Researchers at UAB found that patients aged younger than 65 who were unmarried, lived in lower-income areas, and who were uninsured or Medicaid beneficiaries were at significantly higher risk of premature mortality.
"This study was designed to take repeated blood samples from patients over time to determine the sensitivity of T2Candida compared to blood culture for monitoring patients on antifungal therapy," said Peter Pappas, M.D., FACP, professor of medicine, division of infectious diseases, University of Alabama at Birmingham and principal investigator of the study.
Carmen de Miguel, Ph.D., from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and colleagues examined whether obesity would lead to different circulating T-lymphocyte profiles and activation status in Caucasian and African-American adolescents.
For a veteran perspective on how SPRINT should play out in practice and guidelines — and when — MedPage Today spoke with Suzanne Oparil, MD, of the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
UAB is one of five other institutions to be designated as a Nathan Shock Centers of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging, each of which have a specialized area of research. UAB's Nathan Shock Center will focus on understanding how energetics affect aging, according to a release from the school.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham was ranked among the most affordable schools in the country to get a master's degree in health care administration, according to Healthcare Administration Degree Programs.
The Foundation for Mitochondrial Medicine, UAB and Seahorse Bioscience announce establishment of comprehensive mitochondrial patient care clinical program.
UAB researchers discover a new protein interaction from the 1918 flu strain that may help influenza circumvent the host immune response that would fight viral infection.
The new M.D./MBA program is accepting applicants for the summer of 2016 for first-year medical students.
Natalie Wilson’s Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care paper presents a conceptual framework and rationale to investigate the link between microbial translocation and symptoms in patients with HIV.
The Academy Health Interdisciplinary Research Group on Nursing Issues has honored UAB’s Patrician for her commitment to the career development of young investigators.
UAB’s Campaign for UAB has raised more than $617 million toward its $1 billion goal in the university’s largest-ever and most comprehensive philanthropic campaign.
September 21, 2015

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UAB freshman Priya Shah is already a veteran in the lab. In her senior year of high school, she began a tissue-engineering project with UAB researcher Joel Berry, Ph.D., that has led to national honors — and could eventually affect patients worldwide.
Blood tests in obese African-American teenage girls reveal immune system changes which ‘prime the system’ to develop cardiovascular disease later in life.
An interdisciplinary effort among the College of Arts and Sciences and several schools across campus results in a $2.5 million grant.
This year, Homecoming’s featured event is Hoops on the Haasephalt, featuring introductions of the men’s and women’s basketball teams, a 3-point shootout and dunk contest, announcement of the Mr. and Ms. UAB Scholarship Competition winners, and a fireworks show.
Works by four artists, “Hither and Yon,” and a series of showcases by art students will be featured this fall in Project Space, located on the first floor of the UAB Humanities Building.
Bloom Studio is a student graphic design studio in the UAB College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Art and Art History, and Digital Media is an on-campus creative agency powered by students.
“Obesity in the formative years is already priming the system to develop cardiovascular disease later in life,” said Carmen De Miguel, Ph.D., study lead researcher and a postdoctoral scholar at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Robert Sorge and medical colleagues believe men and women experience pain differently and that women suffer chronic pain more often than men.
Welcome to a space where these blended works of art, prose and pop culture are treated as seriously as Shakespeare and given the time and attention they righteously deserve. Welcome to EH 214: Comic Books and Graphic Novels.
A new review of studies finds that LSD, psilocybin and MDMA hold potential for treating mental illness.
UAB plans to give eligible employees expecting the birth or adoption of a child up to four weeks of paid leave starting no later than next summer
UAB’s School of Health Professions Junior Advisory Board is hosting its annual Dodging for Degrees dodgeball tournament Oct. 11.
This is the duo’s second, back-by-popular-demand appearance at the ASC; performing together, these two master musicians weave duets of staggering virtuosity, creating mind-blowing magic.
More students living on campus than ever, a record high-achieving incoming freshman class, students representing more than 95 countries and the highest-ever Honors College enrollment highlight fall student body.
UAB’s One Great Community council again will provide Community Health Innovation Awards ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 to local organizations for ideas that offer creative ways to address community health issues.
An anonymous nomination brings national attention to poetry written by 2012 UAB graduate Ashley M. Jones.
Social factors such as marital status, insurance status, and income may affect the chances of survival in young patients with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML), a cancer of the blood and bone marrow.
Participants who got their systolic blood pressure below 120 had a markedly lower death rate and fewer heart attacks and strokes than those whose goal was a blood pressure below 140.

Students, faculty and staff are invited to Heritage and Campbell halls to participate in Pocket and Walk It Week from Sept. 14-18.
New UAB research demonstrates social factors that determine survival of younger patients with AML and present opportunities to improve outcomes.
“These injections are necessary because babies have very low levels of vitamin K at birth, which can lead to serious bleeding problems if not supplemented. It is an essential nutrient babies need to assist the body in blood clot formation.”
Staying on an internal schedule is important for health, and disease can occur if the body’s internal clock is disrupted. A new study reinforces the importance of circadian rhythm, reporting that chronic drinking contributes to alcoholic liver disease because it impairs the liver’s production schedule of molecules that power it to run.
Lower blood pressure target of 120 mm Hg greatly reduces cardiovascular complications and deaths in older adults.
UAB Optometry is hosting a free community education event to spread awareness about infant eye health Sept. 15.
Theatre UAB commissioned playwright Robert Earl Price to write a play instead of hosting a competition for the Ruby Lloyd Apsey Play Search. The free reading will feature a talkback with the playwright.
Sonja Rieger’s new series of photographs are portraits of young girls in rural Camden, Alabama, in their Halloween costumes.
Researchers at Southern Research and the University of Alabama at Birmingham will be splitting a five-year, $3.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the effects of chemical attacks on the human body.
UAB’s School of Health Professions has charted a unique path to become a national leader in how health care will look in the future and has developed a strategic plan to help guide further success.
The series will feature artists’ paint masters Art Graham and Mark Golden, as well as a creative professionalism roundtable with local creative professionals Merrilee Challiss, Elizabeth Hughey and Taylor Robinson.
Famed neuroscientist Roger Nicoll, Ph.D., recently came to UAB to explain how he prevailed over great challenges in his life. Grad students in UAB’s Neuroscience Roadmap Scholars Program appreciated that, because they face challenges too. Learn about Nicoll’s tear-inducing speech, and the groundbreaking Roadmap program for underrepresented students, in The Mix.
The School of Engineering will work to raise $10,000 by Oct. 22 through crowdfunding to support Blazer BEST robotics competition, an outreach event to enhance STEM education in area schools.
While babies are born with very little vitamin K, and the only way to sufficiently supplement it is through an injection soon after birth, some parents are shying away from the shots.
Each year the UAB Department of Theatre presents a new season featuring five main-stage plays, performed in UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center.
The ArtPlay Parlor Series, presented by UAB’s Alys Stephens Center, features Young Concert Artists in the intimate setting of the historic ArtPlay House.
Outside the hospital, UAB nursing students are caring for entire communities, developing new initiatives to help children, the elderly, the homeless, and other at-risk groups. Discover the difference they’ve made and how the experience changed their approach to patient care.
RA patients who were previously treated with a biologic have an increased risk of hospitalized infections with the start of a new biologic, with a crude incidence rate of 15.3 (95% CI 14.7 to 15.9) per 100 person-years.
Researchers at UAB and Southern Research are teaming up with a consortium to study the effect on the brain of chemical agents known as organophosphates.
Newkirk will discuss “The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga,” the story of a young Congolese man who was captured and put on display at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair.
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