UAB’s Community Health Innovation Awards available to fund local projects aimed at community health issues.
Children and teens with low vision can enjoy a special event at McWane Center sponsored by Songs for Sight.
Oh honored with lifetime award from the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine.
The duo will perform classic hits and songs from their latest album “One Lost Day.”
Evolution Labs today announced that the University of Alabama at Birmingham has chosen its S360™ engagement platform to enhance the admissions experience of prospective students.
As the head of the commercialization wing of research coming out of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Nugent is forming a new strategy to turn research into more economic development opportunities and attract more venture capital into Birmingham.
Amy Amara, M.D., Ph.D., a neurologist and sleep medicine physician at the University of Alabama at Birmingham says there are a host of factors that can disrupt sleep; but she also offers some suggestions that can help you catch those elusive Z's.
August 28, 2015

Lace up for Blazer Fun Run/Walk

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Join UAB Employee Wellness for the annual Blazer Fun Run on Sept. 19.
UAB junior Aleksandra Kasman outplayed 33 talented pianists to win first place at the International Keyboard Institute and Festival.
Tips from a UAB sleep physician on ways to help fall asleep and wake up refreshed.
Shirley Sanders-Ginwright, Programme Director for the University of Alabama at Birmingham Centre for Community Outreach, revealed that the three-week camp was the UAB's maiden venture outside of the USA.
With 40 million children under five years old deemed 'overweight' in 2014, it's well and truly time to consider what is causing this and if there is more we should be doing as parents to prevent the rise of childhood obesity.
August 26, 2015

Game on

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Mark Ingram forges a future for the Blazers.
2015-2016 UAB Department of English BookTalk includes bestseller “Go Set a Watchman” by Harper Lee.
Fall community English classes at UAB will begin Sept. 10; the placement test for new participants will take place Sept. 3.
Chris Rhodes, BSN, R.N., has been named chair-elect of the American Nurses Association Nominations and Elections Committee for a two-year term.
UAB's CCTS serves as the backbone for clinical research at the academic medical institution, conducting work that has positive impacts on many other research centers within the school.
UAB students are invited to participate in “Reality Rides” to encourage safe driving.
This renewing of UAB’s prestigious Center for Translational Science Award will bolster research and workforce development at UAB and throughout its regional partner network in the Southeast.
The UAB Child Development Center recently acquired nine new tablets thanks to money raised through a recent campaign.
Lori McMahon, Ph.D., will enrich excellence and innovation in graduate education through professional and career-development initiatives and lead collaborative efforts for recruitment and outreach with various academic units to attract highly qualified students.
A new study led by the University of Alabama at Birmingham, "Impact of the HITECH Act on Physicians' Adoption of Electronic Health Records," published online in July 2015 in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, finds that the financial incentives offered to physicians through meaningful use programs actually had a weak impact on the uptake of EHRs.
The Digicel Foundation has partnered with Bioprist Knowledge Parks (BKP) and the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) to stage its inaugural three-week science summer camp in Lucea, Hanover.
Harris, who was recognized for her excellence in the clinical area of the advanced practice level, earned her master’s from UAB in 2011.
The longstanding UAB Community Eye Care program is now serving patients in the new Western Health Center, part of the Jefferson County Department of Health.
The exhibition features powerful aerial photographs documenting environmentally impacted sites in the Western United States.
The AACN recognizes the excellence of nurses as a professional organization and the contributions of nurses that help optimize patient outcomes annually.
Clinical trials have begun to see if cannabis-infused chewing gum could be used to relieve pain and spasticity in multiple sclerosis patients.
Head football coach Bill Clark, men's basketball coach Jerod Haase and softball coach Marla Townsend all then spoke before athletics campaign committee chair Hatton Smith finished it off.
The website says UAB finds the right balance between quality and affordability, without either being sacrificed for the other.
UAB’s School of Public Health will hold its inaugural “For the Public’s Health” ceremony for incoming master’s students Friday, Aug. 21.
Download the Rave Guardian app and set up your network of emergency contacts and connect with UABPD.
UAB hospital recently undertook in the longest living-donor kidney transplant chain ever to be recorded in the United States, possibly saving the lives of 51 kidney transplant recipients.
Through energy efficiency measures, water-capture systems and other initiatives, the university has cut energy use by 10 percent and water use by 15 percent at both the campus and UAB Hospital, according to publications released by the school.
The public launch of the campaign, set to raise money after the announcement of football, bowling and rifle, is at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the UAB Alumni House.
"These experiences helped me to identify a glaring issue in the field of digital forensics: a lack of professional and ethical standards governing practitioners," wrote Dr. John J. Sloan III, professor of criminal justice and sociology at The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), in this commentary at The Conversation. "And as digital forensics gains prominence in the legal landscape, the lack of agreed-upon standards is a big problem."
But researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in the USA may just have figured out why some of us (oh hai!) pig out more at work than others.
But the most recent example takes that collaboration a step further by working with the city's up-and-coming student entrepreneurs who are developing their own businesses at the University of Alabama at Birmingham iLab within Innovation Depot.
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Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham found that skipping breakfast didn’t have any notable effect on weight loss efforts in a 16-week study of obese and overweight participants.
By training computers to pick out timing clues in medical records, UAB machine learning expert Steven Bethard, Ph.D., aims to help individual physicians visualize patient histories, and researchers recruit for clinical trials.
Due to wide variation in immunization reimbursement, the administration of recommended vaccines to appropriate candidates at urban HIV clinics could result in potential net losses of $100,000 annually for each clinic, according to recent findings.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Benevolent Fund is accepting applications for its Community Impact Grant through Aug. 31.
Under the guidance of Dean Max Michael, M.D., since 2001, the SOPH has identified five areas of focus for the next five years.
“Regardless of your gender, race, or where you live, if you frequently eat a Southern-style diet you should be aware of your risk of heart disease and try to make some gradual changes to your diet,” said lead researcher James Shikany, a nutritional epidemiologist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Division of Preventive Medicine.
Two papers published this week address fundamental questions in Parkinson's disease: can researchers predict who will develop the disease, and once it's diagnosed, how will it progress?
Battle over breakfast; when and what you should eat first.
he electronic health records meaningful use program has had a negligible effect on physician adoption of EHRs, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.
Through protocol-guided intensive medical therapy, clinicians were able to achieve simultaneous control of multiple risk factors in patients with diabetes and CHD, which led to reduced risk for death, MI and stroke, according to new findings from the BARI 2D study.
Much like the seemingly neverending arguments about the “eight glasses of water” rule or the “three meals a day” rule, researchers just can’t seem to make up their minds about whether or not breakfast is truly “the most important meal of the day.”
People who like fried food, sweet tea and other foods synonymous with the Southern United States may be at an increased risk of heart attack and death, according to a new study.
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