Sarah Parcak, an anthropology professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, has been announced as the recipient of the 2016 TED Prize, a $1 million grant given each year to a person "with a creative, bold vision to spark global change."
November 11, 2015 Written by Bob Shepard
UAB leads a team that crafts new American College of Rheumatology guidelines for 2015 on treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.
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A new study finds that at least 16.8 million Americans could potentially benefit from lowering their systolic blood pressure (SBP) to 120 mmHg, much lower than current guidelines of 140 or 150 mmHg.
Sarah Parcak, winner of the 2016 TED Prize, which was announced today, has pioneered the use of satellite imaging systems to map, quantify, and protect humanity’s past.
Approximately $1.5 million of the gift from Regions will create two endowed program support funds that will promote financial education outreach and research within UAB and the community, including partnerships with Birmingham City Schools, GEAR UP Alabama and GEAR UP Birmingham.
November 10, 2015
WWII vet, three-time Purple Heart recipient back on his feet after ambitious heart treatments, proceduresWritten by Tyler Greer
94-year-old Wade Gladden came to UAB with only 20 percent heart function, but physicians put a monthslong plan in place to restore function — and the Gadsden resident hit every mark along the way.
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November 10, 2015 Written by Katherine Shonesy
Growing master’s degree program ranked among nation’s best by AffordableCollegesOnline.org.
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The school has formed a 28-member foundation to raise money for its football program and other sports. The UAB foundation will be similar to those at the University of Alabama and Auburn University.
PhishMe® Inc., the leading provider of phishing threat management solutions, today announced the appointment of Gary Warner as Chief Threat Scientist where he will work closely with PhishMe CTO, Aaron Higbee, and his team to provide strategic direction on PhishMe products and technology.
The University of Alabama System Board of Trustees on Friday voted in favor of a resolution to sell bonds to fund a new football operations facility for UAB.
Split-liver transplants between adults have been performed about 100 times across the country, said Dr. Devin Eckhoff, director of the division of transplantation at UAB.
November 09, 2015 Written by Tyler Greer
Treating patients 50 and older with high blood pressure to a systolic blood pressure of less than 120 mm Hg reduced rates of cardiovascular events, including heart attack, heart failure and stroke, by 25 percent.
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November 09, 2015 Written by Bob Shepard
The first large-scale trial of continuous chest compression following cardiac arrest shows little difference between the old and new methods of doing CPR.
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And now, in a powerful endorsement of work that may bolster efforts to cripple looting across the Middle East and the rest of the world, TED, the nonprofit forum with the motto “ideas worth spreading,” is scheduled on Monday to announce that Dr. Parcak, 36, has won its most prestigious award — a $1 million prize to develop a project of her choice.
November 09, 2015 Written by Shannon Thomason
Natalie Cole, Lizz Wright, Melissa Etheridge, Marc Broussard, Joan Baez, Red Baraat, Babyface, Ira Glass and Kristin Chenoweth star in the ASC’s new 2016 season.
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Joining the likes of Bono and Bill Clinton, UAB space archaeologist Sarah Parcak — often called the real-life Indiana Jones — will receive $1 million and help from the TED network to make her world-changing wish come true. What will her wish be?
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November 08, 2015 Written by Tiffany Westry
When Egyptologist Sarah Parcak is not in a classroom at UAB, the pioneer of satellite remote sensing for archaeology is finding sites around the world from space and helping others follow her lead.
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November 06, 2015 Written by Katherine Shonesy
The gift will support teaching, service and research through the Regions Institute for Financial Education.
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November 02, 2015 Written by Beena Thannickal
A special presentation of the popular play at Virginia Samford Theatre will benefit ovarian cancer research at UAB.
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November 06, 2015 Written by Tyler Greer
Physicians embarked on a rare operation in an effort to save the lives of one Georgian, one Alabamian.
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November 04, 2015 Written by Shannon Thomason
From 11 a.m.-1 p.m., guests can enjoy free lunch from Dreamland Bar-B-Que, limited to the first 900 attendees. The first 600 students will receive free T-shirts.
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November 02, 2015 Written by Tyler Greer
UAB Wellness conference will cover topics including Big Data, population health, work-life balance, trends in benefit design evolution and more.
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November 04, 2015 Written by Tyler Greer
When her dad was too sick to leave UAB Hospital, she brought her wedding to him with the help of the team providing his care.
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The main focus of the research study will be to assess female patients’ understanding of fertility, cystic fibrosis’ (CF) effect on women’s fertility and how new generation drugs such as Orkambi™ influence fertility rates among cystic fibrosis female patients.
In celebration of the 25th Anniversary of ADA, UAB employees and students built a handicapped accessible home for the Dixon family.
In a liver plenary session at ACG 2015, Sujan Ravi, MD, MPH, clinical associate professor, University of Alabama at Birmingham, presented clinical data that found acute kidney injury to be common among patients with alcoholic liver disease hospitalized for acute-on-chronic liver failure.
November 04, 2015 Written by Tiffany Westry
Association for German-Italian Friendship recognizes Sarah Parcak for archaeological discoveries made using infrared satellite imaging.
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November 04, 2015 Written by Jeff Hansen
Validated biomarkers are crucial to developing effective treatments for this degenerative disease.
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“These features certainly look human-made,” says Sarah Parcak, an archaeologist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, who uses remote sensing for much of her research. “But we are waiting to see if peer review gives this the thumbs up.”
The hormone shows the promise of prolonged survival despite massive loss of blood and could be carried in a small autoinjector for use.
A multicenter study led by the University of Alabama at Birmingham has found a biomarker identified via electroencephalography, or EEG, that is 100 percent predictive for seizures in infants with tuberous sclerosis complex. TSC is a genetic disorder that causes nonmalignant tumors to form in many different organs, primarily in the brain, eyes, heart, kidney, skin and lungs.
It was that personal connection with both her family and the CF community that led Ladores to her current project, a study of women's basic knowledge of fertility, the effects of CF on fertility among women of childbearing age who have the disease and the potential impact a recently approved drug, Orkambi™, may have on fertility rates among those women.
This noninvasive procedure is used for high-risk patients who have had previous tissue valve replacements. This surgical procedure repairs the valve without removing the old, damaged valve. Instead, it wedges a replacement valve into the aortic valve’s place.
The National Science Foundation awarded $5 million in funding for universities to establish big data hubs in the North, South, East and West. UA and UAB, along with Georgia Tech and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, are working in the South region.
November 03, 2015 Written by Shannon Thomason
UAB students will present two celebrations of Diwali, a Hindu festival of lights, and both will include performances, food, cultural education and community service.
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November 03, 2015 Written by Shannon Thomason
Paintings created by Department of Art and Art History students and alumni will be shown at the Birmingham Public Library.
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November 03, 2015 Written by Katherine Shonesy
Engineers, physicians, computer scientists and statisticians will collaborate to research and apply big data in the health care, industrial and smart cities fields.
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A 2012 study by the University of Alabama at Birmingham found that springing forward by an hour was associated with a 10 per cent increase in the risk of heart attack over the following 48 hours.
Dr Irshad Chaudry from the University of Alabama at Birmingham made the discovery of EE-3-SO4's power following a study with female mice.
And those AIF funds have been critical for the research enterprises of UAB. They have directly led to additional investments and grants to upgrade workflow, recruit new researchers, and push further into development.
November 02, 2015 Written by Bob Shepard
A multisite study led by UAB has found the first biomarker for the onset of seizures in infants with tuberous sclerosis.
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November 02, 2015 Written by Tiffany Westry
Midsouth Literacy Journal will provide biyearly publishing of research in areas of reading, writing, financial, mathematical and scientific literacy.
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In a landmark step – after 19 years of research by Irshad Chaudry, Ph.D. – UAB has received a $10 million U.S. Department of Defense contract funded by the Combat Casualty Care Research Program, U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, Fort Detrick, MD, to begin testing its potentially life-saving synthetic estrogen for safety in humans.
Using sea urchins and shrimp as models, UAB scientists discovered that one species could feed another from its waste, without needing to use traditional food at all.
Computer users are good at detecting malware, but not phishing, research has found. So scientists want to completely revolutionize how phishing is detected. They have a unique idea.
October 30, 2015 Written by Adam Pope
UAB’s School of Health Professions is hosting an open house for those interested in the Master of Science in biomedical and health sciences program Nov. 7.
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