The University of Alabama System Board of Trustees approved the establishment of the Sylvia Aaron Endowed Support Fund for Cancer Patients during its meeting June 14, 2013. The fund will benefit patients of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Comprehensive Cancer Center who are facing demonstrable financial hardship to help offset the cost of their treatment.
UAB Medicine first in Alabama to empower patients with physician ratingsIn contrast to unreliable third-party physician rating and review systems, UAB Medicine is empowering consumers to make informed health care decisions based on reliable information from actual patients through its online physician directory.posted yesterday 141 viewsResearch shows sharing of cavity-causing bacteria may not be only from mothers to childrenKids often acquire S. mutans, a cavity-causing bacterium from nonfamily members, researchers report at the American Society for Microbiology annual meeting.posted yesterday 280 viewsUAB Hospital first in Alabama to offer first-of-its-kind dissolving heart stentUAB Medicine is the first in Alabama to advance cardiology services by offering a first-of-its-kind heart stent that gradually dissolves in the body.posted 4 days ago 1386 viewsPrecision medicine clinical trial available for cancer patients at UABUAB now offers the largest cancer precision medicine clinical trial, NCI-MATCH, with customized treatments for patients based on genetics.posted 5 days ago 709 viewsTechnology improves clinical trial management and patient experienceUAB has implemented a new application suite to improve clinical trial management, and enhance communication among trial sites and with study participants.posted 6 days ago 616 viewsNIH awards UAB three maternal and infant health grantsUAB continues to improve maternal and infant health as the only university to be a member of all three NIH perinatal networks.posted 7 days ago 975 viewsChronic fatigue syndrome flare-ups caused by straining muscles and nervesMild to moderate muscle and nerve strain provokes symptom flares in individuals with chronic fatigue syndrome.posted 8 days ago 4617 viewsUAB researchers awarded $11.5 million to study asymptomatic congenital CMV and neonatal HSVThe NIH recently awarded UAB $11.5 million to support studies that will assess treatment of babies born with congenital cytomegalovirus but no symptoms, and frequency of neonatal herpes infections in the United States and Peru.posted 12 days ago 4372 viewsPregnant women more likely to have gingivitis in first and second trimesters, study showsA new study from the UAB School of Dentistry shows that women who are pregnant are more likely to have gingivitis in their first and second trimesters, which can negatively affect mother and baby.posted 13 days ago 1232 viewsPaintFest America, a community art project, comes to UAB on July 14PaintFest America, a nationwide tour engaging cancer communities in the healing power of art, visits UAB on July 14.
BCRFA announces funding opportunity for collaborative breast cancer researchBCRFA is accepting proposals for a two-year collaborative breast cancer research award among the UAB Cancer Center, Southern Research and HudsonAlpha.posted 20 days ago 1096 viewsBaptist Health opens new multispecialty clinic with UAB Medicine at Baptist SouthClinic opens Aug. 1 and will initially offer urology, gastroenterology, endocrinology and rheumatology care.posted 21 days ago 1655 viewsUAB Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery program achieves national accreditationThe Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program says UAB meets all criteria as a Comprehensive Center to deliver safe, high-quality bariatric patient care.posted 20 days ago 1262 viewsThe warning signs of mental illness and addictionA UAB psychologist discusses addiction and recognizing the symptoms of mental illness in adults and children.posted 26 days ago 1499 viewsCoaching program will help family caregivers of cancer patients be healthyNicholas Dionne-Odom, Ph.D., will use a five-year, $935,000 award to research and develop a health-coaching program to support family caregivers for persons with advanced cancer and help them stay healthy and functioning at a high level.posted 26 days ago 1317 viewsLikelihood of widespread Zika outbreak in United States lowHigh mosquito and human population densities, combined with mosquito breeding conditions, are the central cause for Zika virus.posted 27 days ago 2370 viewsBail receives American Cancer Society awardThe grant will provide Bail a total of $30,000 of support over two years as she enters the dissertation phase of her studies.posted 27 days ago 614 viewsAvoiding and treating for contact with poisonous plantsWith these tips from UAB Emergency Medicine, know how to identify poison ivy, oak and sumac, protect yourself against allergic reaction, and treat exposed areas.posted 28 days ago 1578 viewsProton International and UAB to develop state’s first proton treatment centerThe partnership will bring a highly effective and precise alternative to traditional radiation therapy for treating cancer and some noncancerous tumors, without many of the side effects that often accompany treatment.posted 29 days ago 2616 viewsEducational forum for myelodysplastic syndromes patients and families set for June 25A workshop is set to provide information and resources for MDS patients and families June 25.posted a while back 1258 views
- Event Date July 14