New institute combines commercialization and experiential learning.

UAB studies zero in on potential biomarkers in muscle tissue for Lou Gehrig’s disease.

October 01, 2013

UAB to celebrate OUT Week

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The week will feature speakers, an artist, trainings, a spoken-word performance, classroom lectures and consultation meetings by local and national experts.

Patients in estrogen trial had fewer poor results, and in post-intervention there was a significant decrease in breast cancer.
Brian Cauble, Kathryn B. Freeland, Wendy Gunther-Canada, Ph.D., Ken Jackson and Gregg Janowski, Ph.D., were honored by the NAS Sept. 26.

Gelwix, Wenzel, Awad and Singh were named assistant professors.

Hitchcock is an assistant professor of social work.

Wittig was honored for making significant contributions to the field and having mentored many public relations practitioners in the region.

The women will be honored at the Fund’s Smart Party event, a high-tech cocktail party and fundraiser benefitting The Women’s Fund.

The ASC and ArtPlay will present their first season-long artist collaboration, which begins with an Ailey Revelations Residency Oct. 7-11 for middle school students and teachers.

Scholarships from $100 to $2,000 will be awarded in seven categories; 12 young women will compete for the title plus talent and lifestyle/fitness categories.

Colgate and the National Dental Association Foundation support the award, which is for $10,000.

If telecommuting – or working from home – is an available option, one University of Alabama at Birmingham expert says its perks go beyond working in pajamas.
UAB clinician says those with diabetes should receive the flu vaccine and not the mist, which is not safe for diabetics.
UAB Hospital has received the 2013 Women’s Choice Award for ranking among America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Experience for women.

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, the BCRFA and other organizations are hosting several local events:

UAB Hospital adds senior vice president of inpatient services position and names former UAB Hospital Interim CEO Anthony Patterson to the position.
Mitochondrial DNA determines oxidant levels and may further explain why some people get sick and others don’t.

Carolyn McKinstry is the author of “While the World Watched,” a memoir that chronicles her life growing up in Birmingham.

Reichart will perform a program of sonatas by Beethoven and Scriabin in the first performance of this season’s series.

Stephen C. Kenny, Ph.D., is an expert in North American history of the 19th and 20th centuries.

UAB's goal is to have 1,201 participate with the intention of breaking the single-site recruitment record of enrolling the most participants.

The Alys Stephens Center presents Natalie Merchant live with the ASO Oct. 18, in a program of her familiar hits plus new works.

This annual award honors individuals who engage in interdisciplinary, collaborative efforts across campus in ways that embody the vision vital to the future of UAB.

Fogger has more than 30 years’ experience as a psychiatric/mental health nurse.

Hodges has served at the state level in leadership positions, as well as nationally on several committees

The program, which offers a major and a minor, promotes an appreciation of the different values and structures of the world’s diverse societies.

Ryder, a student in the University Honors Program, is a double major in biology and anthropology with minors in Middle Eastern studies and chemistry.

Lawrence Sincich, Ph.D., received a $1.81 million NIH National Eye Institute award for work that will lead to better understanding of color perception in the brain.
UAB has been named to the American Council on Education’s 11th Internationalization Laboratory Cohort to expand and enhance opportunities in international initiatives.

UAB researcher to develop medical decision making guide for minority patients with lupus.

A UAB study discovers a pathway used by malignant tumor cells to invade healthy parts of the brain, giving researchers a fresh target for drug discovery.

Saxena’s research aims to make mobile interactions and transactions more simple and secure. His was one of 105 projects funded.

September 19, 2013

"Watsons" author to speak at UAB

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The event is part of the College of Arts and Sciences Alumni Lecture Series and 50 Years Forward.

A UAB internal medicine expert says sporadic cases of flu are appearing and with a vaccine already available, it is best to get immunized now.

September 18, 2013

Endowed awards and scholarships established

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Awards and scholarships were established in the schools of Medicine, Dentistry and Public Health and the College of Arts and Sciences.

September 18, 2013

Endowed research funds established

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Dr. and Mrs. Robert C. Bourge have helped establish three endowed research funds.

Wooldridge earned her master of science in clinical nutrition from UAB in 1981.

Salter earned his master’s and doctoral degrees from UAB and returned as a faculty member in 1978.

Burns joined the UAB faculty in 1980 and was also a Senior Scientist in the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Austin joined the UAB faculty in 1973 and served as director of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology from 1975-79.

Lalor earned her bachelor of science in civil engineering degree cum laude from UAB in 1989 and joined the faculty that year as an instructor and research assistant.

He received the UAB President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1995.

Classé served in the U.S. Marine Corps before earning his legal degree in 1977 and his doctor of optometry degree from UAB in 1978.

Theiss joined the UAB faculty in 1995 and was named director of the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery in 2013.

Chow was elected to membership in the National Academy of Sciences as a foreign associate in 2012.

The chair was established through gifts from the ROAR initiative of the Southeast Cancer Foundation, matched by the University of Alabama Health Services Foundation.

Luke joined UAB in 1979 as director of the division and of the Nephrology Research and Training Center.

Andreoli was the founding director of the UAB Division of Nephrology in 1970 and established the Nephrology Research and Training Center.

He received the UAB President’s Award for Teaching Excellence in 2011.

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