Traci Bratton

Traci Bratton

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The biggest predictor of health,” Dr. Frank Franklin declares, “is wealth.” Franklin, professor emeritus of public health at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, is reflecting on the glaring social and economic disparities that have prevailed in Birmingham and Jefferson County for decades.
" 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.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham and Birmingham AIDS Outreach have joined together for a research project to locate, assess and re-engage those people living with HIV/AIDS who have fallen out of care.
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.
The UAB Piano Series is presented by the Department of Music, part of the UAB College of Arts and Sciences. The series brings the world's finest pianists to Birmingham.
Not only can fluid overload increase a patient’s risk for death, but it can add several days to the hospital length of stay (LOS) and more than $15,000 to the total health care cost, according to a study presented at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Summer Meeting.
Joshua Klapow, a clinical psychologist and associate professor of public health at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, says relationships that take place primarily on the road can work if each party agrees to the "ground rules."
"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."
Children's of Alabama has further solidified its partnership with the University of Alabama at Birmingham by pledging $5 million to The Campaign for UAB: Give Something, Change Everything.
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.
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