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Many health systems' data analytics expertise is spread across the organization, with business analysts and quality analysts focused on different pieces of the puzzle. Until recently, diffuse analytics capabilities were prevalent at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Health System, Birmingham, Ala., one of the five largest academic medical centers in the United States. But UAB is moving its data analytics resources under one umbrella, says Joan Hicks, CIO.
From: Optometry Times
Kelly K. Nichols, OD, MPH, PhD, FAAO, has been named dean of the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry. Dr. Nichols will assume her new role June 25. Dr. Nichols comes to UAB from the University of Houston (UH), where she served as a professor since 2011.
UAB officials announced today that the university has become the first in Alabama to receive a grant from the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) to implement UTeach, an innovative training program for high-school teachers in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) disciplines.
Dr Edward Archer, from the University of Alabama at Birmingham argues that taking just 30 minutes of exercise five days a week can prevent weight gain and benefit overall health. He said people do not need to go to the gym as just standing rather than sitting or walking rather than driving can have dramatic impacts.
UAB has picked a professor from the University of Houston (UH) to be the new dean for its School of Optometry, according to UAB spokeswoman Nicole Wyatt. Kelly K. Nichols — described as one of the world's leading vision scientists in the area of dry-eye disease — will step into the job at UAB on June 25.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heart disease costs Americans more than $1 billion a year. Now, UAB is looking to lower the costs and numbers by arming people with knowledge, which was the theme at Friday’s Recreation Health Fair.
Conductor and college president Leon Botstein will speak and conduct in Birmingham in March when he receives the 2014 Caroline P. and Charles W. Ireland Distinguished Visiting Scholar Prize, presented by UAB.
From: FoxNews.com
the average obese woman exercised vigorously for about an hour a year. Vigorous activity was defined as an activity that burns fat, such as jogging or jumping rope. Obese men exercised for around 3.6 hours per year. “They're living their lives from one chair to another," Edward Archer, a research fellow with the Nutrition Obesity Research Center at the University of Alabama at Birmingham told HealthDay.
In the past two months, new therapies for the prevention and treatment of Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV-2)  have showed some promising results. In fact, Dr. Richard Whitley, an infectious disease expert at the University of Alabama at Birmingham said, ”We’re at the beginning of a new era” in genital herpes treatment.
“The department has long benefited from UAB’s reputation for world-class research and education in medicine and health sciences. Making the department a part of Engineering and Medicine will bring engineering faculty and students closer to clinicians and medical research from both schools — which will, in turn, allow them to develop closer relationships through joint research and education programs.”
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