Thirteen retailers with stores in north, central and south Alabama will be recognized later this month during the 2014 Alabama Retail Day Luncheon with Gov. Robert Bentley. Hosted by the Alabama Retail Association in Montgomery and University of Alabama at Birmingham's Collat School of Business, the 33rd-annual luncheon will take place Sept. 23.
"This additional use of medical services not only brings more federal dollars, but hospitals, physicians and pharmacies would likely hire more people, keep longer hours and probably raise wages - all of which leads to indirect spending and subsequent rounds of spending that generate tax revenues and, in general, the expansion of the economy within states," said Michael Morrisey, a health economics professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Department of Bio statistics have been awarded a $19.31 million R01 grant by the National Institutes of Health's Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to coordinate the most comprehensive study of chronic hypertension in pregnancy ever undertaken.