William Ferniany, PhD, CEO, UAB Health System (Birmingham, Ala.): "The single most important thing a CEO does is develop strong leadership and culture in their organization."

While much attention has focused on the link between violent video game playing and aggression among youths, a new study finds significantly increased signs of depression among preteens with high daily exposure to violent video games.

CAPTCHA services that require users to recognize and type in static distorted characters may be a method of the past, according to studies published by researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Severe visual impairment in children often cannot be corrected with glasses, contact lenses, surgery or medical treatment. In addition, the high-tech vision aids that can help make a big, positive difference for these kids, that can held them read, write, draw, catch up on homework, watch TV and do many other simple tasks, are very expensive.

EarFilms, which consists of composers, producers, storytellers, performers and acoustics experts, has been exploring the possibilities of 3-D sound on three continents. On Tuesday, Aug. 19 and continuing through Aug. 22, they will present "To Sleep To Dream," the first feature-length EarFilm, at the Alys Stephens Center.

n mid-summer 2011, Brad Morton’s “Contemporary Couple” was installed in the green space surrounded by Auburn Montgomery’s main academic buildings. It and five other sculptures were part of the university’s Outdoor Sculpture Project.

The first sign of head lice may be excessive itching on the nape of the neck and behind the ears, said D'Ann Somerall, an assistant professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing.

This Sept. 12 performance will bring together Johnston’s rock band with orchestral musicians, forming the largest band the artist has performed with to date.

HudsonAlpha and the UAB Cancer Center establish joint cancer research consortium focusing on cancer genomics, with multiple hires expected.

An exploration of race, a student’s original take on women and war, a stimulating study of hysteria, the annual short play fest, and a heart “felt” Tony Award-winning comedy are in store this season.

UAB researchers are investigating game-based verification that may improve computer security and reduce user frustration compared to typical “type-what-you-see” CAPTCHA tools that use static images.

“Yes, there is potential for someone traveling in Africa to be exposed to Ebola and then bring it back to the U.S., which is why we need to remain alert,” says Craig Wilson, MD, professor in the UAB Department of Epidemiology in the School of Public Health and director of the Sparkman Center for Global Health. “But generally we do not have to worry about it here in the United States on a population basis, because as soon as a case is identified, even standard infection control practices that exist in all health care facilities would substantially contain the disease.”
Imagine an American breakfast and what comes to mind? Ham and eggs, with hash browns? Pancakes with maple syrup and bacon? The reality tends to be simpler. Cereal and fruit juice have been breakfast staples for generations - though that now seems to be changing.
Registration for fall classes at ArtPlay, UAB and the Alys Stephens Center's arts education center, has begun, with classes beginning Sept. 2 for all ages and a wide array of arts disciplines.
The sheer magnitude of battlefield injuries during the conflict played a major role in establishing the regular use of anesthesia, according to an article in the newsletter of the American Society of Anesthesiologists written by Maurice S. Albin, M.D., a professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Too much salt raises blood pressure by causing your body to retain water, said Dr. Suzanne Oparil, director of the vascular biology and hypertension program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine.
All-cause mortality risk was increased among patients with HIV who missed more than two clinic visits, according to researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
The ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the most extensive known outbreak of this disease. While the risk of globalization is low, says one UAB expert, awareness is important.
UAB Distinguished Professor’s editorial highlights research efforts exploring low-sodium intake guidelines and implications on cardiac disease and mortality.
Earlier this summer, the first group to travel, ten University of Alabama at Birmingham students and two instructors conducted their exchange from May 29th to June 18th.  The delegation spent the first half of the trip in Hitachi, Birmingham's first sister city established in 1982.
First-year students at The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Medicine will be presented with their traditional white coats and reminded of their duties to patients during the annual White Coat Ceremony at the Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center on Sunday at 2 p.m.
Isabel Scarinci, a professor in the preventative medicine division at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, was selected to be an “extension of the Brazilian consulate in Atlanta to better serve the Brazilian citizens in Alabama,” she said.
Unusually, the guidelines are online and under constant revision, making them a "living document" that can cope with a rapidly changing field, according to Michael Saag, MD, of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, the guidelines co-chair for IAS-USA.
Dr. Charles V. Ford, a professor of psychiatry at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), has long been fascinated by lies and the liars who tell them. He published a book, "Lies! Lies! Lies! The Psychology of Deceit," in 1995 that has since been translated into several languages.
"This is a very good example of how lethal depression can be," said Josh Klapow, associate professor in the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Public Health.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham has drastically increased the speed of its on-campus residential network, with an upgrade that has brought 250 Mbps connections to each resident in all five of its residence halls.
Dr. Christopher Willey, an associate professor in the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Radiation Oncology, has received a $792,000 research scholar grant from the American Cancer Society to study glioblastoma multiforme, the most common and deadly cancer originating in the brain.
If kids do a good job brushing before school and before bed, they probably don't need to brush a third time after lunch, according to Dr. Stephen Mitchell, who is director of pre-doctoral pediatric dentistry in the UAB School of Dentistry. 
Investigators from UAB’s Nutrition Obesity Research Center and School of Public Health have been awarded a four-year, $1 million R25 grant to deliver an annual short course on innovative methods to find obesity causes.
With a career spanning more than 40 years, Jack Lemons, Ph.D., is being honored by the School of Public Health for major impacts at UAB.
The Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center and Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts will be adorned with vast artworks created from recycled and donated fabric.
Sloan and Bangalore assume leadership positions for CIA|JFR.

A UAB neuroscience student has received a summer fellowship from the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation.

Four documentary shorts made at UAB will be shown as part of a series of Alabama-made films at the festival.

From free student, alumni and faculty recitals to guest artist performances, the UAB Department of Music offers something for every taste.

The American Civil War was the proving ground for the new science of anesthesia in surgery.

First-year medical students at the UAB School of Medicine receive their symbolic white coats during an Aug. 17 ceremony.
Two large-scale, black and white photographic works by the UAB 2012 graduate will be on exhibition Sept. 13-Jan. 19 in Arkansas.
Making it as a writer is "about getting help from your writing friends," said Jennifer Greer, a writing instructor at The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). "It's about coming up with a smart publication plan. It's about using best practices, strategies, and tools."
UAB art faculty and alumni will show their talents in two exhibitions, starting today at Abrom-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts.
Bullies don't just jockey for advantage in a competitive work environment. They single out someone and make that person's life miserable. Most often, the goal is to force the target out of the workplace, and usually they succeed.
Flu shots are now recommended for all people traveling to developing nations, in a group, or on a cruise, says David O. Freedman, MD, travel health specialist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
The School of Education’s CAEP-accredited programs include undergraduate and graduate tracks in educator preparation, counselor education, teacher leadership and educational leadership.
The choir performed 20 concerts in six countries and won medals in all three categories they participated in at the games, held in Latvia.
Dean Michael Reddy’s appointment of Davis to assistant dean for Community Collaborations and Public Health will strengthen, grow community partnerships.
Parents should consider flavored waters and reduced-fat milk in lieu of fruit juices for lunches. School teachers also can reinforce positive overall health habits.
Christopher Willey receives a crucial ACS research grant to further his novel work on the MARCKS protein in relation to brain cancer.
"Pulp + Bone." UAB art students present a one-night-only exhibition. Those enrolled in the summer course, "Drawing: Figurative Themes," show the results of their efforts at the Visual Arts Gallery, in UAB's Humanities Building, 900 13th St. South.
A study about the risks and benefits of long-term, regular aspirin use touched on issues involving multiple clinical and research disciplines.
If your suspect your identity has been stolen, you should call your local police, according to Gary Warner, the director of the Computer Forensics Research Laboratory at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. "If someone has stolen your identity or has scammed you, it's likely they are targeting others as well," he said
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