The new procedure means some patients with congenital heart defects can avoid open heart surgery.

UAB launches statewide initiative to investigate, prosecute cyber-criminals accustomed to flying below the radar.

“Special Equestrians, Special People” is the next free lecture in UAB’s Discussion Book Dialogues series, focusing on autism.

Just in time for spring, ArtPlay offers weekly class on growing creative gardens, no matter how small the space.

UAB launches new Alzheimer’s trial, looking for study participants with mild to moderate disease.

UAB researcher will study the possible connection between cholesterol and kidney function in lupus patients.

UAB's fifth recipient of the Critical Languages Scholarship in three years will study Chinese.

People with a traumatic brain injury may need help managing their finances in the months following injury, UAB researchers say.

UAB Honors Program has 2 of 15 students chosen for national scholarship to conduct neuroscience and pharmacology research.

U.S. Surgeon General, a UAB alumna, brings her vision for a healthy and fit nation to campus March 1.

February 22, 2012

Got Brains?

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Events for kids and adults during Brain Awareness Week at the McWane Science Center.

The event will be a day of collaboration among faculty, clinicians, postdocs and students with an interest in basic and clinical immunology.

Ebony Hinton will teach public school in Miami’s low-income area for two years.

New technology will make its debut at the School of Engineering Open House Feb. 26.

UAB study reveals loss of sales and use tax from online purchases costs Alabama revenue, thousands of jobs each year.

UAB study finds kids with ADHD rejected by peers may smoke, drink and behave poorly in early adolescence, anxious behavior continues beyond.

Works by School of Medicine students, residents and faculty will be on display through May 11.

The Pink Floyd Experience brings the band’s sensory live show, hits and classic album, “Wish You Were Here,” to UAB’s Alys Stephens Center.

The traditional art of Japanese drumming gets an exciting contemporary twist with a new show presented by UAB’s Alys Stephens Center.

UAB researcher explores use of antibody mechanism in platelet production that may reduce ovarian cancer progression.

UAB students are working to develop assays — like apps for an iPhone — for one of the nation’s leading biotechnology companies.

Local artists will create masterpieces in 90 minutes for silent auction to benefit cancer patients, support research.

She explained the Mona Lisa’s smile. On March 13, neurobiologist Margaret Livingstone will explain “What Art Can Tell Us About The Brain.”

Parkinson’s researchers from UAB and UA may have unlocked the secrets of a gene that seems to have a protective effect against the disease.

UAB scientists say helmets could greatly reduce the number of head traumas, or even death, in a tornado; Noah Stewart wore one when a tornado took him airborne.

Birmingham leaders in business, non-profit and community service selected to become UAB ambassadors.

Children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis are at an increased risk for cancer, but a drug suspected of contributing to that risk may not be the culprit.

Educators and writers will come together March 3 for a conference.

Medical students will perform together to raise funds for Equal Access Birmingham March 2.

The Women's Basketball team will raise awareness for breast cancer research on Feb. 19 against Marshall.

Originally scheduled for April 21, “An Evening with Al Pacino,” benefiting UAB’s Alys Stephens Center, will now move to June 15.

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama endowed a new research professorship through its gift to the Comprehensive Cancer Center.

UAB students win big, including best in show, for their classroom graphic design work at Birmingham advertising awards.

UAB students were honored for sound design, scene design and stage management at a regional theater festival.

UAB’s Alys Stephens Center presents the nation’s most lauded jazz orchestra, Jazz at Lincoln Center, with New Orleans’ legendary Wynton Marsalis.

Powers was named an associate professor emeritus in business.

Haeberle was named an associate professor emeritus in government.

Twieg has been named a professor emeritus in biomedical engineering.

Ideker has been named a professor emeritus in cardiovascular disease.

Harrell has been named a professor emerita in neurology.

Brouillette has been named a research professor emerita in chemistry.

Pappas will be the inaugural holder of an endowed professorship in infectious diseases.

Allison will hold an endowed professorship in the School of Public Health.

Rosenthal will hold a chair and become division director of otolaryngology.

Randall will hold an endowed professorship in rheumatology.

UAB doctors can now employ a new procedure, using thermal energy, to open constricted airways in patients whose severe asthma is not controlled by medication.

Forero-Torres will be the first holder of a professorship position endowed by the O'Neal-Sokol Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama.

Shelton joined the UAB faculty on Feb. 1 to hold a chair in psychiatry.

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