"This is a very good example of how lethal depression can be," said Josh Klapow, associate professor in the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Public Health.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham has drastically increased the speed of its on-campus residential network, with an upgrade that has brought 250 Mbps connections to each resident in all five of its residence halls.
Dr. Christopher Willey, an associate professor in the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Radiation Oncology, has received a $792,000 research scholar grant from the American Cancer Society to study glioblastoma multiforme, the most common and deadly cancer originating in the brain.
If kids do a good job brushing before school and before bed, they probably don't need to brush a third time after lunch, according to Dr. Stephen Mitchell, who is director of pre-doctoral pediatric dentistry in the UAB School of Dentistry. 
Investigators from UAB’s Nutrition Obesity Research Center and School of Public Health have been awarded a four-year, $1 million R25 grant to deliver an annual short course on innovative methods to find obesity causes.
With a career spanning more than 40 years, Jack Lemons, Ph.D., is being honored by the School of Public Health for major impacts at UAB.
The Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center and Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts will be adorned with vast artworks created from recycled and donated fabric.
Sloan and Bangalore assume leadership positions for CIA|JFR.

A UAB neuroscience student has received a summer fellowship from the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation.

Four documentary shorts made at UAB will be shown as part of a series of Alabama-made films at the festival.

From free student, alumni and faculty recitals to guest artist performances, the UAB Department of Music offers something for every taste.

The American Civil War was the proving ground for the new science of anesthesia in surgery.

First-year medical students at the UAB School of Medicine receive their symbolic white coats during an Aug. 17 ceremony.
Two large-scale, black and white photographic works by the UAB 2012 graduate will be on exhibition Sept. 13-Jan. 19 in Arkansas.
Making it as a writer is "about getting help from your writing friends," said Jennifer Greer, a writing instructor at The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). "It's about coming up with a smart publication plan. It's about using best practices, strategies, and tools."
UAB art faculty and alumni will show their talents in two exhibitions, starting today at Abrom-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts.
Bullies don't just jockey for advantage in a competitive work environment. They single out someone and make that person's life miserable. Most often, the goal is to force the target out of the workplace, and usually they succeed.
Flu shots are now recommended for all people traveling to developing nations, in a group, or on a cruise, says David O. Freedman, MD, travel health specialist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
The School of Education’s CAEP-accredited programs include undergraduate and graduate tracks in educator preparation, counselor education, teacher leadership and educational leadership.
The choir performed 20 concerts in six countries and won medals in all three categories they participated in at the games, held in Latvia.
Dean Michael Reddy’s appointment of Davis to assistant dean for Community Collaborations and Public Health will strengthen, grow community partnerships.
Parents should consider flavored waters and reduced-fat milk in lieu of fruit juices for lunches. School teachers also can reinforce positive overall health habits.
Christopher Willey receives a crucial ACS research grant to further his novel work on the MARCKS protein in relation to brain cancer.
"Pulp + Bone." UAB art students present a one-night-only exhibition. Those enrolled in the summer course, "Drawing: Figurative Themes," show the results of their efforts at the Visual Arts Gallery, in UAB's Humanities Building, 900 13th St. South.
A study about the risks and benefits of long-term, regular aspirin use touched on issues involving multiple clinical and research disciplines.
If your suspect your identity has been stolen, you should call your local police, according to Gary Warner, the director of the Computer Forensics Research Laboratory at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. "If someone has stolen your identity or has scammed you, it's likely they are targeting others as well," he said
The Harvest for Health program has several goals. Based on prior studies, the developers of Harvest for Health hypothesized that a gardening intervention would improve a patient's physical activity, quality of life, and physical functioning. The group also theorized that the process of growing fruits and vegetables would increase the patient's consumption of these foods.
Here are the 100 largest hospitals in the United States, listed by number of beds.
Registration is open now for ArtPlay’s fall session, with a variety of arts education classes for all ages set to begin Sept. 2.
"It has nothing to do with how clean or dirty your home or school may be, or how clean or dirty your kids may be," D'Ann Somerall, an assistant professor at the UAB School of Nursing, said today in the release. "Affluent schools, rural schools, urban schools — anyone from any socioeconomic background can get head lice, no matter how clean their hair or home."
The outbreak of Ebola virus in West Africa is frightening for many reasons. It is the largest outbreak ever, having claimed many hundreds of lives; and the deadly infectious disease can travel easily from person to person in the later stages.
“Research has shown that if you want to stick to a new habit, monitoring is one of the best ways to make a change,” says Joshua Klapow, Ph.D., clinical psychologist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
"The strength of BCBS relies upon its network of providers across the state.  Maintaining that strong provider network is critical to deterring entry and maintaining a position of dominance in the Alabama insurance market," said David J. Becker, associate professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham will take part in a $17 million multicenter study funded over a seven year period by the National Institutes of Health to research how certain drugs and cells used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis can help improve the long-term health of kidney transplant patients.
Efforts by The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) to continue to improve amenities for a growing student population are getting another boost.
After spending three years as the senior vice president for finance and administration and COO of the Medical College of Wisconsin, Glen Allen Bolton will return to the University of Alabama at Birmingham to serve as the vice president for financial affairs and administration starting Oct. 1.
Surgeons at University of Alabama at Birmingham successfully used an alternative to open heart surgery. The noninvasive procedure is used for high risk patients. It is already being done in hospitals in Europe and Canada but has yet to gain FDA approval. However, a clinical trial is underway in the United States.
Alabama consumers can better respond to cases of identity theft when equipped with knowledge of reporting process.
Former chemistry and biology student is one of fewer than 100 students selected worldwide for prestigious internship program.
Register for project management certificate course by Aug. 30.
Mice that begin expressing a mutant version of a protein called neurexin at 2 weeks of age develop autism-like behaviors that researchers can erase weeks or months later. The report, published 24 July in Cell Reports, suggests that it may be possible to treat autism symptoms even in adulthood.
With one Ebola patient here in the United States – the first time an infected Ebola victim has been on American soil – and another Ebola patient soon to arrive in Atlanta, some people are understandably concerned about containing a virus that kills 9 of 10 people contracting it.
It's time to send the kids back to school, and experts at The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) offer tips to help both students and parents get the year off to a good start.
Harvest for Health, conducted by the University of Alabama at Birmingham, is a yearlong study that will pair cancer survivors over the age of 60 in the Montgomery area with local master gardeners to see if gardening will improve the survivor’s diet and health, as well as their physical fitness and functioning.

After leaving UAB in 2011 to hold a senior leadership position in academic medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin, G. Allen Bolton Jr. has been selected through a national search to replace the retiring Richard Margison.

National and international groups select UAB research paper as the year’s best basic science paper for research into urgency urinary incontinence.
Immune system cells and a drug used for treating rheumatoid arthritis will be studied in an effort to reduce inflammation in kidney transplants and improve long-term function.
The first of the infected medical missionaries will be flown into Atlanta to begin treatment Saturday, but bringing someone with the Ebola virus into the States has created an internet storm of concerns - could the virus be spread in the U.S.? And how is it spread? A UAB physician has been studying the virus and answers our questions.
Mamie Martin is participating in the UAB study Harvest for Health, which pairs cancer survivors with master gardeners from the Alabama Cooperative Extension System. The master gardeners help the cancer survivors grow vegetable gardens. The purpose is to see if a cancer survivor eats better with fresh vegetables at their disposal and if they see improvement in physical function and overall health as they tend to their garden.
New research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham published in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases shows consuming a "Southern-style" diet -- consisting of processed meats, fried foods and sugar-sweetened beverages -- results in higher risk of death in those with chronic kidney disease.
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