Research exploring several new diagnostic strategies to find the earliest changes in the eye to detect glaucoma is underway at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry. One optometrist says awareness of this eye disorder is just as important as continuing to study it.
Administrators at UAB hope that a recent vote by the University of Alabama System Board of Trustees to make the Department of Biomedical Engineering a joint department of the schools of Engineering and Medicine will help faculty and students in both areas to work more effectively and better integrate research, education and patient care.
UAB will celebrate Women's History Month in March with a series of 15 events, including films, lectures, performances, panel discussions and community service opportunities.
The Young Writers in Birmingham project continues this week at Inglenook Elementary.  This is week three of a four-week workshop that brings UAB English students to Inglenook to help close to 100 third and fourth graders write stories that will be published.
Pianist Robert Henry, an internationally known pianist who has performed solo recitals at Carnegie Hall in New York, Wigmore Hall in London and the Kennedy Center in Washington, will perform Sunday, March 9, at the Alys Stephens Center, part of the UAB Piano Series.
President Barack Obama on Tuesday revealed his 2015 budget. In it is a proposal to spend $5.23 billion to train 13,000 primary care residents over the next 10 years. Dr. William Curry, associate dean for primary care and rural medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, said Obama's proposal could help with growing primary care shortages, to a point.
Today, human spaceflight has a very different profile. The shuttle program ended in 2011, and the surviving shuttles are in museums. Science is now done aboard the International Space Station, which is partly served by commercial rockets.But the protein crystal experiments go on. “We’ve learned a lot,” Lawrence J. DeLucas of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, one of the scientists involved, said in an interview last week.
Effective Oct. 1, all HIPAA-covered entities must be ICD-10 compliant; there will be no delays or grace periods
The Red Mountain Writing Project will host several camps this summer for children from middle to high school.
Las Vegas audiences will be treated to music from the UAB Gospel Choir’s “Nu-Soul City” CD from March 26-30, when the choir performs at Hard Rock Hotel and area churches.
University of Alabama at Birmingham Professor of English Kieran Quinlan, Ph.D., has been named the winner of the 2014 Ireland Prize for Scholarly Distinction by the College of Arts and Sciences.
A group of University of Alabama at Birmingham students are taking part in a program called “The Young Writers in Birmingham Project.” The UAB students are helping nearly 100 3rd and 4th graders at Inglenook Elementary write stories and biographies that will be published in books.
The key to use any technology is passwords, but they often present a relatively weak challenge to hackers. Until now. There is a new way (or ways) to add a strong second layer of security to a password as researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), in collaboration with the University of California at Irvine, proposed and tested a variety of methods.
A Phase I trial conducted at UAB was designed to evaluate the safety, acceptability and drug absorption qualities of an intravaginal ring containing two anti-HIV medications when worn by women for 28 days.
A prestigious textbook on vasculitis, a disorder of the blood vessels, was edited by three members of the UAB faculty.
ArtPlay’s award-winning visual arts camp offers classes in drawing, painting, sculpture, crafts and more.

This new ArtPlay camp will explore the exciting world of ballet.

The third session of ArtPlay drama camp especially for older kids and teens is celebrating its second exciting year.

This new ArtPlay camp will explore the exciting world of ballet.

March 05, 2014

2014 UAB High School Drumline Camp

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This camp will focus on techniques specific to marching percussion and drumline, but will also include daily clinic sessions on writing percussion music, equipment tuning and maintenance, marching, and other topics.
March 05, 2014

2014 UAB Emerald Camp

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UAB Emerald Camp is a camp for all twirlers, color guard and dancers who are high school or middle school ages.
Campers will be introduced to many aspects of musical theater with a variety of fun classes, theater games, improvisation, warm-ups, dance, vocal exercises, voice and diction, terminology, and acting and stage production, all while developing a character and rehearsing for a fully staged musical production at the end of camp.
The University of Alabama System Board of Trustees recently appointed Murat M. Tanik, Ph.D., to the Wallace R. Bunn Chair of Telecommunications in the UAB School of Engineering.
The Materials Camp will consist of interactive lectures with hands-on laboratory sessions, a field trip to a local foundry and a multiple-day engineering design project.
ArtPlay’s award-winning visual arts camp offers classes in drawing, painting, sculpture, crafts and more.
March 05, 2014

2014 UAB Summer Music Camp

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For serious music students who enthusiastically participate in every theory class, every sectional, convocation, rehearsal, elective class and evening activity.
March 05, 2014

2014 UAB Rec Center Summer Camps

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AB Campus Recreation Summer Camp Program offers 10 consecutive weeks of diverse programming with the option of before- or after-care.
In this true author’s workshop, writers of all interests and backgrounds will come together in an academic setting, sharing ideas, insights and experiences to develop their craft.
Campers will be introduced to many aspects of musical theater with a variety of fun classes, theater games, improvisation, warm-ups, dance, vocal exercises, voice and diction, terminology, and acting and stage production, all while developing a character and rehearsing for a fully staged musical production at the end of camp.
Information and Organization recently published a research paper on innovation in firm-sponsored OSS communities from UAB Assistant Professor Paul Di Gangi, Ph.D.
A research paper on detecting human mood using sensors in mobile devices from postdoctoral fellow Munirul Haque, Ph.D., was selected as best paper at a recent international conference
UAB’s online bachelor’s and master’s accounting programs have been recognized by TheBestSchools.org as two of the best in the category nationally.
Three-year, $2 million PCORI grant will randomize 500 patients in a clinical trial to test the effectiveness of a medication adherence intervention delivered by a community health worker.
While at UAB, Ailey II dancers will perform a free ArtPlay school show, with a demonstration by students in the ASC/Ailey II seasonlong residency.
March 05, 2014

2014 UAB Beginners Percussion Camp

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The focus of this camp will be introductory techniques to percussion, focusing on snare drum technique.
March 05, 2014

2014 UAB Spanish Summer Camp

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Campers will enjoy immersion Spanish classes, culture workshops, songs, dances, crafts and more. Registration is $195 per student.
From: eyewiretoday.com
Kelly K. Nichols, OD, MPH, PhD, FAAO, one of the world’s leading vision scientists in the area of dry eye disease, has been named dean of the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry, according to a university news release. According to UAB Provost Linda Lucas, PhD, Nichols will assume the role June 25.
“Excitement for the construction of a new student center is building,” Carolyn Farley, director of Academic and Student Services said in a statement. “What we're going to get is going to create a much better student experience.”
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama presented a $500,000 donation to the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center during an appreciation lunch Tuesday. Since 1996, the BCRFA has contributed a total of $4.5 million to research projects at UAB.
Researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, along with the University of California at Irvine, offered new options to increase password security against hacking. "There have been many attacks on servers that store passwords lately, such as the breaches at PayPal and LinkedIn," said Nitesh Saxena, associate professor in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences at UAB.
From: CBS Atlanta
Dr. Kristin Avis, a children’s sleep expert along with Karen Gamble, an assistant professor of psychiatry at UAB and David Schwebel, a professor of psychology at UAB received a grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Development and from the Kaul Pediatric Research Institute at the Children’s of Alabama Foundation. “In our study, sleepy children were much more likely to become a victim of a pedestrian accident involving a motor vehicle,” Avis said.
Does cutting or burning 3,500 calories help you lose a pound? Learn the truth behind this weight loss myth.
Written by: David B. Allison, Ph.D., Director, Nutrition Obesity Research Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham
During Ferrandi’s residency March 11-20, she will work with students, faculty, staff and the community to create “The Prosthetics of Joy,” with a free performance and exhibition.
The TEDxBirmingham conference, designed by organizers to help put the magic back in the Magic City, is underway on the UAB campus. The "Rediscover the Magic of Birmingham" event, which features a diverse mix of local speakers — including artists, activists, teachers and entrepreneurs — began this morning at the Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center.
Musicians from 11 African countries will converge at UAB's Alys Stephens Center in January for The Nile Project, a three-day artistic residency that will examine environmental, political and cultural differences along the Nile River.
Researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, along with the University of California at Irvine, offered new options to increase password security against hacking.
New research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham suggests that users pay more attention to Internet safety than previously assumed. In a paper that won the "Distinguished Paper Award" at the 2014 Network and Distributed Systems Security Symposium, researchers used a novel methodology to gain new neurological insights into how users face security questions and how their personalities might affect their performance.
“What we were able to show is that acetaminophen can inhibit the formation of lipid peroxidation molecules, specifically isofuran, and thus have a potential role in preventing acute kidney injury after bypass in our patients,” Hayden J. Zaccagni, MD, of the University of Alabama at Birmingham said.
“The traditional view is that you have to hit rock bottom, then get intensive treatment and have lifelong sobriety and involvement in mutual help groups; but research has shown there are multiple pathways to recovery, and ‘natural’ recovery without treatment is one of them,” Jalie A. Tucker, public health professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
James Rimmer, Ph.D., a professor in the UAB School of Health Professions Department of Occupational Therapy, is the first researcher who studies the fitness of disabled people to be named to the Science Board of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition.
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