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.
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.
Internationally renowned husband and wife cancer researchers join UAB and showcase its  recruitment muscle
University and student health and wellness leaders gathered to cut the ribbon on a new facility that combines the Health Services medical clinic and Counseling Services to provide students a full range of primary care services
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month; several local activities support the cause.
UAB clinical collaboration with CVS/pharmacy and MinuteClinic will increase access to care and help improve medication adherence for patients.
School of Nursing’s Lynda Wilson, deputy director of the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization Collaborating Center on International Nursing, will present as part of a casual lunch.
The replacement of the old-fashioned wheelchair is here: the Movi chair, designed for hospitals, nursing homes and anyplace where patient mobility is important.
A program to boost early childhood nutrition and break the cycle of obesity kicks off in Birmingham’s Woodlawn neighborhood Sept. 28.
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