A record year for deceased organ donors included more than doubling the number of lungs donated at UAB.
Faculty, students, administration and staff held the grand opening of the INTO UAB Center on April 13, on the second floor of the Mervyn Sterne Library, where the newly renovated space designed for the program will help enrich the learning experience for all students and the campus community.
Warner K. Huh, M.D., director of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Division of Gynecology Oncology, is conducting a new clinical trial for an infrared imaging agent used in hysterectomy patients to better identify the location of the ureter—the passage between kidney and bladder—during surgery.
were with youThe UAB Women and Infants Center is among nearly a dozen organizations holding reunions for past NICU patients this spring.
Approximately 14 million Americans have age-related macular degeneration, and a new study suggests it may be underdiagnosed in primary eye care settings.
One of the hidden gems of Alabama education, Dr. Henry Panion, III, is an instructor in music theory and technology at UAB. Panion's experience in the music business features classical, pop, gospel and R&B. But, of course, he's also contributed to jazz, working with Lionel Hampton's Orchestra and Ellis Marsalis.
"Mothers with obesity tend to give birth to children with obesity, which continues into adulthood, ready to begin the next generational cycle," said Timothy Garvey, principal investigator of the SFOC, director of the UAB Diabetes Research Center and chair of the UAB Department of Nutrition Sciences.
Indeed, just months prior to the launch of HSBC's voice banking system, the University of Alabama at Birmingham in the US warned that relying solely on voice for authentication or automation might leave systems vulnerable to voice impersonation attacks.
Class of 2017 option 2Graduating senior Sarah Leffel will spend her first year after completing her undergraduate education teaching English to children in Japan.
School of Nursing partners with One Roof for annual Point in Time homeless community census.
An interdisciplinary team that includes Engineering, the Collat School of Business, and the College of Arts and Sciences is reaching for new heights to make UAB’s team a perennial contender.
were with youNew dye could help better identify ureter, the passage between kidney and bladder, and prevent injury during minimally invasive pelvic surgery for women.
Surgeons place the cadaver liver in the normothermic machine, which then pumps the organ with warm, oxygenated blood and nutrition at or just below body temperature for up to 24 hours before transplant.
An intersectional framework looks at how multiple social statuses intersect at an individual level, such as HIV status, race, gender or sexual orientation, and a broader level, such as structural stigmas in society including racism, sexism, HIV-related stigma and classism, to produce health inequalities.
UAB officials broke ground April 13 on a new two-story, 28,000-square-foot facility that will be the new UAB Police Department headquarters.
A multidisciplinary research team at UAB looks to address obesity as it is genetically passed from mother to child.
UAB trauma surgeons support Stop the Bleed, a campaign to provide knowledge and equipment to the public in response to mass casualty events for use before EMS crews can arrive.
As lung diseases worsen worldwide, UAB has launched a pre-doctoral training program in pulmonary research that will focus on lung diseases such as asthma, cancer, COPD, cystic fibrosis, pneumonia, lung injury and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
were with youMore than 1 million married women ages 15-44 across the United States are infertile. Janet McLaren Bouknight, M.D., offers insight on the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of infertile couples trying to conceive.
Surgeons place the cadaver liver in the normothermic machine, which then pumps the organ with warm, oxygenated blood and nutrition at or just below body temperature for up to 24 hours before transplant.
A one-day orientation program for any organization interested in economic development and organizational excellence will be conducted at the UAB School of Health Professions Executive Learning Center on April 28.
The students were chosen from a pool of 13,000 applicants.
Class of 2017 option 2During her undergraduate experience at UAB, her creative design research focused on building awareness about underprivileged communities in the city. She works with Cayenne Creative.
The landscape of the American Southwest is brought to life with illusionistic images of cactuses, slithering lizards and fire dancers. The New York Times declared, “Opus Cactus is at heart a sprawling, luscious fantasy.”
The research team, based at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and the University of Alabama at Birmingham, found nearly 75% of the healthcare support workers surveyed had a poor diet, while nearly 54% had a higher-than-optimal body mass index.
To estimate the number of patients filling high-intensity statin prescriptions after MI who continue to adhere to their medication, researchers conducted a retrospective cohort study following 57,898 Medicare beneficiaries after MI hospitalization.
Founded in 2013, the company has raised $28 million to date from former NFL players and top biotech veterans, among others including the University of Alabama at Birmingham which has entered into a partnership with Vicis.
A new pilot investigation at UAB is rethinking the exercise paradigm for breast cancer survivors with reduced mobility, evaluating the utility of simulated high-altitude training for the purpose of enhancing health and physical activity.
UAB Dr. Tamara Oechslin, Dr. Becky Luu, and UAB fourth-year optometry clinicians checked the eyesight, eye alignment, refractive error and ocular health of six babies, at no charge to the babies’ families. The exams were part of InfantSEE, a public health program in optometry designed to ensure that eye and vision care become an essential part of infant wellness to improve a child’s quality of life.
A new clinical trial seeks to determine whether a machine that pumps warm, oxygenated blood in cadaver kidneys can improve quality of the organ prior to transplant.
UAB is among the 1 percent of schools worldwide to have accreditation in both business and accounting from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
were with youA shoe drive at a local baseball game will help women in need across the Birmingham area.
Class of 2017 option 2Cowan and Unger will pursue further work in drug discovery as they enter graduate school after commencement in April.
Biomedical engineering students Jervaughn Hunter and Nikea McMullen are developing a contamination-free stethoscope cover to prevent a common source of infection.
UAB researchers develop a conceptual framework to help progress the care of people living with HIV by looking at ways to pursue better engagement in care.
Students also received 20 Medallion Awards, the highest award given by the Public Relations Council of Alabama, 12 Awards of Excellence and six Awards of Merit.
Transportation engineers in UAB's TRENDLab are studying the effects of ridesharing, autonomous vehicles and other new technologies on roadway congestion. They're also looking at fresh solutions to an age-old highway problem: work zone delays.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham has been chosen by The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research as one of five academic centers to host the third class of The Edmond J. Safra Fellowship in Movement Disorders.
The husband and wife duo serve as faculty in the UAB Division of Cardiovascular Disease.
The grant will initially fund two fellowship positions for postdoctoral fellows (basic or clinical) wishing to train in the area of heart failure research.
The public is invited to come to campus on Wednesday, April 19 and Friday, April 21 to meet the students and to see how they are engineering solutions to real-world challenges.
Class of 2017 option 2Russell Alexander II will graduate April 29 and begin work with a professional acting company, after performing with Theatre UAB and garnering a national award from the Kennedy Center.
The awardees will be honored at a luncheon Friday, June 23, at the UAB National Alumni Society House.
Ben Boros, Maggie Collier and Remy Meir join the group of 24 UAB students to date who have been named Goldwater Scholars.
Ongoing multidisciplinary concussion research will be highlighted at an upcoming symposium at UAB: The Concussion Collaborative Science Symposium 2017: Objectively Tackling Concussion through Vision, Science, Radiology and Engineering.
The winning entries will be displayed in the Global Eye Exhibition, which opens Friday, April 21, in the new UAB INTO space located in the Sterne Library.
Class of 2017 option 2A senior in the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Music and the Honors College’s University Honors Program, Kasman, pianist, will graduate April 29, then embark on a tour and graduate school.
UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Fiesta Ball on May 5 will support the work of young cancer research scientists and patient and family services.
Class of 2017 option 2At least 2,015 students will graduate and approximately 1,250 are expected to walk in the spring 2017 commencement ceremonies happening 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at Bartow Arena.
The grand opening of the INTO UAB Center is a celebration of collaboration from faculty, staff and students to support international students who choose to make the university their home.
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