Jennifer Kilgo, Ph.D., professor of curriculum and instruction in the UAB School of Education, has been awarded a $1.25 million, five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The funds will be used to prepare early childhood special educators as well as physical and occupational therapists with training on team-based services to infants, toddlers and preschool-aged children with disabilities and their families. This award is part of the Special Education--Personnel Development to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities Program.
UAB to begin using advanced PET/MR imaging machine in standard-of-care clinical treatmentCombining two high-powered imaging techniques into a single scanner allows UAB to acquire and study PET and MRI data simultaneously, enabling new opportunities for diagnostic imaging of cancer, the brain and heart.posted yesterday 282 viewsUAB diabetes study to look at teen sleep and exposure to mediaA UAB study examines teen sleep patterns and exposure to media in an effort to see if there is a link to teen obesity.posted yesterday 905 viewsStudy shows risk factor prevention should be addressed at all agesOlder adults can develop cardiovascular risk factors later in life, according to a study from UAB.posted 2 days ago 408 viewsUAB selected as new member of NSF’s Innovation Corps programThe $565,000 award will help grow the existing Southern hub to include additional institutions and provide more funding.posted 4 days ago 1089 viewsAdministering additional antibiotic prior to C-section reduces infection rates by 50 percentThe change of practice in C-section delivery improves the health of mom and baby.posted 3 days ago 2132 viewsResearch proposes background noise to prevent side channel attacks on computer keyboardsResearchers have developed a mechanism that emits sound to thwart eavesdroppers from detecting passwords entered with computer keyboards.posted 5 days ago 1189 viewsUAB optometrist recognized as a top leader in the contact lens industryContact Lens Spectrum names UAB optometrist in the top 30 most influential in the contact lens industry.posted 5 days ago 577 viewsDual graduate degree program combines physician assistant and public health leadership studiesStudents enhance patient care and leadership with a dual degree master’s program in Physician Assistant Studies and Public Health through the UAB schools of Health Professions and Public Health.posted 9 days ago 1152 viewsNIH awards more than $150 million for research on environmental influences on child healthThe University of Alabama at Birmingham will help investigate the influence of environmental exposures on children’s health from conception through early childhood.posted 9 days ago 1639 views$8 million grant to support research to repair hearts with bioengineered patchThe collaboration among UAB, University of Wisconsin and Duke University will use bioengineered stem cells and bioengineered tissue to treat heart failure after heart attacks.posted 10 days ago 3531 viewsExperts explore how early childhood educators can adapt to a growing number of diverse family structuresChanges in the classroom and on the state and federal levels are needed to help early childhood educators best serve children from diverse family structures.posted 10 days ago 1025 viewsRemoving cellular bookmarks smooths the path to stem cellsImproved production of stem cells is vital if they are to achieve their promise for medical research and disease treatments like transplantation, creating patient-specific cell-replacement therapies to treat neurological diseases, heart ailments, blood diseases and diabetes.posted 11 days ago 2382 viewsRecord 19,535 students #ChooseUABRecord student recruitment and retention gains have vaulted UAB enrollment from a previous high of 18,698 in 2014 to 19,535, with key increases mirroring targeted initiatives to attract and retain freshmen, Honors College, Blazing Start, international and transfer students, and officials say it is just the beginning.posted 11 days ago 9048 viewsUAB expands elder care program to vascular surgery unit
A UAB nurse is working to expand the Hospital Elder Life Program as the focus of her fellowship with the Gerontological Nursing Leadership Academy.UAB study says exacerbations of COPD lead to lung function decline
Exacerbations of COPD, particularly mild COPD, lead to a decline in lung function in smokers, according to new research from UAB.UAB researchers use expanded computing power to accelerate big-data science
Computing challenges are found across the UAB campus, from physics and neurology to genetics and the microbiome. Alabama’s most advanced supercomputer is now at UAB, making it possible to solve these challenges.State’s new fastest supercomputer accelerates UAB research
After major investments in information technology infrastructure — bringing the fastest supercomputer in Alabama to campus — UAB can now execute tasks in a couple of hours that took an entire day just a year ago.Downs receives BrightFocus Foundation glaucoma research grant
J. Crawford Downs, Ph.D., will research a new wireless system to measure and control fluid pressure around the optic nerve.Book highlights differences in preterm births in America and other countries
Clinical and epidemiological data are combined with sociology and anthropology to better understand preterm birth in the United States compared to Canada, the United Kingdom and other Western European countries.UAB professor honored with distinguished appointment in geographical exploration
The Explorers Club chose UAB’s James McClintock for a fellowship in international exploration for significant scientific contributions.