Michael R. Waldrum, M.D., M.S.c., M.B.A., CEO of UAB Hospital, was recently elected to serve as a board member for the Alabama Hospital Association. Waldrum will represent hospitals in the Birmingham area. The Alabama Hospital Association, based in Montgomery, is a statewide trade organization that represents more than 100 hospitals and numerous other health care providers by offering membership services designed to enhance the provision of health care in Alabama. Waldrum has been CEO of UAB Hospital and UAB Highlands since 2006. He has been on the medical staff of the hospital since 1995 in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine.
UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center awarded $29 million NCI core grantThe UAB Cancer Center has received a $29 million National Cancer Institute renewal grant and is re-designated as “comprehensive” with an outstanding rating as a leader in advancing cancer research and care.posted 3 days ago 951 viewsBirmingham woman completes year in verapamil-diabetes clinical trialRecruitment for the trial continues as Myers discusses the benefits she received from participating and the knowledge she has gained to take control of her health care.posted 5 days ago 1659 viewsNew study to address issue of low physical activity in African-AmericansSchool of Nursing Assistant Professor Pamela Bowen hopes to address the issue of physical activity in African-Americans in the South through a new study.posted 5 days ago 653 viewsS&P raises UAB bond ratings on very strong financial and enterprise profilesIdentifying a stable outlook and UAB’s very strong enterprise and financial profile, S&P Global Ratings has raised its rating on various series of general revenue bonds issued by The University of Alabama System Board of Trustees on behalf of UAB.posted 10 days ago 819 viewsBakitas honored for continued impact on palliative care fieldMarie Bakitas, DNSc, associate director and senior scientist at the UAB Center for Palliative and Supportive Care, was recently recognized for continued outstanding work in the palliative care field.posted 11 days ago 682 viewsMother-daughter team fights breast cancer professionally, personallyMadeline Harris and Kristen Noles centered their careers on caring for patients at UAB Hospital; now they celebrate five years of breast cancer survivorship for Noles.posted 11 days ago 1604 viewsHIV vaccine design should adapt as HIV virus mutatesResearchers from UAB, Emory and Microsoft demonstrate that HIV has evolved to be pre-adapted to the immune response, worsening clinical outcomes in newly infected patients.posted 13 days ago 2546 viewsUAB establishes Division of Congenital Cardiac AnesthesiologyThe new Division of Congenital Cardiac Anesthesiology represents a move to more fully align and integrate with other clinical divisions that provide care for congenital cardiac patients at Children’s of Alabama.posted 13 days ago 437 viewsMore than 10 risk factors identified in readmission of pediatric neurosurgery patientsBig data provides insight into patient readmission after pediatric neurosurgery.posted 12 days ago 2264 viewsHeart-filled legacy — North Carolina woman receives lifelong treatment from John and James KirklinLynda Welker has experienced many hardships, but the Kirklin family has helped her live a full life.posted 16 days ago 3795 viewsA focus on homelessness as VA and UAB researchers mark National VA Research WeekVA Research support for UAB clinicians and scientists has been important for six decades.posted 18 days ago 1241 viewsRural children at risk for worse health outcomes, higher health care costsResearchers at UAB look to integrate health care within rural communities to improve care for children.posted 17 days ago 1951 views
Expo to provide information on aging and care for older adultsNonprofits, local agencies and UAB offer resources for aging adults at The Successful Aging Expo.
UAB Hospital recognized for decreasing inappropriate use of antibioticsAntibiotic use in acute and long-term care facilities is a focus of UAB’s antibiotic stewardship program.posted 23 days ago 2018 viewsTen-year-old finds relief from rare eyelash growthDaniel Deligio, O.D., treats a rare disease and provides successful treatment plan for Sam Peppers.posted 24 days ago 2054 viewsRare cancer brings two young women together as lifelong friendsTwo young Alabama women formed a bond over a rare germ cell cancer affecting only 1,000 women across the United States.posted a while back 4594 viewsStudy to test ways to improve cognitive functioning of older adults with HIVUAB School of Nursing Professor David Vance, Ph.D., received a five-year, $2.86 million R01 grant to test ways of improving cognitive function in older adults with HIV.posted a while back 1247 viewsUAB Cancer Center creates coalition to increase HPV vaccination ratesThe UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center has developed a statewide coalition to increase uptake of HPV vaccinations in Alabama.posted a while back 1284 viewsDebunking digital eyestrain and blue light mythsAdam Gordon, O.D., discusses blue light, including the lack of clinical evidence in advertisements overstating dangers, as well as the effects of blue light on sleep and eye discomfort.posted a while back 2387 viewsA call to Kenya: Ben Roberts seeks to restore vision near and farUAB School of Medicine alumnus uses his talents and his faith to give the gift of sight to those in Kenya and Alabama.posted a while back 3322 views
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