Concerns over Ebola are bringing more patients to physicians with questions. We reached out to a variety of experts to get their "talking points" and advice on what physicians should say when patients ask about Ebola.
A new concept in patient chairs intended for hospitals, nursing facilities, or home-bound seniors could replace the old-fashioned wheelchair.
A new single-dose, injected drug appears safe and effective at helping ease flu symptoms, two new studies show.
The Nurse Faculty Scholar awards are given to junior nurse faculty who show strong promise as future leaders in academic nursing. Each scholar receives a three-year $350,000 award to pursue research, leadership training in all aspects of the faculty role, and mentoring from senior faculty at their institution.
The Department of Art and Art History has created a large-scale installation of more than 1,000 flags, which will be on exhibit in the AEIVA’s Sculpture Garden.
Anupam Agarwal, M.D., Donny Burke, Ph.D., Maj. Gen. Lee Price (retired), Doug Rigney, Ph.D., and Jerry Stephens, Ph.D., were honored by the NAS.
Sponsored by the UAB National Alumni Society, this tradition recognizes outstanding male and female students who have demonstrated scholastic achievement, leadership, involvement and overall enthusiasm.
Carrie Ann Gakumo, Ph.D., will receive a three-year, $350,000 award from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to pursue her research in health literacy and HIV outcomes.
The role of the Advisory Board is to advocate for the regional campus in the river region.
Philanthropic support has enabled the UAB Department of Neurology to make huge strides in knowledge of diseases such as Parkinson’s.
Faisal Shuaib, M.D., Dr.P.H., graduated from the UAB School of Public Health in 2010 and now serves as the head of the National Ebola Emergency Operations Center in Africa’s most populous country.
Hospitals remain alert and ready after a confirmed U.S. hospital-identified case of imported Ebola associated with the ongoing West African outbreak makes news in Dallas.
Soluble Therapeutics, a protein solubility company spun off from research at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, has acquired Seattle-based Dilyx Biotechnologies in a deal that will strengthen the ability of the company's flagship HSC technology.
After posting the highest patient revenue in 2013, the University of Alabama at Birmingham also had the highest net income last year.
Here are some questions and answers from our interview with TOS Fellow David B Allison, PhD, Distinguished Professor, Quetelet Endowed Professor of Public Health, Associate Dean for Science of the School of Public Health at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Dr. David Kimberlin, co-director of the UAB Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Children's, said they don't know the neurological symptoms are linked to the virus, and if it was: "It would be very rare."
This catastrophic event prompted UAB public health expert Dr. Lisa McCormick to seek the answer to a very important question. “Since the tornado have you thought more about personal preparedness?” she asked.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Education has been awarded a seven-year, $49 million grant -- its largest ever -- to serve as the hub of GEAR UP Alabama, a federally funded program to help increase the number of low-income students in Alabama's poverty-plagued Black Belt that are prepared to attend college.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham African American Studies Program and the Department of Justice Sciences will host two events highlighting its role in the community.
It's possible that some people were infected in the gap between the onset of symptoms and the patient's isolation at Texas Health Presbyterian, according to Craig Wilson, MD, of the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
women held only 27.5 percent  of jobs nationally across science and engineering fields as of 2010, according to the National Science Foundation. And it doesn't get better as you dig into the data. In engineering, women make up 12.7 percent  of the workforce. In healthcare, women make up 69.7 percent of medical and health services managers, but rarely attain chief executive positions.
From the quality of medical care to access to medical care to the ability to quickly quarantine infectious diseases, there are a lot of reasons the likelihood of an Ebola outbreak here in the U.S. is so small. But if someone exhibiting Ebola like symptoms did walk into UAB Hospital, doctors say they would be ready. Emergency rooms are always busy but with Ebola fears on everyone’s mind, the ER staff at UAB is ever vigilant.
Dr. Helen Krontiras doesn’t take lightly her role in helping women live through what can be the darkest times in their lives. And with the rapid advancements in breast cancer research and treatment, the co-director of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Breast Health Center says she thinks a more personalized approach to women’s healthcare is more important than ever.
Shin J. Oh, MD, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Neurology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Medicine, stated, "I am extremely pleased to see the results from the first ever Phase 3 controlled study in this LEMS patient population, which confirmed a positive treatment effect for Firdapse. When combined with the favorable safety profile, the results indicate that the drug should become the standard of care in treating LEMS patients once approved by the FDA."
"A stable energy source is fundamental to poverty alleviation, and poverty alleviation makes the world a safer place," said Henna Budhwani, Ph.D., Deputy Director of the UAB Sparkman Center for Global Health.
The Movi is a new chair engineered for use in a hospital or skilled-nursing facility, or potentially in the home as a mobility aid intended to serve as an alternative to a wheelchair.
GRADE investigators seek to enroll a cross-section of patients of any age, gender and ethnicity. The study will follow its participants for seven years and will provide them with complete diabetes care, as well as free supplies and medications, at no cost.
Dr. Andres Forero, left, researches breast cancer treatments from his lab at UAB and works closely with Breast Cancer Research Foundation founders Dolly O’Neal, middle, and Bruce Soko
The University of Alabama at Birmingham has plans to construct a new 105,000-square-foot facility to house its Collat School of Business.
Every school year brings dangerous trends — both new and reinvented — that you may be clueless about but that your middle schooler/high schooler is hearing about, considering or doing with classmates and friends. While not every teen’s brain struggles with impulsivity, many do, and even the most mature teenager is likely to take risks and be vulnerable to peer pressure.

The “Birmingham REACH for Better Health” partnership aims to increase the number of people with access to healthy food and physical activity opportunities.

Knowledge and expertise of the UAB/Lakeshore Research Collaborative to be on display at the White House Summit on fitness and disability.

Homecoming Week at UAB gets star-studded appearance.

The Outstanding Periodontal Educator Award recognizes Palcanis’ impact on teaching and educational innovation.

Boost practical skills for service and collaborative research during a half-day training and education event Oct. 10.
The $49 million grant will enhance services for students, parents and teachers in Alabama’s high-poverty Black Belt.
Research is inconclusive as to why SIDS occurs, but some articles have suggested there may be parental knowledge or compliance deficits.
Mash will speak at the department’s Music Convocation on Oct. 8. The midday lecture is open to the public.
UAB’s Yakov Kasman will perform the Tchaikovsky Trio as part of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra’s “Concertmaster and Friends” series Oct. 14.
The exhibitions “Symbols, Schemes, and Procedures: Works on Paper from the Permanent Collection,” “Comic Book Diplomacy” and “Quantum Harmonic Oscillator” will open Oct. 10.

“Clybourne Park” explores race relations and gentrification in surprising and wickedly funny ways, with the changing face of a Chicago neighborhood as backdrop.

See “The Laramie Project” Oct. 17, then hear Judy Shepard speak on the aftermath of her son’s murder and how people can make their communities safer for everyone.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) will celebrate homecoming week Oct. 5-11. Godfrey, a nationally known actor and comedian, will do a free show at the Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center on Tues., Oct. 7 as part of homecoming festivities.
David Pigott, a doctor at the University of Alabama-Birmingham department of emergency medicine and member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, believes that news of the epidemic's spread from Liberia and Sierra Leone to neighboring Guinea and Nigeria has put most, if not all, U.S. health workers on notice.
The announcement heralding the upcoming  arrival of Smita Bhatia and Ravi Bhatia at the University of Alabama at Birmingham calls them a "powerhouse team" and, indeed, their credentials back that description up.
Faculty from The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Education and the state schools superintendent will be among 35 presenters at an upcoming autism conference designed for parents, educators and college students.
Birmingham-based MPT gives back to the community with a gift that will help build the new UAB Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and business building.
Research volunteers are needed for a UAB study to determine which combinations of Type 2 diabetes drugs work best for different groups of people.
A change in the interview process for applicants to the UAB School of Medicine — think speed dating for med school — will help officials better assess each applicant’s abilities.
An Alabama doctors' group has come out swinging in a humorous campaign to thwart what it says is an oppressive and expensive new medical coding system.
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