" Anxiety, difficulty sleeping, feeling on edge, replaying of the events over and over, intrusive thoughts and images, emotional numbness, feelings of sadness, all can and often do occur in the immediate hours and days after an event," said Josh Klapow, associate professor in the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Public Health.
Teams gather during UAB’s Blazer BEST Hub bug robot competition testing at the Riverchase Galleria in Birmingham, Ala., on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011. BEST Robotics is a non-profit organization whose mission is to encourage middle and high students to pursue careers in technology and engineering. UAB’s Blazer BEST Hub is one of the BEST Robotics hubs, which are represented nationwide.
"Memory improved with the absence of H2A.Z, which was unexpected, since we hypothesized that H2A.Z would be a necessary part of memory formation in normal situations," J. David Sweatt, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Neurobiology said. "This gives us an intriguing new target for therapies for conditions involving memory loss or poor memory formation."
In the wake of recent events in Ferguson, Mo., The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) held a panel discussion and town hall meeting on Tues., Sept. 16, 2014, regarding the relations between law enforcement and minorities in Birmingham. The Rev. Calvin Woods discussed changes for the better in the Birmingham Police Department since the Civil Rights Movement.