Mark E. Lockhart, M.D., has been appointed chief of the body imaging section in the Department of Radiology at UAB. He also is chief of genitourinary radiology and has been on faculty since 2000. Lockhart’s academic interests and research primarily involves vascular ultrasound, MRI and issues concerning public health.
Williams earns grant to study perceptions of discrimination in health careJessica Williams, Ph.D., assistant professor in the UAB Department of Health Services Administration, received a $100,000 New Connections grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to examine perceptions of discrimination in health care settings.posted yesterday 184 viewsLow-carb diet could help adults with spinal cord injuryA new study from UAB could provide the first known data about the impact of dietary patterns on dietary adherence and cardiometabolic risk factors in adults with spinal cord injury.posted 2 days ago 311 viewsUAB study finds possible frontline therapy for older patients with Hodgkin LymphomaUAB researcher reports that brentuximab vedotin may be effective therapy for older patients with Hodgkin Lymphoma who cannot tolerate standard therapy.posted 4 days ago 699 viewsUAB Medicine-Leeds clinic to open Oct. 21The new internal medicine and pediatric clinic will feature an outpatient diagnostic center with a cutting-edge imaging facility and full ambulatory lab services, all on-site.posted 11 days ago 2062 viewsFirst season of free, weekly Thursday Arts Experiences at UAB Hospital kicks off Oct. 1The UAB Hospital Auxiliary, in partnership with the UAB Institute for Arts in Medicine, presents the series, which will take place in UAB Hospital’s North Pavilion.posted 11 days ago 1906 viewsUAB to lead $9.4 million trial to improve blood pressure in the Black BeltUAB is leading a team of researchers in a trial to combat blood pressure risk factors.posted 11 days ago 2248 viewsUAB to host critical care symposium Oct. 1Register today for UAB’s annual Critical Care Symposium.posted 14 days ago 1226 viewsUAB Medicine Urgent Care announces facility expansionUAB Medicine Urgent Care has announced an expansion to its facility located at 125 20th St. South, Suite 103.posted 15 days ago 1347 viewsNewsweek Top Cancer Doctors 2015 includes UAB cancer specialistsMany UAB physicians from a variety of specialties appear on the prestigious Newsweek Top Cancer Doctors 2015 list.posted 15 days ago 5139 viewsAnswers to age-old questions: Austad explores the science of agingTo learn the secrets of healthy aging, Steven Austad consults the experts: 500-year-old clams, 200-year-old fish, and other ancient animals. His studies reveal aging’s molecular mechanisms, which could help humans live longer and healthier. Get his advice on healthy aging, and discover how a new UAB research center will launch an age of discovery.posted 16 days ago 1344 viewsNovel research shows social factors may impact younger leukemia patients’ survivalNew UAB research demonstrates social factors that determine survival of younger patients with AML and present opportunities to improve outcomes.posted 25 days ago 3057 viewsLandmark study shows intensive blood pressure management may save livesLower blood pressure target of 120 mm Hg greatly reduces cardiovascular complications and deaths in older adults.posted 28 days ago 2740 viewsLatest in prostate cancer detection — now offered at UAB — results in fewer unnecessary biopsiesThe prostate-specific antigen, or PSA, test has limitations, but the new Prostate Health Index can offer an exact percentage of prostate cancer risk.posted a while back 1706 viewsTips on insomnia, snooze buttons, hot baths, putting phones away and moreTips from a UAB sleep physician on ways to help fall asleep and wake up refreshed.posted a while back 1780 viewsNIH awards nearly $34 million to UAB Center for Clinical and Translational ScienceThis renewing of UAB’s prestigious Center for Translational Science Award will bolster research and workforce development at UAB and throughout its regional partner network in the Southeast.posted a while back 7413 viewsCommunity of the South: Donors help stretch UAB Kidney Chain to record 51 transplantsFifty-first transplant means 102 total surgeries have been performed since December 2013 as the nation’s longest-ever chain continues to grow.posted a while back 10583 viewsUAB’s ROSA robot guides new epilepsy procedureA new surgical robot helps UAB physicians add a new technique for preparing for epilepsy surgery.posted a while back 3393 views
In cancer's aftermath, helping survivors confront "late effects"Smita Bhatia, M.D., M.P.H., director of UAB's new Institute for Cancer Outcomes and Survivorship, explains how cancer treatments can lead to chronic health conditions in later life — and how "survivorship clinics" will help.posted a while back 2280 viewsOn the front lines of the heroin epidemic, offering a lifesaving treatmentNaloxone kits have prevented more than 10,000 deaths from opioid overdose since local distribution programs began in 1996. Now, as deaths from opioid overdose reach an all-time high in the United States, a crowdfunded project from UAB researchers aims to put naloxone in the hands of those at highest risk.posted a while back 1476 viewsCreative approaches to healing at UAB’s Institute for Arts in Medicine inspire patients and clinicians
About half of American hospitals have some form of arts programming, usually art or music therapy. Now a growing number of medical centers — UAB Hospital is the first in Alabama — are implementing the more comprehensive AIM model.