Research in personalized medicine, health informatics and genomic medicine spans disciplines and will impact the treatment of many diseases.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham Institute for Human Rights will create and foster new research, policy solutions, educational programming, and outreach activities relating to all aspects of human rights ranging from the local to the international level.
The partnership combines genomics expertise with leadership in research and clinical medicine to speed efforts to deliver personalized therapies and cures.

Medical advances and interventions may have helped reduce the effects of obesity on life span, say new results published in Obesity Reviews.

In the summer course Source Materials, students used powders, liquids, expired media and everyday items to create sculptures and installations.
The American Industrial Hygiene Association honors Elizabeth H. Maples, Ph.D., for her extraordinary contributions.
UAB’s Department of Occupational Therapy ranks among the best in the United States, according to student reviews.
Tonya Perry, Ph.D., will serve on the executive committee for the National Council of Teachers of English’s Conference on English Education.
Ragib Hasan’s innovative project is bringing textbooks to visually impaired Bangladeshi children.
UAB epidemiologist Christine Skibola used genomics to identify a DNA variant that makes some susceptible to leukemia.
“TEDxBirmingham: Rediscover the Magic” wins the top prize in the Visual, Cinematography category of the American Advertising Federation Awards.
Each season, the Alys Stephens Center searches for innovative artists, curates unique events and enlists talented musicians to create memorable experiences for Birmingham audiences.
Julia Gohlke, Ph.D., received the F. Clarke Fraser New Investigator Award for cutting-edge research related to birth defects and other disorders of developmental origin.
The UABTeach program is designed to nurture and train a new teaching force of highly qualified instructors in science, technology, engineering, and math.
This season see Lalah Hathaway and Ruben Studdard, Boz Scaggs, Duquette Johnston, the Hendrix Experience, Keb’ Mo’, Mary Mary, Trombone Shorty, Kirk Whalum, Julian Lage and Chris Eldridge, and more.
UAB commended for strong quality-improvement program, advanced certifications among respiratory therapists and pilot training.
Alva Ferdinand, Dr.P.H., received the Outstanding Dissertation Award from AcademyHealth, the premier academic professional association for health services and health policy researchers.
New drugs to slow or even prevent Parkinson’s could be in human studies as early as 2015.
Funds raised from the annual event come back to UAB to support vital cardiovascular research efforts.
A local woman injured by a bottle rocket to the eye joins UAB Callahan Eye Hospital in urging people to not use fireworks at home.
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