UAB’s Community Engagement Institute brings academic researchers and community leaders together to brainstorm ways to improve Birmingham, the region and the world.
Published in Service to Community
School of Education professor to serve as one of two associate editors for Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research.
Published in Faculty Excellence
E. coli ClpB is a bacterial enzyme that untangles proteins. Such tangles are hallmarks of neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. A study led by UAB's Aaron Lucius, Ph.D., offers new insight on this amazing molecular machine, and could eventually point toward new treatment approaches.

Predators’ arrival could radically alter marine life
Summary: Several activities are planned in and around UAB for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Published in Service to Community
The Foundation for Mitochondrial Medicine, UAB and Seahorse Bioscience announce establishment of comprehensive mitochondrial patient care clinical program.
An interdisciplinary effort among the College of Arts and Sciences and several schools across campus results in a $2.5 million grant.
New UAB research demonstrates social factors that determine survival of younger patients with AML and present opportunities to improve outcomes.
Published in Focus on Patient Care
Lower blood pressure target of 120 mm Hg greatly reduces cardiovascular complications and deaths in older adults.
UAB’s School of Health Professions has charted a unique path to become a national leader in how health care will look in the future and has developed a strategic plan to help guide further success.
Famed neuroscientist Roger Nicoll, Ph.D., recently came to UAB to explain how he prevailed over great challenges in his life. Grad students in UAB’s Neuroscience Roadmap Scholars Program appreciated that, because they face challenges too. Learn about Nicoll’s tear-inducing speech, and the groundbreaking Roadmap program for underrepresented students, in The Mix.
Published in Student Experience
A growing number of researchers, from computer scientists to philosophers, are taking an interest in the "artificial artificial intelligence" offered by Amazon's microwork platform.
This renewing of UAB’s prestigious Center for Translational Science Award will bolster research and workforce development at UAB and throughout its regional partner network in the Southeast.
Lori McMahon, Ph.D., will enrich excellence and innovation in graduate education through professional and career-development initiatives and lead collaborative efforts for recruitment and outreach with various academic units to attract highly qualified students.
Published in Faculty Excellence
By training computers to pick out timing clues in medical records, UAB machine learning expert Steven Bethard, Ph.D., aims to help individual physicians visualize patient histories, and researchers recruit for clinical trials.
Despite financial incentives, the HITECH Act, signed into law in 2009, had a weak impact on the uptake of EHRs.
Southern favorites like fried chicken and bacon may taste great when consumed, but they can have negative effects on heart health, according to UAB researchers.
An Arizona drug company will patent the small peptide drug.
In a sedentary office environment, participants working in 78° to 80°F temperatures consumed nearly 90 fewer calories than those in a cooler environment.
When machines and brains mix, who's in charge? This is the type of problem pondered by neuroethicists such as UAB's Josh May, Ph.D., who examine questions at the crossroads of neuroscience and ethics.
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