“Successful results from the BLOCk-CTI trial demonstrate that the Blazer open-irrigated catheter is safe and effective for the ablation of atrial flutter,” Tom McElderry, MD, principal investigator, associate professor and section chief of electrophysiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
That special relationship between Elijah and the Blazers has inspired UAB to wear different-colored sneakers this season in support of their honorary young teammate. Head coach Jerod Haase came up with the idea, which also works to raise awareness in the fight against pediatric cancer.
March 14, 2016 Written by Shannon Thomason
Yelp’s Fire and Ice will feature live music, food vendors from around the city, beer pairings, giveaways and more.
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Haase was named the Conference USA coach of the year. The C-USA coach of the year, as voted by the league's head coaches, receives the Gene Bartow Award.
“I don’t see a need for any age restrictions,” David Schwebel, a psychologist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, tells Inverse. Children of all ages “enjoy fantasy — fantasy movies and fantasy books,” without negative psychological effects.
The Monday and Tuesday after daylight saving time in the spring have also been associated with a 10% increase in heart attacks, according to a 2012 study at the University of Alabama Birmingham.
March 11, 2016
Kristin Chenoweth, star of stage and screen, performs for Alys Stephens Center’s VIVA Health Starlight Gala June 12Written by Shannon Thomason
Emmy and Tony award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth will perform for the ASC’s biggest fundraiser of the year. The gala also kicks off the Alys Stephens Center’s new 20th anniversary season.
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March 10, 2016 Written by Adam Pope
Springing forward with daylight saving time may increase your risk of having a heart attack if you have a history of heart disease.
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March 09, 2016 Written by Tiffany Westry
Nonverbal communication expert Mark Hickson, Ph.D., offers insight into the gestures and facial expressions displayed by presidential candidates during recent debates.
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March 09, 2016 Written by Katherine Shonesy
Amsler to be honored for the quality of his scholarship and impact on his field.
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March 10, 2016 Written by Shannon Thomason
Join the Department of Art and Art History in UAB’s new MakerSpace for free interactive art studios, ranging from bookbinding and watercolor to Epilog Laser printing, puppetry and sketchbook processes.
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March 09, 2016
When the UAB Blazers hit the court for tournament play this week, you’ll notice something unusual about their footwear. The players wear different-colored shoes to support their biggest fan and bring awareness to his fight.
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Fewer than 41 percent of the workers had a ranking of "ideal" in five of the seven cardiovascular health factors (blood pressure, blood sugar, diet, weight, cholesterol, physical activity and smoking
“As the director of the Division of Infectious Diseases at UAB, I look forward to fulfilling two of my lifelong passions: fostering interdisciplinary collaborative research and mentoring young and mid-career faculty,” [Jeanne] Marrazzo said.
The HEART Matters Program offers health coaching to African American men who are overweight or obese and have the desire to become healthier. The program aims to promote a more active lifestyle, healthier diet, better stress management and rest among black men.
They matched 3,055 caregivers with 3,055 noncaregivers by a propensity score based on 16 demographic, lifestyle and stroke risk factors, and calculated incident stroke risk. Mean follow-up was 8.5 years.
In this week's Cover Story, we took an in-depth look at UAB's recently approved master plan. Two words came up often: density and vertical. And many commercial real estate pros we talked to are pretty happy with the school's new strategy.
Investigators with the University of Alabama at Birmingham Cannabidiol Program will present the first results drawn from the CBD oil studies underway at UAB and Children's of Alabama. Three abstracts will be presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology in Vancouver, Canada.
Although the Blazers will not play again for 18 months -- 544 days to be exact, when Alabama A&M visits Legion Field next Sept. 2 -- coach Bill Clark and his staff are gradually piecing together their program once again.
March 08, 2016
HEART Matters program aims to improve heart health among African American men through coaching and mentoringWritten by Tiffany Westry
Program seeks 200 men for one-on-one coaching.
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March 07, 2016 Written by Shannon Thomason
Songwriter, musician and activist Joan Baez is arguably the world’s most famous female folk singer, known and lauded for her distinctive, sweeping soprano.
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UAB Athletics offers work absence excuse note (tongue-in-cheek) for Thursday
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March 07, 2016 Written by Adam Pope
UAB’s Suzanne Oparil, M.D., has been selected as one of only three doctors from the United States to receive the Clinical Excellence Award at the National Physician of the Year Awards in New York City.
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March 05, 2016 Written by Tiffany Westry
Acclaimed documentary to be screened at UAB Hill Student Center on March 9 at 7 p.m.
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March 04, 2016 Written by Tiffany Westry
Human trafficking expert Sunny Slaughter will give a lecture from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. March 14 in Sterne Library Room 172.
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March 07, 2016 Written by Jeff Hansen
Greater efficiency is a must for future clinical use of these cells in regenerative medicine, drug screening and disease study.
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March 04, 2016 Written by Tyler Greer
Awards recognize the very best in university advancement from a diverse body of educational institutions across the Southeast.
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March 04, 2016 Written by Beena Thannickal
Oak Mountain High School will host the third annual Color Run 5K at Oak Mountain State Park on March 12 to raise money for cancer research at UAB.
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March 04, 2016 Written by Alicia Rohan
Researcher focused on HIV and STD prevention in women will lead UAB School of Medicine Division of Infectious Diseases.
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March 04, 2016 Written by Alicia Rohan
Research study conducted at UAB shows that weekly dosage of paclitaxel versus three-week treatment does not prolong progression-free survival in patients with ovarian cancer.
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March 04, 2016 Written by Shannon Thomason
The BMEN Peer Mentoring Program is designed to provide academic and social support to black male students entering UAB. Brandon Cohill, Garrett Stephens and Samuel Sullivan IV were awarded the inaugural green blazers for 2016 at the Blazer Male Excellence Network’s Undugu Male Gathering.
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The U.S. Attorney's Office, in conjunction with students in UAB’s Digital Media Department, have created a public service campaign about the ravages of opiate abuse. The students designed the Know Dope campaign name and logo, along with six public service announcements and a 10-minute documentary that authorities hope will be shown in area schools as part of drug awareness programs.
The goal is to improve access to care within a 50 mile stretch along I-65 from Birmingham to Cullman, an area that has traditionally been underserved by health care providers.
The new sign, 179 feet by 25 feet, will feature a variety of iconic images that showcase Birmingham’s historic past surrounding the UAB logo.
March 03, 2016 Written by Shannon Thomason
“Outer Skin/Inner Space” will be on exhibition from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, and feature the works of 29 students in the UAB Department of Art and Art History.
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March 03, 2016 Written by Bob Shepard
Preliminary results from UAB’s CBD oil studies show benefit in seizure control in some patients.
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March 02, 2016 Written by Bob Shepard
UAB leads local hospitals, first responders and government agencies in full-scale tornado disaster exercise.
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March 02, 2016 Written by Shannon Thomason
Enjoy free art, music, food and refreshments at the third “Chamber Music @ AEIVA.” The concert will connect chamber music to the AEIVA exhibition, “Enrique Martínez Celaya: Small Paintings 1974-2015.”
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March 02, 2016 Written by Jeff Hansen
These awards from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences recognize exceptional early-career scientists.
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March 02, 2016
Older workers in office support, service occupations at higher risk for poor cardiovascular health profileWritten by Alicia Rohan
Middle aged and older workers at higher risk for cardiovascular health in some jobs.
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March 02, 2016 Written by Shannon Thomason
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the ASC with singer-songwriter Marc Broussard and his bayou-tinged blend of Southern soul.
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March 02, 2016 Written by Tiffany Westry
School of Education graduate Kristen Woods will be honored at the American Counseling Association’s international conference in Montreal, Canada, in March.
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March 01, 2016 Written by Shannon Thomason
Panion’s “Here We Are” was commissioned by the Alabama Symphony Orchestra to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in 1963.
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March 01, 2016 Written by Bob Shepard
UAB agrees with City of Gardendale on land purchase for new medical facilities to enhance access to medical care.
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