In a world where getting that first job out of college is no easy task, Suzanne Scott-Trammell, executive director of career and professional development at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, said internships are critical.
Methotrexate -- the inexpensive anchor drug for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis -- isn't being used optimally today, with few patients switching from the oral to the subcutaneous formulation or adding a second conventional disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug (DMARD) before turning to a biologic, researchers found.
Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have shed new light on how cells called gliomas migrate in the brain and cause devastating tumors. The findings, published June 19, 2014 in Nature Communications, show that gliomas — malignant glial cells — disrupt normal neural connections and hijack control of blood vessels.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology are teaming to form the Center for Genomic Medicine.
Organizers of the new Institute for Human Rights at The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) have expressed the hope that it will help attract world-class teachers, researchers and students who passionate about human and civil rights.
Teachers and industry experts from across the country aim to advance STEM initiatives in schools at this 38th annual event.
The Alabama Project, a photo exhibit illustrating cancer survivorship and cancer health disparities, is on display at the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center.
UAB is the first medical center in the Southeast to implant a new type of electrical stimulator to control seizures in patients with epilepsy.
A study in the July issue of Anesthesiology revealed that patients who receive a simple, multicolor, standardized medication instruction sheet before surgery are more likely to comply with their physician's instructions and experience a significantly shorter post-op stay in recovery.
Funding and support for the app came from the Women's Breast Health Fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham, as part of an effort to improve quality of life for breast cancer survivors and their loved ones. The leader of the project is Debbie Walker, DNP, assistant professor in UAB's School of Nursing. Walker noted that although the developers originally designed the app for patients with breast cancer, it touches on issues important to patients with other types of cancer as well.
Uncontrolled high blood pressure increases your risk of heart failure, stroke and heart attack. About one in three Americans has high blood pressure, and only half of those have their condition under control, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Ragib Hasan, an assistant professor of computer science at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, launched a Facebook group to address the problem. Ragib is a pioneer of Bangla Wikipedia since 2006, and is the founder of the first and largest open online education platform in Bangla. The site, Shikkhok.com, won a number of awards – including the 2013 Google RISE Award.
A federally funded study at UAB shows how invading glioma cells disrupt brain connections and break down the blood brain barrier.
The Alys Stephens Center's opening summer event will not only celebrate the summer solstice, it will host local vendors, local brews and local musicians at an event titled, appropriately, LOCAL.
The findings emphasized how much remains unknown about cardiovascular disease in type 1 diabetes, commented Fernando Ovalle, MD, director of the Comprehensive Diabetes Center of the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
The study found an additional two hours a day of sedentary behavior was linked to an 8% increase in colon cancer risk, a 10% increase in endometrial cancer risk and a 6% increase in risk for lung cancer. It did not find the same connection for breast, rectum, ovary and prostate cancers or for non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
"Physician anesthesiologists are responsible for assessing and optimizing patients' preoperative medications, including maximizing their compliance with physicians' instructions. Our effort to enhance patients' understanding of medication use before surgery is important and can increase patient satisfaction by more actively engaging them in their own health care," said Thomas Vetter, M.D., M.P.H., ASA member and study lead author, Department of Anesthesiology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham.
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Wendy Demark-Wahnefried, PhD, RD, the associate director for cancer prevention and control in the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center, says better diet and increased physical function are means to an end — to keep cancer survivors living independently for as long as possible.
Under the direction of first-year coach Alan Murray, who was promoted at Alabama-Birmingham after three years as a men’s assistant, the Blazers improved from a No. 55 ranking in 2013 to No. 12 this spring. Each player in the starting lineup improved his national ranking, and the Blazers were ranked in the top 10 for most of the season.
The institute, one of several recently approved by the University of Alabama Board of Trustees, will use various technologies and scientific methods to create new research, education and outreach programs that relate to all aspects of human rights
The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine has formed two new institutes, the Personalized Medicine Institute and the Institute for Informatics, with plans to bring together scientists, researchers and physicians across disciplines to find new ways to provide care for diseases and disorders while making UAB more likely to receive research grants within a competitive industry.
With only a handful of facilities in the nation capable of matching HudsonAlpha's capacity for conducting genomic sequencing for large groups patients, it greatly expands UAB's capacity to use genomic testing in medical care at its hospitals.
UAB Master of Science in Nursing advanced quality and patient safety courses have been recognized by the Academy for Healthcare Improvement.
UAB pediatric cancer researcher Gregory Friedman receives $40,000 grant to fight brain cancer in children.
UAB Hospital is the first in Alabama to offer the Nanostim™ leadless pacemaker for patients with bradycardia.
UAB's Health Careers Opportunity Program helped middle- and high school students create their own fictitious brand of toothpaste and develop a commercial to market it. Students showcased their creativity, marketing, and video skills through product design and a commercial they wrote, shot, and edited
The third annual Smart Cities event — organized by the UAB Sustainable Smart Cities Research Center — focused on ways to make Birmingham a smarter, more livable city. About 300 people attended, including architects, engineers, planners, academics, politicians, neighborhood leaders and public transit advocates.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) hosted its third annual Sustainable Smart Cities Symposium at the DoubleTree Hotel Birmingham on Thurs., June 12, 2014. About 300 people attended. The event, organized by The Sustainable Smart Cities Research Center, focuses on ways to make Birmingham a smarter, more livable city. A hydrogen fuel-cell transit bus on display outside the DoubleTree during the symposium. With no tailpipe emissions, the bus is one of only a few like it in the world and was developed at UAB through a federal grant.
Obesity, which affects more than one-third of Americans, is a chronic disease that can shorten one’s life span, but new findings from the University of Alabama at Birmingham show that its effect on mortality has reduced in recent years among many groups, particularly women.
Evan L. Thacker, PhD, from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and colleagues conducted a prospective cohort study to examine the association between Life's Simple 7 scores and incidence of cognitive impairment.
UAB’s Crawford Downs has been named chair-elect of the Animals in Research Committee of the Association for Research in Vision Science and Ophthalmology.
ASFA students will have a guiding hand from UAB Department of Theatre Chair Kelly Allison, who has just joined the high school’s board.
"As was typical in clinical trials for rheumatoid arthritis, most of those serious infections were pneumonia," said Jeffrey R. Curtis, MD, of the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Up till now, many heart doctors have tackled high blood pressure by trying to get a patient's blood pressure as low as possible through drugs and lifestyle modifications such as diet and exercise.
The UAB-HudsonAlpha Center for Genomic Medicine will study human DNA to better understand the onset and progression of certain diseases.
Growing a garden helps cancer survivors eat better, but the benefits extend beyond the harvest, UAB study reveals.
Research in personalized medicine, health informatics and genomic medicine spans disciplines and will impact the treatment of many diseases.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham Institute for Human Rights will create and foster new research, policy solutions, educational programming, and outreach activities relating to all aspects of human rights ranging from the local to the international level.
The partnership combines genomics expertise with leadership in research and clinical medicine to speed efforts to deliver personalized therapies and cures.

Medical advances and interventions may have helped reduce the effects of obesity on life span, say new results published in Obesity Reviews.

In the summer course Source Materials, students used powders, liquids, expired media and everyday items to create sculptures and installations.
The American Industrial Hygiene Association honors Elizabeth H. Maples, Ph.D., for her extraordinary contributions.
Composers from Southern states will receive hearings of their music Saturday, June 14, at 3 p.m., at UAB's Hulsey Recital Hall, at a concert presented by the National Association of Composers, USA, Mid-South Chapter.
The U.S. Attorney's Office of the Northern District of Alabama, UAB's School of Public Health and the Jefferson County Department of Public Health partnered together for this event. The goal was to educate and inform people about the problem all while stressing the urgency of taking action.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) will host its third annual Sustainable Smart Cities Symposium at the DoubleTree Hotel Birmingham on Thursday from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Comparative effectiveness research is creating new challenges as it generates much needed new evidence," said Monika M. Safford, M.D., of the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
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Constraint-induced movement therapy – a technique fairly well known for stroke – helps patients with hemiparetic multiple sclerosis, too. That might be why Dr. Victor W. Mark and his colleagues at the University of Alabama at Birmingham found that the benefits of even a 10-day course of therapy persist for several years.
Some researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) are working to eliminate the need to use passwords to gain access to desktops, laptops and other devices.
UAB’s Department of Occupational Therapy ranks among the best in the United States, according to student reviews.
Tonya Perry, Ph.D., will serve on the executive committee for the National Council of Teachers of English’s Conference on English Education.
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