Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have discovered yet another reason for people to watch their weight—new evidence of the link between obesity and dementia.
Grammy and Academy award winner Melissa Etheridge will perform songs from her new album, her 12th, “This is M.E.,” along with classics from her folk-rock collection.
UAB researchers led a team that discovered that a smoking-related condition called expiratory airway collapse — often thought inconsequential — is associated with lung disease.
Egyptologist and UAB associate professor Sarah Parcak, Ph.D., will reveal her $1 million wish live from the TED stage in Vancouver on Feb. 16. The event will be streamed live for the Birmingham community.
The Sickle Cell Foundation has completed a $1 million gift to the UAB Adult Sickle Cell Clinic.
Leadership UAB Class of 2016 has been announced.
UAB School of Dentistry’s Stephen Mitchell, DMD, provides tips for parents to promote children’s dental health.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham and UAB Medicine will increase minimum wage for employees to $11 per hour in 2016. The federal minimum wage is $7.25.
Clarinetists of all ages and abilities are invited. On offer will be workshops, master classes, clarinet choir, recitals, clinics, presentations and performances by some of the nation’s finest clarinetists.
This Georgia native has taken the jazz world by storm with her lovely combination of jazz, folk, gospel, pop, blues and soul. Now she is bringing her rich and smoky vocals, regal poise, and mesmerizing songs back to the ASC.
Throughout the month of February, the University of Alabama at Birmingham, UAB Medicine, and Heart and Vascular Services will raise awareness about heart disease and ways to help prevent it.
Teens from Birmingham and around the state will celebrate Black History Month as they take audiences on a tour of the life of Alabama’s own A.G. Gaston with this original play.
Poster sessions and guest lecturers aim to celebrate Darwin’s legacy.
University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers have found a previously unknown step in the pathway that leads to asthma, a discovery that may offer new therapeutic approaches to this incurable disease.
Obesity’s epigenetic changes in memory-associated genes are the focus of a new University of Alabama at Birmingham study that specifically addresses the hippocampus – and what is happening down on the level of neurons.
Discover Magazine names UABresearch among top 100 stories of 2015.
Harvard professor to deliver Holley Prize Lecture on systemic lupus at UAB Medical Grand Rounds.
In a joint statement of National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers, the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center urges parents, young adults and physicians to increase HPV vaccination rates.
Professor and children’s book author Lester L. Laminack will serve as keynote speaker.
Shanquela Williams, junior social work major, will spend the spring semester in Ghana as part of the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship program.
UAB researchers find that epigenetic changes associated with chronic obesity alter expression of memory-related genes in the brain.
When minority Americans are treated as dishonest or less smart or are disrespected, threatened or called names, they are more likely to meet the criteria of having a panic attack.
Recognition of a new pathway may change the treatment of allergic diseases.
UAB cites its accredited police department and investments in safety resources, as well as initiatives in shared responsibility and community partnerships, as reasons data shows crime is much lower than perceived — and lower than many urban and non-urban universities.
“Children should use appropriate protective gear and parents should ensure their child is ready before placing them into bicycling situations where serious injury is possible," says David Schwebel, PhD, a professor and vice chair of psychology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he specializes in child accidental injury.
Researchers have published a number of observational studies that find an association between abstaining from breakfast and having a higher body mass index or higher rates of illnesses like coronary heart disease.
UAB announced that $5.2 million had been secured for the Finish the Drive campaign, which started last summer.
The researchers examined two dimensions of sleep — sleep duration and sleep problems from the perspectives of adolescents and their parents, as well as cortisol levels before and after social stress.
But throughout the year, Panion’s educational efforts offer real-world musical enrichment on several levels to students through community group youth programs, home-schooling curricula and most of all, from Woodlawn High and its feeder schools.
As a possible explanation for the findings, lead author John N. Booth III, of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, noted that while men and women take the same dose of the drug, women generally have higher concentrations of the drug in their plasma.
The good news is that exercise – especially weight bearing exercise – undertaken after the weight loss journey, can help to counteract this, a study has found. This is despite the common understanding that exercise alone won’t help with losing weight.
In July, Holly E. Richter, Ph.D., M.D., director of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Division of Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, introduced Green to the Eclipse System, a new nonsurgical treatment designed to provide immediate bowel control.
A new research has identified discrimination, alcohol and tobacco as significant predictors of minority Americans experiencing panic attacks - fearful spells with psychological symptoms that last a few minutes and are often debilitating and disruptive.
A new, U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved nonsurgical treatment for fecal incontinence was made available Thursday to select centers of excellence in the United States. The University of Alabama at Birmingham is among the first to offer the innovative system.
Kearney was cited for outstanding contributions to B cell biology.
A UAB study found that minority Americans who encounter discriminatory sentiments and actions are more likely to experience panic attacks, and smoking or consuming excessive amounts of alcohol were also identified as factors.
The all-female chamber group, best known for presenting new works in diverse settings, is set to perform works by Ned Rorem, Evan K. Chambers and Joan Tower.
UAB is among the first in the United States to offer Pelvalon’s Eclipse System, a nonsurgical therapy for women who suffer from accidental bowel leakage.
More than 400 UAB students performed community service projects around Birmingham as part of a National Day of Service.

Kasman will perform Rachmaninoff and Shostakovich trios Jan. 26, and give preconcert talks prior to performances Feb. 5-6 as part of “Russian Moods.”

Meet a family bound not by blood or name, but by their kidneys in the world’s longest living-donor kidney transplant chain. Discover how science and human kindness come together to save lives.

Research shows blacks are nearly three times more likely to have a stroke at age 45 than whites.
Collat professor Joe Van Matre receives recognition for an outstanding commitment to teaching.
Collat School of Business seeks to give students more experience and strengthen employer relationships.
Celebrate UAB’s diversity and learn about other cultures and experiences at UAB Community Week.

Feel the love with the UAB/Red Cross Blood Drive.

Keith Gurley, Ed.D., assistant professor of educational leadership, is recognized for his professional achievements by the American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences.

A new eight-week FreshStart! program is set for Jan. 21-March 10 to help cancer survivors make healthy lifestyle changes.

Community sewing days at UAB began Jan. 22 at ArtPlay and will continue Jan. 29 and Feb. 27 with the UAB Department of Art and Art History at AEIVA.

Assistant Professor Gordon Fisher, Ph.D., is recognized for his professional achievements that support the ACSM goals.
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