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.
UAB Associate Professor Cynthia Ryan will be honored for her community work and advocacy.
Cash awards were given for best oral and poster presentations at the 9th Annual Health Disparities Research Symposium.
UAB contributes data as part of the Alabama Autism Surveillance project, led by School of Public Health Associate Professor Martha Wingate, Dr.PH
Birmingham third- and fourth-graders become authors with help from UAB students.
Aspiring teachers get schooled in the possibilities that college offers.
Oral presentation from graduate student Nichole Pompey places first at conference for emerging researchers.
UAB was first accredited by CALEA in 1995 and is one of only 47 university police departments to hold that designation.
This year's fellows will contribute to the Global Health Case Competition
Prestigious awards program honors junior faculty who excel in research and education.
Huntsville's Shelly Colvin has replaced Holly Williams as the opening act for American country and folk singer-songwriter John Prine when he performs for the first time at the ASC.
Additional resources benefiting Birmingham will help address critical issues and become more livable for all.
Two endocrinology societies, under the direction of a UAB obesity expert, have laid out an action plan to tackle the nation’s obesity epidemic.
The inaugural Hall Thompson Hero for Sight Award is awarded to Songs for Sight.
From the leadership level to the volunteer effort, UAB is making a difference within the Bama Covered initiative.
The American Board of Emergency Medicine has created a new subspecialty for emergency physicians, and UAB’s Nafziger is a first to earn board certification.
Mervyn Sterne Library Director Jerry Stephens, Ph.D., announced he will retire May 31. Stephens, who first joined the library in 1974 when it was a part of the former University College, is only the second director for UAB's main academic library. A national search for dean of libraries is underway.
“Urinetown” takes place in a mythical city with a water shortage where people have to pay to pee, until a hero takes a stand.
UAB’s fourth-year medical students found out where they will do their residency training, and in what medical field, at the 2014 Match Day activities.
Students from a variety of academic disciplines will present at this year's UAB undergraduate research expo.
April 1 baseball game kicks off Autism Awareness Month
Four new online degree programs will be added by the Collat School of Business this fall.
UAB and Stanford are the first U.S. universities chosen for Facebook-sponsored contest in which computer-security enthusiasts attack and defend from peers online.
National Public Health Week presents an opportunity for public health and clinical health professionals to help individuals and communities navigate the changing world of public health.
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