The University of Alabama System Board of Trustees approved the renaming of the Division of Nuclear Medicine in the Department of Radiology to the Division of Molecular Imaging and Therapeutics during its meeting on Nov. 2, 2012. The change reflects the evolving mission of the division. Janis P. O’Malley, M.D., will serve as the director of the division.
UAB receives $16 million grant to reduce cancer disparitiesThe UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center has received a $16 million NCI renewal grant to advance cancer disparities research and reduce mortality rates among underserved populations.posted 2 days ago 1830 viewsLocke selected for prestigious James IV Traveling fellowshipUAB kidney transplant surgeon will travel abroad as an ambassador representing the United States and share knowledge with peers in the surgical community.posted 4 days ago 3950 views'Molecular scissors' could point the way to genetic curesThanks to the popular TV show Blacklist, America is becoming familiar with CRISPR, a revolutionary gene-editing tool. UAB scientists and students explain how it works — and how they are using these “molecular scissors” to cut a path toward genetic cures for sickle cell and brain diseasesposted 5 days ago 637 viewsUAB opens new Integrative Medicine ClinicThe new UAB Integrative Medicine Clinic will provide conventional medical care with complementary approaches to tackle the biological, social and spiritual aspects of health and illness.posted 10 days ago 3869 viewsUAB recruiting for clinical trials to use exercise with seniors and joint replacement patientsUAB’s Center for Exercise Medicine has two exercise studies underway, one for patients needing joint replacement and one to boost muscle in seniors.posted 10 days ago 1258 viewsOrgan transplants, deceased donors set record in 2016UAB surgeons performed 385 transplants in 2016, and more than 33,600 transplants were performed nationwide.posted 11 days ago 9132 viewsUAB leads effort to set guidelines for fMRI use in epilepsy surgeryA seven-year effort led by a UAB neurologist has established the first guidelines for the use of fMRI in epilepsy surgery.posted 11 days ago 1600 viewsNew study highlights the benefit of the use of ICD for reducing mortality rate in patients with non-ischemic cardiomyopathyThe UAB study, an updated meta-analysis of the use of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators for non-ischemic cardiomyopathy, provides further support to the current American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology guidelines and challenges the recently published DANISH trial.posted 12 days ago 897 viewsUAB investigators find repeat cesarean deliveries less cost-effective in low-risk womenFor women with a prior low transverse incision cesarean delivery, the decision to undergo a vaginal delivery or elect to have a repeat cesarean delivery has important clinical and economic ramifications.posted 12 days ago 2430 viewsMany UAB programs rise significantly in U.S. News & World Report Best Online ProgramsUAB is among the nation’s best in several online programs, according to the 2017 U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs available at usnews.com.posted 12 days ago 3223 viewsPaper by UAB’s David Allison and colleagues tops list of best comment pieces for 2016 by Nature editorsCommon errors in research are detailed in a peer-reviewed paper that is among the best comment pieces of the year.posted 13 days ago 765 viewsMultinational study finds high rates of acute kidney injury in children admitted to ICUs worldwidePediatric patients admitted to intensive care units face increased risk of death from sudden kidney problems.posted 17 days ago 892 viewsVision symptoms following concussion can limit a child’s ability to return to the classroomA UAB study shows that evaluation from a vision specialist should be included in return-to-learn concussion protocols.posted 17 days ago 2422 viewsAutomated clinical laboratory opens in UAB HospitalThe clinical lab in Spain Tower analyzes up to 5,000 tubes of blood each night, providing vital data for caregivers and patients in the nation’s third-largest public hospital.posted 19 days ago 2697 viewsAdvertisers depict unsafe sleeping environments for infants, study showsContrary to advertisements, bumper pads and stuffed animals are not part of a safe sleep environment for infants.posted a while back 7335 viewsUAB names Brannan vice president for Development and Alumni Affairs
Following a national search led by a committee of 17 members representing UAB students, faculty, staff and alumni, as well as community leaders and supporters, Thomas Brannan has been named vice president for Development and Alumni Affairs after serving as interim in the role for more than a year.UAB named NIH clinical center for groundbreaking exercise trial to map molecular underpinnings of health benefitsUAB’s Center for Exercise Medicine will join a key NIH consortium looking for the molecular changes that occur during and after exercise to advance the understanding of how physical activity improves and preserves health.posted a while back 2210 viewsUAB breaks ground for new Collat School of Business and Bill L. Harbert Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship buildingConstruction is set to begin Dec. 19.posted a while back 5069 views$2 million grant awarded to UAB to continue eye care researchFunding from a National Eye Institute award to the UAB School of Optometry will advance eye care research.posted a while back 2643 viewsFour new NSF grants — three in neuroscience — deepen UAB’s research portfolio, forge collaborationsAlabama now has more EPSCoR Track II grants than any other state following the award of basic science grants meant to stimulate competitive research in regions of the country traditionally less able to compete for such research funds.posted a while back 3435 views