Advanced intravascular ultrasound techniques combined with expertise available at UAB give cardiologist ability to locate and attack complex calcium buildup problems.

This public health initiative aims to ensure area babies have an opportunity to receive vital ‘first-food nutrients’ essential to early development.

It happens most every night. Your head hits the pillow and consciousness wanes. Remembered or not, bizarre and fantastical worlds are likely to flood the brain, all while your eyes are closed. 

From Birmingham Medical News

Michael Saag, MD came to Birmingham in 1981 to begin his residency in internal medicine at UAB with plans become a cardiologist. A few days after arriving in the city, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control reported eight cases of “unusual opportunistic infections” in gay men. The discovery of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) soon sent Saag down a career path he never imagined.

For years, we’ve heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But scientific support for that idea has been surprisingly meager.

The National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) jointly announce the first 44 institutions designated as NSA/DHS National Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Information Assurance (IA)/Cyber Defense (CD).

Art Tipton plans to continue SRI’s work in drug development, the defense world and clean energy, while also increasing collaboration with UAB and boosting commercialization efforts from the research that takes place at the institute.

Group B Streptococcus, when passed from mother to newborn during birth, is the leading cause of sepsis, pneumonia and meningitis.

Free one-hour concerts will take place every first Thursday, and will kick off Sept. 4 in the University Hospital atrium.

Demark-Wahnefried takes leadership post with Obesity Society.

“Twitch,” a film about a young woman’s journey as she is tested for Huntington’s disease, will be previewed on campus.

Schwartz, a veteran and nurse, is the keynote speaker for this year’s Mental Health Summit, held Aug. 22.

Artist, art historian and curator Nzewi will lecture on “The Dak’Art Biennial and 20th Century Black Cultural Politics of Visibility.”

Hospital-to-home care transition communications and multimedia programs improving engagement and outcomes for UAB patients.

Keb' Mo' is  about to embark on the second half of a tour following the release of his acclaimed album "BLUESAmericana." He will be in Birmingham on Wednesday, Aug. 26, at 7 p.m. at the Alys Stephens Center, along with Philadelphia's G. Love & Special Sauce.

You know how people often say the book is better than the movie because you can create your own pictures? The same thing is true for audio. A new show with its American debut Tuesday at UAB's Alys Stephens Center puts that notion to the test.

From: WTVG-TV, Toledo, OH

The first sign of head lice may be excessive itching on the nape of the neck and behind the ears, said D'Ann Somerall, an assistant professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing. All children with lice and their bedmates should be treated at the same time.

Michael Saag, MD, a professor of medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and director of the UAB Center for AIDS Research, noted that the cost of the combination therapy renders it widely unaffordable. “The question [is] … how do we make HIV care the most cost effective? This is important in HIV as more drugs go generic, but it is applicable to all areas of medicine,” he said. “We can’t afford to prescribe in the absence of consideration of cost of care.”

While much attention has focused on the link between violent video game playing and aggression among youths, a new study finds significantly increased signs of depression among preteens with high daily exposure to violent video games.

Established by Birmingham artist Amy Pleasant, Rapid Fire Birmingham gathers the city’s creative professionals for informal presentations, idea sharing and creative conversation.

Alabama employment numbers saw a slight bump from June 2013 to June 2014 with the addition of 5,200 jobs, according to data from the Center For Business and Economic Research at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

William Ferniany, PhD, CEO, UAB Health System (Birmingham, Ala.): "The single most important thing a CEO does is develop strong leadership and culture in their organization."

While much attention has focused on the link between violent video game playing and aggression among youths, a new study finds significantly increased signs of depression among preteens with high daily exposure to violent video games.

CAPTCHA services that require users to recognize and type in static distorted characters may be a method of the past, according to studies published by researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Severe visual impairment in children often cannot be corrected with glasses, contact lenses, surgery or medical treatment. In addition, the high-tech vision aids that can help make a big, positive difference for these kids, that can held them read, write, draw, catch up on homework, watch TV and do many other simple tasks, are very expensive.

EarFilms, which consists of composers, producers, storytellers, performers and acoustics experts, has been exploring the possibilities of 3-D sound on three continents. On Tuesday, Aug. 19 and continuing through Aug. 22, they will present "To Sleep To Dream," the first feature-length EarFilm, at the Alys Stephens Center.

n mid-summer 2011, Brad Morton’s “Contemporary Couple” was installed in the green space surrounded by Auburn Montgomery’s main academic buildings. It and five other sculptures were part of the university’s Outdoor Sculpture Project.

The first sign of head lice may be excessive itching on the nape of the neck and behind the ears, said D'Ann Somerall, an assistant professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing.

This Sept. 12 performance will bring together Johnston’s rock band with orchestral musicians, forming the largest band the artist has performed with to date.

HudsonAlpha and the UAB Cancer Center establish joint cancer research consortium focusing on cancer genomics, with multiple hires expected.

An exploration of race, a student’s original take on women and war, a stimulating study of hysteria, the annual short play fest, and a heart “felt” Tony Award-winning comedy are in store this season.

UAB researchers are investigating game-based verification that may improve computer security and reduce user frustration compared to typical “type-what-you-see” CAPTCHA tools that use static images.

“Yes, there is potential for someone traveling in Africa to be exposed to Ebola and then bring it back to the U.S., which is why we need to remain alert,” says Craig Wilson, MD, professor in the UAB Department of Epidemiology in the School of Public Health and director of the Sparkman Center for Global Health. “But generally we do not have to worry about it here in the United States on a population basis, because as soon as a case is identified, even standard infection control practices that exist in all health care facilities would substantially contain the disease.”
Imagine an American breakfast and what comes to mind? Ham and eggs, with hash browns? Pancakes with maple syrup and bacon? The reality tends to be simpler. Cereal and fruit juice have been breakfast staples for generations - though that now seems to be changing.
Registration for fall classes at ArtPlay, UAB and the Alys Stephens Center's arts education center, has begun, with classes beginning Sept. 2 for all ages and a wide array of arts disciplines.
The sheer magnitude of battlefield injuries during the conflict played a major role in establishing the regular use of anesthesia, according to an article in the newsletter of the American Society of Anesthesiologists written by Maurice S. Albin, M.D., a professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Too much salt raises blood pressure by causing your body to retain water, said Dr. Suzanne Oparil, director of the vascular biology and hypertension program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine.
All-cause mortality risk was increased among patients with HIV who missed more than two clinic visits, according to researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
The ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the most extensive known outbreak of this disease. While the risk of globalization is low, says one UAB expert, awareness is important.
UAB Distinguished Professor’s editorial highlights research efforts exploring low-sodium intake guidelines and implications on cardiac disease and mortality.
Earlier this summer, the first group to travel, ten University of Alabama at Birmingham students and two instructors conducted their exchange from May 29th to June 18th.  The delegation spent the first half of the trip in Hitachi, Birmingham's first sister city established in 1982.
First-year students at The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Medicine will be presented with their traditional white coats and reminded of their duties to patients during the annual White Coat Ceremony at the Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center on Sunday at 2 p.m.
Isabel Scarinci, a professor in the preventative medicine division at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, was selected to be an “extension of the Brazilian consulate in Atlanta to better serve the Brazilian citizens in Alabama,” she said.
Unusually, the guidelines are online and under constant revision, making them a "living document" that can cope with a rapidly changing field, according to Michael Saag, MD, of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, the guidelines co-chair for IAS-USA.
Dr. Charles V. Ford, a professor of psychiatry at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), has long been fascinated by lies and the liars who tell them. He published a book, "Lies! Lies! Lies! The Psychology of Deceit," in 1995 that has since been translated into several languages.
"This is a very good example of how lethal depression can be," said Josh Klapow, associate professor in the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Public Health.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham has drastically increased the speed of its on-campus residential network, with an upgrade that has brought 250 Mbps connections to each resident in all five of its residence halls.
Dr. Christopher Willey, an associate professor in the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Radiation Oncology, has received a $792,000 research scholar grant from the American Cancer Society to study glioblastoma multiforme, the most common and deadly cancer originating in the brain.
If kids do a good job brushing before school and before bed, they probably don't need to brush a third time after lunch, according to Dr. Stephen Mitchell, who is director of pre-doctoral pediatric dentistry in the UAB School of Dentistry. 
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