Visit the Alys Stephens Center and enjoy four distinctly different presentations on art and interests from around the world.
First seen in California, then in Colorado, cases of acute flaccid myelitis marked by strikingly consistent MRI evidence of gray matter damage in the spinal cord are now believed to be affecting children in multiple states across the United States, according to neurologists tracking the outbreak.
According to Bruce Korf, M.D., Ph.D., chair of the department of genetics, and director of the Heflin Center for Genomic Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, the glut of genetic information that will be used to inform treatment decisions will require additional education of clinicians, especially since a sizable cohort received their genetics training before the genomic age.
"If someone has hepatitis C and does not know it, it could be doing damage to their liver," says Michael Saag, MD, professor of medicine and director of the Center for AIDS Research at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is also co-chair of the Infectious Diseases Society of America's HCV Guidance panel.
However, the results show a significant increase in maternal mortality for women who live greater distances from the hospital, according to the study Dr Michael Froelich of University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and colleagues. The findings point to differences in health care access as a possible explanation for racial differences in pregnancy-related death in the United States.
"Though our study suggests breakfast may not be key to weight loss, we only examined a general recommendation of eating versus skipping," says Emily Dhurandhar, assistant professor at the Department of Health Behavior at the University of Alabama Birmingham and a lead author of the study.
Efforts by the administration at The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) to make the campus more attractive to students will get another boost when popular Birmingham eatery Full Moon Bar-B-Que opens in the fall of 2015 in the university's new student center, which is now under construction.
Twenty Women Who Make a Difference in the Birmingham area were honored at a luncheon today at The Club. Dr. Shirley Salloway Kahn, vice president for development, alumni and external relations at The University of Alabama at Birmingham was honored.
New funding from the Jefferson County Commission will re-establish the Mental Health Court in Birmingham, administered by UAB TASC.
UAB Youth Safety Lab offers tips for safe holiday fun.
UAB partners with local and national restaurant chains to offer a variety of dining options at new student center scheduled to open in time for the fall 2015 semester.
It has been more than 30 years since the last major advancement in prostate cancer screening technology, and the latest advancement is now available in the Southeast only at UAB.
The Amelia Center Gallery at Gulf Coast State College presents “The Helmet Project,” an exhibition of paintings and photographs of installations by Gary Chapman.
The original face of AIDS was that of a middle-class, often white, gay man living in New York or San Francisco. That picture has changed over time as people of color have become disproportionately affected by the epidemic. Today, the face of AIDS is Black or Latino, poor, often rural - and Southern.
Dr. Trygve Tollefsbol, director of the Cell Senescence Culture Facility at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, said the study "provides a unique way of looking at aging not only in terms of aging of the liver but also in terms of epigenetic aging." The findings are important because a liver that ages more quickly may make a person more likely to develop cancer, Tollefsbol added.
The decision to euthanize the dog was “probably from an overabundance of caution,” says David C. Pigott, MD, professor of emergency medicine at the University of Alabama, Birmingham (UAB). That's because the Ebola virus only infects a few types of animals that can pass on the disease, and this excludes animals commonly kept as pets, like cats and dogs.
A recent (and totally unfortunate) study published in the New England Journal of Medicine debunked the common belief that having sex burns up to 300 calories. According to the calculations of University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers, a 154-pound man doing the deed burns about 21 calories during an average sex sesh—a mere 3.5 calories per minute.
The clinic is housed at Children's of Alabama and associated with UAB. The designation makes it part of a consortium that includes Emory University School of Medicine, the Medical University of South Carolina, the University of Florida and the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine.
Birmingham’s own Eric Essix will join the Atlanta-based group for a jazzy, soulful collection of songs of the season and group favorites.
Dr. Faisal Shuaib hails from Nasarawa State, studied medicine at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and was further trained at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States where he obtained a doctorate Degree in Public Health.
Melanie Mae Roberts was named Miss UAB 2015 at a pageant held Wednesday night at the Alys Stephens Center for the Performing Arts.
Dr. Catherine Hough-Telford, a fellow in the University of Alabama at Birmingham Division of Pediatric f Infectious Diseases, put it this way: Just because you got a vaccine last year "doesn't mean your immune system will necessarily remember last year," Hough-Telford said.
On Monday, the governor of Alabama swept into University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital and declared the state's hospitals were ready to handle an Ebola patient.
Researchers at the University of Alabama-Birmingham released a 2012 study stating that blacks were more likely than whites to eat a Southern diet, characterized as heavy in fried foods, processed meats and heavily sweetened beverages.
Denny's held its grand opening for "The Den" at UAB Wednesday, the first of Denny's new food concepts aimed at millennials. Denny's already has college concepts open at a few other colleges around the country - including Auburn University - but this is the first Den. It opened Aug. 23.
Come view the latest eyeglass styles from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 24 at UAB Eye Care, 1716 University Blvd.
Frances R. Finney earned undergraduate and master’s degrees from the UAB School of Education.
Collat School of Business earns national accolade.
Enjoy an evening of global guitar as Sérgio and Odair Assad perform their style of classical, jazz and Latin musical fusion.
Price’s work “Triptych: Three Studies in Gesture and Noise” will be presented at the Atlanta conference Nov. 13-14.
Just announced, this special performance by Ellis will create an intimate “in-studio” feel, with an artist’s chat moderated by Scott Register live on stage.
The Miss UAB Scholarship Pageant is an official preliminary to the Miss Alabama and Miss America pageants.
Prayer flags are beginning to proliferate as the 14th Dalai Lama's visit to Birmingham nears.
The UAB’s Mitochondrial Medicine Laboratory, under the direction of Victor Darley-Usmar, Ph.D., is at the forefront of establishing the bioenergetic health index (BHI) as a new universally deployed clinical test for assessing bioenergetic dysfunction especially early in disease progression before significant pathology and/or prior to the development of life-threatening conditions.
From PT Products Online
Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) have explored patterns in pediatric sports injuries in a new study published in the Journal of Athletic Training
A UAB scientist will participate in a panel alongside other brain plasticity experts and His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.
The fifth season of UAB’s Dancing with the Silver Stars is a showcase for healthy aging and a fundraiser for UAB programs that serve the elderly population.
The "Fagbug," a Volkswagen Beetle featured in the documentary film, "Fagbug Nation," will be on display at The UAB Campus Green on Wednesday from noon-3 p.m. as part of Out Week. Filmmaker Erin Davies will appear at a screening of the film on campus on Wednesday night. (Photo by Wikimedia user Jason Lawrence.)
When thinking about measures to prevent fluid overload, it’s important to remember that fluid is a drug with a therapeutic window, and that dosing rates should be individualized to the goals of therapy, the clinical scenario and the severity of illness, noted David Askenazi, MD, the director of the Pediatric and Infant Center for Acute Nephrology, Children’s of Alabama/University of Alabama at Birmingham.
From the LA Times
“In general, the presence of the fever doesn’t mean that patient X needs to be admitted,” said Dr. David Pigott of the University of Alabama at Birmingham. “It is a mark of infection.
"We are in an extremely difficult time right now psychologically," said Josh Klapow, associate professor in the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health. "What you're dealing with is how to separate rational, productive worry from irrational unproductive worry."
From the Wall Street Journal
David Pigott, professor of emergency medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, said he suspects that “if we see any significant number of new cases,” such patients will likely be transferred to special centers designated to treat Ebola cases. Four institutions, including Emory University in Atlanta, Nebraska Medical Center, St. Patrick’s Hospital in Missoula, Mont., and an National Institutes of Health facility, have special biocontainment units.

Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have taken an in-depth look at patterns in pediatric sports-related injuries in a new study published in the Journal of Athletic Training.
In the wake of news that a Dallas nurse is infected with Ebola, Alabama  Gov. Robert Bentley toured UAB Hospital today to continue the message he started last week: that Alabama hospitals are prepared to handle the Ebola virus.
A UAB scientist will participate in a panel alongside other brain plasticity experts and His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.
Study explores patterns such as top 5 most common sports and recreation injuries.
Over the next few weeks, venues large and small will present electronica artists, jam bands, country performers, heavy-metal groups, hip-hop acts, folk singers and more.
The day's discussion focused on balancing the benefit of oral anticoagulation compared with its bleeding risk and the stroke risks that may be elevated in the Watchman device group.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) has received nearly $14 million in research funding from the race since 2003, according to the organization's web site.
Physician scientists at 22 consortia, including investigators at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, will collaborate with representatives of 98 patient advocacy groups to advance clinical research and investigate new treatments for patients with rare diseases.
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