An estimated 1,100 students will walk in UAB’s two commencement ceremonies, and 73 will receive their doctoral hoods this fall.
December 04, 2014

Journey to the edge

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After 22 Antarctic journeys, UAB biologist Jim McClintock is practically a local. Between scientific expeditions, he leads cruises to the icy continent, offering Alabamians a peek inside polar research labs and highlighting the impact of climate change on the majestic landscape. Five travelers share life-changing moments from their trips with McClintock in UAB Magazine.
A new UAB study reports on a potential new treatment for frontotemporal dementia, the second most common type after Alzheimer’s disease.
What’s the secret to develop a successful new medical device? A great idea — and a strong team, says Robert Hergenrother, Ph.D., director of AIMTech. Find out how the UAB-Southern Research Institute partnership plans to accelerate innovations in patient care in The Mix, UAB’s research blog.
Addressing the financial impact of a changing NCAA landscape, the UAB Athletic Department’s strategic plan establishes investment priorities and announces the final seasons for football, bowling and rifle will be in the 2014-2015 academic year.
Jarred Younger’s lab seeks to develop the state’s first research and treatment center for neuroinflammatory disorders.
The Essentials with Branford Marsalis and Cirque Alys II with Australia’s Sway Poles are just two of this season’s inspired new ASC shows. Tickets go on sale Dec. 12.


Manuscripts penned by the late James Pittman, longtime dean of the School of Medicine at UAB, are the basis for a biography of Tinsley Harrison.
Be the first to see the fifth season-opening episode of “Downton Abbey” presented Dec. 14, by UAB’s Alys Stephens Center.
The UAB School of Nursing will partner in a $2.24 million grant that aims to provide young breast cancer survivors the support they need.

UAB researchers present warning signs that can be seen when an older adult begins to lose the ability to manage finances – which could indicate dementia.

In this retelling of Charles Dickens’ classic tale, all the beloved characters appear to help Scrooge in his journey toward redemption and enlightenment.

New International Journal of Obesity paper offers an algorithm to more accurately predict body weight change outcomes.

Mixed-media, design and sculptural works by Department of Art and Art History students Rob Clifton, Alejandra Garbutt and Nathan Truitt will be on display Dec. 1-13.

The manufacturer of a new medication for Rett syndrome studied at UAB is encouraged by the drug’s performance.

Barghi is one of just 32 Rhodes scholars across the U.S., and he is UAB’s third Rhodes winner since 2000.

UAB’s Korf recognized for contributions in the field of genetics with election to fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

November 21, 2014

Counting the consequences

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Justice may be blind, but Griffin Edwards isn’t. The UAB Collat School of Business assistant professor crunches numbers to shed light on the surprising, often unintended consequences of laws. He reveals what he’s learned from crime data, crop yields, and golf scores in UAB Magazine.

UAB and Red Cross host a holiday blood drive with a Wild West theme.

The outreach program of UAB Eye Care is collecting donated blankets and other items ahead of winter to share with patients who come through its “Gift of Sight” event.
"I think the message should be clear from a public health perspective that tobacco smoke is not different from marijuana smoke in terms of its effect on endothelial function, and perhaps we need to have policy to cover banning marijuana smoke in open setting," said Donna Arnett, M.D., past president of the AHA.
A University of Alabama at Birmingham researcher has published a new theory on why U.S. infants are born fatter than at any time in history.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham has established the Neuroscience Roadmap Scholars Program in an effort to increase the number of graduate students in the field. Prospective graduate students will need to apply and be accepted into the university’s, Graduate Biomedical Sciences, Behavioral Neuroscience, or Vision Science graduate programs.
Stacey Holloway loves movies. That is part of what gives her works such a sense of movement, as if they have been stopped mid-action.
Art lovers and curious newcomers can do just that in 2015 at UAB's Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts. For about two months, the exhibit halls at 1221 10th Ave. South will display more than 100 artworks by Warhol, an enigmatic yet towering figure in the Pop Art movement of the 1960s.
Herpes zoster vaccination appears to be safe in patients treated with biologic therapies for rheumatoid arthritis (RA), psoriatic arthritis (PsA) and ankylosing spondylitis (AS), despite widespread recommendations against this practice, a new study suggests.
Experts are now finding ways to recover the declining population of Texas’ official sea turtle, the Kemp’s ridley sea turtle. Kemp’s ridley sea turtle is the world’s most endangered sea turtle and it has been increasing in numbers until recently.
"According to the CDC, millions of pregnant women have been given the flu shot, and it has been shown to be safe in both the pregnant mother and the unborn baby," said Dr. Catherine Hough-Telford, a fellow in the University of Alabama at Birmingham Division of Pediatric Diseases.
A UAB study of hospital deaths during childbirth suggests the high death rate of African-American women is likely associated with access to prenatal care.
Haley Johnson singled out for youth injury research award.
UAB Professional Studies offers online CEU courses in workplace violence prevention, one of few online programs in the country.
The School of Nursing recognized for social media prowess.
Davey’s paper explores the role of transformational leadership on voluntary nursing turnover and the effects of job characteristics.

A UAB School of Public Health researcher has published a theory that suggests a mother’s activity and metabolism can influence her child’s likelihood of being obese.

This innovative exhibition will combine public and private Warhol works, presented by the College of Arts and Sciences’ Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts.
The multi-project research targets key molecular steps of immune cell-fate decisions after virus infection.
Research revealing new evidence about the role of the spleen following heart attack will be honored during the AHA scientific meeting Nov. 15-19.
UAB has two Rhodes finalists and one Marshall finalist in 2014.
An assistant professor of English at The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) who stages innovative community theatre projects will deliver the next presentation in The Edge of Chaos Scholars lecture series, to be held in The Edge of Chaos events venue on campus on Friday at 1:30 p.m.
Many American doctors may not support genetic testing in patients without a major family history of certain illnesses, suggests a new survey of physicians. The report appears in the Nov. 13 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.
Statins should be taken by almost all people with pre-dialysis kidney disease as suggested in current guidelines, reports a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN).
The authors claimed that the study illustrates the importance of diabetic retinopathy screenings. The authors stated that "The rate of self-reported dilated eye care use in the past year was low for the overall sample (32.2 per cent), suggesting that DR [diabetic retinopathy] screening in these settings could fulfil a critical role for patients with diabetes not routinely accessing annual dilated eye examination care."
The grant will allow the two universities to combine their research into the reductions of cancer health disparities in minorities. The four-year project will be led by UAB's Upender Manne and ASU's Manoj Mishra.
Finley family gives $3.4 million gift to university. Endowed scholarship established, Reynolds Historical Library, lectureship to be renamed in their honor.
UAB researchers compared two sets of guidelines to ascertain if people with chronic kidney disease should take statins to reduce high cholesterol levels linked to cardiovascular disease.
Dr Richard Waguespack, clinical professor in the University of Alabama at Birmingham's division of otolaryngology, said a wet spring often results in a robust summer allergy season.
UAB officials said in a release that the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke has awarded the school a $250,000, five-year grant to help fund the UAB Neuroscience Roadmap Scholars Program.
Susan Hendricks gives us a look at volunteers using animal therapy for adults and children with cancer.
The grant will be used by ASU and the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center (CCC) to develop a pool of scientists to conduct community-based research in ways to reduce those disparities.
A UAB study finds that minorities with diabetes have a high rate of diabetic retinopathy, a potentially blinding eye disease, and that telemedicine might be a good way to address that condition.
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