Four UAB students are spending the summer studying abroad after being selected for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship.
At a time when measles seems long forgotten, false information about vaccines directed at vulnerable populations is breeding fear, confusion and even disease. Minnesota is experiencing the largest measles outbreak in 30 years, where dozens of children who were not vaccinated have been infected.
“Patients with epilepsy have a higher risk for postoperative complications and are more likely to have prolonged hospital stays and may be less likely able to go home than your typical shoulder replacement patient,” Brent A. Ponce, MD, associate professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, told Orthopedics Today.
University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers have made the first direct demonstration that fecal donor microbes remained in recipients for months or years after a transplant to treat the diarrhea and colitis caused by recurrent Clostridium difficile infections — a serious and stubborn cause of diarrhea after an antibiotic treatment for some other illness.
UAB unveils its solar house structure as students begin their journey to the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon competition.
Recent findings from an innovative nationwide trial indicate that the drug pembrolizumab, when used in combination with standard therapy, may provide positive results for patients with locally advanced breast cancer.
This type of lab course is part of a national undergraduate biology education reform effort.
A UAB physician visited Jordan to provide health care to Syrian refugees with chronic conditions.
Concerts, networking, art galleries, the great outdoors – Birmingham has it all!
Elizabeth Bevan, a doctoral student in the Department of Biology, is using drones in her thesis project that studies the effects of climate change on the endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtle in the Gulf of Mexico.
Researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham analyzed 379 drinks and found that pH levels of two seltzers clocked in at 4.96 and 5.25. But that's far from the risky 2 to 4 range—where most sodas and fruit juices fall—which puts you at risk for tooth erosion.
Gamlin has been appointed chair of the Mechanisms of Sensory, Perceptual and Cognitive Processes Study Section at the Center for Scientific Review for the NIH.
Dr. Christopher A. Girkin and Dr. Massimo Fazio have acquired the grant from the National Eye Institute to explore how visual field loss developed with glaucoma is associated with the specific biomechanics of the eye.
Michael J. Birrer, MD, PhD, discusses his new role as director of University of Alabama at Birmingham Comprehensive Cancer Center at the ASCO Annual Meeting.
Faculty and staff from the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Art and Art History, Department of Music and Department of Theatre explore their skills locally and abroad.
This is the first demonstration of donor microbes persisting in the recipient following fecal transplant, a finding made possible by a novel method to “fingerprint” individual strains of bacteria.
The inaugural academy class includes eight undergraduates from the UAB Health Care Management and Public Health programs.
nycu graphic 2Do-it-yourself braces and how-to videos on the internet have grown in popularity, but experts say there are dangers in avoiding trained orthodontic professionals.
Show your state pride at LOCAL. Saturday's festival -- held outside the Alys Stephens Center -- will showcase Alabama artists, farmers, musicians and makers, starting at 5 p.m.
Vaccines are scientifically proven to save lives and prevent major outbreaks of highly infectious diseases among large populations in a safe and effective way.
Allopurinol was more effective than febuxostat (Uloric) in preventing incident renal disease among older Americans, a retrospective cohort study found.
nycu graphic 2There are snakes out there. A UAB emergency physician and a biologist tell you what you need to know about coping with snakes and snakebite.
A UAB neurobiology professor has been inducted into the leading Slovenian scientific society.
Approximately 136 blocks were completed by members of the community through sewing days. This year’s theme is the 50th anniversary of the Loving v. Virginia U.S. Supreme Court ruling.
With the annual Xtreme Research Award, Heidelberg Engineering intends to honor cutting-edge research for the advancement of ophthalmic care. This year, Dr. Fazio’s work was recognized for its contribution to identifying novel imaging biomarkers that take into account the dynamic biomechanical response of ocular tissues to intraocular pressure.
Birmingham’s culinary scene is making stomachs rumble nationwide, thanks to high praise from Zagat, the James Beard Awards, and just this week, Buzzfeed. Meet some UAB alumni — and a faculty member — cultivating our local flavor, and follow their journeys into the kitchens and restaurants feeding Birmingham’s revitalization.
When factoring in so-called “optimal” behavioral health habits that include diet, smoking and exercise, nursing aides, therapy aides and assistants, and phlebotomists scored the worst, according to a research team from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Festivals tend to rule the summer music calendar, but we've still got plenty of concerts to see in Birmingham. Here are 30 shows that made our must-see list, June-August 2017.
Make paper from plant leaves and petals, dye an old shirt with flowers, or create a leaf print on fabric with some tips from the UAB Department of Art and Art History’s Doug Baulos.
UAB is helping the Alabama Chapter of the American Red Cross celebrate 100 years of service with a major blood drive on campus.
UAB study examines relationships between stigma, discrimination, abuse and depression in American Muslim women.
Humans develop milky spots in their omentum during early development, before bacteria even appears, indicating its role as a primary immune organ.
Megan Rich, University of Alabama at Birmingham graduate research assistant in neuroscience, is revolutionizing curing disease and, in a larger sense, understanding how our brain works. Rich is working on penetrating the blood-brain barrier in a noninvasive way.
Authors conclude that the relationship between the complexity of left main coronary artery disease and clinical outcomes varies over time and lay out approaches for individualized strategy of revascularization.
were with youAs a Baby-Friendly hospital, UAB is dedicated to helping new moms provide the best care for their newborns.
Scientists believe that the omentum — a little known organ considered the “policeman of the abdomen” – may have answers about how to halt the growth of aggressive tumors.
Medical professionals from the University of Alabama at Birmingham have provided a few tips to help men get healthy.
A multidisciplinary team will provide patients with advanced technology to diagnose and manage facial nerve disorders.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham has established the Breast Cancer Survivorship Clinic to provide specialized follow-up care for breast cancer patients based on their individual health care needs.
Roman Johnson, a Ph.D. student studying medical sociology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, has been awarded a Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship to study Arabic this summer in Morocco.
A leader in the early detection and treatment of gynecologic cancers is slated to be the next director of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Comprehensive Cancer Center. Michael J. Birrer, a leading oncologist, will take over as director Aug. 1.
nycu graphic 2Physicians at UAB share tips on men’s health and how it affects heart health, sexual function and memory and decreases cancer risk.
This study will explore the role of biomechanical differences in the optic nerve that may explain why individuals of African descent are at greatest risk of developing glaucoma.
Michael Birrer, a leading medical oncologist at Harvard University, will take the reins as the new director of the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center, succeeding the retiring Edward Partridge.
The interdisciplinary approach aims to accelerate clinical innovation by training STEM — science, technology, engineering and math — students and clinicians to collaborate.
The new UAB Breast Cancer Survivorship Clinic provides breast cancer patients extended follow-up care, helping them adjust to physical and emotional changes after treatment.
A former assistant professor at Pennington, mathematician Courtney Peterson developed TMI from a century-old equation and proved its accuracy, Heymsfield said. Peterson is now an assistant professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
"Drowsy driving can be considered a form of distracted driving. Like in distracted drivers, [mental] resources are directed away from the task of driving in drowsy drivers."
“I got to see Army doctors, nurses and medics work, knowing what they did was really important, and that there was a great need for it,” Lee said. “I had always wanted to go to nursing school, and this sealed the decision for me. When I got back from that deployment, I enrolled at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing.”
Ohio University announced today that its executive vice president and provost has accepted a post at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Pam Benoit, the university's executive VP and provost since 2009, will be UAB's new senior vice president and provost starting July 1, 2017.
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