Traci Bratton

Traci Bratton

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Humans develop milky spots in their omentum during early development, before bacteria even appears, indicating its role as a primary immune organ.
Megan Rich, University of Alabama at Birmingham graduate research assistant in neuroscience, is revolutionizing curing disease and, in a larger sense, understanding how our brain works. Rich is working on penetrating the blood-brain barrier in a noninvasive way.
Scientists believe that the omentum — a little known organ considered the “policeman of the abdomen” – may have answers about how to halt the growth of aggressive tumors.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham has established the Breast Cancer Survivorship Clinic to provide specialized follow-up care for breast cancer patients based on their individual health care needs.
Roman Johnson, a Ph.D. student studying medical sociology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, has been awarded a Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship to study Arabic this summer in Morocco.
A leader in the early detection and treatment of gynecologic cancers is slated to be the next director of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Comprehensive Cancer Center. Michael J. Birrer, a leading oncologist, will take over as director Aug. 1.
The interdisciplinary approach aims to accelerate clinical innovation by training STEM — science, technology, engineering and math — students and clinicians to collaborate.
A former assistant professor at Pennington, mathematician Courtney Peterson developed TMI from a century-old equation and proved its accuracy, Heymsfield said. Peterson is now an assistant professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
"Drowsy driving can be considered a form of distracted driving. Like in distracted drivers, [mental] resources are directed away from the task of driving in drowsy drivers."
“I got to see Army doctors, nurses and medics work, knowing what they did was really important, and that there was a great need for it,” Lee said. “I had always wanted to go to nursing school, and this sealed the decision for me. When I got back from that deployment, I enrolled at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing.”
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