employers regarding the implementation of workplace health policies. The task force will meet regularly over the next several months.
AAOHN and ACOEM are the two largest membership organizations for occupational and environmental nurses and physicians who focus on worker protection from injuries and illnesses, prevention of time lost from work and productivity, avoidance of potential health-related job loss, and other health liabilities.
UAB 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 7 days ago 2135 viewsMany UAB programs rise significantly in U.S. News & World Report Best Online ProgramsUAB is among the nation’s best in several online programs, according to the 2017 U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs available at usnews.com.posted 7 days ago 2908 viewsPaper by UAB’s David Allison and colleagues tops list of best comment pieces for 2016 by Nature editorsCommon errors in research are detailed in a peer-reviewed paper that is among the best comment pieces of the year.posted 8 days ago 589 viewsUAB Medicine launches CME-approved series of podcastsUAB Medicine introduces MedCast, a new, free series of podcasts presented by leading UAB physicians and eligible for continuing medical education credit.posted 8 days ago 869 viewsVision symptoms following concussion can limit a child’s ability to return to the classroomA UAB study shows that evaluation from a vision specialist should be included in return-to-learn concussion protocols.posted 12 days ago 2175 viewsChristopher Lawson to lead national science and technology coalitionThe UAB physics professor will head the Coalition of EPSCoR/IDeA States, which promotes vibrant science and technology in underserved states.posted 14 days ago 868 viewsBuchsbaum named to National Academy of InventorsDonald Buchsbaum is the sixth UAB faculty member enrolled in the National Academy of Inventors.posted 19 days ago 2291 viewsSonpavde receives award at European Multidisciplinary Meeting on Urological Cancer for prostate cancer researchWorks for saxophone by UAB’s William Price to be performed at Greek tribute, international symposium“Remembrance II” for alto saxophone and piano will be performed in Athens on Dec. 20, while “Sonata: Folie à Deux” will be performed at the International Saxophone Symposium on Jan. 6.posted a while back 1367 viewsParcak named to 100 Global Thinkers list by Foreign Policy MagazineSarah Parcak, Ph.D., has been named to the list for her innovations in the area of satellite archaeology.posted a while back 2378 viewsUAB’s Parpura invited to join Dana Alliance for Brain InitiativesUAB neurobiology professor Vladimir Parpura becomes the second UAB faculty with membership in the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives.posted a while back 1817 viewsUAB emergency docs take teaching skills to KenyaUAB’s new emergency medicine fellowship facilitated a large-scale critical care and trauma training exercise in Kenya for surgical residents and general medicine interns.posted a while back 2919 views$2 million grant awarded to UAB to continue eye care researchFunding from a National Eye Institute award to the UAB School of Optometry will advance eye care research.posted a while back 2525 viewsUAB receives grant to study promising treatment for chronic lymphocytic leukemiaA key Leukemia & Lymphoma Society grant will provide an opportunity for a UAB researcher to develop a new immunotherapy treatment approach for the leukemia most prevalent in Western countries.posted a while back 2071 viewsKrontiras named director of UAB surgical oncologyUAB has named breast cancer surgeon Helen Krontiras as the director of the Division of Surgical Oncology.posted a while back 1418 viewsUAB fall commencement ceremony, doctoral hooding Dec. 17An estimated 625 students will participate in the commencement ceremony, and 745 students will graduate. The university’s highest degrees will be conferred on 79 students from 18 states and seven countries in the doctoral hooding ceremony.posted a while back 5612 viewsUAB presents movie “Changeover” with group discussion on overcoming tragedy Dec. 12The film was produced by Assistant Professor of Music Technology Craig Brandwein. Psychology faculty will be on hand to discuss how to cope with adverse circumstances after the film.
Jim McClintock to talk about climate change, Alabama’s drought and the Antarctic
- Event Date December 12
UAB Biology professor will be the first of Bham Now’s BOLD Series featured speakers.
UAB’s Yakov Kasman to perform Dec. 6 in Alabama Symphony Orchestra’s Concertmaster and Friends seriesKasman will join ASO members for “Quintessential Quintets” to perform two great piano quintets, one from the 19th century by Robert Schumann and one from the 20th century by Dmitry Shostakovich.
- Event Date December 6
UAB celebrates World AIDS Day 2016 and 30 years of research in the clinical trials networkThree decades of clinical trials have changed the face of HIV/AIDS.posted a while back 2607 views
- Event Date December 6