UAB’s Mark Dransfield has been elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation, an honor society for physician-scientists who have made significant contributions to better understanding of human disease.
Throughout the month of February, the University of Alabama at Birmingham, UAB Medicine, and Heart and Vascular Services will raise awareness about heart disease and ways to help prevent it as part of American Heart Month with many events, including three communitywide initiatives.
The award recognizes a significant paper by Cui in Cell Death and Differentiation.
GlobalXplorer is a citizen science archaeology platform that's "Indiana Jones meets Google Earth." The platform was created in collaboration with the National Geographic Society and DigitalGlobe.
Anoushka Shankar: April 9 at 7 p.m. at the Alys Stephens Center
UAB has created the only comprehensive interventional pulmonary medicine program in Alabama to better diagnose and treat lung and chest diseases.
Near the Alys Stephens Center, where the Alabama Symphony Orchestra performs, the well-regarded Alabama Ballet is headquartered.
Expanded partnership with Aletheia House will provide increased access to medically underserved populations in Bessemer.
Three UAB students will be awarded thousands in scholarship funds at the 27th annual Camille Armstrong Memorial Scholarship Step Show taking place Feb. 11 at the Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center.
UAB’s Women and Infants Center delivered 4,400 babies in 2016.
A UAB study confirming the efficacy of surgical removal of the thymus for patients with myasthenia gravis was cited as one of the top neurology stories of the year by the New England Journal of Medicine.
UAB engineers will serve in a consortium of 10 Southeastern universities to develop novel strategies for traffic problems.
The most common reasons for guideline nonadherence were the presence of bumper pads (70.2%) and loose bedding (55.7%).
Dorsett talks openly about sustaining numerous concussions and the resulting brain injury he suffered as a result of the sport. Dorsett’s new life’s mission is to protect today’s football players from the serious injuries he sustained.
"We use a persistent, multifaceted strategy, combining multidisciplinary approaches to unravel the molecular basis for cancer disparities, training of health professionals and community health educators across the cancer care continuum, and accelerating the development of cancer scientists.”
In a study of usually-inactive women aged 60-74 by the University of Alabama at Birmingham, those who worked out twice a week (over a four-month period) became just as physically powerful and aerobically fit as those who worked out six times per week over that period.
UAB’s innovative Patient Care Connect Program utilizes lay navigation and provides a cost-effective new model for cancer care delivery.
In another example of precision medicine, UAB researchers have used IPF patients own lung tissue to create models to determine the most effective medication for that patient.
The Seattle-based startup on Tuesday announced a new partnership with UAB to combine expertise and intellectual property.
“Culture, environment, health care access, socioeconomics and population-specific genetic differences contribute to high cancer incidences and to cancer health disparities,” said Upender Manne, lead principal investigator and professor in the UAB Department of Pathology.
Akinyemi Ojesina, MD, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, who’s one of the corresponding authors on the study is excited with the prospect of developing novel targeted therapies for cervical cancer.
About 3.5 percent of the U.S. population has PTSD in a given year, and the rate for women is nearly three times higher than that for men.
Abnormal antibody production that allows inflammation leading to AIDS is detected by analysis of antibodies in gut fluid of HIV-1-infected people.
Cardiac muscle patches in this proof-of-concept research may represent an important step toward the clinical use of 3-D-printing technology, as researchers have grown heart tissue by seeding a mix of human cells onto a 1-micron-resolution scaffold made with a 3-D printer.
UAB and VICIS have each made major strides in developing next generation football helmets in response to the growing concussion crisis, and they have partnered to combine expertise and intellectual property to bring more effective helmets to the market.
The program, designed to quickly produce a new teaching force of highly qualified STEM instructors, is growing at a rapid rate.
The Department of Music’s annual Trumpet Symposium will feature two free concerts at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, and 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, in the Hulsey Recital Hall.
Our understanding of what’s healthy can evolve, which is why dietary guidelines are regularly updated to reflect the latest science — and no longer say breakfast can help with weight control.
This study shows how stress blocks the release of an anti-anxiety neuropeptide in the brain, and it could pave the way for new therapeutic targets for PTSD.
A significant new study by The Cancer Genome Atlas Research Network, including a UAB physician-scientist, uncovers genetic mutations of cervical cancer that hold a key to targeting and treating the disease.
Bhambhvani, a psychiatry and School of Medicine student, will receive funding to pursue a biological science graduate degree at the University of Cambridge if selected.
UAB’s Benevolent Fund is accepting grant applications for the Local Agency Grant from area nonprofit organizations through March 3.
The UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center has received a $16 million NCI renewal grant to advance cancer disparities research and reduce mortality rates among underserved populations.
From the UAB Piano Series and Chamber Music @ AEIVA to dozens of free concerts and recitals by students and faculty, the UAB Department of Music offers a new season of outstanding performances.
The American Academy of Neurology panel determined that fMRI can provide more specific brain mapping before epilepsy surgery across a range of circumstances that were individually evaluated, with detailed recommendations.
Dr. Jayme Locke, a recent Top 40 Under 40 honoree, was selected for the James IV Traveling fellowship, which aims to promote communication and collaboration in the surgical community.
CRISPR, or Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats, is essentially a pair of molecule-sized programmable scissors—scissors that work on the DNA inside living cells. In the few years since scientists have refined the technology, CRISPR has revolutionized gene editing.
Until now, a team of late-shift clinical technologists in the University of Alabama at Birmingham analyzed between 4,000 and 5,000 tubes of blood every night, providing information to help guide patient care, while keeping watch for abnormal test results that require immediate notification to clinicians.
UAB kidney transplant surgeon will travel abroad as an ambassador representing the United States and share knowledge with peers in the surgical community. 
David Allison, a biostatistician at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, tested the "sexercise" theory - that sex can be exercise - but found that sex lasted only six minutes on average, burning a paltry 20 or so calories.
Thanks to the popular TV show Blacklist, America is becoming familiar with CRISPR, a revolutionary gene-editing tool. UAB scientists and students explain how it works — and how they are using these “molecular scissors” to cut a path toward genetic cures for sickle cell and brain diseases
UAB and the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute will host “A Dialogue on Civility and Decoding Activism in the 21st Century” from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, at UAB’s Heritage Hall.
I’m not talking about supplementing your meal with a workout. Instead, I’m talking about changing up your schedule because when you eat may be just as important as what you eat when it comes to weight control.

 

VOCALOSITY features some of today’s chart-topping hits in brand-new arrangements; but no genre of music is off limits, from doo-wop to Bruno Mars. One lucky a cappella group can perform as the opening act and receive complimentary tickets.
Hoover High School’s First Edition Jazz Band on Wednesday, Jan. 18, is scheduled to open for the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (led by Wynton Marsalis) at the Alys Stephens Center in Birmingham.
Karen Meneses, Ph.D., has been named the 2016 Distinguished Faculty Lecturer, the highest honor bestowed by the UAB Academic Health Center.
Hundreds of UAB and Lawson State students will volunteer throughout the Birmingham community as a part of the MLK Day of Service event hosted by UAB’s Leadership and Service Council.
A new eight-week FreshStart! program is set for Jan. 26-March 16 to help cancer survivors make healthier lifestyle choices.
The documentary will screen Jan. 19 at 4:30 p.m. in the UAB Hill Student Center Alumni Theatre. 
UAB recognizes U.S. Attorney Vance for her leadership in addressing the heroin epidemic in northern Alabama.
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