The AACN recognizes the excellence of nurses as a professional organization and the contributions of nurses that help optimize patient outcomes annually.
Published in Student Experience
Fifty-first transplant means 102 total surgeries have been performed since December 2013 as the nation’s longest-ever chain continues to grow.
Published in Focus on Patient Care

UAB’s medical student group Equal Access Birmingham set to hold its fundraising 5K/Fun Run.

Published in Student Experience
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 JAMA Viewpoint, Edward W. Hook III, M.D., says doctors and patients must be willing to talk about sex if we are to decrease the nation’s rate of sexually transmitted infections.
UAB’s 186 new medical students will make their oath of commitment during the traditional ceremony Aug. 16.
Published in Student Experience
UAB’s Montgomery campus medical students go through orientation and lend a hand to Habitat for Humanity.
Published in Student Experience
Until now, no toxin had been found in 132 years of study for the deadly pathogen Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which infects 9 million people a year and kills more than 1 million. The novel toxin induces necrotic cell death of macrophages to help the tuberculosis pathogen escape and spread to other cells.
A new surgical robot helps UAB physicians add a new technique for preparing for epilepsy surgery.

Published in Focus on Patient Care
Phillip D. Smith, M.D., has been awarded a two-year, $200,000 grant from the DeGregorio Family Foundation to study the bacteria in children’s stomachs that potentially protects them from stomach cancer.
UAB professors who developed a new area of translational cardio-renal research are among 15 professors identified as today’s leaders in the field.
Published in Faculty Excellence
Naloxone kits have prevented more than 10,000 deaths from opioid overdose since local distribution programs began in 1996. Now, as deaths from opioid overdose reach an all-time high in the United States, a crowdfunded project from UAB researchers aims to put naloxone in the hands of those at highest risk.
Published in Service to Community
The challenge is to stifle the binding of inhibitory antibodies but retain activity of a blood enzyme.
The CF clinical trials expert will take the reins of the UAB Gregory Fleming James Cystic Fibrosis Center on Aug. 1.
Published in Faculty Excellence
Narrowing of aortic arch, infant’s otherwise good health prompt physicians to move Baby JJ’s Glenn procedure up one month.
Published in Service to Community

Monika M. Safford, M.D., helped shape the new Web tool for the National Diabetes Education Program, “Promoting Medication Adherence in Diabetes.”

Published in Focus on Patient Care
Rates of vision impairment are high among seniors living in subsidized housing, suggesting an increased need for widespread vision screening.

Many patients diagnosed with type 1 diabetes as adults do not fit the standard profile for a diabetes diagnosis; they are younger, are relatively fit and have little if any belly fat.
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The mimicry of bone cells by multiple myeloma is driven by overexpression of Runx2, the master regulator of bone formation.
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