Complications of diabetes can lead to blindness, yet only 29.9 percent of diabetic patients studied adhered to recommendations to have an eye examination.
Exacerbations of COPD, particularly mild COPD, lead to a decline in lung function in smokers, according to new research from UAB.
The documentary “Pray the Devil Back to Hell,” featuring Leymah Gbowee, will be screened Thursday, Sept. 22, in the Hill Student Center Alumni Theatre at 3:30 p.m.
Computing challenges are found across the UAB campus, from physics and neurology to genetics and the microbiome. Alabama’s most advanced supercomputer is now at UAB, making it possible to solve these challenges.
After major investments in information technology infrastructure — bringing the fastest supercomputer in Alabama to campus — UAB can now execute tasks in a couple of hours that took an entire day just a year ago.
Gakumo among scholars chosen for NIA Butler–Williams Scholars Program
The UAB School of Nursing has received more than $5.15 million in external funding for the 2016-17 academic year to help support students in its nationally ranked graduate programs who are preparing for careers as advanced practice nurses, nurse educators and nurse researchers.
J. Crawford Downs, Ph.D., will research a new wireless system to measure and control fluid pressure around the optic nerve.
Becker’s Hospital Review ranks the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center as one of 100 Hospitals and Health Systems with great oncology programs in America.
Exercise is a key to better health, and UAB is teaming up with local partners to encourage people to get outside and be active in their local parks.
In celebration of its first 20 years and with an eye toward the next decade, the Alys Stephens Center, led by new Executive Director Anna M. Thompson, has finely crafted a year of arts experiences for 2016 and 2017.
“As long as the chemical is staying in the eye, it’s continuing to burn, and the longer it’s there, the bigger the problem,” said Dr. Cecil J. McCollum, an ophthalmologist and the director of emergency services at Callahan Eye Hospital at U.A.B. in Birmingham, Ala. “Initial irrigation is so important.”
The documentary “Human Trafficking in Birmingham” will be screened Thursday, Sept. 15, at 6:30 p.m. in Heritage Hall Room 102.
The Vulcan Awards recognize Henna Budhwani, Ph.D., for her ongoing efforts to improve health outcomes in the United States and internationally.
Clinical and epidemiological data are combined with sociology and anthropology to better understand preterm birth in the United States compared to Canada, the United Kingdom and other Western European countries.
UAB and local businesses honor a late, inspiring wheelchair user by donating a custom wheelchair in his name to a deserving recipient.
Coating insulin-producing cell-clusters with a thin protective layers may be a way to modify and use pig tissue to ultimately treat human diabetes. Testing in mice is the next step.
The Explorers Club chose UAB’s James McClintock for a fellowship in international exploration for significant scientific contributions.
UAB partners with IAG to help public service officers safely interact with people with special needsWritten by Adam Pope
A new partnership between the UAB School of Health Professions and the Interaction Advisory Group provides curriculum and training for law enforcement, first responders and more to interact with people who have special needs.
This NIH-funded conference is part of UAB’s effort to engage and retain neuroscience graduate students from underrepresented ethnic and racial groups across the United States.
UAB clinical psychologist Josh Klapow, Ph.D., discusses the importance of evaluating activities and setting ground rules to keep from getting overbooked.
Perched on the Campus Recreation Center’s 36-foot climbing wall, UAB students find a new community along with a physical and mental workout. Join members of the UAB Climbing Club as they shed light on the growing competitive sport and share essential tips for beginners.
Researchers have turned a malicious application into a defense mechanism for attacks on motion sensors in mobile devices
Adam Beck, M.D., has been named director of surgery in the Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy at UAB.
"War and Other Disasters," by artist Luis Cruz Azaceta, runs from September 9-December 17 at the Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts (AEIVA), part of the UAB College of Arts and Sciences.
A significant new UAB study published in Cancer shows that key socioeconomic factors, not race, affect survival of younger multiple myeloma patients.
UAB Music announces fall 2016 season of free recitals and concerts, opera, gospel and choral performanceWritten by Shannon Thomason
UAB-developed technology supports a globe-spanning partnership that links pediatric neurosurgeons at UAB and Children’s of Alabama with those in Vietnam to enhance epilepsy care for Vietnamese children.
With 12 associates, the UAB Health System Cancer Community Network integrates patients, collaboration and community to change the way cancer care is delivered in the region.
UAB is one of only two universities approved for 2016 by the National Science Foundation as an official Center for Health Organization Transformation site, and is one of only six CHOT University Sites in the United States.
An upcoming symposium at UAB focuses on behavioral therapies to help patients with Parkinson’s disease.
This is the second potential diagnostic application for an investigational biomarker, and discussions are underway with industry partners to develop an assay from this UAB technology.
"One of the main challenges we faced kind of post Arab Spring, post 2011, is simply a lack of stability in the Middle East," said UAB's Sarah Parcak, Ph.D. "Many archeological sites that would have been well guarded have actually been affected by looting."
Health experts have identified some key factors for patients to survive different kinds of cancer. In a new U.S. study, experts have pointed out that income and educational background could be identified as factors to consider patients' survival against bone marrow cancer multiple myeloma.
UAB's Collat School of Business is now offering a new bachelor's degree option in human resource management.
UAB Advanced Nurse Coordinator Freda Centor recommends room sharing, not bed sharing. She suggests bringing a bassinet, crib or even a pack 'n play in the bedroom and placing beside the parent's bed.
The Addiction Recovery Program at UAB is adding beds and staff to better handle an influx of patients struggling with addiction to opioids and other IV drugs.
On May 21, 2017, Itzhak Perlman, who has garnered 16 Grammy awards, four Emmys and a Presidential Medal of Freedom, returns to celebrate ASC’s 20th anniversary season.