Cooper will join Joseph Tector as co-director of UAB’s Xenotransplantation Program with their research geared toward using genetically modified pigs to facilitate kidney transplants in humans.
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An Alabama woman asked her primary care physician one question that may have saved her life — is it time for me to have a mammogram?
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James Bibb, a highly regarded scientist in neurology and cancer, will become the vice chair for Basic Research in UAB’s Department of Surgery.
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UAB Hospital was honored with a Gift of Life award for educational efforts provided to patients, families and the community and for donor family recognition by the AOC.
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Adam Beck, M.D., has been named director of surgery in the Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy at UAB.

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UAB’s program for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, or ECMO, has won a Gold Level Award for Excellence.
The 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.
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Vape pens are catching on, but there is a hidden danger. They sometimes blow up, and a UAB burn surgeon says the results are decidedly unpleasant.
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New Living Donor Navigator Program tailored to African-Americans and a new Facebook app aim to increase access to living kidney transplants and reduce the number of patients awaiting transplant.

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The new Kirklin Institute for Research in Surgical Outcomes positions UAB as a world leader in improving patient outcomes.
UAB News introduced Baby JJ and the Burford family to the public in 2015. After two difficult surgeries in his first year of life, Jeremiah reaches a milestone in his road to recovery.
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Workshops and seminars targeted to female surgeons are planned from 7 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday, April 26.
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Alabama landmarks will change their colors to bring awareness to the need for Alabama’s residents to register to be organ donors.
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Gift from United Therapeutics will establish Xenotransplantation Institute and bring additional resources to support the endeavor with a goal of genetically modified kidney transplants taking place by 2021.
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Tector’s arrival will bring the addition of a multivisceral and small bowel transplant program to UAB’s Division of Transplantation.
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Greg Kennedy wants to raise the profile of GI surgery division, which he says “is one of the most talented divisions as a group in the United States.”
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UAB hosted over 200 surgeons and hospital administrators in a seminar about the growth and future of robotic surgery
This protective effect on cardiotoxicity could benefit cancer chemotherapy recipients and heart failure patients.
Surgeons from around the world gather at UAB to learn more about robotic assisted surgery.
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Physicians embarked on a rare operation in an effort to save the lives of one Georgian, one Alabamian.
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