The National Science Foundation awarded $5 million in funding for universities to establish big data hubs in the North, South, East and West. UA and UAB, along with Georgia Tech and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, are working in the South region.

UAB students will present two celebrations of Diwali, a Hindu festival of lights, and both will include performances, food, cultural education and community service.

Paintings created by Department of Art and Art History students and alumni will be shown at the Birmingham Public Library.
Engineers, physicians, computer scientists and statisticians will collaborate to research and apply big data in the health care, industrial and smart cities fields.
A 2012 study by the University of Alabama at Birmingham 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.
Dr Irshad Chaudry from the University of Alabama at Birmingham made the discovery of EE-3-SO4's power following a study with female mice.
And those AIF funds have been critical for the research enterprises of UAB. They have directly led to additional investments and grants to upgrade workflow, recruit new researchers, and push further into development.
A multisite study led by UAB has found the first biomarker for the onset of seizures in infants with tuberous sclerosis.
Midsouth Literacy Journal will provide biyearly publishing of research in areas of reading, writing, financial, mathematical and scientific literacy.
In a landmark step – after 19 years of research by Irshad Chaudry, Ph.D. – UAB has received a $10 million U.S. Department of Defense contract funded by the Combat Casualty Care Research Program, U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, Fort Detrick, MD, to begin testing its potentially life-saving synthetic estrogen for safety in humans.
Using sea urchins and shrimp as models, UAB scientists discovered that one species could feed another from its waste, without needing to use traditional food at all.
Computer users are good at detecting malware, but not phishing, research has found. So scientists want to completely revolutionize how phishing is detected. They have a unique idea.
UAB’s School of Health Professions is hosting an open house for those interested in the Master of Science in biomedical and health sciences program Nov. 7.
Renowned artist Travis Somerville will present a lecture Nov. 3 at the Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts’ Hess Lecture Hall.
The UAB Department of Music Therapy and UAB Institute for Arts in Medicine will host a lunch and learn Nov. 9.
The Nov. 10 workshop will provide information and resources for lung cancer patients.
The researchers looked at other data and saw seven states where black women had higher rates of newly diagnosed breast cancer than white women. Nearly all were in the South, where obesity rates are particularly high.
University of Alabama at Birmingham researcher X. Long Zheng, M.D., Ph.D., has received a five-year, $2.5 million National Institutes of Health grant to study the pathogenesis of thrombotic microangiopathy, or TMA.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham's Heart and Vascular Servicesstructural heart disease program has been on the leading edge of advances in procedures that do not require a surgeon to open the chest for some treatments.
Valve-in-valve treatments are becoming more necessary as patients get older and outlive their original replacement heart valves.
A UAB professor and student are examining how a new drug may improve life expectancies for CF patients and unplanned pregnancies among women.
Sergio Stagno, M.D., has been named the 2015 Distinguished Faculty Lecturer, the highest honor bestowed by the UAB Academic Health Center.
Mattie Boyd, a senior marketing major, has been named Miss UAB 2016.
University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers have conducted a study that provides new insights on users’ susceptibility to, and capability to detect, cyber-criminal attacks, such as malware and phishing attacks.
“Chamber Music @ AEIVA” will begin at 5 p.m. and offer gallery viewing and a reception followed by a 30-minute concert at 5:30 p.m. featuring student and faculty performers.
More than 125 voices of current and past UAB Gospel Choir members from throughout the state and as far away as Tennessee, Georgia, California, Illinois and Ohio will perform.
A reimagining of “The Seagull” by playwright and director Aaron Posner, “SFB” is an edgy, irreverent and very funny new play being performed by professional companies across the country.
UAB Libraries’ strategic plan priorities include initiatives to grow, adapt, innovate and become a model 21st century leader in providing resources and services for students, faculty and patients.
UAB researchers will enroll patients for prospective studies on pathogenesis of a potentially fatal blood clot disorder with a $2.5 million NIH grant.
A team of researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham say using sea urchin waste to feed shrimp helped the crustaceans grow faster, bigger, healthier and even tastier than using traditional food—and the process is more sustainable, as well.
University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers have conducted a study that provides new insights on users’ susceptibility to, and capability to detect, cyber-criminal attacks such as malware and phishing attacks.
UAB’s Virginia Howard has been honored for her work to find novel and powerful approaches to reduce the burden of stroke and heart disease.
UAB hosts a symposium on understanding and improving disability benefits for veterans at Lakeshore Foundation on Nov. 6.
Earnest Tate saw his overall health slipping before enduring a heart attack. Then he went to UAB Hospital.
The Breast Cancer Survivorship Rehabilitation Initiative is a comprehensive summary of a yearlong survey to assess breast cancer survivorship services in the five-county area.
Alabama’s largest comprehensive heart valve program offers TAVR, numerous valve replacement and repairs, perileak closure, and other structural heart procedures.
The three-year agreement provides students from the School of Engineering opportunities to closely examine and study the applications for thermoplastic fiber-reinforced polymer in a vehicle’s suspension system with access to accredited professionals.
Southern historian Glenn Feldman wrote 11 books that made him one of the most serious scholars on race and politics in the South.
Scientists have discovered that one species can feed another from its waste. This finding could “hold the key to unlocking future breakthroughs in environmental science, business and medicine.”
Using sea urchins and shrimp as models, UAB scientists discovered that one species could feed another from its waste, without needing to use traditional food at all.
There is some prior knowledge on this topic regarding users' performance in these security tasks, but UAB's research took the work to the next level by studying users in a near-reality setting and evaluating more than one neurophysiological measure during a single study.
In a landmark step - after 19 years of research by Irshad Chaudry, Ph.D. - the University of Alabama at Birmingham has received a $10 million U.S. Department of Defense contract funded by the Combat Casualty Care Research Program, US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, Fort Detrick MD, to begin testing its potentially life-saving synthetic estrogen for safety in humans.
Throughout the day, students at UAB's Dental School worked alongside faculty members and dentists from the community to clean, remove or fill the teeth of about 550 patients at all three sites.
In the past year, UAB has attracted more high-achieving freshmen than ever before, fostered a student body focused on diversity and academic prowess, raised more money than ever, and continued plans to build new facilities.
Featured panelists are visual artist Merrilee Challiss, author and creative writing professor Elizabeth Hughey, and co-founder of Arc Stories Taylor Robinson, with WBHM News Director Rachel Osier Lindley as moderator.
The Miss UAB pageant is an official preliminary to the Miss Alabama and Miss America pageants. Scholarships ranging from $100-$2,000 will be awarded.
Computer & Information Sciences researchers tested users’ abilities to detect malware and phishing attacks while measuring the neurophysiological behavior underlying these tasks.
Students enrolled in the 2015 fall Figure Drawing course have spent the semester researching and creating projects that consider the undraped human figure.
In addition, through the Alabama Drug Discovery Alliance (ADDA), Southern Research and UAB established a program to look for potential new treatments for several rare genetic diseases such as Hurler's syndrome, with mutations similar to those found in some CF patients.
At UAB, Jarred Younger, Ph.D., hopes to establish Alabama's first research and clinical care center specializing in fibromyalgia and related conditions, including chronic fatigue syndrome and Gulf War Illness.
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