Richard Ford's book "Independence Day" was the first book awarded both a Pulitzer Prize and a PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction.

A new UAB study examines the role of starch as a means to control risk of diabetes.

Anthony Purcell has been appointed to a national public safety group's board of commissioners.

Consequences of believing in obesity myths: poor policy, misguided public health advice and wasted health-care dollars.
UAB’s Henry Panion will conduct the Blind Boys of Alabama and the ASO in a special concert to commemorate 1963 and raise money for scholarships.

UAB injury science researchers again recommend the use of protective helmets during periods of severe weather.

Clean, gently used ladies’ clothing, shoes and accessories can be donated to the Suits 4 Success drive Feb. 4-8 to benefit My Sister’s Closet.

The benefits of massage therapy are both physical and mental; while some are immediate, others accumulate over time.

The UAB Courage Network provides an opportunity for employees who are newly diagnosed to lean on survivors for support.

Being included in this registry means the treatment has been codified as a best practice.

Mönkemüller was awarded the prize for best peer reviewer of the journal Endoscopy.

The award is presented annually to an academic psychiatrist who has fostered the pursuit of trainee research within his university department. 

The group is dedicated to creating equity and reducing health disparities worldwide.

Johns Hopkins University has elected David B. Allison, Ph.D., to its Society of Scholars.

Four music students collaborated to form Iron Giant Percussion in 2010; now the group is a resident quartet at UAB.

The CrossRoads study is examining the effect of physical activity and diet on body composition in older adults.

Shake up your palate by trying these yummy, and potentially unfamiliar, foods as recommended by a UAB clinical dietitian.

The center will host its annual "Service of Rememberance" on Feb. 24.

Michael Saag, M.D., professor of medicine and internationally renowned expert, will offer a history of AIDS.

Elizabethtown College’s Badgerow will perform on the music department’s newly restored harpsichord for his guest artist recital Feb. 2.

To register for the webinar and find out about upcoming topics, visit www.uabmd.org.

A Birmingham man coping with the spinal cord disease transverse myelitis creates a foundation to raise funds for research at UAB.

Investigators have developed a new imaging method to enhance research into new treatments.

Sarah Parcak is featured in the February issue of National Geographic.

Kline has been a faculty member with the UAB Department of Ophthalmology since 1979.

Owsley is one of 33 doctors recognized as 2013 ARVO Fellows.

The ASEM program is the first and only Master of Engineering degree with a safety emphasis offered online.

The Critical Care Transport team has re-fit one of its three ambulances to make the vehicle safer and more environmentally friendly.

UAB’s Pamboukian led committee and helped write first comprehensive care guidelines for patients.
UAB’s Alys Stephens Center will present a performance by Eric Essix and a world-premiere work by composer Yotam Haber in September.

"Facebook's Top Cop" will be the keynote speaker at the summit.

The Camille Armstrong Memorial Scholarship Step Show and UAB Homecoming committees will host the tournament.

Business students will again help prepare taxes for filers who earn less than $49,000 annually.

The UAB Campus Rec to host youth day camp Feb. 18

Second annual Brass Symposium for high-school and college-level students to be held Feb. 8-9

The Campus Rec to hold wheelchair flag football game Jan. 22.

UAB's Community Week will be held Jan. 19-26, 2013.

“Complementary and Alternative Therapies: What You (And Your Doctor) Don’t Know Can Hurt You” to be held Jan. 24

A UAB health and wellness expert encourages positive weight loss efforts through healthy weight loss in small increments.

Julia Gohlke's proposed research topic has been funded for two years.

Using pages from romance novels and pin-ups, Derek Cracco’s constellation-like works explore society’s fascination with the sexes.

“Lessons Well Learned” pays tribute to the heroes of the Civil Rights Movement through song, dance, spoken word and poetry.

New study suggests reason for failure of promising therapy for acute lung injury, acute respiratory distress syndrome.

UAB’s Digital Media Commons will feature community stories during an open house on Jan. 17, 2013.

The play, by Academy Award-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, is based on the case that overturned California's Proposition 8.

The online Master of Public Health in Health Care Organization degree at UAB was recognized in several areas.

Striking images of women braving breast cancer will be on display at UAB Jan. 7-31, 2013.

January 14, 2013

UAB facing blood shortage

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Make an appointment with the Red Cross and give blood today.

The flu could be especially severe for the 39.6 million older adults in the United States.

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