University and student health and wellness leaders gathered to cut the ribbon on a new facility that combines the Health Services medical clinic and Counseling Services to provide students a full range of primary care services
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month; several local activities support the cause.
UAB clinical collaboration with CVS/pharmacy and MinuteClinic will increase access to care and help improve medication adherence for patients.
The Outstanding Periodontal Educator Award recognizes Palcanis’ impact on teaching and educational innovation.
School of Nursing’s Lynda Wilson, deputy director of the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization Collaborating Center on International Nursing, will present as part of a casual lunch.
The Alabama Retail Association, along with the University of Alabama at Birmingham Collat School of Business, recognized 13 retail businesses in 48 Alabama cities and 12 other states as Retailers of the Year.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) will play host on Thursday to a unique traveling exhibition designed to call attention to the problem of suicide among college students.
Anyone who wishes to pick up some tips regarding the preservation or restoration of old books and manuscripts should attend a lecture at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) on Thursday by Gabrielle Fox, a fine-binding expert and book conservationist from Cincinnati, Ohio.
All who attended the meeting agreed there is a problem: In some states, a patient who needs an organ transplant can move up the waiting list quickly.
In others where donor organs are much more scarce, patients can die waiting.
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Older adults have the most experience handling money and hold the lion’s share of the nation’s household wealth. But they’re also subject to normal cognitive aging, which brings with it a decline in number skills, processing speed, flexible decision-making and short-term memory, said Daniel Marson, a professor of neurology and director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Center at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
"Today, the UAB School of Medicine and our physicians, scientists and patients call on Congress to finish the job and pass an NIH funding bill that restores the indiscriminate budget cuts enacted two years ago as part of sequestration," said Selwyn Vickers.
The collaborating medical centers include the University of Maryland Medical System, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, and the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Health System. Through these clinical affiliations the patients served by these medical centers will continue to have access to clinical support, medication counseling, chronic disease monitoring and wellness programs at CVS/pharmacy stores and MinuteClinic, the retail medical clinic division of CVS Health.
September 25, 2014

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The replacement of the old-fashioned wheelchair is here: the Movi chair, designed for hospitals, nursing homes and anyplace where patient mobility is important.
A program to boost early childhood nutrition and break the cycle of obesity kicks off in Birmingham’s Woodlawn neighborhood Sept. 28.
The award is presented annually to authors of a peer-reviewed published paper that has contributed the most to the knowledge of periodontal regeneration in a given calendar year.
Alabama's 2014 Retailers of the Year were announced and honored on Tuesday by The Alabama Retail Association and the University of Alabama at Birmingham Collat School of Business.
The biggest predictor of health,” Dr. Frank Franklin declares, “is wealth.” Franklin, professor emeritus of public health at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, is reflecting on the glaring social and economic disparities that have prevailed in Birmingham and Jefferson County for decades.
" Anxiety, difficulty sleeping, feeling on edge, replaying of the events over and over, intrusive thoughts and images, emotional numbness, feelings of sadness, all can and often do occur in the immediate hours and days after an event," said Josh Klapow, associate professor in the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Public Health.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham and Birmingham AIDS Outreach have joined together for a research project to locate, assess and re-engage those people living with HIV/AIDS who have fallen out of care.
Teams gather during UAB’s Blazer BEST Hub bug robot competition testing at the Riverchase Galleria in Birmingham, Ala., on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011. BEST Robotics is a non-profit organization whose mission is to encourage middle and high students to pursue careers in technology and engineering. UAB’s Blazer BEST Hub is one of the BEST Robotics hubs, which are represented nationwide.
The UAB Piano Series is presented by the Department of Music, part of the UAB College of Arts and Sciences. The series brings the world's finest pianists to Birmingham.
Not only can fluid overload increase a patient’s risk for death, but it can add several days to the hospital length of stay (LOS) and more than $15,000 to the total health care cost, according to a study presented at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Summer Meeting.
Joshua Klapow, a clinical psychologist and associate professor of public health at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, says relationships that take place primarily on the road can work if each party agrees to the "ground rules."
"Memory improved with the absence of H2A.Z, which was unexpected, since we hypothesized that H2A.Z would be a necessary part of memory formation in normal situations," J. David Sweatt, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Neurobiology said. "This gives us an intriguing new target for therapies for conditions involving memory loss or poor memory formation."
Children's of Alabama has further solidified its partnership with the University of Alabama at Birmingham by pledging $5 million to The Campaign for UAB: Give Something, Change Everything.
The Blazers are set to take on Florida International University at 3 p.m. at Legion Field; join the NAS tailgate party from noon-2:30 p.m.
Join the ASC as it presents groundbreaking contemporary gospel crossover duo Mary Mary in an uplifting, inspiring performance.
The Sept. 25-26 Birmingham event is designed for college and university instructors and professors, practice educators, and health care training and development staff who desire to learn strategies for working with, engaging and supporting diverse student and employee populations.
Discussion will cover the possibility that medical advances would allow humans to live much longer lives.
On the heels of reaching the halfway point of its ambitious $1 billion fundraising goal, UAB’s compelling “Give Something, Change Everything” TV spots highlight diverse initiatives.
For people living with HIV/AIDS, coming to regular medical visits is critical to keeping viral load suppressed.
The Children’s of Alabama board of trustees voted to pledge support for pediatric initiatives in the UAB School of Medicine.
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.
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