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Mr. Carpenter says the power of students is that they are not easily discouraged. That was true for Katie Carter, an occupational therapy student at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and Chidinma Anakwenze, a medical student there, who spent a recent Saturday visiting a dozen black barber shops and beauty salons in downtown Birmingham. They gave out leaflets and took names.
Drinking a lot of water is often advised to those who are trying to lose weight, but a nutrition expert at the University of Alabama at Birmingham says it is not the magic bullet to weight loss.
Leon Botstein, who was at UAB to receive the 2014 Caroline P. and Charles W. Ireland Distinguished Visiting Scholar Prize, stressed the importance of subjects such as theory and history in shaping a musician's education, and urged all musicians to shed their snobbery, whatever their line of musical specialty.
The UAB School of Medicine will soon have its first-ever Senior Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion. Dr. Mona Fouad, director of the UAB Division of Preventive Medicine, will assume those duties beginning April 1.
"There is very little evidence that drinking water promotes weight loss; it is one of those self-perpetuating myths," said Beth Kitchin, Ph.D., R.D., assistant professor of nutrition sciences.
The healthcare delivery system in the United States is — to put it simply — "messed up," according to Dr. Michael Saag, a world-renowned AIDs researcher at UAB. And Saag has now authored a book — his first — that he hopes can help spark a discussion about how to improve that system.
A new study has suggested that innovation in drugs may happen outside of the traditional academic setting. Protein crystallisation research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham has demonstrated that the secret could be in space. Lawrence DeLucas, OD, PhD, director of the Center for Biophysical Sciences and Engineering said that the human body contains many proteins, which are known to be connected to a number of diseases.
Scientists have found a significant increase in brain activity related to problem-solving and decision-making when we're trying to tell if a webpage is legitimate or not. it seems we're still pretty bad at spotting fake sites. Unsurprisingly, more impulsive personalities tend to apply less thinking to such tasks.  These are the findings of a study by a mixed group of computer scientists and psychologists at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
In one of the best studies to date, published last year in The Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham found that laser treatments produced no improvements in patients with toenail fungus, even after five sessions.
The Sparkman Center's mission is to contribute to solutions of health problems in developing countries through graduate-level public health education, research, and training programs. The Sparkman Center is launching two community initiatives on March 11, Sparkman Community Partners and Friends of Sparkman.

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