UAB’s Benevolent Fund to distribute $100,000 to local nonprofitsUAB’s Benevolent Fund is accepting grant applications for the Local Agency Grant from area nonprofit organizations through March 3.posted 3 days ago 165 viewsUAB, Birmingham Civil Rights Institute to host civic dialogue community forumUAB and the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute will host “A Dialogue on Civility and Decoding Activism in the 21st Century” from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, at UAB’s Heritage Hall.
Meneses to deliver Distinguished Faculty LectureKaren Meneses, Ph.D., has been named the 2016 Distinguished Faculty Lecturer, the highest honor bestowed by the UAB Academic Health Center.
- Event Date January 19
UAB students, faculty and staff honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through service in the Birmingham communityHundreds of UAB and Lawson State students will volunteer throughout the Birmingham community as a part of the MLK Day of Service event hosted by UAB’s Leadership and Service Council.
- Event Date February 15
FreshStart! program is available at UAB for cancer survivorsA new eight-week FreshStart! program is set for Jan. 26-March 16 to help cancer survivors make healthier lifestyle choices.posted 10 days ago 780 viewsU.S. Attorney Joyce Vance recognized as public health hero by UABUAB recognizes U.S. Attorney Vance for her leadership in addressing the heroin epidemic in northern Alabama.posted 11 days ago 1438 viewsUAB opens new Integrative Medicine ClinicThe new UAB Integrative Medicine Clinic will provide conventional medical care with complementary approaches to tackle the biological, social and spiritual aspects of health and illness.posted 11 days ago 3974 viewsOrgan transplants, deceased donors set record in 2016UAB surgeons performed 385 transplants in 2016, and more than 33,600 transplants were performed nationwide.posted 12 days ago 9189 viewsDiversity Fair to celebrate diversity within UAB School of MedicineThe fair will feature performances by local musicians, the work of local artists, performances of slam poetry and booths by departments within the School of Medicine.
- Event Date January 16
Lecture at UAB to discuss maternal and child health post-electionPolicy and government affairs director set to speak at UAB on changes coming to maternal and child health policy upon Donald Trump’s presidency.
- Event Date February 3
UAB’s AEIVA presents Colombian-born artist Jessica Angel as first artist-in-residence
- Event Date February 9
Angel will take over a small gallery to create the installation “Facing the Hyperstructure” in the UAB College of Arts and Sciences’ Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts, with assistance from AEIVA staff and Department of Art and Art History students.Birmingham kidney transplant recipient, donor plan to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in 2017A meeting for advice on a business matter turned into “a moment of divine intervention,” leading one Birmingham man to become a living donor.posted a while back 6393 viewsFrom transplant lab worker to donor, Birmingham man becomes part of UAB’s world-record kidney chainDivyank Saini is one of 17 employees who interpret lab samples to determine whether living- and deceased-donor transplants are possible. Now he is a donor in the world’s longest kidney transplant chain.posted a while back 6754 viewsUAB’s Alys Stephens Center presents Grammy Award-winning Turtle Island Quartet with jazz pianist Cyrus Chestnut on Jan. 12In its new program, “Jelly, Rags and Monk,” featuring jazz pianist Cyrus Chestnut, the group embraces a range of composers, from Jelly Roll Morton to Thelonious Monk, a genius of the modern jazz era.
UAB names Brannan vice president for Development and Alumni Affairs
- Event Date January 12
Following a national search led by a committee of 17 members representing UAB students, faculty, staff and alumni, as well as community leaders and supporters, Thomas Brannan has been named vice president for Development and Alumni Affairs after serving as interim in the role for more than a year.“Beverly Fishman: Another Day in Paradise,” works that explore pharmaceuticals in modern health care, at UAB’s AEIVA Jan. 20-March 18A panel discussion with the artist on social issues surrounding Beverly Fishman’s exhibition, as well as the broader intersection of visual arts, pharmaceuticals and health care, is planned for 5 p.m. prior to the exhibition’s free opening reception Jan. 20.
Works for saxophone by UAB’s William Price to be performed at Greek tribute, international symposium“Remembrance II” for alto saxophone and piano will be performed in Athens on Dec. 20, while “Sonata: Folie à Deux” will be performed at the International Saxophone Symposium on Jan. 6.posted a while back 1517 viewsUAB performs Deep South’s first HIV-positive kidney transplant from HIV-positive deceased donorMississippi man transplanted at UAB is among the first HIV-positive to HIV-positive transplant recipient in the United States since implementation of the HOPE Act.posted a while back 13956 viewsUAB’s Alys Stephens Center presents Alonzo King LINES Ballet in two performances Jan. 7-8Alonzo King creates works that draw on a diverse set of cultural traditions, imbuing classical ballet with new expressive potential. His visionary choreography, brought to life by the extraordinary LINES Ballet dancers, is renowned for connecting audiences to a profound sense of shared humanity.
- Event Date January 20
Due to weather-related travel issues these performances have been canceled. Call the Alys Stephens Center at 205-975-2787 for refund or ticket exchange information.
UAB’s Patterson dedicates rose to be part of the 2017 Donate Life Parade FloatThe Donate Life Parade Float honors donors, recipients and others who have been touched by organ, eye and tissue donation.posted a while back 2564 views
- Event Date January 7