A 2012 study by the University of Alabama at Birmingham, reported in Science Daily, found that springing forward by an hour was associated with a 10 per cent increase in the risk of heart attack over the following 48 hours, but it did not pinpoint the reason. The study found a corresponding 10 per cent decrease in heart attack risk over the 48 hours after people "fall back" and gain an extra sleeping hour in the fall.
Lawrence DeLucas, O.D., Ph.D., director of the Center for Biophysical Sciences and Engineering, and his team are working to demonstrate the benefits of microgravity on protein crystallization. There are close to 100 proteins being utilized in the crystallization experiments scheduled for the launch of the SpaceX-3 rocket to the ISS on March 16.
Given the choice of a single instrument and a single 19th century composer on a Sunday afternoon, an all-Chopin recital would be hard to resist. That's what Marietta, Ga.-based pianist Robert Henry offered to close the 2013-14 UAB Piano Series at the Alys Stephens Center's Reynolds-Kirschbaum Recital Hall.
Artist George Ferrandi, whose site-specific works have garnered attention from coast to coast, will be in residence at UAB beginning Tuesday, March 11, to create a multimedia project that will culminate in a one-act play.
Best of 2014 2ECMO, or extra corporeal membrane oxygenation, takes on the function of the heart and lungs by routing the patient’s blood into the machine where carbon dioxide is removed and oxygen is added.
The UAB Excellence in Business Top 25 award program identifies, recognizes and celebrates the success of the top 25 businesses owned or operated by UAB alumni.
A March 18 reception presents the winners of the annual UAB School of Medicine art show.
The concert at Southside Baptist Church will feature music from a variety of styles and time periods, including works by Mendelssohn, Gretchaninoff, Mawby, Hogan and more.
Best of 2014 2Innovative methods of drug discovery don’t always take place in an academic laboratory. They may start there, but they can also happen in orbit aboard the International Space Station, as protein crystallization research from UAB is about to demonstrate once again.
UAB is home to Alabama’s largest and oldest heart valve disease treatment program and is one of just a few in the state trained to offer the Edwards Lifesciences TAVR — the only transcatheter aortic valve replacement therapy approved for commercial use in the United States. UAB performs more valve procedures annually than anyone in the state and has since the inception of its program.
Findings of an early phase clinical trial at the University of Alabama at Birmingham suggest that a possible new method of protecting women from the transmission of HIV is safe.
Research exploring several new diagnostic strategies to find the earliest changes in the eye to detect glaucoma is underway at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry. One optometrist says awareness of this eye disorder is just as important as continuing to study it.
Administrators at UAB hope that a recent vote by the University of Alabama System Board of Trustees to make the Department of Biomedical Engineering a joint department of the schools of Engineering and Medicine will help faculty and students in both areas to work more effectively and better integrate research, education and patient care.
UAB will celebrate Women's History Month in March with a series of 15 events, including films, lectures, performances, panel discussions and community service opportunities.
The Young Writers in Birmingham project continues this week at Inglenook Elementary.  This is week three of a four-week workshop that brings UAB English students to Inglenook to help close to 100 third and fourth graders write stories that will be published.
Pianist Robert Henry, an internationally known pianist who has performed solo recitals at Carnegie Hall in New York, Wigmore Hall in London and the Kennedy Center in Washington, will perform Sunday, March 9, at the Alys Stephens Center, part of the UAB Piano Series.
President Barack Obama on Tuesday revealed his 2015 budget. In it is a proposal to spend $5.23 billion to train 13,000 primary care residents over the next 10 years. Dr. William Curry, associate dean for primary care and rural medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, said Obama's proposal could help with growing primary care shortages, to a point.
Today, human spaceflight has a very different profile. The shuttle program ended in 2011, and the surviving shuttles are in museums. Science is now done aboard the International Space Station, which is partly served by commercial rockets.But the protein crystal experiments go on. “We’ve learned a lot,” Lawrence J. DeLucas of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, one of the scientists involved, said in an interview last week.
Effective Oct. 1, all HIPAA-covered entities must be ICD-10 compliant; there will be no delays or grace periods
The Red Mountain Writing Project will host several camps this summer for children from middle to high school.
Las Vegas audiences will be treated to music from the UAB Gospel Choir’s “Nu-Soul City” CD from March 26-30, when the choir performs at Hard Rock Hotel and area churches.
University of Alabama at Birmingham Professor of English Kieran Quinlan, Ph.D., has been named the winner of the 2014 Ireland Prize for Scholarly Distinction by the College of Arts and Sciences.
A group of University of Alabama at Birmingham students are taking part in a program called “The Young Writers in Birmingham Project.” The UAB students are helping nearly 100 3rd and 4th graders at Inglenook Elementary write stories and biographies that will be published in books.
The key to use any technology is passwords, but they often present a relatively weak challenge to hackers. Until now. There is a new way (or ways) to add a strong second layer of security to a password as researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), in collaboration with the University of California at Irvine, proposed and tested a variety of methods.
A Phase I trial conducted at UAB was designed to evaluate the safety, acceptability and drug absorption qualities of an intravaginal ring containing two anti-HIV medications when worn by women for 28 days.
A prestigious textbook on vasculitis, a disorder of the blood vessels, was edited by three members of the UAB faculty.
ArtPlay’s award-winning visual arts camp offers classes in drawing, painting, sculpture, crafts and more.

This new ArtPlay camp will explore the exciting world of ballet.

The third session of ArtPlay drama camp especially for older kids and teens is celebrating its second exciting year.

This new ArtPlay camp will explore the exciting world of ballet.

March 05, 2014

2014 UAB High School Drumline Camp

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This camp will focus on techniques specific to marching percussion and drumline, but will also include daily clinic sessions on writing percussion music, equipment tuning and maintenance, marching, and other topics.
March 05, 2014

2014 UAB Emerald Camp

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UAB Emerald Camp is a camp for all twirlers, color guard and dancers who are high school or middle school ages.
Campers will be introduced to many aspects of musical theater with a variety of fun classes, theater games, improvisation, warm-ups, dance, vocal exercises, voice and diction, terminology, and acting and stage production, all while developing a character and rehearsing for a fully staged musical production at the end of camp.
The University of Alabama System Board of Trustees recently appointed Murat M. Tanik, Ph.D., to the Wallace R. Bunn Chair of Telecommunications in the UAB School of Engineering.
The Materials Camp will consist of interactive lectures with hands-on laboratory sessions, a field trip to a local foundry and a multiple-day engineering design project.
ArtPlay’s award-winning visual arts camp offers classes in drawing, painting, sculpture, crafts and more.
March 05, 2014

2014 UAB Summer Music Camp

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For serious music students who enthusiastically participate in every theory class, every sectional, convocation, rehearsal, elective class and evening activity.
March 05, 2014

2014 UAB Rec Center Summer Camps

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AB Campus Recreation Summer Camp Program offers 10 consecutive weeks of diverse programming with the option of before- or after-care.
In this true author’s workshop, writers of all interests and backgrounds will come together in an academic setting, sharing ideas, insights and experiences to develop their craft.
Campers will be introduced to many aspects of musical theater with a variety of fun classes, theater games, improvisation, warm-ups, dance, vocal exercises, voice and diction, terminology, and acting and stage production, all while developing a character and rehearsing for a fully staged musical production at the end of camp.
Information and Organization recently published a research paper on innovation in firm-sponsored OSS communities from UAB Assistant Professor Paul Di Gangi, Ph.D.
A research paper on detecting human mood using sensors in mobile devices from postdoctoral fellow Munirul Haque, Ph.D., was selected as best paper at a recent international conference
UAB’s online bachelor’s and master’s accounting programs have been recognized by TheBestSchools.org as two of the best in the category nationally.
Three-year, $2 million PCORI grant will randomize 500 patients in a clinical trial to test the effectiveness of a medication adherence intervention delivered by a community health worker.
While at UAB, Ailey II dancers will perform a free ArtPlay school show, with a demonstration by students in the ASC/Ailey II seasonlong residency.
March 05, 2014

2014 UAB Beginners Percussion Camp

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The focus of this camp will be introductory techniques to percussion, focusing on snare drum technique.
March 05, 2014

2014 UAB Spanish Summer Camp

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Campers will enjoy immersion Spanish classes, culture workshops, songs, dances, crafts and more. Registration is $195 per student.
From: eyewiretoday.com
Kelly K. Nichols, OD, MPH, PhD, FAAO, one of the world’s leading vision scientists in the area of dry eye disease, has been named dean of the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry, according to a university news release. According to UAB Provost Linda Lucas, PhD, Nichols will assume the role June 25.
“Excitement for the construction of a new student center is building,” Carolyn Farley, director of Academic and Student Services said in a statement. “What we're going to get is going to create a much better student experience.”
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