• Men and women process chronic pain differently
    Robert Sorge, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology, is lead author of a paper published in Nature Neuroscience online that disputes the assumption that a common pain circuit exists in both sexes. New research shows males and females may use very different biological systems to process pain; the key difference appears to be in the immune system and under control of testosterone.
    posted yesterday 32 views
  • Surplus auction to be held July 20
    The warehouse will close July 9 to prepare for the auction. It will reopen July 28.
    • Event Date July 20
    posted yesterday 124 views
  • AD Ingram provides update on plan to resume football
    Athletic Director Mark Ingram, who says he is overwhelmed with the support provided to the program, posted an update on the process along with his thanks.
    posted 5 days ago 145 views
  • Three honored as emeritus faculty
    Three longtime faculty in the UAB School of Medicine have been honored as emeritus professors. They are John T. Carpenter, M.D., James R. Jackson, Ph.D., and Luis O. Vasconez, M.D.
    posted 5 days ago 354 views
  • New degree programs, graduate track in the approval pipeline
    Curriculum items approved by the UAB Board of Trustees during its June 19 meeting will be submitted to ACHE for evaluation and review. They include degrees in general studies, human resource management, genetics and genomics and psychometry.
    posted 6 days ago 514 views
  • Business selects sales, marketing expert as new chair
    C. Michael Wittmann, Ph.D., will be the new chair of Marketing, Industrial Distribution and Economics in the Collat School of Business, effective July 1. Wittmann comes to UAB from the University of Southern Mississippi, where he chairs its Department of Marketing and Merchandising.
    posted 6 days ago 120 views
  • Athletics provides update on fundraising, ticket sales
    Fans can reserve season tickets at or make a contribution through Blazer Boosters while they await the kickoff for the UAB Athletics campaign.
    posted 7 days ago 512 views
  • Endowed chair, professor appointed in School of Medicine
    Professor Ravi Bhatia, M.D., is the next holder of the Martha Ann and David L. May Endowed Chair in Cancer Research, and Professor Edward W. Hook III, M.D., was chosen to be the inaugural holder of the Cobbs Endowed Professorship in Infectious Diseases.
    posted 8 days ago 356 views
  • How do we build a healthier neighborhood?
    The UAB CCTS Community Health Innovation Awards are helping Birmingham-area residents develop their clever, creative solutions. Meet some recent winners, including a carpenter sharing his skills to keep young adults out of crime and a couple creating a database to help eliminate vacant properties, in UAB Magazine.
    posted 12 days ago 280 views
  • Free Fourth of July concert on Bartow lawn
    Bring picnics, blankets and chairs and enjoy a free, family-friendly Independence Day concert by UAB's Summer Band 7 p.m. on the UAB Bartow Arena lawn. Stay and watch the fireworks over Red Mountain at 9 p.m.
    • Event Date July 4
    posted 14 days ago 286 views
  • Put ink cartridges in campus mail instead of the landfill
    UAB employees can recycle used toner and ink cartridges by dropping them in Campus Mail. UAB will manage collection and recycling efforts and use the proceeds to fund sustainability projects.
    posted 20 days ago 557 views
  • Do you know how to keep your lab safe?
    Attend UAB's Laboratory Safety Workshop from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. June 23. This hands-on, interactive course offers principal investigators, laboratory managers and research laboratory staff a chance to learn and demonstrate key safety procedures associated with successful laboratory operation.
    posted 20 days ago 445 views
  • Check yourself out all summer with Green Screens
    Monitor your blood pressure and other indicators to help support and encourage a more healthful lifestyle with free Green Screens 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. Fridays through Aug. 7. A list of locations are online.
    posted 22 days ago 476 views
  • Chief information officer creates a voice for tech users
    UAB IT is crowdsourcing innovation with SPARK, a new site that enables UAB faculty, staff and students to submit ideas for technology and vote to support the ideas of others. “Our intent is to create a voice for you,” said Curt Carver, Ph.D., UAB chief information officer and vice president of information technology.
    posted 22 days ago 376 views
  • Barnes selected to lead Enrollment Management
    Bradley Barnes, Ph.D., has been named vice provost for Enrollment Management, and his first day at UAB will be July 15. Barnes, who will report to Provost Linda Lucas, will lead a comprehensive enrollment-management unit to develop strategies for student recruitment, admissions, retention and persistence to graduation.
    posted 25 days ago 472 views
  • Banks is a diplomat with a ‘black belt in red-tape cutting’
    Susan Banks, The Graduate School’s go-to person for all policy and procedure questions, is Employee of the Month.
    posted 26 days ago 1430 views
  • Will your self-driving car be programmed to kill you?
    The computer brains inside autonomous vehicles will be fast enough to make life-or-death decisions. But should they? A member of UAB’s national championship-winning Bioethics Bowl team — and the team’s coach, a renowned bioethicist — weigh in on a thorny problem of the dawning robot age.
    posted 26 days ago 427 views
  • Use or lose your personal holidays
    UAB policy requires non-hospital, biweekly paid, full-time regular employees to use personal holidays by the last biweekly pay period in June, which for 2015 is the May 31-June 13 pay period — or forfeit them. The policy for monthly paid and hospital employees is unchanged. The full holiday policy is in the UAB Policies and Procedures Library at
    posted 26 days ago 560 views
  • UAB Athletics accepting football season ticket deposits
    Fans can place a deposit for season tickets at or make a contribution through Blazer Boosters.
    posted 27 days ago 1598 views
  • Can you picture that?
    A picture may be worth more than 1,000 words in science, math, or medicine. Meet a group of UAB art students learning the secrets of scientific illustration to communicate complex ideas quickly, simply, and creatively. See some of their images and discover how they could open doors to unexpected career opportunities in UAB Magazine.
    posted 27 days ago 525 views


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