Jefferson County Manager Tony Petelos this morning announced the county has reached agreements with some Birmingham area hospitals to provide care for former Cooper Green Mercy Hospital patients. The contracts are with UAB for $7 million; St. Vincent's $2 million; and Baptist Health System $2 million.
The sexual behavior of the roundworm C. elegans is unusual, to say the least. This is an animal that can carry around its own sperm and eggs, producing offspring by itself early in its three-week lifespan.
Professor of Medicine Peter Pappas will examine how individuals contract cryptococcus meningitis and ways to treat the infection. Two species of fungus are the cause of the majority of cryptococcus meningitis cases each year worldwide.
HIV may now be a chronic, manageable disease for most patients in the United States, but mothers and children in sub-Saharan Africa are still suffering. One UAB School of Public Health researcher hopes to improve their situation. 
2,000 tax returns filed for Birmingham families by UAB students, amounting to $3.3 million in tax refunds.
"While it is true that some industries and professions are more in demand than others, to be truly “successful” one must choose a career area that is well suited to one’s personality," says Suzanne Scott-Trammell, University of Alabama at Birmingham.
New understanding of roundworm reproduction could have impact on human and animal infertility issues, say UAB scientists.
Contest at UAB will test prowess of Alabama’s top high school computer programmers. 
As part of its ongoing Science, Communication and Innovation talks, Lucas Pozzo-Miller will speak about Rett syndrome.
A college baseball player nearly blinded by a batted ball and a UAB ophthalmologist urge athletes to wear eye protection at all times.
"Establishing the diagnosis of glaucoma, while often challenging, is not nearly as difficult as determining when the glaucoma is getting worse." As every ophthalmologist knows, visual fields (VFs) "require an alert and cooperative patient," said Brian Samuels, MD, PhD, assistant professor of ophthalmology, University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Ok! So you wash your hands before eating and brush your teeth before sleeping but is that  enough to keep germs and bacteria at bay? Probably not, say researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
An exterior wall of UAB's Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center has been transformed into a giant canvas for architecturally mapped digital art and animation. The artwork is projected on the fabric-wrapped wall as part of Light Dreams II Festival, a celebration of art, music, dance and light.
John Fiveash, MD, and Evan Thomas, PhD (pending) from the University of Alabama at Birmingham presented on RapidArc® radiosurgery in the treatment of brain cancer.  Thomas demonstrated how RapidArc radiosurgery can enable clinicians to treat multiple brain metastases in a single treatment session.
Diving injuries are more prevalent, too — they may not result in death, but they can be nearly as catastrophic. Up to 5 percent of all spinal cord injuries are the result of diving accidents, according to the University of Alabama at Birmingham National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center.
University of Alabama at Birmingham investigators and the Global Healthy Living Foundation’s online community support site are launching a study incorporating electronic devices to collect patient and physician information on rheumatic conditions.
Many people acquire this fungal infection during childhood — but Cryptococcus generally stays dormant in healthy people. It also can re-activate later in life, and one infectious disease expert wants to find out why.
School of Optometry graduates will be honored at the Doctoral Convocation and Hooding Ceremony on May 16.
More than 30 demonstrations will showcase basic science principles to local elementary and middle school students.
A year into the UAB strategic planning process, UAB President Ray L. Watts reflects on the institution’s influence and the importance and initial success of the vital campuswide effort.
Applications for the NIGMS Short Course on Statistical Genetics & Genomics will be accepted until May 23. The course will be held July 7-11.
UAB Nathan E. Miles Chair of Ophthalmology has been named chair-elect of the Ethics and Regulations in Human Research Committee of the Association for Research in Vision Science and Ophthalmology.
Renowned scientist Cynthia Brown, M.D., will lead UAB efforts to care for aging patients and patients with advanced or life-threatening illness.
Learn more about causes, therapies and training during UAB Comprehensive Diabetes Center’s annual research day.
The challenge is to address academic, regulatory and financial issues affecting the education of vascular surgeons.
Study presents a fresh perspective on existing research and conflicting evidence in supply-chain and strategic management
Children shouldn't drive a tractor until they're 14 or 15 because they lack certain abilities that come only with maturity such as the ability to visualize and understand their surrounding environment. Experienced drivers constantly scan their surroundings, looking for things that could become hazardous. There's strong evidence in laboratory studies that children do this terribly, according to David Schwebel, a psychology professor at the University of Alabama [at Birmingham] who has worked with the National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety.
A recent study published in the Journal of Gerontological Nursing found that each segment of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) population has its own specific physical and mental health needs. Rita Jablonski, PhD, associate professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Nursing is lead author of the paper, “The Invisible Elderly: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Older Adults.”
Janyce Sanford, M.D., chair of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Emergency Medicine, recommends an insect repellant with DEET, along with long pants and long-sleeved shirts, as the best way to ward off most pesky insects.
From Time
In the presence of men, rats and mice experience a stress response equivalent to swimming for three minutes or being restrained in a tube for 15 minutes. That’s because men secrete many more pheromones, which alert the rodents to the proximity of male animals, than women do.
A new NIH grant could allow researchers to better predict risk factors for patients using blood-thinners by examining the influence of genes, lifestyle, clinical factors and environment.
Need help putting the pack down? The UAB Lung Health Center is here for you.
Two years ago researchers successfully tested a new panel that could be used in shelters and safe rooms. "We are working with two manufacturers right now who are looking to produce the panels. …," said Dr. Uday Vaidya, a Professor in the UAB Department of Material Science and Engineering and the project leader. "Some of the details are actually in the framing, in terms of locking down the panels to the foundation."
A new study suggests the reasons for disparities in obesity rates between African-American and white women are far more complex than the usual go-to culprits of socioeconomics, fruit and vegetable intake, and exercise.
As Alabama’s largest employer, UAB has earned its reputation as a good one. Stellar benefits along with stability combine to make a pleasant atmosphere for those who work for the school and the hospital.
On May 8, 10 and 10, the west exterior wall of the Alys Stephens Center will be wrapped in fabric and turned into a giant projection screen, the centerpiece of “Light Dreams II,” an extravaganza of architecturally-mapped digital art and animation.
From Research and Innovative Technology Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation
Researchers at the National Center for Transportation Systems Productivity and Management (NCTSPM) are developing an advanced wireless monitoring system that not only weighs vehicles, it also captures data that can help measure the structural integrity of bridges and their response to traffic.
Students at the University of Alabama at Birmingham can take a break from traditional history courses — and opt for beatlemania instead. Professor Andre Millard says Beattlemania is not about the band's long list of #1 hits. "It's about that quintessential 60s experience."
Best of 2014 2Women have no effect on mice, but men cause a stress level comparable to a three-minute swim. Results indicate that researchers should account for these variables.
Artist Amanda Browder will Skype in from New York for community sewing days May 9 and June 30 as the huge fabric installation is created.
Improper storage and care of your toothbrush could make it a harbor for germs, including staph, intestinal bacteria and more.
Follow some simple tips to stop bug bites or stings from ending your summer fun.

Hear burgeoning musicians, catch the spirit, say goodbye and good luck and celebrate July 4, all with the UAB Department of Music this summer.

With pilot finds from young professionals, Division of Preventive Medicine Assistant Professor Tiffany Carson, Ph.D., will build the foundation of her research program studying factors that influence cancer disparities of black and white women in the South.
A five-year, $1.72 million grant will help researchers to identify the role of testosterone and cortisol in health and development of preterm infants and find a measure that will reliably predict those infants most at risk for problems later.
The award is presented to a department whose faculty, fellows or residents published one of the most outstanding journal articles in Obstetrics and Gynecology.
What are the latest advances or significant changes in X-ray and in the X-ray market in the past year? "There has been a greater utilization of digital flat-panel X-ray receptors and the availability from an increased number of vendors has occurred. In addition, the use and availability of wireless digital flat-panel detectors has increased markedly," said Michael Yester, Ph.D., head of the physics and engineering division of the department of radiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
“The Face-Q is a welcome addition to my practice,” James C. Grotting, MD, a plastic surgeon in Birmingham, Ala., and clinical professor of plastic surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the University of Wisconsin, said in a press release from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
Ali Ahmed, MD, MPH, a geriatrician at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, said that the main reason he doesn't use the NOACs in his older patients is because of the lack of antidotes.
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