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.
Expert offers Affordable Care Act tips ahead of open enrollment deadline
The UAB Gospel Choir keeps a busy performance schedule, with annual spring, fall and summer concerts.
Landmark research for the surgical management of apical vaginal prolapse reveals comparable efficacy of sacrospinous ligament fixation and uterosacral ligament suspension, and that perioperative treatment is not indicated.
The UAB School of Medicine will lead in the establishment of the Antiviral Drug Discovery and Development Center, or AD3C, funded by an up to $35 million, five-year grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health.
"UAB will undertake research into the mechanisms underlying cannabidiol to learn more about its function and effect on seizures," said David Standaert, chairman of the university's Department of Neurology.
A grant for up to $35 million over five years has helped form the Antiviral Drug Discovery and Development Center.
Experts from UAB and other leading institutions will discuss mood disorders and suicide at an April symposium.
Two days after Tuscaloosa filmmaker Andrew Grace learned his documentary "Eating Alabama'' is a finalist for a James Beard Foundation Award, UAB will present a free screening of the film at 7 tonight.
“This is the first demonstration that any dietary maneuver during pregnancy can impact lifelong immune function of the offspring,” wrote David Chaplin, who studies the development of lymphoid organs at the University of Alabama at Birmingham but was not involved in the work
"Flooding can occur quickly, and we need to prepare for it, just as we need to prepare for other weather events such as hurricanes and tornadoes," said Sarah Nafziger, M.D., an emergency medicine physician at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and assistant state emergency medical services medical director for the Alabama Department of Public Health.
"As a parent, you can filter and shield. You really need to monitor what your kids are reading, watching or listening to since it can have a profound impact on their emotions. If you're watching the news and your child, who's under 10, is in the room, be prepared to turn it off. And children under 12 shouldn't be watching the news alone," says Josh Klaplow, a clinical psychologist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
The legislation, sponsored by Sen. Paul Sanford, R-Huntsville, authorizes the University of Alabama at Birmingham to study the effects of the drug on chronically ill patients for up to five years. The university would control and dispense the drug to participants in the study.
UAB health disparities symposium examines integrating social and biological factors.
This annual recognition honors the significant achievements of full-time faculty, staff and students toward developing a more culturally diverse, competent and inclusive university community.
The 38th annual Juried Student Exhibition at UAB, which opens Wednesday, March 19,  will showcase the talents of both students and faculty. A wide range of media will be displayed at the new Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts, including drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, graphic design, printmaking and time-based media.
From FoxBusiness.com
One in three Americans who lack health coverage plan to remain uninsured, citing cost as their chief obstacle, according to Bankrate's latest Health Insurance Pulse survey. "I think it's just rolling past them, and they're not giving it a whole lot of attention," says Michael Morrisey, professor of health economics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health
"There is very little evidence that drinking water promotes weight loss. It is one of those self-perpetuating myths," Beth Kitchin, an assistant professor of nutrition sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, said.
An ultra-fast and ultra-small optical switch has been invented that could advance the day when photons replace electrons in the innards of consumer products ranging from cell phones to automobiles. The new device was developed by a team of scientists from Vanderbilt University, University of Alabama-Birmingham, and Los Alamos National Laboratory and is described in the March 12 issue of the journal Nano Letters.
A House Committee on Tuesday voted to fund a $1 million University of Alabama At Birmingham study on the effectiveness of using cannabidiol to control seizures.
The American Board of Urology names UAB professor of surgery, Children's of Alabama Chief of Pediatric Urology a trustee.
Two student R&D projects at UAB attract international attention.
March 19, 2014

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Winter’s heavy snow may contribute to widespread flooding this spring — UAB emergency physician advises preparation.
The UAB Student Multicultural and Diversity program has several more events left on its Women's History schedule for March, including the screening of a critically acclaimed foreign film on campus. "The Double Life of Veronique" (1991) will be shown at Heritage Hall at 6 p.m. tonight.
From CBSlocal.com, Washington, DC
“It’s hard to generalize, but for some of these folks, it’s a case of, ‘I’m in pretty good health, I don’t think about these things, I know I can’t afford it now,’” Michael Morrisey, professor of health economics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health, told Bankrate.com.
Two Clinton scholars, UAB juniors will travel to Morocco and Korea to learn the language and culture
Dr. Brad Woodworth, director of ear, nose and throat research at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, said in an email interview that he's been using the Cook graft on about 60 patients a year and has a success rate of more than 90 percent for closing leaks at the base of the skull.
Physically, your heart rate, blood pressure, and adrenaline levels increase in response to the potential danger to our lives, says Joshua Klapow, Ph.D., professor of Public Health at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. That's especially true for guys.
A chemical plant in Anniston was forced to clean up its act several years ago. Now, doctors at UAB are working on a follow-up health survey for people who live near the chemical plant. The doctors want to see how the levels of poly-chlorinated biphenyls (PCB’s) have changed in Anniston residents’ bodies.
UAB Hospital has been named one of America’s best breast health centers by WomenCertified, Inc.
UAB’s Spain Rehabilitation Center celebrates its 50th anniversary with a scientific symposium on traumatic brain injury.
The UAB School of Public Health will host departmental open houses throughout the day Friday, March 21, in the Ryals Public Health Building.
Mr. Carpenter says the power of students is that they are not easily discouraged. That was true for Katie Carter, an occupational therapy student at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and Chidinma Anakwenze, a medical student there, who spent a recent Saturday visiting a dozen black barber shops and beauty salons in downtown Birmingham. They gave out leaflets and took names.
Drinking a lot of water is often advised to those who are trying to lose weight, but a nutrition expert at the University of Alabama at Birmingham says it is not the magic bullet to weight loss.
Leon Botstein, who was at UAB to receive the 2014 Caroline P. and Charles W. Ireland Distinguished Visiting Scholar Prize, stressed the importance of subjects such as theory and history in shaping a musician's education, and urged all musicians to shed their snobbery, whatever their line of musical specialty.
The UAB School of Medicine will soon have its first-ever Senior Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion. Dr. Mona Fouad, director of the UAB Division of Preventive Medicine, will assume those duties beginning April 1.
"There is very little evidence that drinking water promotes weight loss; it is one of those self-perpetuating myths," said Beth Kitchin, Ph.D., R.D., assistant professor of nutrition sciences.
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