Cynthia Brown, M.D., MSPH, will direct UAB's Geriatric Medicine Section.

Dan Marson, Ph.D., J.D., is president-elect for the National Academy of Neuropsychology for 2012.

Vera Bittner, M.D., MSPH, has received an award of excellence from the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.

A UAB researcher will attend a White House briefing on spinal cord-injury rehab research.

With a grant from the Gates Foundation, UAB researchers will target a bacteria blamed for birth defects in the Indian subcontinent.

Simbeck of Killen and Hossain of Gadsden will each receive $2,500 scholarships.

UAB’s Discussion Book Dialogue series on autism continues Nov. 17.

The Sidewalk Film Festival continues with "Welcome to Shelbyville."

Artist Willie Cole will serve as juror for the 2011 Juried Student Annual exhibition during his residency at UAB.

The UAB School of Dentistry won the Homecoming Week race for the second year in a row.

William Hucke was UAB’s first successful birth from a frozen embryo; now he’s back, studying biomedical engineering.
Floral portrait of Birmingham’s Danny Brannon will adorn Donate Life Rose Parade float Jan. 2.

UAB’s internal medicine residency program has been named in honor of Tinsley Harrison.

A UAB project aims to improve outcomes in fracture treatment for older women at risk for osteoporosis.

A UAB researcher has received a grant to study idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

UAB's National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center has received a five-year renewal grant.

Funding for the UAB Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics has been renewed for an additional five years.

See one of the world’s most innovative jazz musicians at UAB’s Alys Stephens Center Nov. 17.

A U.S. Air Force Special Operations surgical team now calls UAB home between deployments overseas, honing their medical skills at UAB’s Level 1 trauma center.

Know Your Status will offer free HIV and STD screenings Nov. 9.

American hikers held captive in Iran to give first college lecture at UAB.

Bring your gently used clothing to the annual Suits 4 Success clothing drive, providing dis-advantaged women with appropriate clothing to re-enter the work force.

Six UAB teams are finalists in the 2011-12 Alabama Launchpad class.

A UAB nurse practitioner has received an award from the Association of Child Neurology Nurses.

The clinic has met the emotional, developmental and medical needs of adoptive families for 10 years; a pilot project aims to improve the adoption process.
Take family holiday gatherings as a chance to discuss family health history.

Golden Dragon Acrobats tumble into the World on Stage Festival.

Summon the holiday spirit when UAB Opera presents the story of a little boy and the three kings, “Amahl and the Night Visitors” Nov. 11-12.

Ten UAB students will be in the running for the title of Mr. and Ms. UAB.
Eleven new members will join the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center advisory board for 2011-12.

Local dancer Parul Kapoor leads "The Bollywood Experience" at UAB's Alys Stephens Center on Nov. 12.

Artist Willie Cole will lecture and work with UAB faculty during a weeklong residency.

UAB received a prestigious NCI award to study brain tumors, making it one of only a few institutions to hold four SPORE programs.

Connecting the elderly to friends and family online reduces depression, a UAB professor discovers.

List places UAB’s Sarah Parcak — who uses satellite imagery to find lost archaeological sites — among the world’s top 25 innovators.

Innovative thinkers break new ground with creativity, contributing to their academic fields and the public’s quality of life.
Do you dread the dead or kill for the thrill? Real fear lies in the reality of the scare, UAB psychologist says.

The third annual Run for the Health of It will be held Oct. 30.

Noche Flamenca will bring dancers, guitarists, singers to UAB’s Alys Stephens Center Nov. 11 for an evening of authentic flamenco.
National honor recognizes UAB nurses as among the best in the nation.
October 21, 2011

UAB, Cigna sign health care contract

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UAB Health System and Cigna have announced a two-year network partnership to begin Jan. 1, 2012.

From a group of 18 young women, Elisabeth Chramer of Trussville was selected as the 2012 Miss UAB and awarded more than $2,000 in scholarships.

UAB Opera's open auditions for "Man of La Mancha" will be Nov. 4.

The UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center will host three lung cancer seminars in November.

UAB will offer two programs to help smokers quit in November.

Emma Donoghue's Room: A Novel will be the discussion of November's BookTalk.

A UAB professor's original work will be performed by two guest artists Oct. 31.

Learn more about graduate school options at UAB on Oct. 27.

Public auction at University Stores Warehouse Nov. 9.

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