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Traci Bratton

Traci Bratton

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Professor of Medicine Peter Pappas will examine how individuals contract cryptococcus meningitis and ways to treat the infection. Two species of fungus are the cause of the majority of cryptococcus meningitis cases each year worldwide.
"While it is true that some industries and professions are more in demand than others, to be truly “successful” one must choose a career area that is well suited to one’s personality," says Suzanne Scott-Trammell, University of Alabama at Birmingham.
"Establishing the diagnosis of glaucoma, while often challenging, is not nearly as difficult as determining when the glaucoma is getting worse." As every ophthalmologist knows, visual fields (VFs) "require an alert and cooperative patient," said Brian Samuels, MD, PhD, assistant professor of ophthalmology, University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Ok! So you wash your hands before eating and brush your teeth before sleeping but is that  enough to keep germs and bacteria at bay? Probably not, say researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
An exterior wall of UAB's Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center has been transformed into a giant canvas for architecturally mapped digital art and animation. The artwork is projected on the fabric-wrapped wall as part of Light Dreams II Festival, a celebration of art, music, dance and light.
John Fiveash, MD, and Evan Thomas, PhD (pending) from the University of Alabama at Birmingham presented on RapidArc® radiosurgery in the treatment of brain cancer.  Thomas demonstrated how RapidArc radiosurgery can enable clinicians to treat multiple brain metastases in a single treatment session.
Diving injuries are more prevalent, too — they may not result in death, but they can be nearly as catastrophic. Up to 5 percent of all spinal cord injuries are the result of diving accidents, according to the University of Alabama at Birmingham National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center.
University of Alabama at Birmingham investigators and the Global Healthy Living Foundation’s online community support site CreakyJoints.org are launching a study incorporating electronic devices to collect patient and physician information on rheumatic conditions.
Children shouldn't drive a tractor until they're 14 or 15 because they lack certain abilities that come only with maturity such as the ability to visualize and understand their surrounding environment. Experienced drivers constantly scan their surroundings, looking for things that could become hazardous. There's strong evidence in laboratory studies that children do this terribly, according to David Schwebel, a psychology professor at the University of Alabama [at Birmingham] who has worked with the National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety.
A recent study published in the Journal of Gerontological Nursing found that each segment of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) population has its own specific physical and mental health needs. Rita Jablonski, PhD, associate professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Nursing is lead author of the paper, “The Invisible Elderly: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Older Adults.”

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