“TEDxBirmingham: Rediscover the Magic” wins the top prize in the Visual, Cinematography category of the American Advertising Federation Awards.
Each season, the Alys Stephens Center searches for innovative artists, curates unique events and enlists talented musicians to create memorable experiences for Birmingham audiences.
Julia Gohlke, Ph.D., received the F. Clarke Fraser New Investigator Award for cutting-edge research related to birth defects and other disorders of developmental origin.
The UABTeach program is designed to nurture and train a new teaching force of highly qualified instructors in science, technology, engineering, and math.
This season see Lalah Hathaway and Ruben Studdard, Boz Scaggs, Duquette Johnston, the Hendrix Experience, Keb’ Mo’, Mary Mary, Trombone Shorty, Kirk Whalum, Julian Lage and Chris Eldridge, and more.
UAB commended for strong quality-improvement program, advanced certifications among respiratory therapists and pilot training.
Alva Ferdinand, Dr.P.H., received the Outstanding Dissertation Award from AcademyHealth, the premier academic professional association for health services and health policy researchers.
The Viva Health Starlight Gala, an annual fund-raiser for the Stephens Center. [Steve] Martin — a multi-threat artist who's also earned acclaim as an actor, writer and producer — would perform here in bluegrass mode, showcasing his banjo skills with the Steep Canyon Rangers.
Researchers at UAB have developed a risk assessment to help determine the likelihood someone may develop dementia. "We can offer targets for amounts of physical activity, cholesterol levels, weight, that will lower the risk of any individual," said Dr. David Geldmacher, a neurologist at UAB.
Rod Nowakowski, dean of the School of Optometry, was the recipient of the Humanitarian Award by the Lions of Alabama, a sight conservation group.
UAB will be hosting the third annual Sustainable Smart Cities Symposium on Thursday, which will focus on a variety of topics from economic development to health and livability of cities.
Sarah Parcak, an associate professor of anthropology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), has been named to the first group of "40 Under 40: Professors Who Inspire" by NerdScholar, part of the NerdWallet web site.
A museum curator who specializes in temple architecture and Rajput paintings, [Cathleen] Cummings was not your average American tourist in India. But she was still bowled over by what she saw. It was a quilt stitched in the traditional “sujani” style, with one great thematic exception: instead of the typical take on rural life -- usually dotted in cows -- this textile bore vignettes of women handing out prophylactics, and a border of condoms.
New drugs to slow or even prevent Parkinson’s could be in human studies as early as 2015.
"Fireworks injuries are an emergency," said Jay McCollum, M.D., an ophthalmologist and director of emergency services at the UAB Callahan Eye Hospital. "They can run the spectrum from a minor injury right up to loss of vision or the loss of the eye."
Passwords are used for protection but they're not always reliable for a variety of reasons. Researchers at the University of Alabama Birmingham are looking for alternative methods.
In addition to training drivers, specialists at UAB have done some of the first road-test studies on people with bioptic telescopes. UAB's Cynthia Owsley coauthored a recent study of 23 bioptic users, that showing the vast majority drove safely.
Dr. [David] Allison and his research team devoted those aptitudes to the design of a rather elegant study addressing the time-honored question: Is it critical to eat breakfast if interested in losing weight?
Funds raised from the annual event come back to UAB to support vital cardiovascular research efforts.
Gary Warner, from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, writes about the criminal complaint against Evgeniy Mikhailovich Bogachev, a 30-year-old Russian, as well as several as-yet unidentified hackers. They are being charged with wire fraud, bank fraud and unauthorized interception of electronic communications.
Earlier integration of palliative care with cancer treatment was associated with “a significant survival advantage at 1 year”—but median survival times, quality of life, ER visits, ICU days, and symptom impacts were not statistically different, cautioned lead study author Marie Bakitas, DNSc, APRN, FAAN, of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Comprehensive Cancer Center in Birmingham, Alabama.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is partnering with Birmingham Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) to create a program designed to better meet the needs of America's growing veteran population. The yearlong residency is one of only four in the country and is open to certified mental health nurse practitioners who have graduated within the last 12 months.
A local woman injured by a bottle rocket to the eye joins UAB Callahan Eye Hospital in urging people to not use fireworks at home.
Sight Savers of America now has a special place to honor those who’who have dedicated their lives to help improve the vision of children.
Famed poet and author Maya Angelou, who died last week at 86, is still being mourned across the world and receiving tributes in scores of media outlets. And her loss was felt locally at the UAB Minority Health & Health Disparities Research Center (MHRC).
"The goal of our research is to examine the existing security measures that zero-interaction authentication systems employ and improve them," said Nitesh Saxena, associate professor in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences and co-leader of the Center for Information Assurance and Joint Forensics Research.
The earlier a specific phone-based, palliative care support program can be introduced to caregivers, the better they will be able to cope with the caregiving experience, according to research conducted by University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing investigators.
"It is very common for family members of a patient receiving a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease or other form of dementia to wonder about their own risk," said [David] Geldmacher, the director of the UAB Division of Memory Disorders and Behavioral Neurology.
Anthony Nicholas, M.D., associate professor in the Department of Neurology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, is a co-editor of the first textbook on the subject of protein deimination in human health and disease.
Speakers at the third annual Sustainable Smart Cities Symposium will address needs specific to Birmingham’s growth.
So far, research has generally shown a link between skipping breakfast and the likelihood of being overweight, but it hasn't proven that skipping breakfast causes weight gain. "Previous studies have mostly demonstrated correlation, but not necessarily causation," lead study author Emily Dhurandhar said in a statement from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
The inaugural Hall Thompson Hero for Sight Award is awarded to Songs for Sight.
Selections are based on quantitative analysis of peer-reviewed articles in medical journals.
Associate professor mentors doctoral candidates and is highly sought after mentor for her content and statistical expertise.
Sarah Parcak is an under-40 inspiration.
School of Nursing professor and senior associate dean for academic affairs honored by alma mater.
Rod W. Nowakowski is recognized for contributions to society that exceed his professional obligations.
Two-year appointment to Global Advisory Panel on the Future of Nursing will help shape strategic directions for improving global health.
Natalie Wilson’s pilot study research focuses on inflammation caused by microbial translocation in HIV.
UAB School of Nursing's federally funded study shows both the patient and caregiver benefit from early palliative care.
From LiveScience
"When you're talking about natural disasters, you can't reproduce many of the psychological elements in a non-disaster setting. A controlled experiment is absolutely contrived," said [Josh]Klapow, a clinical psychologist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. "There very well may be differences in the way people interpret names associated with natural disasters, but the whole thing falls dramatically short of changing policy."

From AANS Neurosurgeon
Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have identified a strategy that highly aggressive brain tumor cells use to fuel their relentless expansion.

An innovative solution for safeguarding personal information relies on your proximity instead of your memory.
Previous research has found an association between not eating breakfast and obesity; but no large, randomized controlled trials had sought to find causation until now.
A new UAB clinic can predict risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease and offer strategies to reduce that risk.
The Honors College is home to students from all seven undergraduate colleges and schools and includes challenging courses and academic enrichment, such as research, international study, internships and service learning.
Christine A. Curcio, Ph.D., professor of ophthalmology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, is the recipient of the 2014 Ludwig von Sallmann Prize, awarded to an individual for significant contributions to vision research and ophthalmology.
From Guardianlv.com
University of Alabama at Birmingham students scatter over downtown, raiding coffee shops in colored scrubs that express patriotism in its highest respect. Travelers are made to feel welcome at any time of the year. The residents of Birmingham are eager to meet tourists and give them a sweet brisk of southern hospitality.
The metro is home to over 120 biotech firms, the business incubator Innovation Depot and the research facilities associated with the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
They might never become as famous as Randy Newman's "Birmingham," but 12 songs about our city have made the grade in a contest sponsored by the Alys Stephens Center.
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