UAB’s Center for Exercise Medicine has two exercise studies underway, one for patients needing joint replacement and one to boost muscle in seniors.
For women with a prior low transverse incision cesarean delivery, the decision to undergo a vaginal delivery or elect to have a repeat cesarean delivery has important clinical and economic ramifications.
UAB surgeons performed 385 transplants in 2016, and more than 33,600 transplants were performed nationwide.
UAB-led Research to appear in American Journal of Preventive Medicine suggests that linking electronic health records with social determinants of health and environmental measures could help researchers understand the causes of obesity and chronic disease and suggest strategies for addressing the disparities in these conditions.
ERAS, Enhanced Recovery After Surgery, is making a big difference for UAB surgical patients.
A seven-year effort led by a UAB neurologist has established the first guidelines for the use of fMRI in epilepsy surgery.
Lovers of contemporary art should make a point to visit the Abroms-Engel Institute for Visual Arts at UAB beginning in late January. The museum will offer an impressive array of contemporary art, with two large gallery exhibitions and its first-ever artist residency.
The study that tested early time-restricted feeding (eTRF) on humans found that this meal-timing strategy reduced swings in hunger and altered fat and carbohydrate burning patterns, which may help with losing weight.
The fair will feature performances by local musicians, the work of local artists, performances of slam poetry and booths by departments within the School of Medicine.
For the first time in humans, it has been reported that eating early in the day lessens daily swings in hunger and changes the 24-hour pattern of fat oxidation and energy metabolism, which may aid in weight loss.
Children encountering academic problems post-concussion are also likely to be suffering vision problems, which were "commonly" reported in concussed children, according to a cross-sectional cohort study in the American Academy of Optometry's journal, Optometry and Vision Science.
Last year, Saini – known as Div by his colleagues – decided to donate a kidney to someone in need as part of the UAB Kidney Chain. 
The UAB study, an updated meta-analysis of the use of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators for non-ischemic cardiomyopathy, provides further support to the current American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology guidelines and challenges the recently published DANISH trial.
For women with a prior low transverse incision cesarean delivery, the decision to undergo a vaginal delivery or elect to have a repeat cesarean delivery has important clinical and economic ramifications.
Commissioned by the BMA, the to-scale replica of its newly remodeled galleries is a tool to help curators plan exhibitions and more. It was used for the upcoming Jan. 28 exhibition “Third Space /shifting conversations about contemporary art.”
UAB is among the nation’s best in several online programs, according to the 2017 U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs available at usnews.com.
Common errors in research are detailed in a peer-reviewed paper that is among the best comment pieces of the year.
Metheny is one of the most accomplished jazz artists in history, and his versatility is nearly without peer on any instrument. He has won 20 Grammy awards in a variety of categories, and in 2015 was inducted into the Downbeat Hall of Fame.
UAB Medicine introduces MedCast, a new, free series of podcasts presented by leading UAB physicians and eligible for continuing medical education credit.
For the first time in humans, it has been reported that eating early in the day lessens daily swings in hunger and changes the 24-hour pattern of fat oxidation and energy metabolism, which may aid in weight loss.
Clarinetists of all ages and abilities are invited to participate in the symposium; registration includes a ticket to see guest artist and Grammy winner Richard Stoltzman perform with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra.
Policy and government affairs director set to speak at UAB on changes coming to maternal and child health policy upon Donald Trump’s presidency.
Pediatric patients admitted to intensive care units face increased risk of death from sudden kidney problems.
The UAB Collegiate Recovery Community will host an open house from 4-6 p.m. Jan. 12, and a Recovery Conference from noon-10 p.m. Feb. 11.
A UAB study shows that evaluation from a vision specialist should be included in return-to-learn concussion protocols.
Parcak developed a way to process satellite images with infrared in order to identify chemical changes in the soil caused by the activity of ancient civilizations.
Surya P. Bhatt, M.D., from University of Alabama at Birmingham, and colleagues compared all-cause readmissions and costs following index hospitalization for consecutive Medicare-only patients with acute exacerbation of COPD.
Contemporary ballet companies aren't all tutus and tradition.
The UAB physics professor will head the Coalition of EPSCoR/IDeA States, which promotes vibrant science and technology in underserved states.
The clinical lab in Spain Tower analyzes up to 5,000 tubes of blood each night, providing vital data for caregivers and patients in the nation’s third-largest public hospital.
Donald Buchsbaum is the sixth UAB faculty member enrolled in the National Academy of Inventors.
UAB experts say having a plan , setting specific goals and keeping track of progress are great action items to keep in mind when making resolutions for the new year.

Angel will take over a small gallery to create the installation “Facing the Hyperstructure” in the UAB College of Arts and Sciences’ Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts, with assistance from AEIVA staff and Department of Art and Art History students.

A meeting for advice on a business matter turned into “a moment of divine intervention,” leading one Birmingham man to become a living donor.
UAB is the only hospital in Alabama to perform 500 TAVR cases.
A recent study considered whether the use of a multi-biomarker disease activity (MBDA) test score could be useful in predicting which patients with rheumatoid arthritis might be at risk for developing adverse clinical events such as serious infections and myocardial infarction.
The HIV-positive to HIV-positive transplant happened at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. UAB Hospital is the first in the Deep South to achieve an HIV-positive to HIV-positive transplant, and only the fourth hospital in the country to do so.
We can’t get enough of these photos of Santa visiting babies in the NICU.
The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, led by Wynton Marsalis, features 15 of the best soloists, ensemble players and arrangers in jazz music today. The Alys Stephens Center will also offer a special pre-performance dinner and A-level seating ticket package.
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A community rallies behind two teachers battling breast cancer, a unique driving lab opens to combat a nationwide epidemic, and a Nobel Prize-winner comes to UAB. Revisit some of our favorites stories of 2016.
Divyank Saini is one of 17 employees who interpret lab samples to determine whether living- and deceased-donor transplants are possible. Now he is a donor in the world’s longest kidney transplant chain.
A free opening reception is planned for 6-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20. In addition to his exhibition, Nader will meet with UAB photography students for a group critique that will be followed by a free, public gallery talk, scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday, March 3.
UAB will create a labyrinth on the floor of the Holmes Pavilion to promote wellness and healing for patients, family and staff.
In its new program, “Jelly, Rags and Monk,” featuring jazz pianist Cyrus Chestnut, the group embraces a range of composers, from Jelly Roll Morton to Thelonious Monk, a genius of the modern jazz era.
The UAB Cancer Center presents a program to help patients, survivors and caregivers find peace through creative art.
Contrary to advertisements, bumper pads and stuffed animals are not part of a safe sleep environment for infants.
UAB will study a drug originally developed for Parkinson’s disease that may help reduce breath holding in patients with Rett syndrome.

Following a national search led by a committee of 17 members representing UAB students, faculty, staff and alumni, as well as community leaders and supporters, Thomas Brannan has been named vice president for Development and Alumni Affairs after serving as interim in the role for more than a year.

A panel discussion with the artist on social issues surrounding Beverly Fishman’s exhibition, as well as the broader intersection of visual arts, pharmaceuticals and health care, is planned for 5 p.m. prior to the exhibition’s free opening reception Jan. 20.
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