From: AANS Neurosurgeon
New research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham suggests that users pay more attention to Internet safety than previously assumed. Researchers used a novel methodology to gain new neurological insights into how users face security questions and how their personalities might affect their performance.
Best-in-class patient care among the criteria in Becker’s Hospital Review rankings that list UAB Hospital.
Birmingham will let its light shine even brighter this year as Light Dreams returns, with jaw-dropping digital projections, live music and out-of-this-world interactive art installations.
Desmond Tutu and Laura Bush are among the influential leaders who can be heard at UAB in May.
New art pieces are being created to celebrate the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s new Cultural Corridor. Fabric and installation artist Amanda Browder is asking for help from the community to create two giant fabric installations.
From: CBS42.com
Neurologists at UAB and Children’s of Alabama are in the beginning stages of setting the groundwork for trials to treat debilitating seizures with an oil extract from marijuana.
The public is invited to participate in “Gandhian Paths to Global Progress: A Forum with Tushar Gandhi,” then he will deliver a lecture on human rights, “Three Marches and a Dream: Salt and Freedom.”
Young Concert Artist Ji will perform as part of the Patty McDonald ArtPlay Parlor Series and will present a free school show for students at Advent Episcopal School.
Student groups will question the role the government plays in sustaining the environment April 8.
The UAB Spain Rehabilitation Center (SRC) is 50 years old in April, and the anniversary will be commemorated with several events, including a career fair, a symposium on traumatic brain injury and the recognition of former patients and employees.
If doctors are currently using the technique, the new results "should give them pause," said Dr. Suresh Boppana, a professor of pediatric infectious diseases at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. And with the treatment appearing to cause more adverse effects, "one has to be somewhat more careful."
“Science depends on replication, and if you don’t have replication there’s always a question,” Steven Austad, an expert on aging at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, said.
Governor Robert Bentley has signed legislation that will allow the University of Alabama at Birmingham to study the medical effectiveness of a marijuana-derived oil.
From: Chron.com
Becker's Hospital Review has published the 2014 edition of "100 Great Hospitals in America," a compilation of some of the most prominent, forward-thinking and focused healthcare facilities in the nation [and included UAB Hospital in its list.]
State requirement shifts UAB license plate design from Blaze to Knowledge
School of Education professor takes first place in tennis tournament that supports UAB research.
UAB’s Cockerham edits the most comprehensive encyclopedic resource for health study.
Several U.S. cardiologists also called for a refocusing on the biology behind renal denervation to find out why the benefits demonstrated in animal models have not been translated into humans. Suzanne Oparil, MD, a hypertension specialist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, was involved in some of that early research and told MedPage Today that she was optimistic that the approach would work.
A study from The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Business shows a connection between engagement and safety. It suggests that employees with low engagement are more likely to work around safety protocols, while highly engaged employees are not.
From: TechRepublic
[UAB's Gary] Warner said: "We built the response to cybercrime where we punish the victim rather than punish the criminal, and we need to change that."
Gov. Robert Bentley has signed legislation permitting the University of Alabama at Birmingham to do a study of a marijuana derivative to treat seizures.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham wants to create a more pedestrian-friendly campus. “We want to be a more walker-friendly campus,” Kevin Jaquess, director of real estate at UAB, said.
oday, we share answers from a survey conducted with the 40 Bizwomen participants from Alesia Jones, chief human resources officer at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, the state's largest employer with about 18,000 employees. Jones has served in this top role since 2009.
Ailey II, the second company of the renowned Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, wrapped up its season-long UAB residency Friday night by nearly filling the Alys Stephens Center’s Jemison Concert Hall and performing like dancers on the cusp of great careers.
The American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) recently published the 2013 Guideline on the Assessment of Cardiovascular Risk. Paul Muntner, Ph.D., of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and colleagues studied participants for whom atherosclerotic CVD risk may trigger a discussion of statin initiation.
The CAREER Award is the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious award, and four University of Alabama at Birmingham professors are among the winners.
Being married appears to be a heart-healthy lifestyle, according to researchers. The study reinforces the idea that heart health can be affected by social as well as physiological factors, said Vera Bittner, chairwoman of the American College of Cardiology’s prevention of cardiovascular disease committee and a professor of medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine.
A consistently solid academic performance helps place UAB high in the rankings of the world's top universities.
Chief of trauma surgery at UAB honored for commitment to safety and quality.
Art students and faculty painted a mural on a plane as a memorial for four fallen Alabama pilots who will be remembered with a dedication service April 18.
Paul Muntner, Ph.D., of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and colleagues examined the Pooled Cohort risk equations in adults (age 45 to 79 years) enrolled in the Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) study between January 2003 and October 2007, and followed up through December 2010.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine announced on March 19 that it will establish the Antiviral Drug Discovery and Development center on campus. “UAB and (Southern Research Institute) have spent a lot of time, money and energy developing the (Alabama Drug Discovery Alliance) over the last five years,” Whitley said, according to UAB News. “Having done that, being awarded this grant shows how that investment can pay off.”
Cynthia Ryan, an associate professor of English at UAB, has been named the winner of the 2014 Odessa Woolfolk Community Service Award for her work in breast cancer awareness, outreach and advocacy.
Michael Saag and his team at UAB are widely credited with helping to transform HIV/AIDs from an almost sure death sentence in the early 1980s to a manageable chronic disease.

Nearly half of people living with HIV in the United States will be 50 or older by 2015, which places more emphasis on cognitive function research.

REGARDS investigators have responded with a letter published in the AHA journal Circulation, saying it is premature to draw firm conclusions about potential overestimation of risk using the new risk formula.
Michael Saag, M.D., helped transform the deadliest virus in human history into a manageable chronic disease, and he is now receiving a top honor.
In a study published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases, lead author Dr. Richard Whitley of the University of Alabama at Birmingham pointed out that, at the time of the study, immunization of older children had not yet become a priority of the U.S. Public Health Service. The researchers said, “As a consequence, the importance of antiviral agents, particularly neuraminidase (NA) inhibitors, cannot be overemphasized."
While reasons behind the marriage findings are unclear, it supports previous studies that show couples tend to be healthier and live longer than singles. The study reinforces the idea that heart health can be affected by social as well as physiological factors, said Vera Bittner, a professor of medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, and chairwoman of ACC’s Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease Committee.
UAB Student Life will present a new event, the "World's Fair at UAB," on the Campus Green on Saturday, April 5, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The "World's Fair" will feature novelties and other carnival-themed attractions, including face painting, caricatures, a mechanical bull, a photo booth, a pedestal joust, a Moon Bounce and a Ferris wheel.
"Folks didn't know a whole lot about this [the Affordable Care Act] back in October and November when it started," said Michael Morrisey, director of the University of Alabama at Birmingham's Lister Hill Center for Health Policy.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham has been awarded $35 million from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to establish a research center focused on developing new drug therapies for global infectious disease threats such as influenza, West Nile and Middle East respiratory syndrome, or MERS, coronavirus.
After months of work and lobbying, Carly’s Law unanimously passed through Alabama Legislature in late March. The bill allots $1 million for research at University of Alabama at Birmingham to investigate how CBD works. While seizure control is the focus, studies have indicated that the oil has the potential to treat a wide variety of ailments.
Local schools to participate in 25th annual Egg Drop, held atop Vulcan for the first time.
The AHA/ACC formulas for heart attack and stroke risk released in November were described as overpredicting a patient’s risk, but the latest findings published in JAMA suggest otherwise.
In March, UAB hosted a screening of a documentary film called “Eating Alabama.”
UAB Student Life’s World’s Fair will offer live music, dancing, food, arts and novelties, including a mechanical bull and Ferris wheel on the Campus Green.
This year, the UAB NAS will award more than $750,000 in scholarships, gifts and grants to UAB. All proceeds from the May 9 Scholarship Run support scholarships for students.
A faculty recital, steel bands in concert and the fourth annual Percussion Festival with guest artist Mark Ford are keeping UAB Music hopping.
This Computer Music Ensemble spring show is focused on the “Odyssey” theme, and each student-composer created music that invokes the feelings and emotions of an epic quest.
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