Clarinetists of all ages and abilities are invited to participate in the symposium; registration includes a ticket to see guest artist and Grammy winner Richard Stoltzman perform with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra.
Policy and government affairs director set to speak at UAB on changes coming to maternal and child health policy upon Donald Trump’s presidency.
Pediatric patients admitted to intensive care units face increased risk of death from sudden kidney problems.
The UAB Collegiate Recovery Community will host an open house from 4-6 p.m. Jan. 12, and a Recovery Conference from noon-10 p.m. Feb. 11.
A UAB study shows that evaluation from a vision specialist should be included in return-to-learn concussion protocols.
Parcak developed a way to process satellite images with infrared in order to identify chemical changes in the soil caused by the activity of ancient civilizations.
Surya P. Bhatt, M.D., from University of Alabama at Birmingham, and colleagues compared all-cause readmissions and costs following index hospitalization for consecutive Medicare-only patients with acute exacerbation of COPD.
Contemporary ballet companies aren't all tutus and tradition.
The UAB physics professor will head the Coalition of EPSCoR/IDeA States, which promotes vibrant science and technology in underserved states.
The clinical lab in Spain Tower analyzes up to 5,000 tubes of blood each night, providing vital data for caregivers and patients in the nation’s third-largest public hospital.
Donald Buchsbaum is the sixth UAB faculty member enrolled in the National Academy of Inventors.
UAB experts say having a plan , setting specific goals and keeping track of progress are great action items to keep in mind when making resolutions for the new year.

Angel will take over a small gallery to create the installation “Facing the Hyperstructure” in the UAB College of Arts and Sciences’ Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts, with assistance from AEIVA staff and Department of Art and Art History students.

A meeting for advice on a business matter turned into “a moment of divine intervention,” leading one Birmingham man to become a living donor.
UAB is the only hospital in Alabama to perform 500 TAVR cases.
A recent study considered whether the use of a multi-biomarker disease activity (MBDA) test score could be useful in predicting which patients with rheumatoid arthritis might be at risk for developing adverse clinical events such as serious infections and myocardial infarction.
The HIV-positive to HIV-positive transplant happened at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. UAB Hospital is the first in the Deep South to achieve an HIV-positive to HIV-positive transplant, and only the fourth hospital in the country to do so.
We can’t get enough of these photos of Santa visiting babies in the NICU.
The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, led by Wynton Marsalis, features 15 of the best soloists, ensemble players and arrangers in jazz music today. The Alys Stephens Center will also offer a special pre-performance dinner and A-level seating ticket package.
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A community rallies behind two teachers battling breast cancer, a unique driving lab opens to combat a nationwide epidemic, and a Nobel Prize-winner comes to UAB. Revisit some of our favorites stories of 2016.
Divyank Saini is one of 17 employees who interpret lab samples to determine whether living- and deceased-donor transplants are possible. Now he is a donor in the world’s longest kidney transplant chain.
A free opening reception is planned for 6-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20. In addition to his exhibition, Nader will meet with UAB photography students for a group critique that will be followed by a free, public gallery talk, scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday, March 3.
UAB will create a labyrinth on the floor of the Holmes Pavilion to promote wellness and healing for patients, family and staff.
In its new program, “Jelly, Rags and Monk,” featuring jazz pianist Cyrus Chestnut, the group embraces a range of composers, from Jelly Roll Morton to Thelonious Monk, a genius of the modern jazz era.
The UAB Cancer Center presents a program to help patients, survivors and caregivers find peace through creative art.
Contrary to advertisements, bumper pads and stuffed animals are not part of a safe sleep environment for infants.
UAB will study a drug originally developed for Parkinson’s disease that may help reduce breath holding in patients with Rett syndrome.

Following a national search led by a committee of 17 members representing UAB students, faculty, staff and alumni, as well as community leaders and supporters, Thomas Brannan has been named vice president for Development and Alumni Affairs after serving as interim in the role for more than a year.

A panel discussion with the artist on social issues surrounding Beverly Fishman’s exhibition, as well as the broader intersection of visual arts, pharmaceuticals and health care, is planned for 5 p.m. prior to the exhibition’s free opening reception Jan. 20.

This rapidly fatal brain cancer has seen only two improvements in therapy in 30 years, and research findings are pointing toward a unique new human clinical trial in 2017. 

“Remembrance II” for alto saxophone and piano will be performed in Athens on Dec. 20, while “Sonata: Folie à Deux” will be performed at the International Saxophone Symposium on Jan. 6.

UAB newborns are all on Santa’s nice list. 

A group of 65 students and three faculty members will travel to Milan, Pisa, Florence and Rome, where they will tour the cities and march in the parade, which draws tens of thousands to celebrate and receive the Pope’s New Year’s Day blessing.
UAB’s Center for Exercise Medicine will join a key NIH consortium looking for the molecular changes that occur during and after exercise to advance the understanding of how physical activity improves and preserves health.
Mississippi man transplanted at UAB is among the first HIV-positive to HIV-positive transplant recipient in the United States since implementation of the HOPE Act.
Alonzo King creates works that draw on a diverse set of cultural traditions, imbuing classical ballet with new expressive potential. His visionary choreography, brought to life by the extraordinary LINES Ballet dancers, is renowned for connecting audiences to a profound sense of shared humanity.

Due to weather-related travel issues these performances have been canceled. Call the Alys Stephens Center at 205-975-2787 for refund or ticket exchange information. 
Sarah Parcak, Ph.D., has been named to the list for her innovations in the area of satellite archaeology.
The four floors will roughly double the amount of space available in the school’s current building. Jack says classrooms are designed to be more collaborative and multipurpose.
UAB neurobiology professor Vladimir Parpura becomes the second UAB faculty with membership in the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives.
The Donate Life Parade Float honors donors, recipients and others who have been touched by organ, eye and tissue donation.
Spread holiday greetings, not the flu, this season.
UAB’s new emergency medicine fellowship facilitated a large-scale critical care and trauma training exercise in Kenya for surgical residents and general medicine interns.
Funding from a National Eye Institute award to the UAB School of Optometry will advance eye care research.
A key Leukemia & Lymphoma Society grant will provide an opportunity for a UAB researcher to develop a new immunotherapy treatment approach for the leukemia most prevalent in Western countries.
Birmingham public radio station WBHM 90.3 FM has named National Public Radio veteran journalist Charles W. "Chuck" Holmes as the station's general manager.
UAB researchers presented eleven abstracts, or research findings, at the meeting. A key finding was that CBD provided a significant reduction in frequency of seizures for a majority of the in the study, and that approximately two-thirds of patients saw a greater than 50 percent reduction in severity.
With the grant funds, UAB has established the Innovate Birmingham Regional Workforce Partnership, which aims to begin job training for young adults in the spring of 2017. The Workforce Partnership will focus on workers aged 17-26 for 925 "high-paying, high-demand" jobs.
Through the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Gift of Sight program, students from the School of Optometry and UAB eye doctors provide complimentary eye care. Hogan is among the more than 400 Jefferson County residents receiving full exams and free glasses from Nov. 29 to Dec. 3.
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