Several activities are planned in and around UAB for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Contact Lens Spectrum names UAB optometrist in the top 30 most influential in the contact lens industry.

The article — rated on innovation, contribution to research on language and social psychology, quality of writing, and methodological rigor — was selected as the best among papers published over a two-year period. 

Comprehensive Cardiovascular Center to host annual symposium at the Grand Bohemian Hotel.
Bevill State, Gadsden State, Jefferson State, Lawson State and Wallace State-Hanceville community colleges will each select two students annually to receive full UAB scholarships.
Medical students from UAB demonstrate healthy eating ideas to attendees at a Birmingham farmers market.
Students enhance patient care and leadership with a dual degree master’s program in Physician Assistant Studies and Public Health through the UAB schools of Health Professions and Public Health.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham will help investigate the influence of environmental exposures on children’s health from conception through early childhood.
The collaboration among UAB, University of Wisconsin and Duke University will use bioengineered stem cells and bioengineered tissue to treat heart failure after heart attacks.
Changes in the classroom and on the state and federal levels are needed to help early childhood educators best serve children from diverse family structures.
Pat Patrician and Ph.D. student Pauline Swiger receive TriService Nursing grants.
Alys Stephens Center’s GlobalFest offers free lectures at noon daily Oct. 3-5, and free Latin dance lessons and an outdoor concert and dance party with Tiempo Libre on Oct. 6.
A UAB crowdfunded study of Narcan to reverse heroin overdoses has funded 350 naloxone kits and reversed nine overdoses.
In Alabama, where cancer rates have historically been among the worst in the nation, Edward Partridge, M.D., has spent more than four decades treating women who have been devastated by ovarian and other gynecological cancers.
As far as records show, women have always outlived men. According to the University of Alabama at Birmingham, this is true for every year for all 38 countries included in the Human Mortality Database, which dates back to 1751.
Improved production of stem cells is vital if they are to achieve their promise for medical research and disease treatments like transplantation, creating patient-specific cell-replacement therapies to treat neurological diseases, heart ailments, blood diseases and diabetes.
The Saratov Philharmonic Orchestra has invited Yakov Kasman to perform Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 2 as a soloist to open its 70th concert season.
A project of Birmingham REACH for Better Health, led by the UAB Minority Health & Health Disparities Research Center, the Parks Rx program is modeled after successful initiatives in the United States in which health care providers prescribe exercise for their patients and direct them to outdoor places to exercise.
With its new high-performance computing cluster, the fastest supercomputer in Alabama, the University of Alabama at Birmingham can now execute tasks in a couple of hours that took an entire day with the equipment it had in 2015.
September 20, 2016

Record 19,535 students #ChooseUAB

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Record student recruitment and retention gains have vaulted UAB enrollment from a previous high of 18,698 in 2014 to 19,535, with key increases mirroring targeted initiatives to attract and retain freshmen, Honors College, Blazing Start, international and transfer students, and officials say it is just the beginning.

The unique academic experiences available to students in the UAB Honors College are expanding with the selection of the college’s 2016-2017 Honors Faculty Fellows. 

A UAB nurse is working to expand the Hospital Elder Life Program as the focus of her fellowship with the Gerontological Nursing Leadership Academy. 

Complications of diabetes can lead to blindness, yet only 29.9 percent of diabetic patients studied adhered to recommendations to have an eye examination. 

Exacerbations of COPD, particularly mild COPD, lead to a decline in lung function in smokers, according to new research from UAB.

The documentary “Pray the Devil Back to Hell,” featuring Leymah Gbowee, will be screened Thursday, Sept. 22, in the Hill Student Center Alumni Theatre at 3:30 p.m.

Kevin Spencer, a world-renowned illusionist, is a leading authority on the therapeutic use of magic tricks in special education and rehabilitation. His free Alys Stephens Center show is also a sensory-friendly performance.

Computing challenges are found across the UAB campus, from physics and neurology to genetics and the microbiome. Alabama’s most advanced supercomputer is now at UAB, making it possible to solve these challenges. 

After major investments in information technology infrastructure — bringing the fastest supercomputer in Alabama to campus — UAB can now execute tasks in a couple of hours that took an entire day just a year ago. 

Gakumo among scholars chosen for NIA Butler–Williams Scholars Program 

The UAB School of Nursing has received more than $5.15 million in external funding for the 2016-17 academic year to help support students in its nationally ranked graduate programs who are preparing for careers as advanced practice nurses, nurse educators and nurse researchers. 

J. Crawford Downs, Ph.D., will research a new wireless system to measure and control fluid pressure around the optic nerve. 

Tworkowski founded To Write Love on Her Arms in 2006 as a nonprofit group dedicated to helping those who suffer from depression, addiction, self-injury and suicidal tendencies.

Becker’s Hospital Review ranks the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center as one of 100 Hospitals and Health Systems with great oncology programs in America. 

Exercise is a key to better health, and UAB is teaming up with local partners to encourage people to get outside and be active in their local parks. 

In celebration of its first 20 years and with an eye toward the next decade, the Alys Stephens Center, led by new Executive Director Anna M. Thompson, has finely crafted a year of arts experiences for 2016 and 2017.

“As long as the chemical is staying in the eye, it’s continuing to burn, and the longer it’s there, the bigger the problem,” said Dr. Cecil J. McCollum, an ophthalmologist and the director of emergency services at Callahan Eye Hospital at U.A.B. in Birmingham, Ala. “Initial irrigation is so important.”

The documentary “Human Trafficking in Birmingham” will be screened Thursday, Sept. 15, at 6:30 p.m. in Heritage Hall Room 102. 

A UAB study that is the first of its kind found that a tiny RNA — miR-124-3p — appears to play a role in producing major depression. 

The Vulcan Awards recognize Henna Budhwani, Ph.D., for her ongoing efforts to improve health outcomes in the United States and internationally.

Clinical and epidemiological data are combined with sociology and anthropology to better understand preterm birth in the United States compared to Canada, the United Kingdom and other Western European countries.

UAB and local businesses honor a late, inspiring wheelchair user by donating a custom wheelchair in his name to a deserving recipient.

Coating insulin-producing cell-clusters with a thin protective layers may be a way to modify and use pig tissue to ultimately treat human diabetes. Testing in mice is the next step.

UAB Hospital was honored with a Gift of Life award for educational efforts provided to patients, families and the community and for donor family recognition by the AOC.

The Explorers Club chose UAB’s James McClintock for a fellowship in international exploration for significant scientific contributions. 

The second of the three salons will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, in the UAB Department of Art and Art History’s Project Space. The theme is “Arts & the Public Sphere.”
In celebration of its 20th anniversary, UAB’s Alys Stephens Center presents powerful and provocative BANDALOOP in residence for a free inside/outside performance.

A new partnership between the UAB School of Health Professions and the Interaction Advisory Group provides curriculum and training for law enforcement, first responders and more to interact with people who have special needs. 

This NIH-funded conference is part of UAB’s effort to engage and retain neuroscience graduate students from underrepresented ethnic and racial groups across the United States.

UAB clinical psychologist Josh Klapow, Ph.D., discusses the importance of evaluating activities and setting ground rules to keep from getting overbooked.

The Birmingham 101 series will focus on the history and significance of area neighborhoods through the lens of local high schools, their graduates and – for many – their ties to UAB.
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