BCRFA continues to provide substantial gifts to UAB Cancer Center to accelerate breast cancer research.
Social informatics research honored at international conference.
Jean-Francois Pittet, M.D., professor in the Department of Anesthesiology, will take on the role of editor-in-chief of the flagship journal of the International Anesthesia Research Society, Anesthesia & Analgesia, in March 2016.
January 27, 2015

Violence in the void

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mexico map2Chris Kyle, Ph.D., associate professor in the UAB Department of Anthropology, recently presented his research on crime in Mexico at a conference for diplomats, foreign policy think tanks and research colleagues in Washington, D.C. The Wilson Center Mexico Institute hosted "The State of Citizen Security in Mexico: 2014 in Review and the Year Ahead" Jan. 20, 2015.
Senior Andrew Milstead developed his CGIU commitment from his independent study thesis.
Arlo Guthrie will celebrate “Alice’s Restaurant” 50 years later with a unique multimedia show Saturday, Feb. 21, in the ASC.
UAB’s David Kimberlin, M.D., who also is president of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, urges parents to speak with their child’s doctor about immunizations.
Early Judaism scholar Jodi Magness will present a lecture called “Archaeology of Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls.”
A UAB researcher is looking for clues in the cell walls of fungi to alleviate severe fungal reactions in patients with asthma.
In celebration of Black History Month, the talented students of ArtPlay’s Make It Happen Performing Ensemble will perform the original play “The Clever George Washington Carver.”
Poster sessions and guest lecturers celebrate Darwin’s legacy.
Dean Selwyn Vickers will present his first State of the UAB School of Medicine speech Jan. 28.
The first eye-care practitioners in the American West? The Lewis and Clark expedition is the subject of a Reynolds Historical Lecture.
This year's Ann Dial McMillan Endowed Lectureship in Family and Child Health lecture features James W. Collins, M.D., MPH, a researcher from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
UAB researchers receive a $1.25 million grant to identify and disseminate best management practices in nursing homes with a high census of Medicaid residents.
James Cimino, one of the nation’s leaders in using ‘big data’ resources to advance patient care, research and education, will head UAB’s new Informatics Institute.
UAB neurology researcher Kristen Triebel gets substantial American Cancer Society grant to investigate the ability of patients to understand, choose and consent to treatment.
Together with European partners, UAB unravels basis of Singleton-Merten Syndrome, which causes heart calcification and early periodontitis.
The 20-strong squad won fourth place in the Division I – Small Coed category Jan. 17 in Orlando, Florida. This is the fifth year the group has made it to the finals.
More than 400 UAB students perform community-service projects around Birmingham as part of a National Day of Service.
translating therapyUntil recently, physical therapy was a foreign concept in China, which has about 30,000 rehabilitation professionals for 1.3 billion people. UAB training partnerships for students and specialists are helping to change that mindset. A UAB physical therapist and two Beijing alumni describe cultural challenges they face — and promising efforts that could bring benefits of therapy to more patients — in UAB Magazine.
Clarinetists of all ages and abilities are invited to gather for the International Clarinet Association's Southeastern Festival in conjunction with the 13th annual UAB Clarinet Symposium.
Six finalists will be chosen to perform live June 20 at LOCAL, a free, family-friendly music event; one winner will be paid $1,000. Entries will be accepted until April 20.
Precious time is lost waiting for laboratory test results for people battling this infection. With the help of medical device startup Kypha Inc., one UAB researcher’s work could change this.
UAB will celebrate Community Week from Jan. 26-31, with events ranging from a panel discussion on diversity to the 14th annual International Bazaar.
Pauline Jolly, Ph.D., has been awarded the 2014 Ellen Gregg Ingalls/UAB National Alumni Society Award for Lifetime Achievement in Teaching.
Women’s Choice Awards and Becker’s Hospital Review honor UAB women’s health programs as among the nation’s best.
Five biomedical engineering students are among the 17 attending CGIU in March.
Classic psychedelic drugs include LSD, psilocybin and mescaline. This new School of Public Health research is published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology.
The state arts agency gave grants for “The Essentials: Bebop,” an ASC original series honoring the history of jazz, and for LOCAL, a free community music and family-friendly event.
During the past few years, technological innovations have opened up an entirely new way to approach scientific questions. Data-driven research starts with massive information sets — the genomic profiles of thousands of patients, for example, or millions of spam emails — and then searches for emerging patterns in that data. In the latest issue of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s "Business Horizon Quarterly", UAB President Ray Watts, M.D., explains the way data-driven research at UAB is being applied to find novel treatments for disease, create new products and businesses and train the next generation of innovation-savvy students.
editing the brain
Epigenetic changes are implicated in a host of neural conditions, from Alzheimer's-related memory loss to depression. Now, a revolutionary set of molecular editing tools are allowing scientists to alter the epigenome like never before. In The Mix, UAB neuroscientist Jeremy Day, Ph.D., explains how he uses these techniques in his lab, and why they could lead to an entirely new kind of therapy.
All 14 undergraduates participating in CGIU are students in the UAB Honors College. Seventeen UAB students will attend.
School of Engineering and Collat School of Business program to help ensure students understand what it means to collaborate, innovate and develop solutions.
The Best Medicine Show highlights UAB medical students’ creative talents as they host an evening of song, dance and comedy.
The NAS will honor 25 UAB alumni-owned or alumni-operated businesses March 10; applications will be accepted through Feb. 13.
The evening’s program will include Beethoven, Haydn, Schubert, Mendelssohn and Brahms; the second half by Dvorak, Ravel and Shostakovich.
Students from four schools and nine majors will travel to CGIU in March.
UAB, a founding member of the Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities, will send five people to study urban life at its collaborative national summit.
New strategies for acquiring objective data are in their infancy, and support for better tools is needed, say experts in the International Journal of Obesity.
UAB’s Ferniany assumes leadership position with board of AAMC.
Pediatric glaucoma is a rare, but dangerous eye disease. Learn more about this potential blinding condition and how ophthalmologists at UAB’s Callahan Eye Hospital saved the vision of one young boy.
UAB’s masters of Accountancy and Science in Management Information Systems rank highly among those singled out by U.S. News & World Report.
Robert Cerfolio, M.D., chief of Thoracic Surgery, to launch program at Sidney Lanier to introduce students to the broad field of medicine Jan. 13.
Pauline Jolly, Ph.D., is a dedicated teacher, researcher and mentor who equips people with the knowledge and competencies to make the world a better place for all.
UAB is one of 51 universities nationally and the only one in Alabama to be classified for its high research activity and community engagement.
This PNC-sponsored performance will feature Grammy Award-winning Marsalis starring in the ASC’s own original series, which focuses on the rich history of jazz.

The lecture by Laverne Cox has been postponed due to her filming schedule with the new CBS legal drama "Doubt."

MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry and Laverne Cox of “Orange is the New Black” will speak at UAB during its 2015 Lecture Series.

Roadmap of early differentiation genes points to key role for dmrt1 in how the egg incubation temperature determines the sex of a hatchling.
Neuroradiologist Robert Kessler, M.D., is using UAB’s powerful cyclotron to develop imaging tests that reveal changes caused by depression, addiction, Parkinson’s disease and more.
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