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UAB Student Life will present a new event, the "World's Fair at UAB," on the Campus Green on Saturday, April 5, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The "World's Fair" will feature novelties and other carnival-themed attractions, including face painting, caricatures, a mechanical bull, a photo booth, a pedestal joust, a Moon Bounce and a Ferris wheel.
"Folks didn't know a whole lot about this [the Affordable Care Act] back in October and November when it started," said Michael Morrisey, director of the University of Alabama at Birmingham's Lister Hill Center for Health Policy.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham has been awarded $35 million from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to establish a research center focused on developing new drug therapies for global infectious disease threats such as influenza, West Nile and Middle East respiratory syndrome, or MERS, coronavirus.
After months of work and lobbying, Carly’s Law unanimously passed through Alabama Legislature in late March. The bill allots $1 million for research at University of Alabama at Birmingham to investigate how CBD works. While seizure control is the focus, studies have indicated that the oil has the potential to treat a wide variety of ailments.
The UAB School of Medicine will lead in the establishment of the Antiviral Drug Discovery and Development Center, or AD3C, funded by an up to $35 million, five-year grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health.
"UAB will undertake research into the mechanisms underlying cannabidiol to learn more about its function and effect on seizures," said David Standaert, chairman of the university's Department of Neurology.
Two days after Tuscaloosa filmmaker Andrew Grace learned his documentary "Eating Alabama'' is a finalist for a James Beard Foundation Award, UAB will present a free screening of the film at 7 tonight.
“This is the first demonstration that any dietary maneuver during pregnancy can impact lifelong immune function of the offspring,” wrote David Chaplin, who studies the development of lymphoid organs at the University of Alabama at Birmingham but was not involved in the work
"Flooding can occur quickly, and we need to prepare for it, just as we need to prepare for other weather events such as hurricanes and tornadoes," said Sarah Nafziger, M.D., an emergency medicine physician at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and assistant state emergency medical services medical director for the Alabama Department of Public Health.
"As a parent, you can filter and shield. You really need to monitor what your kids are reading, watching or listening to since it can have a profound impact on their emotions. If you're watching the news and your child, who's under 10, is in the room, be prepared to turn it off. And children under 12 shouldn't be watching the news alone," says Josh Klaplow, a clinical psychologist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
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