A new study at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine's Alabama Microbicide Clinical Research Site is looking at postpartum, lactating women's absorption level of an antiretroviral drug called dapivirine. The drug is delivered via a vaginal ring and may help prevent HIV transmission.
UAB hosts rare disease genomics meeting in conjunction with Rare Disease Day.
UAB one of 16 schools to compete in U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon.
More evidence that generic medications are as effective as brand name drugs.
Experts discuss the Zika-microcephaly link and the world's response thus far.
UAB Department of Art and Art History Chair Lauren Lake, MFA, is the juror for this year’s show. The deadline for entry is Feb. 28.
February 12, 2016

UAB launches adult PCD clinic

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UAB clinic to see adult patients with primary ciliary dyskinesia.
The properties of cubic or spherical shape and solid or elastic stiffness affect the fates of polymer microcapsules meant to carry chemotherapy to a tumor.
Lead author of paper published in Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice journal says, while causal relationship cannot be inferred, findings are “absolutely encouraging.”
The incontinence risk is heightened particularly among men who have sex with men, according to lead author Alayne Markland, D.O., associate professor in the Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics and Palliative Care in UAB's School of Medicine.
Alabama-based molecular diagnostics company Circulogene Theranostics announced today that it has signed a research agreement with the University of Alabama Birmingham (UAB) Comprehensive Cancer Center to investigate the efficacy of liquid biopsy for tumor detection and monitoring.
UAB is recruiting postpartum women who are still lactating, for a study on the effects of the antiretroviral drug used to prevent HIV transmission.
Study published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology shows fecal incontinence risk from anal intercourse is heightened for both women and men, with men almost three times as likely to experience incontinence.
A UAB-led study shows that, for older patients, carotid artery surgery is safer than stenting.
After more than 10 years of archival research and interviews with 45 African-American educators, Tondra Loder-Jackson, Ph.D., reveals their experiences and contributions to the movement.
Jack recognized for innovation in business and education in memory of Birmingham’s A.G. Gaston.
Faculty member honored for significant contributions to the field.
A four-time graduate of UAB School of Nursing, Melanie Gibbons Hallman will serve a two-year term as president of the Emergency Nurses Association.
“For every five years of marijuana exposure, one out of two participants would remember one word less.”
Stroke prevention is a more urgent task for physicians treating African Americans—based on that group’s higher risk of having a first-time stroke, Alabama researchers have found.
The program will air on the station in segments in the form of personal reflections and fragments of daily life in the city.
Fourteen-year-old Angelynn Luckado’s cystic fibrosis ravaged her organs, leading to an extensive hospital stay, an extremely rare and complicated transplant, and now a hope for a healthier life thanks to an organ donor.
Sam Shepard’s 1979 Pulitzer Prize-winning dissection of a Midwestern family, “Buried Child,” ranks with “The Glass Menagerie” and “Long Day’s Journey Into Night” as an evocative, haunting American masterpiece.
UAB’s School of Health of Professions has made SuperScholar.org’s list for top online bachelor’s programs in health care administration, ranking ninth.
New UAB research study shows therapeutic promise in targeting MLK4 in brain cancer patients.
The Pave the Way campaign benefits the Undergraduate Student Government Association’s Student Emergency Loan Fund, to assist students in need. For $100, purchasers may have a brick engraved with a message.
UAB receives two grants from the Gates Foundation to address pregnancy-related problems in developing countries.
UAB’s Landefeld named to government panel that helps determine recommendations on preventive health measures.
Research volunteers are needed for a UAB study to determine which combinations of Type 2 diabetes drugs work best for different groups of people.
Selma’s first black police chief now has new opportunities ahead thanks to a new procedure from UAB cardiologists.
The Women’s Committee of the Spain Rehabilitation Center will host its signature benefit and Valentine’s Day celebration, “The Firefly,” on Saturday, Feb. 13, at The Florentine at 6 p.m.
Enjoy great pizza and help raise some dough for the Pediatric Heart Transplant Study Foundation at Slice Birmingham.
A new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine looks at the relationship between lifetime marijuana use and cognitive function in middle-aged adults.
UAB nurse John Doriety reaches a major milestone: 2,000 patients transported by UAB’s Critical Care Transport service.
Internationally renowned primatologist Frans de Waal will give his lecture titled “Are We Smart Enough To Know How Smart Animals Are?” on Thursday, March 31, at 4 p.m., in the UAB Hill Student Center Ballroom.
UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center holds annual ArtBLINK Gala to support high-priority research and provide patient and family assistance.
Lisa Iglesias teaches at the University of Florida and works both individually and with her sister, under the name Las Hermanas Iglesias. She will speak on her interdisciplinary and collaborative practice.
The Birmingham Business Journal’s award recognizes UAB’s next generation of leaders for their efforts in health care policy and strategic planning.
February 03, 2016

Zika answers

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UAB's David Freedman, M.D., a professor of infectious diseases and a leading expert on international medicine and emerging diseases, discusses the Zika virus, touching on who is at risk, how to prevent infection and the likelihood of an United States outbreak.
Articles in peer-reviewed research journals sometimes have mistakes, and a UAB study shows the process to correct such mistakes is flawed.
One of America’s hottest careers could help fill Alabama’s health care gaps. Discover how in-demand physician assistants are training at UAB — in a program ranked among the nation’s best — to help practices serve growing numbers of patients and reach out to underserved communities in UAB Magazine.
The study consisted of an analysis of paired inspiratory-expiratory computed tomography images from a large multicenter study of current and former smokers from 21 clinical centers across the United States.
The clinic can also provide some answers for patients and families suffering from conditions that have never been identified in the medical literature.
UAB invites the Birmingham community to join us for a TEDxUABLive event to see what Parcak plans to do with the prestigious TED Prize.
Trustees are also scheduled to consider a resolution approving the 2015 master plan for the UAB campus.
One major goal is the discovery of new genotype/phenotype correlations — how a particular mutation indicates that some symptoms in patients are unlikely to develop with age.
The change marks UAB's first minimum wage increase since 2007. It goes into effect with the March 20 pay period and will appear on the April 8 paychecks of more than 1,100 employees.
“As we have found treatments to extend life expectancy, we now face the challenge of helping patients transition from pediatric to adult care.”
A group of experts on aging envisions a route to realizing Dr. Fries’s proposal: one or more drugs that can slow the rate of aging and the development of the costly, debilitating chronic ailments that typically accompany it.
Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have discovered yet another reason for people to watch their weight—new evidence of the link between obesity and dementia.
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