Jay M. McDonald, M.D., director of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Center for Metabolic Bone Disease, has won the 2010 Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine from the American Association for Clinical Chemistry.
McDonald is a senior scientist at UAB's Comprehensive Cancer Center, Center for AIDS Research, Center for Aging, Gene Therapy Center, Center for Health Promotion and BioMatrix Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Center. He was pathologist-in-chief at UAB Hospital from 1990 to 2008.
Don’t be salty about your healthThe average American consumes nearly 2,000 mg a day over most adults’ ideal amount of sodium intake, excluding salt added at the table. Sodium found in restaurant, pre-packaged and processed foods, and foods like canned vegetables can increase heart disease and stroke risk, among others.posted today 254 viewsStudy shows navigation program improves longevity of care for youth with HIV in AmericaAdherence to care improves when youth with HIV receive education and help navigating the system, according to study out of UAB.posted yesterday 294 viewsExtreme preterm infant death or disease may be predicted by biomarkerA biomarker, endothelial mitochondrial function, may be useful for early identification of newborn babies at risk for lung disease and could enable novel therapy approaches.posted yesterday 451 viewsCircadian fluctuations in glaucomaBrian Samuels, M.D., says there is an increase of eye pressure throughout the morning, and that pressure comes and goes throughout the day. This fluctuation is a known risk factor for the progression of glaucoma.posted 4 days ago 616 viewsUAB Cancer Center provides no-cost tumor profiling for patients with advanced or rare cancersThe UAB Cancer Center offers patients with advanced and rare cancer, including those with any stage of pancreatic and brain cancer, the opportunity to have no-cost tumor profiling, and patients may be matched with an appropriate clinical trial or recommend use of an FDA-approved drug.posted 4 days ago 5216 viewsUAB / Lakeshore Research Collaborative awarded $5.8M for MS researchThe grant will help fund a study to determine whether people with multiple sclerosis get as much benefit from an exercise-based rehabilitation program delivered via internet and telephone as they do when the therapy is provided in a clinic.posted 7 days ago 1421 viewsBetter than BMI: Study finds more accurate way to determine adolescent obesityResearchers have found a new, more accurate way to determine if adolescents are overweight, important findings considering many school districts label adolescents — who tend to be more vulnerable to weight bias and fat shaming than adults — as obese.posted 8 days ago 1823 viewsUAB clinical trials pave way to new cystic fibrosis drugSuccessful Phase III trials at UAB contributed to the development of a novel “corrector-potentiator” combination drug therapy for cystic fibrosis patients.posted 8 days ago 4521 viewsUAB back surgery quality scores top national averagesUAB neurosurgery’s commitment to quality care is reflected in outcomes that beat national averages in key measurements.posted 18 days ago 1583 viewsLiving with Cancer symposiumThe annual symposium May 15 will provide help and support for cancer patients and survivors.
New research unit opens in Birmingham to advance treatment of childhood diseaseInvestigators will have a state-of-the-art space to conduct safe and age-appropriate clinical research to advance the science and treatment of childhood diseases.posted 20 days ago 912 viewsUAB expands cancer navigation program nationally with Guideway CareThe University of Alabama at Birmingham announces a partnership with Guideway Care to expand the reach of UAB’s proven cancer navigation program, Patient Care Connect, to patients nationally.posted 21 days ago 1599 viewsOB/GYN publishes children’s book to help working moms explain where they areNew children’s book focuses on helping others and pursuing goals while having a career as a working mom.posted 21 days ago 6519 viewsInfant CPR kits save lives through training and confidenceUAB is raising funds to hand out complimentary lifesaving infant CPR kits to caregivers of high risk infants.posted 22 days ago 1303 viewsUAB’s Newborn Intensive Care Unit joins in the nationwide reunion for families and babies at March for BabiesThe UAB Women and Infants Center is among nearly a dozen organizations holding reunions for past NICU patients this spring.
- Event Date May 15
Findings suggest underdiagnoses of age-related macular degenerationApproximately 14 million Americans have age-related macular degeneration, and a new study suggests it may be underdiagnosed in primary eye care settings.posted 26 days ago 1506 viewsParadigm-changing clinical trial underway to better identify ureter during pelvic surgeryNew dye could help better identify ureter, the passage between kidney and bladder, and prevent injury during minimally invasive pelvic surgery for women.posted 28 days ago 1928 viewsAHA awards UAB a $3.7 million grant to further generational obesity researchA multidisciplinary research team at UAB looks to address obesity as it is genetically passed from mother to child.posted 29 days ago 2671 viewsInfertility: A Q&A with a fertility specialistMore than 1 million married women ages 15-44 across the United States are infertile. Janet McLaren Bouknight, M.D., offers insight on the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of infertile couples trying to conceive.posted 29 days ago 2728 viewsBreast cancer survivors walking on thin airA new pilot investigation at UAB is rethinking the exercise paradigm for breast cancer survivors with reduced mobility, evaluating the utility of simulated high-altitude training for the purpose of enhancing health and physical activity.posted a while back 1653 views
- Event Date April 29