UAB Hospital is again ranked among the nation's best healthcare providers. UAB's ongoing commitment to research and new medical developments for treating cancer, including efforts to bring technically advanced forms of cancer-killing radiation to Alabama, are among the reasons that UAB Hospital is consistently ranked among the industry's best healthcare providers.
For University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing Doctor of Nursing Practice student Sabrina Kopf, ACNP-BC, and her husband and fellow DNP student Scott Kopf, ACNP-BC, the university's 2017 summer commencement ceremony and doctoral hooding Saturday, Aug. 12, is just the next step in their lives together.
A pilot project at the University of Alabama at Birmingham will use telehealth to connect ostomy patients with providers for support and guidance during the crucial 30 days after discharge.
The Alabama state legislature passed “Leni’s Law” last April, making it legal to use CBD oil to treat seizure disorders and other severe medical conditions.
The inhibitor blocks a key virulence enzyme in the oral bacterium Streptococcus mutans, making it unable to stick to a tooth surface
University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers have created a small molecule that prevents or impedes tooth cavities in a preclinical model. The inhibitor blocks the function of a key virulence enzyme in an oral bacterium, a molecular sabotage that is akin to throwing a monkey wrench into machinery to jam the gears.
nycu graphic 2Andrew D. Pucker, O.D., Ph.D., gives tips on safe use of contact lenses, including advice on travel, swimming and UV rays.
Briana Bryant will serve as a liaison for Public Relations Student Society of America chapters in the Southeast region and the organization’s national committee.
A married couple is the first husband-wife team to graduate together from the UAB School of Nursing’s DNP Program.
Early exposure to science, technology and medicine is the start of a path to STEM careers.
“Accidents can happen to anyone, and storing firearms that are unlocked and loaded is extremely dangerous.”
For four days in late July, pastors, deacons and folks running church kitchens and health ministries gathered in the Birmingham church to discuss a range of issues, including health concerns disproportionately affecting African Americans in their congregations and communities.
UAB partners with state agencies and organizations to aggressively decrease the spread of HIV/AIDS to the point of elimination of the spread of AIDS by 2030.
Meet the team of UAB students working to build a house completely powered by solar energy for the 2017 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Competition.
The inhibitor blocks Streptococcus mutans from sticking on the tooth surface. About 2.3 billion people worldwide have tooth decay in their permanent teeth, primarily caused by this bacteria.
The next class of UAB School of Medicine students will receive their traditional white coats at a ceremony Aug. 13.
UAB’s REGARDS study finds that disparities exist within men and older patients’ being prescribed stroke-preventing medication in the southeastern United States.
back to school 2017With kids using new technology every day, many parents are forced to keep up or get left behind.
An enthusiastic teacher and a fascinating topic lit his desire to learn. Now the veteran is building bone scaffolding with a three-dimensional bioprinter.
UAB, Alabama’s leader in precision medicine, joins with Huntsville’s HudsonAlpha in CSER2, an NIH project to bring genomic medicine to more children with birth defects or genetic disorders.
The August issue of the journal focused on genomics in rheumatic diseases, the complex effort to understand the genetic underpinnings of more than 100 diseases that affect joints and muscles.
UAB Hospital continues to be highly ranked by U.S. News and World Report, and is noted as the No. 1 hospital in Alabama.
The Helen Keller Art Show, on display at the Edge of Chaos conference space at UAB through August 31, features 28 works made by Alabama children from birth to age 21 who have been identified as having a visual impairment, as partially sighted or having low vision, or as blind or deaf blind.
Aissah Kaba worked in the lab of Alan Eberhardt, Ph.D., professor of biomedical engineering in the UAB School of Engineering, fashioning three-dimensional thermoplastic polymer scaffolds for bone repair.
New research published in Epilepsia, a journal of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE), suggests that an investigational neurological treatment derived from cannabis may alter the blood levels of commonly used antiepileptic drugs. It is important for clinicians to consider such drug interactions during treatment of complex conditions.
The participants are also taking other seizure drugs while they are receiving the investigational therapy, investigators checked the blood levels of their other seizure drugs to see if they changed. “With any new potential seizure medication, it is important to know if drug interactions exist and if there are labs that should be monitored while taking a specific medication,” said lead author Dr Tyler Gaston.
Too often, people don’t want to lock guns because they don’t think accidents will happen and they want their firearms immediately available and ready to use, said David Schwebel of the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
It’s an urgent problem, with the forecast that about one-fifth of the world’s population will be obese in less than 10 years.
August has “all ingredients for a stew of blues,” said Joshua Klapow, a clinical psychologist and associate professor in the School of Public Health at The University of Alabama at Birmingham.
UAB’s long-running study of cannabidiol reveals potential interactions between CBD and some commonly used anti-epileptic drugs.
Several area choirs, performers, and testimonies by transplant recipients and donor families will highlight this year’s event.
Undergraduate research opportunity attracts students from across the United States.
An art event will be held Aug. 17 to engage the cancer community in the healing power of art.
Pam Benoit, Ph.D., knows how to make a persuasive argument, but she plans to devote her first months on the job to listening.
And when a high-visibility sport is suddenly gone, a jarring sense of loss fills the void. The absence is felt not only by the students who couldn't play football, but also by a school trying to grow, a community trying to repair its reputation — and everyone touched by both.
The City of Birmingham has secured a $75,000 grant from the National Conference of Mayors to support the UAB-led Innovate Birmingham workforce development initiative.
The new program will begin enrolling in fall 2017.
After being shut down in December of 2014, the UAB Football program fought to get reinstated in 2015. Since then, the program has undergone significant changes in their run to #TheReturn in 2017. Head Coach Bill Clark and former players return to the program and document the journey and bond to the city and school that embraced their revival.
The transition from summer break back to school can be tough for everyone; but for families of children with special needs, Jennifer Kilgo, Ph.D., professor in the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Education, says concerns about the back-to-school transition can be even more intensified.
What do fake NBA jerseys, black-market pills, and other people’s bank data have in common? They’re all available through cybercrime, and they’ve all been tracked by high school students learning to help catch the criminals at a weeklong camp at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Eye specialists from the University of Alabama at Birmingham offer tips on eye safety during the eclipse to avoid post-exposure symptoms like pain, red eyes, light sensitivity, tearing or watery eyes, blurry vision, and many others.
With one month to go till the return of UAB Football, what’s on the minds of Coach Bill Clark and his Blazers? History, family, and community, to name just a few. Discover how the team is preparing for a season like no other and how its resurgence could benefit all Blazer sports.
Whenever the human body is exposed to antibiotics — for an ear infection, a sore throat or any other illness — the natural bacteria of the throat are exposed, too. Over time, they can build up resistance to the drugs.
Nearly 1,400 students will graduate this summer, including 90 who will receive the university’s highest degrees. An estimated 850 will walk in the commencement ceremony.
nycu graphic 2A UAB optometrist and ophthalmologist provide advice on how to protect your eyes while viewing the solar eclipse.
back to school 2017UAB School of Education experts provide some tips to parents on how to ease the back-to-school transition for children with special needs and emotional and behavioral disorders.
The Iceberg project is the latest in a line of high-tech freezer technology UAB is working on for NASA.
A group of writing students is scripting change in Birmingham, creating short plays that give voice to complex social issues such as homelessness, illiteracy and health disparities. Find out how the newbie playwrights developed their plots and characters, and learn how their work could have a lasting impact locally.
Daniel Feig, M.D., division director of Pediatric Nephrology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and medical director of Renal Transplantation at Children's of Alabama, and his nephrology team were able to definitively diagnose a 10-week-old Wryn with congenital nephrotic syndrome of the Finnish type, a rare and severe disease seen in one in 50,000 children worldwide.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham has unveiled that it will partner with Proton International to bring a proton therapy center to Alabama, the first in the state. The $50 million project will be constructed at the current parking lot 55 at the corner of 20th Street and 5th Avenue South.
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