Looking forward to a promising 2015, UAB News revisits some top stories of 2014.
Best of 2014 2If successful, the PRESERVE-1 trial could be a significant clinical breakthrough in the treatment of the condition by prolonging pregnancy and improving outcomes.
Clinic will field an interdisciplinary team to help ensure access to care for city’s most vulnerable patients.
Published in Faculty Excellence
A ramped-up immune response may play a major role in autism disorders, according to a new study from UAB and Johns Hopkins.
An estimated 1,100 students will walk in UAB’s two commencement ceremonies, and 73 will receive their doctoral hoods this fall.
Published in Student Experience
A new UAB study reports on a potential new treatment for frontotemporal dementia, the second most common type after Alzheimer’s disease.
Jarred Younger’s lab seeks to develop the state’s first research and treatment center for neuroinflammatory disorders.
Published in Focus on Patient Care
Manuscripts penned by the late James Pittman, longtime dean of the School of Medicine at UAB, are the basis for a biography of Tinsley Harrison.
Published in Faculty Excellence

Barghi is one of just 32 Rhodes scholars across the U.S., and he is UAB’s third Rhodes winner since 2000.

Published in Student Experience
A UAB study of hospital deaths during childbirth suggests the high death rate of African-American women is likely associated with access to prenatal care.
Research revealing new evidence about the role of the spleen following heart attack will be honored during the AHA scientific meeting Nov. 15-19.
Published in Faculty Excellence
A UAB study finds that minorities with diabetes have a high rate of diabetic retinopathy, a potentially blinding eye disease, and that telemedicine might be a good way to address that condition.
Published in Service to Community
In “Command & Control,” the second novel by Stephen Russell, fictional retired orthopedic surgeon Mackie McKay finds himself in the middle of an infectious disease outbreak — with Ebola as a backdrop.
The UAB Cancer Center and Alabama State University receive $1.5 million NIH grant to create partnership and reduce cancer health disparities.
The addition of five new research scientists takes UAB’s Department of Anesthesiology to new heights.
Published in Updates
Thousands of patients with blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma, sickle cell and other life-threatening diseases need bone marrow transplants and only 30 percent find matches within their families.
Published in Updates
The “repurposing of verapamil as a beta cell survival therapy in type 1 diabetes” trial will test an approach different from any current diabetes treatment.
Flu season can peak as early as December, so now is the time to protect against it by receiving a flu vaccine. Find out what UAB doctors say is important to know.
Published in News You Can Use
The 17 selected volunteer members of the panel will provide highly informed perspectives on the biomedical research enterprise.
Published in Updates
Technological advances are changing the way medicine is practiced, and UAB’s Department of Biomedical Engineering is working with Southern Research Institute to be at the forefront of the field.
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