When Jennifer and David Pollock left the Augusta Regents University in January and relocated to Birmingham, they did so for one big reason. “I only came because of UAB,” Jennifer Pollock said. The Pollocks are professors of nephrology, and UAB recruited them to expand their area of research in Birmingham.
A project by ophthalmologists at the University of Alabama at Birmingham will examine whether a partnership with community-based optometrists will improve detection and treatment of glaucoma, especially for high-risk populations.
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.
Repeating easy passwords can leave users vulnerable, but new UAB research offers increased sophistication and ease with a second security factor.
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.
TEDx Birmingham — Rediscover the Magic of Birmingham” — will be held Saturday, March 1 and will feature live talks in the spirit of the TED experience.
UAB has teamed with the Michael J. Fox Foundation to look for genetic biomarkers for Parkinson’s disease.
UAB is currently the top site in Alabama to offer a special CTO procedure, which helps patients avoid the more invasive open-heart surgery – but the resource is not widely known.
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.
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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.”
UAB joins four other research universities as the most recent recipients of national education grant to address the shortage of highly trained STEM teachers in Alabama and beyond.
Kelly K. Nichols, O.D., MPH, Ph.D., one of the world's leading vision scientists in the area of dry eye disease, has been named dean of the UAB School of Optometry, effective June 25, 2014.
Alys Stephens Center presents blues man Taj Mahal on March 22
Theatre UAB's enormously popular festival from March 10-15 features eight new plays, all written, directed and acted by students, staff and faculty.
Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame inducts UAB Biomedical Engineering graduate Kimberly Greene into 2014 class.
The UAB School of Engineering will hold its annual open house Sunday, March 2.
Teams from 35 universities in the United States and Canada will take part in the 8th Annual University of Alabama at Birmingham Health Administration Case Competition on Thursday, Feb. 27.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Department of Art and Art History will host the Art History Master of Arts Symposium Friday, March 7.
The winter meeting of the Songs for Sight Youth Low Vision Support Group will be 2:30-8 p.m. Saturday, March 1, at McWane Science Center, 200 19th St. North.
SpringFest and the International Bazaar will present the UAB's World's Fair 11 a.m.-3 p.m. April 5 on the Campus Green.
Returning to the workplace after cancer can be both rewarding and challenging. Here, experts at the University of Alabama at Birmingham offer tips to help cancer survivors make a smooth transition as they return to work.
A new study suggests that obese women get just one hour of vigorous exercise a year, while obese men don't do much better at fewer than four hours. "They're living their lives from one chair to another," said Edward Archer, a research fellow with the Nutrition Obesity Research Center at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Cabin fever isn’t a psychiatric diagnosis, but it does exist, says Josh Klapow, a clinical psychologist with a Ph.D. at the school of public health at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The best way to get yourself out of your slump and in a happier mood is to get moving, find natural sunlight, and do anything that can engage your cognitive activity.
Kelly Garner, a Vestavia Hills resident, played the role of Good Samaritan during the snow storm that hammered Birmingham on Jan. 28. But that night, as he tried to walk home, he fell 40 feet into a ravine behind the Vestavia Library where he would spent the next 12 hours until being rescued the following morning. Garner talked about his experience just before his release today from the Spain Rehabilitation Center at UAB. He had spent two weeks in UAB Hospital and about nine days at Spain.
While at UAB to accept the prize, Botstein will conduct a special performance of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, free and open to the public, March 13 at UAB’s Alys Stephens Center.
"I started using Biodesign because I found it easier to handle during the endoscopic repair than competing products," said Bradford A. Woodworth, M.D., director of otolaryngology research at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, in a letter to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in which he evaluated the new device. "Although not directly measured, [I] feel it contributes to faster graft placement and increased operative speed."
To accommodate the surplus of women experiencing strokes, the University of Alabama at Birmingham developed new procedures and protocol that aim to prevent strokes in women. Although some of the steps should ideally begin early in life, other actions may be beneficial for older individuals.
Two new satellite locations in the Birmingham metro area will join UAB's Callahan Eye Hospital in providing optical services.
UAB will host a scientific and community symposium in honor of World Rare Disease Day
UAB schools of Engineering and Medicine capitalize on overlapping interests with launch of joint Department of Biomedical Engineering.
“I started using Biodesign because I found it easier to handle during the endoscopic repair than competing products,” said Bradford A. Woodworth, M.D., director of otolaryngology research at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, in a letter to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in which he evaluated the new device. "Although not directly measured, [I] feel it contributes to faster graft placement and increased operative speed."
"Stress can have many negative effects on the body, such as fatigue, headaches, upset stomach, insomnia, weight loss or gain, muscle tension, and elevated heart rate and blood pressure. You need to find an activity that helps reduce your stress," Jane Roy, an associate professor of human studies at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Education, said in a university news release.
A free downloadable Cancer Resource app for smartphones that allows patients and caregivers to identify more than 500 valuable community resources for people in north central Alabama has been created by faculty and students at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Visualize Birmingham without UAB.  Exit the Red Mountain Expressway at University Avenue (without UAB--it would be 8th Avenue South) and drive west. What would we see in place of the 86 square blocks occupied by UAB?
It's been a little more than one year since Ray Watts was named president of the University of Alabama at Birmingham. During that 12 months, UAB posted record enrollment for the fifth straight year. The school made several strategic hires, including four new deans. It added some high-tech upgrades to its cancer-fighting arsenal. And it launched a billion-dollar fundraising campaign.
Michael Saag, M.D., has been seeing HIV patients from the beginning, and uses that journey to illustrate what he believes needs to change with health care.
UAB’s Callahan Eye Hospital opens two satellite clinic locations to better serve the community.
A new study from the UAB School of Public Health suggests that hallucinogens may help reduce criminal recidivism.
The annual award is to recognize outstanding papers related to environmental health sciences and public health that meet the aims, scope and high standards of this journal.
The paper analyzed articles published in the scientific and popular press to separate myths from evidence-supported facts when it comes to obesity.
The conference is a comprehensive postgraduate course for all those involved in the care of neonates, children and young adults with cardiovascular disease.
When the 25-year-old student at UAB's School of Dentistry snapped an iPhone picture of the snow that blanketed Birmingham last week, he had no idea the impact the photo would have as it swept across social media, or its potential to earn him cash. Or to do good. Now's he taking advantage of his 15 minutes, but not to help himself.
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