Jeremy Blackburn, Ph.D., and collaborators reveal fringe communities within 4chan and Reddit have a surprisingly large influence on alternative news shared on Twitter.
November 01, 2017

Meneses appointed to NINR position

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Karen Meneses, Ph.D., professor and associate dean for Research and Scholarship, has been appointed to the National Institute of Nursing Research National Advisory Council, which helps guide NINR’s direction, through 2021.
Do you know the warning signs of sepsis? Most Americans don’t … and they should.
The service will begin at 1 p.m. with the posting of colors by UAB’s ROTC.
UAB Veterans Services hosts Annual Wreath-Laying Ceremony Nov. 10
From imagining peace to cancer awareness, posters designed by Professor Erin Wright are on exhibition from Colorado and México to Bolivia, China and Iran.
For its 22nd anniversary, choir alumni from throughout the state and country will journey home to join members in concert and bid farewell to founding director Kevin Turner.
A group from UAB engineering will serve as one of 16 contractors competing for upcoming space station delivery orders.
Birmingham Poetry Review has been nominated for a 2018 Small Press Publisher Award.
The new grants will help a UAB Biology lab further research into how metabolic derangements impact diseases such as Alzheimer’s.
The series focuses on the history of Birmingham high schools and their ties to UAB. The Nov. 6 program will include a screening of the student-produced Ramsay mini-documentary, with a feedback discussion.
Wellness and healing for RNICU moms comes in many forms, including sewing Halloween costumes for their infants through UAB’s Institute for Arts in Medicine program.
From found objects to the most fragile and intricately constructed instruments, the program will feature instruments all belonging to the trumpet family and works that prominently feature the trumpet.
CHAAMPS exists to develop, implement and evaluate interventions to improve African-American men’s health through research, outreach and training.
Part of the Alys Stephens Center’s Salon Series, this performance offers unique, onstage seating. On the program are works by Mozart, Saint-Saëns and Dvořák.
UAB will examine cognitive behavior therapy, a form of psychotherapy, that may help reduce the severity of non-epileptic seizures induced by traumatic brain injury.
With new songs by Tony Award-winning Lin-Manuel Miranda, “Working” explores “the extraordinary dreams of ordinary people” — American workers.
Infectious diseases professor at UAB will collaborate with researchers, policy experts and clinicians from across the country to provide nonpartisan, evidence-based guidance.
nycu graphic 2Data suggest the United States could have a worse than average flu season. Flu season typically lasts from early October to February, but UAB experts say it is never too late to get vaccinated.
“Chamber Music @ AEIVA” connects chamber music with the visual arts. The music was chosen in conjunction with the current exhibition “Titus Kaphar: Misremembered.”
New research from UAB shows that maintaining healthy dendritic spines — a component of neurons — may be protective against Alzheimer’s disease.
UAB Hospital houses a 21-bed cardiac care unit specializing in procedures such as heart transplants and cardiopulmonary rehabilitation.
UAB is the first in the country to use novel HyperArc High-Definition Radiotherapy on brain cancer patients.
UAB will break ground on a freestanding emergency department and medical office building in Gardendale.
Warwick is a cornerstone of American pop music and culture and an international music icon, with more than 60 charted hit songs and more than 100 million records sold.
UAB gets a CDC grant to set up a sentinel surveillance system to track an antibiotic resistant infectious agent responsible for many cases of pneumonia.
Women with substance use disorders now have a comprehensive care program at UAB to help navigate prenatal and postpartum care.
A round-trip bus ride and ticket to the UAB vs. Southern Miss game are $65, or $30 for riders who already have a ticket.
The 2017 Peace and Justice Studies Association conference will bring activists, scholars and educators from around the world to UAB.
Colleen Anusiewicz, R.N., and Jessica Corcoran, MSN, will each receive $75,000 in RWJF funding over the next three years and a dollar-for-dollar match from the school to pursue their doctoral studies.
nycu graphic 2Surgeon at UAB believes in making breast cancer awareness an issue year-round to help save lives through early detection.
Create works of peace and hope through drawing experiments for a community art installation, as part of the Peace and Justice Studies Association annual conference.
The ESFA was founded in 1997 after the sale of the Callahan Eye Hospital to UAB, and has a mission of awarding grants to nonprofits conducting vision research, education and patient care.
Fouad has worked to establish the validity of health disparities as a national scientific research priority.
University of Alabama at Birmingham biomedical engineers report a significant advance in efforts to repair a damaged heart after a heart attack, using grafted heart-muscle cells to create a repair patch.
The findings, published online Sept. 24 by the Journal of Psychopharmacology, suggest that treatments making use of classic psychedelics like psilocybin could well hold promise in reducing criminal behavior.
Compounds in cruciferous vegetables, such as sprouts, and the traditional herbal drink 'turn off' genes for ER-negative forms of the disease, which is notoriously unresponsive to therapy, a study found.
UAB Hospital has received a 2017 Women’s Choice Award for being one of America’s Best Breast Centers in the United States.
Legendary singer and songwriter Emmylou Harris, a Birmingham native, returns to the Alys Stephens Center stage. A limited number of tickets remain.
A UAB study suggests that psychedelic drugs have a positive effect on antisocial, criminal behavior, warranting investigation of psychedelics as a crime reduction therapy.
nycu graphic 2Following a few simple guidelines can help make Halloween fun, not scary, for teens and kids.
UAB’s Alys Stephens Center and McWane Science Center provide lessons that are benefiting young children, their families and communities in Norwood and Woodlawn through this program, funded by the PNC Foundation.
This grant will fully support Kendra Royston’s research work within the UAB College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Biology throughout the spring of 2018.
Researchers use compounds found in a combination plant-based diet to successfully prevent and treat ER-negative breast cancer in mice.
Overexpression of CCND2 increased growth and division of grafted heart muscle cells, resulting in better heart function and decreased size of dead tissue.
These results, seen in animal models, represent a potentially novel therapeutic target for the treatment of seizure disorders.
Wilbanks’ work with the closed claims research team earned him the Researcher of the Year Award.
A UAB researcher is investigating antihypertensive drugs in search of those that not only treat high blood pressure, but also boost mobility and independence in older Americans.
This structure will further explain how the virus infects human cells and how progeny viruses are assembled, and it may be a point of attack to disarm the virus.
nycu graphic 2A UAB Infectious Diseases physician discusses bacteria found in food-borne illnesses and why you should wash your hands.
UAB’s annual Gift of Sight program provides free eye care to underinsured Birmingham residents for the holiday season.
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