How will a Google car, or an ultra-safe Volvo, be programmed to handle a no-win situation—a blown tire, perhaps—where it must choose between swerving into oncoming traffic or steering directly into a retaining wall?
June 12, 2015 Written by Shannon Thomason
Mark Ingram will be the featured speaker for the NAS annual meeting; tickets are on sale now, and reservations must be made by June 16.
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June 12, 2015 Written by Jeff Hansen
UAB pathologist also leads a trainee in producing software to improve the quality and efficiency of perinatal autopsies.
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It may be time to follow in Barbie’s footsteps and say goodbye to those horribly painful stilettos.
The research revealed that the number of women who reported heel-related injuries in 2002 across the U.S was 7,097 and had reached 14,140 in 2014. The figure was a whopping 19,058 in 2011.
A noteworthy prevalence of a recently discovered serotype of oral bacterium, with a possible link to a number of systemic diseases, was found for the first time in a small cohort of African-American schoolchildren in a southwest Alabama town, according to research conducted by Stephanie Momeni, of the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
UAB Hospital, which leads the List, saw a revenue increase of more than 15 percent from our previous reports. The rest of the top five hospitals on the List also saw revenue growth, albeit to smaller degrees.
The research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham states that an estimated 123,355 high heel injuries were treated in emergency rooms across the United States between that 10-year span.
June 11, 2015 Written by Beena Thannickal
UAB receives 2015 Women’s Choice Award for being named one of America’s best hospitals for cancer care.
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U.S. government-issued dietary recommendations continue to evolve over time.
The grant recipient, J. Crawford Downs, vice chair of research in the UAB Department of Ophthalmology, is particularly interested in discovering the reasons that the elderly and people of African descent are more likely to develop glaucoma,
The partnership between the Depot and the University of Alabama at Birmingham's Collat School of Business to establish the UAB Innovation Lab gives UAB students the opportunity to develop their own companies while also providing them with real-world business experience as they prepare to enter the workforce.
Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham crunched the numbers from the Consumer Product Safety Commission's National Electronic Injury Surveillance System. They estimated that 123,355 high-heel-related injuries were treated in emergency rooms in the U.S. from 2002 to 2012, and the rate doubled during that 10-year span.
June 09, 2015 Written by Shannon Thomason
The gift will be used to create arts opportunities, including classes, tickets to performances and more, specifically for military veterans and their families.
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June 09, 2015 Written by Katherine Shonesy
National accounting institute recognizes Collat program for excellent standards that promote students’ ability to earn industry credentials.
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Years after a massive stroke, patients are still regaining their ability to move and speak. Now, there's a therapy that researchers say can help brain injured patients reclaim their lives.
A new study from researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham found that injuries occur most among young adult women.
Alabama is one of eight states with at least six counties in the top quartile for both vision loss and poverty.
Is it time to give your high-heeled shoes the boot? Injuries related to the perilous but fashionable footwear nearly doubled in the United States in a recent 11-year-period, new research finds.
June 08, 2015
UAB’s Collat School of Business strategically expanding programs for students, faculty and communityWritten by Katherine Shonesy
As UAB’s strategic planning process continues, top Collat priorities include stimulating growth, student success and financial sustainability, impacting economic development, building partnerships in the community, supporting faculty and staff through professional development, and enhancing facilities and technology.
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The Alys Stephens Center's summer/fall 2015 season will continue the performing arts center's tradition of diverse programming. Jazz, folk, fusion, classical and jam bands populate the schedule, alongside dance performances and Alabama talent.
The Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham is currently forming a plan to attract more investors into university research enterprises that could lead to more jobs and spinoff companies in Birmingham.
New research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham finds genetic variants that occur in nature and lay the groundwork for future studies of diseases and treatments in humans.
In 2012, the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center created the Patient Care Connect Program, a lay patient navigation initiative with the support of a $15 million Health Care Innovation Challenge Grant Award from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation with the aim of achieving better health and better health care at a lower cost.
UAB investigators are part of the LIBERATE Study, examining whether the one-way valves help improve lung function in patients with severe emphysema.
How does a doctor diagnose something they've never seen before? One answer comes in the form of online tool VisualDx, a website and app used by medics to solve clinical conundrums — in real-time.
UAB presented an observational study at this week’s annual American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting in Chicago that indicates a more rapid decline in Medicare costs and patient resource utilization during implementation of a lay navigation program.
John Jones III has been named the University of Alabama at Birmingham's vice president for Student Affairs.
June 05, 2015 Written by Bob Shepard
A UAB study to explore the effects of intraocular pressure fluctuations on glaucoma receives federal funding.
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June 05, 2015 Written by Tyler Greer
While not linked in this case, Streptococcus mutans serotype k, has been associated with bacteremia, infective endocarditis and hemorrhagic stroke.
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June 05, 2015 Written by Tyler Greer
Bradley Barnes, Ph.D., will provide executive leadership and coordinate a comprehensive enrollment management unit to develop strategies focused on student recruitment, admissions, retention and persistence to graduation.
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June 05, 2015 Written by Bob Shepard
A UAB study sheds new light on the epigenetics of memory formation and memory loss in patients with epilepsy, and the discovery may have implications for many other memory disorders.
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June 04, 2015 Written by Tyler Greer
John R. Jones III, Ph.D., will serve on the president’s senior administrative cabinet and work closely with the Office of the Provost to provide leadership and direction to the Division of Student Affairs.
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June 04, 2015 Written by Matt Windsor
The computer brains inside autonomous vehicles will be fast enough to make life-or-death decisions. But should they? A member of UAB’s national championship-winning Bioethics Bowl team — and the team’s coach, a renowned bioethicist — weigh in on a thorny problem of the dawning robot age.
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The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) Oncology Research Program (ORP) is collaborating with Pfizer Independent Grants for Learning & Change (IGLC) to establish a peer-reviewed grant program to elicit proposals focused on health care provider performance and/or health care quality improvement and education projects.
A study of the rapid evolution of the insulin-signaling molecular network that regulates growth, reproduction, metabolism and aging lays important groundwork for future studies.
Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) say developing hypertension, even if it is eventually controlled with medication, significantly increases the chance of having a stroke.
An article in Pediatric and Developmental Pathology introduces new software designed to assist pathologists through the process of infant autopsies.
June 03, 2015
Preliminary UAB study shows dramatic trend of cost savings in lay navigation program for cancer patientsWritten by Beena Thannickal
UAB presents preliminary data indicating a significant savings in cancer costs by using a novel lay navigation program.
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June 03, 2015 Written by Katherine Shonesy
Incoming doctoral students earn prestigious fellowships to pursue degrees in UAB’s College of Arts and Sciences.
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June 03, 2015 Written by Bob Shepard
An experimental lung-volume-reduction procedure using one-way valves shows promise for a UAB patient.
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June 03, 2015 Written by Jim Bakken
George Howard, Dr.P.H., will receive the Ernest Everett Just award in Medical and Public Health Research.
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June 03, 2015
ArtPlay to present staged reading of “Home,” in partnership with Project1VOICE, AIDS Alabama and Alabama State UniversityWritten by Shannon Thomason
UAB’s ArtPlay will join Project1VOICE and companies around the world in readings of the play on June 15 to preserve the legacy and tradition of American theater, especially of African-American playwrights.
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June 03, 2015 Written by Tyler Greer
Designation, voted on by women, recognizes UAB Hospital as providing the highest standards for patient care.
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A new report demonstrates that clinical and genetic factors affecting dose requirements for warfarin vary by race.
A new study shows that injuries related to wearing high-heel shoes doubled from 2002 to 2012.
When someone's heart is severely damaged doctors may be able to implant a mechanical pump, sometimes as a permanent assist to the heart or as a temporary measure until transplant.