The three-year grant will provide graduate scholars with stipends and other financial and educational support to pursue training in disparities research.
With the Oakwood University Aeolians Choir and pianist Joel Martin, Battle will awe and inspire the audience with favorite spirituals. This is the only performance of this show in 2015.
Nationally and internationally recognized family literacy expert and UAB faculty will serve as featured speakers at the symposium.
UAB’s ASC will be led by Anna M. Thompson, who comes to UAB from Notre Dame after a national search.
UAB Medicine Urgent Care has announced an expansion to its facility located at 125 20th St. South, Suite 103.
Many UAB physicians from a variety of specialties appear on the prestigious Newsweek Top Cancer Doctors 2015 list.
Clomiphene is more effective than letrozole for achieving pregnancy, NIH-funded study finds.
On Wednesday, Sept. 23, the Grammy winners will return to Birmingham with a performance at the Alys Stephens Center.
The visually stunning results are on display at Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts on the UAB campus.
To learn the secrets of healthy aging, Steven Austad consults the experts: 500-year-old clams, 200-year-old fish, and other ancient animals. His studies reveal aging’s molecular mechanisms, which could help humans live longer and healthier. Get his advice on healthy aging, and discover how a new UAB research center will launch an age of discovery.
Researchers at UAB found that patients aged younger than 65 who were unmarried, lived in lower-income areas, and who were uninsured or Medicaid beneficiaries were at significantly higher risk of premature mortality.
"This study was designed to take repeated blood samples from patients over time to determine the sensitivity of T2Candida compared to blood culture for monitoring patients on antifungal therapy," said Peter Pappas, M.D., FACP, professor of medicine, division of infectious diseases, University of Alabama at Birmingham and principal investigator of the study.
Carmen de Miguel, Ph.D., from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and colleagues examined whether obesity would lead to different circulating T-lymphocyte profiles and activation status in Caucasian and African-American adolescents.
For a veteran perspective on how SPRINT should play out in practice and guidelines — and when — MedPage Today spoke with Suzanne Oparil, MD, of the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
UAB is one of five other institutions to be designated as a Nathan Shock Centers of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging, each of which have a specialized area of research. UAB's Nathan Shock Center will focus on understanding how energetics affect aging, according to a release from the school.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham was ranked among the most affordable schools in the country to get a master's degree in health care administration, according to Healthcare Administration Degree Programs.
The Foundation for Mitochondrial Medicine, UAB and Seahorse Bioscience announce establishment of comprehensive mitochondrial patient care clinical program.
UAB researchers discover a new protein interaction from the 1918 flu strain that may help influenza circumvent the host immune response that would fight viral infection.
The new M.D./MBA program is accepting applicants for the summer of 2016 for first-year medical students.
Natalie Wilson’s Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care paper presents a conceptual framework and rationale to investigate the link between microbial translocation and symptoms in patients with HIV.
The Academy Health Interdisciplinary Research Group on Nursing Issues has honored UAB’s Patrician for her commitment to the career development of young investigators.
UAB’s Campaign for UAB has raised more than $617 million toward its $1 billion goal in the university’s largest-ever and most comprehensive philanthropic campaign.
September 21, 2015

Starting strong in science

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UAB freshman Priya Shah is already a veteran in the lab. In her senior year of high school, she began a tissue-engineering project with UAB researcher Joel Berry, Ph.D., that has led to national honors — and could eventually affect patients worldwide.
Blood tests in obese African-American teenage girls reveal immune system changes which ‘prime the system’ to develop cardiovascular disease later in life.
An interdisciplinary effort among the College of Arts and Sciences and several schools across campus results in a $2.5 million grant.
This year, Homecoming’s featured event is Hoops on the Haasephalt, featuring introductions of the men’s and women’s basketball teams, a 3-point shootout and dunk contest, announcement of the Mr. and Ms. UAB Scholarship Competition winners, and a fireworks show.
A series of showcases by UAB Department of Art and Art History students will be featured this fall in Project Space, located on the first floor of the UAB Humanities Building.
Bloom Studio is a student graphic design studio in the UAB College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Art and Art History, and Digital Media is an on-campus creative agency powered by students.
“Obesity in the formative years is already priming the system to develop cardiovascular disease later in life,” said Carmen De Miguel, Ph.D., study lead researcher and a postdoctoral scholar at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Robert Sorge and medical colleagues believe men and women experience pain differently and that women suffer chronic pain more often than men.
Welcome to a space where these blended works of art, prose and pop culture are treated as seriously as Shakespeare and given the time and attention they righteously deserve. Welcome to EH 214: Comic Books and Graphic Novels.
A new review of studies finds that LSD, psilocybin and MDMA hold potential for treating mental illness.
UAB plans to give eligible employees expecting the birth or adoption of a child up to four weeks of paid leave starting no later than next summer
UAB’s School of Health Professions Junior Advisory Board is hosting its annual Dodging for Degrees dodgeball tournament Oct. 11.
This is the duo’s second, back-by-popular-demand appearance at the ASC; performing together, these two master musicians weave duets of staggering virtuosity, creating mind-blowing magic.
More students living on campus than ever, a record high-achieving incoming freshman class, students representing more than 95 countries and the highest-ever Honors College enrollment highlight fall student body.
UAB’s One Great Community council again will provide Community Health Innovation Awards ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 to local organizations for ideas that offer creative ways to address community health issues.
An anonymous nomination brings national attention to poetry written by 2012 UAB graduate Ashley M. Jones.
Social factors such as marital status, insurance status, and income may affect the chances of survival in young patients with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML), a cancer of the blood and bone marrow.
Participants who got their systolic blood pressure below 120 had a markedly lower death rate and fewer heart attacks and strokes than those whose goal was a blood pressure below 140.

Students, faculty and staff are invited to Heritage and Campbell halls to participate in Pocket and Walk It Week from Sept. 14-18.
New UAB research demonstrates social factors that determine survival of younger patients with AML and present opportunities to improve outcomes.
“These injections are necessary because babies have very low levels of vitamin K at birth, which can lead to serious bleeding problems if not supplemented. It is an essential nutrient babies need to assist the body in blood clot formation.”
Staying on an internal schedule is important for health, and disease can occur if the body’s internal clock is disrupted. A new study reinforces the importance of circadian rhythm, reporting that chronic drinking contributes to alcoholic liver disease because it impairs the liver’s production schedule of molecules that power it to run.
Lower blood pressure target of 120 mm Hg greatly reduces cardiovascular complications and deaths in older adults.
UAB Optometry is hosting a free community education event to spread awareness about infant eye health Sept. 15.
Theatre UAB commissioned playwright Robert Earl Price to write a play instead of hosting a competition for the Ruby Lloyd Apsey Play Search. The free reading will feature a talkback with the playwright.
Sonja Rieger’s new series of photographs are portraits of young girls in rural Camden, Alabama, in their Halloween costumes.
Researchers at Southern Research and the University of Alabama at Birmingham will be splitting a five-year, $3.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the effects of chemical attacks on the human body.
UAB’s School of Health Professions has charted a unique path to become a national leader in how health care will look in the future and has developed a strategic plan to help guide further success.
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