From carpentry to community gardens, the UAB CCTS’ annual grant competition has helped enable participants to seek creative solutions to health challenges faced by Greater Birmingham area communities.
George Stewart’s Sept. 24 lunchtime lecture will focus on the music and history of the black gospel quartet and its influence on other genres.
The American Society of Nephrology has named UAB’s Agarwal to a leadership post on the ASN Council.
An LGBTQ advocacy and inclusion leadership event is one of many Out Week activities at UAB from Oct. 13-17.
Lu is set to perform at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12, in UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center. The series is presented by the Department of Music.
In the wake of recent events in Ferguson, Mo., The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) held a panel discussion and town hall meeting on Tues., Sept. 16, 2014, regarding the relations between law enforcement and minorities in Birmingham. The Rev. Calvin Woods discussed changes for the better in the Birmingham Police Department since the Civil Rights Movement.
One reason a reduction in calories sold has not translated into a reduction in obesity could be that the balance of protein, fats and carbohydrates in a diet may be more important for weight than calories, said obesity expert Kevin Fontaine of the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
At UAB Hospital, doctors and staff have been preparing for Ebola even though they say it's not likely we'll ever see an Ebola patient here in Birmingham.
Jeffrey R. Curtis, M.D., of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and colleagues set out to determine whether the risk of shingles in older patients with RA differs depending on which biologic drug is being used
“What’s the Big Idea?” brings philosophy questions to the everyday.
Eminent leaders are set to gather twice annually to serve as advocates for the School of Medicine, as well as advisers on strategy, philanthropic initiatives and community engagement, to help the school become the preferred academic medical center of the 21st century.
A $4.76 million grant will support a team helping to identify ways to retain HIV-infected persons in care through a new Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia study.
Blazer BEST contest participants learn about engineering and science principles while completing robot challenge.
Learn about the UAB degree that helps expand business career options.
Comcast grant will allow faculty member to further online security and usability research.
Thirteen Alabama business selected as 2014 Retailers of the Year.
The UAB School of Health Professions hosts a dodgeball tournament as a fun way to raise money for the School’s Junior Board scholarship fund.
A protein that regulates memory may prove to be a therapeutic target for dementia and memory loss.
The fourth annual event – hosted by UAB Employee Wellness – is open to employees and their families, as well as students and alumni.
“Arrhythmias were very common post HeartWare LVAD implant,” Salpy V. Pamboukian, MD, of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, concluded during a presentation here. “Most arrhythmias were associated with clinical symptoms, such as hypotension and decreased VAD flows, and the majority were managed medically. Despite some increases in morbidity, arrhythmias were not associated with increased mortality in patients with a HeartWare LVAD.”
Eight months later, as a way to say thank you for his dedication, Dr. Hrynkiw was made an honorary coach for UAB's football team Saturday
UAB's Digital Media Fellows Program hopes to help students gain experience in the field and receive a much-needed paycheck at the same time.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) has been named one of America's "Up-and-Coming Schools" for 2015 in a new national ranking released last week by U.S. News and World Report.

The University of Alabama at Birmingham will join in celebrating Hispanic and Latino Heritage Month from Sept. 15-Oct. 15 with campus and community events.

The Blazers are set to celebrate all things green and gold with fun, festivities and football when UAB goes head to head with North Texas on Oct. 11 at Legion Field.

From The Opinion Pages: Room for Debate
"Teaching should be one of the most revered and prestigious professions in our society — considering how it shapes the future — and it should be one in which the diversity of our society is reflected," said Deborah Voltz, dean of the School of Education at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
A graduate of the School of Health Professions’ prestigious M.S. degree in health administration has been recognized as one of the rising stars under 40 in health care by Becker’s Hospital Review.
Exercise is important for breast cancer survivors, and a UAB study is finding ways to help cancer survivors become more active
A UAB professor takes a leadership role in designing better ways for patients to participate in clinical trials.
A leading book conservationist will describe her efforts to preserve an extremely rare 500-year-old medical text held by UAB and give handy information for keeping your book treasures safe.
Von E. Nebbitt researches the effects of exposure to community and domestic violence on African American youths living in public housing.
Burgeoning singers, actors, musicians, and production and technical students will take to the stage at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, for the free showcase.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has awarded UAB postdoctoral fellow Bertha Hidalgo, Ph.D., with a 24-month grant to learn whether genetic and epigenetic differences exist between subgroups of Latinos for cardiometabolic diseases.
In the wake of the shooting of Michael Brown and the protests in Ferguson, Missouri last month, representatives from the Birmingham Police Department will join professors from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the president of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute for a town hall on police and minority relations on Tuesday.
A few extra pounds might do more than test the strength of that belt around your waist, a small study suggests: You could also boost your blood pressure slightly, even if you gain just 5 percent of your body weight.
People who don’t have Medicaid or other health care coverage rarely visit primary care doctors and aren’t getting tested for HIV, according to Michael Saag, a professor and HIV/AIDS researcher with the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. “That’s a large group of people who have HIV and don’t know it,” he said.
From Clinical Endocrinology News
The extended release tablets (Contrave; Orexigen and Takeda) are approved for use in adults who have a body mass index of at least 30 kg/m2, or those with a BMI of at least 27 kg/m2 and at least one additional weight-related condition such as hypertension, type 2 diabetes, or dyslipidemia. The agency recommended that Contrave be used in addition to caloric restriction and increased physical activity.

"Twitch" – a documentary film that follows an 18-year-old as she is tested for the degenerative genetic disease that killed her mother – will be screened at The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) today.
So will all types of weight gain boost blood pressure? Probably not, said Donna Arnett, a past president of the American Heart Association and the chair of epidemiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health. "Excess intake of foods rich in potassium like fruits and vegetables or dairy could lower blood pressure," she said. "Processed foods high in sodium could lead to greater blood pressure increases."
But what, you may be wondering, does the future hold for mobile app development? Relax — we've got you covered. Or actually, our friends at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Collat School of Business have you covered.
To support communication between doctors and patients, UAB Medicine in Birmingham, Ala., has deployed interactive post-discharge phone calls and corresponding multimedia programs to improve care transitions and reduce readmission rates.
“Based on clinical data, peramivir is the first neuraminidase inhibitor that has shown to be safe and effective as a single-dose therapy for patients with acute, uncomplicated influenza,” Rich Whitley, a professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the presenting author of the study, said.
The risk of developing herpes zoster was similar among older patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) treated with the various different biologic agents, a retrospective study found.
Complicated CAPTCHAs can keep you from logging in to websites protected by those annoying squiggly letters. Thankfully, researchers have found a new way to let you in while keeping the spam bots out.
Experts will participate in a discussion on police and minority relations in Birmingham in a townhall meeting Tuesday, Sept. 16.
On a worldwide tour taking fans by storm, Trombone Shorty and his ensemble explore funk, rock, jazz and hip-hop with exciting, high-energy style.
A unique philanthropic partnership between Research to Prevent Blindness, EyeSight Foundation of Alabama, and Susan and Dowd Ritter will fund ophthalmology research.
lmost everybody likes a good, cold beer or a hot, tasty cup of coffee, but one chemist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) goes a bit farther.
"The body doesn't distinguish between 'bad' stress from life or work and 'good' stress caused by game-day excitement," said Jody Gilchrist, a nurse practitioner at the UAB Heart and Vascular Clinic at The Kirklin Clinic at Acton Road, in a UAB news release on Friday. "It impacts your health either way."
Although the virus has not been confirmed, Dr. David Kimberlin, co-director of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Children's Hospital, says that early tests show Enterovirus 68 could be responsible for the surge in respiratory-related ER admissions.
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