The legacy of the late Distinguished Professor Charles Alford, M.D., will be honored with the third annual memorial lecture, and a visit from four of the world’s top ID scholars.
The importance of preventing hypertension is reinforced by a study showing anti-hypertension medicines can increase stroke risk by 248 percent, according to new UAB School of Public Health research published in the journal Stroke.
A new Robert Wood Johnson Foundation multifunder initiative aims to double the number of nurses with doctorates
A new study from UAB suggests that the effect of genetic variants on warfarin dose differs by race – a step towards personalized medicine.
“FOCUS I: IDENTIFIED” will feature a selection of works by contemporary artists from the collection of Jim Sokol and Lydia Cheney, major cutting-edge contemporary collectors in Birmingham.
Vision services backed by UAB’s Callahan Eye Hospital now available in Talladega and Sylacauga.
Seven Department of Art and Art History students drew silhouette portraits of each child and invited them to fill the silhouettes with color, then printed the final artwork onto canvas.
MedPage Today invited specialists from leading medical institutions to weigh in on the latest advancements in hepatitis C with one question each day for 10 days. Hear what E. Turner Overton, MD, associate professor of medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, had to say.
Campus wellness centers integrate services for the mind and body, creating a one-stop-shop for student health needs.
Turns out your shoes can be a real pain in the neck, and the shoulders, and the knees: Injuries from wearing high heels have doubled since 2002, according to a new study from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
UAB researchers find a chemical pathway — a glutamate transporter — that may be causing seizures and shorten survival rates for patients with brain tumors.
Pioneering cancer research at UAB will be presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting.
ASC donors Mac Fairley and Jim Stroud have reserved a block of tickets to the June 7 show for veterans from the Birmingham VA Medical Center.
An article in the new issue of Pediatric and Developmental Pathology introduces new software designed to assist pathologists through the process of infant autopsies. Using the computer program can save time, make reference materials easily accessible, and improve the quality of perinatal autopsy reports.
An implantable cardioverter defibrillator was safe and effective in patients undergoing a cardiac or thoracic spine MRI at 1.5 T, according to the results of the ProMRI study.
The BOGU coat (the name is derived from a Japanese word meaning “armor”) originated as part of Victaulic’s effort to implement world-class safety standards.
While the security threats to your smartphone are real and growing, they’re nowhere near crisis levels. And you can protect your device and your data from many of the biggest security threats fairly easily.
High-heeled-shoe-related injuries doubled between 2002 and 2012, according to a new study from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in the US.
The severe congenital heart defect occurs when the left side of the heart doesn't properly develop. That prevents the circulation of oxygenated blood throughout the body, and would have been a death sentence 35 years ago.
A new study has revealed that injuries associated with wearing high heels have doubled in a decade.
Two children die each day in the United States as a result of poisoning. UAB child safety expert David Schwebel, Ph.D., works to prevent this from occurring.
Birmingham’s renaissance is ready to spread into its neighborhoods, thanks to a group of UAB Collat School of Business students who developed a growth plan for the city’s Sixth District. They share some of their smart solutions, which city leaders may implement, and describe how they developed the proposals in UAB Magazine.
As safety data accrue, regulatory changes are awaited for this class of ICDs.
There is a “tsunami” of new Parkinson’s disease cases that will hit the U.S. in coming years as the population ages overall, an expert told the audience at a Georgia Regents Health System forum.
The report, produced by College Sports Solutions, was presented to the UAB Athletic Assessment Task Force on Friday and is scheduled to be released to the public on Monday. Watts has revealed that he will announce his decision about whether to reinstate football, rifle and bowling by June 1. 
The Transverse Myelitis Clinic within UAB's Spain Rehabilitation Center came online with the help of Mike Jezdimir, a 65-year-old patient who has suffered from the disease since he was 17.
Patients with the Iforia ProMRI implantable cardiac device (ICD) system had no adverse outcomes related to the device and no significant changes to pacing or sensing parameters after undergoing a thoracic spine or cardiac MRI, according to a multicenter, nonrandomized trial.
A combination of drugs that target problems in the cells of patients with cystic fibrosis shows promise treating the most common form of the disease, according to two recent studies.
The combination of two drugs — an investigational drug used in conjunction with an already FDA-approved medication — improved lung function in patients with one form of cystic fibrosis, according to two new studies.
The CDC is encouraging people at risk to be tested and for health care providers to educate patients about chronic viral hepatitis and testing, since millions of Americans have chronic hepatitis and most are unaware.
Patients awaiting liver transplant who have primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) had higher wait-list mortality compared with other patients on the liver transplant list, said researchers.
The good news about fighting visceral fat is that it seems to be uniquely vulnerable to exercise. "Exercise disproportionately targets visceral fat," says Gary R. Hunter, a professor of human studies at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Best of 2015 2Stylish but dangerous? UAB study looks at injuries caused by wearing high-heeled shoes.

The ASC asked musicians for original songs about Alabama for the competition, and six finalists were chosen from 45 submissions. Now they will perform live at a free festival that is all about Alabama.

Vestavia Hills High School science teacher and UAB alumna Jennifer Brown will serve as the official spokesperson and representative for teachers in Alabama for the next year.

UAB is one of five centers named to host the first class of fellows in the Edmond J. Safra Fellowship in Movement Disorders.

UAB and CreakyJoints, an online, non-profit, patient support community, are launching Arthritis Power — the first patient-centered research registry for arthritis, bone and inflammatory skin conditions — to securely collect health data from tens of thousands of arthritis patients to support future research.

Kasman will perform the little-known masterpiece, which is extremely difficult, with the country’s leading orchestra and conductor, Volodymyr Sirenko.

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HotScience at UAB is a new summer workshop for rising 11th- and 12th-graders with an interest in science.
This display of the Civil Rights photographs of Spider Martin and Peter Magubane at the Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts explores images of American segregation and South African apartheid.
“This opportunity will produce results that help patients weigh the value of health care options according to their personal circumstances, conditions and preferences.”
Focusing on rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis as well as numerous other musculoskeletal conditions, the goal of Arthritis Power is to securely collect health data from tens of thousands of arthritis patients to support future research.
he association now relies on a "framework," or algorithm, that clinicians can use to treat the disease, but it isn't evidence-based, said Timothy Garvey, MD, who is chair of the AACE Obesity Scientific Committee and a professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
UAB was part of a promising international study of a combination therapy for patients with the most common cystic fibrosis mutation.
Suresh Boppana, M.D., received the award at the fifth annual International Congenital CMV Conference in Brisbane, Australia.

Many students successfully complete the music technology program; but only a select few also complete the AVID certification training, and even fewer attain certification.

UAB researcher awarded first joint AACR- TNBC Foundation Career Development Award focused specifically on triple negative breast cancer.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) ranks No. 18 in the United States for its online learning programs, according to a new list, "The 50 Best Online Colleges for 2015–2016," released recently by web site. No other Alabama colleges made the list.
The designation means that UAB Hospital is certified to treat complex strokes at any time of day due to staff, infrastructure, and equipment.
Muscle inflammation susceptibility status seems to be able to predict recovery after total hip arthroplasty, according to research published in the April 15 issue of the American Journal of Physiology, Endocrinology and Metabolism.
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