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  • Neuroscience symposium to explore brain-machine interfaces
    This Bevill Neuroscience Symposium at UAB Alumni House is free. Parking, refreshments and a reception will be provided. A list of speakers and presentations is online. Register by Feb. 23.
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  • 9 grants awarded to promote teaching innovation

    More than $39,000 has been awarded through nine grants to 15 faculty for proposals that support teaching innovation and development at UAB. All but one are tied directly to the Quality Enhancement Plan, which will launch in fall.

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  • Feature captures the international makeup of UAB’s faculty

    otmjUAB’s ability to recruit employees worldwide adds promotes diversity in Birmingham and surrounding areas. Meet these five families featured in the paper’s Jan. 15 issue of the “Over the Mountain Journal.”

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  • Add 'eye doctors' to Lewis and Clark's exploits
    The first vision care provided in the American West happened during the Corps of Discovery expedition led by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark along the Missouri River in 1804.
    • Event Date February 5
    posted 3 days ago 84 views
  • Vickers to present State of the SOM address
    Selwyn M. Vickers, M.D., senior vice president for Medicine and dean, will highlight the achievements from the past year and future plans during his first State of the School of Medicine address, noon-1:15 p.m. Wednesday in the Margaret Cameron Spain Auditorium. The address also will be streamed live at www.uab.edu/medicine/sots.
    • Event Date January 28
    posted 3 days ago 89 views
  • Provost gets input about Graduate School dean search
    Faculty raised questions about the dean position’s description, plus funding for graduate education and interdisciplinary collaboration.
    posted 3 days ago 138 views
  • 7 THINGS TO KNOW FOR THE WEEK
    A list of things to see and do for the UAB community during the week of Jan. 25-31.
    posted 3 days ago 690 views
  • Renowned expert named inaugural director of UAB Informatics Institute
    James J. Cimino, M.D., will lead UAB's new Informatics Institute, which was established in June 2014. Cimino, who previously was the chief of the Laboratory for Informatics Development at the NIH Clinical Center and a senior scientist at the National Library of Medicine, is a national leader in the field of biomedical informatics and co-editor of the most influential textbook on the subject.
    posted 4 days ago 103 views
  • International Bazaar set
    UAB's cultural diversity is on display during the 14th annual International Bazaar 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. Jan. 28 in the Campus Recreation Center. The event is free to UAB students and employees and $2 for the general public. Download this PDF to see all the events planned during Community Week, Jan. 26-30.
    • Event Date January 28
    posted 4 days ago 120 views
  • Can mobile apps be useful in HIV/STI programs, research?
    Innovative mobile applications for HIV/STI programs are the topic of a panel discussion to be held by the UAB Center for AIDS Research 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 9 in The Edge of Chaos in Lister Hill Library.
    • Event Date February 9
    posted 4 days ago 249 views
  • Translating therapy for China
    translating therapyUntil recently, physical therapy was a foreign concept in China, which has about 30,000 rehabilitation professionals for 1.3 billion people. UAB training partnerships for students and specialists are helping to change that mindset. A UAB physical therapist and two Beijing alumni describe cultural challenges they face — and promising efforts that could bring benefits of therapy to more patients — in UAB Magazine.
    posted 5 days ago 178 views
  • Community Week: See UAB community through the eyes of alumni and faculty Jan. 30
    UAB will celebrate Community Week from Jan. 26-31, with events ranging from a panel discussion on diversity to the 14th annual International Bazaar.
    posted 5 days ago 190 views
  • Research enters data-driven era
    During the past few years, technological innovations have opened up an entirely new way to approach scientific questions. Data-driven research starts with massive information sets — the genomic profiles of thousands of patients, for example, or millions of spam emails — and then searches for emerging patterns in that data. In the latest issue of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s "Business Horizon Quarterly", UAB President Ray Watts, M.D., explains the way data-driven research at UAB is being applied to find novel treatments for disease, create new products and businesses and train the next generation of innovation-savvy students.
    posted 6 days ago 201 views
  • New epigenetic tools can rewrite memories — and more
    editing the brain
    Epigenetic changes are implicated in a host of neural conditions, from Alzheimer's-related memory loss to depression. Now, a revolutionary set of molecular editing tools are allowing scientists to alter the epigenome like never before. In The Mix, UAB neuroscientist Jeremy Day, Ph.D., explains how he uses these techniques in his lab, and why they could lead to an entirely new kind of therapy.
    posted 6 days ago 243 views
  • Register for My Health Rewards beginning Jan. 26
    The no-cost, voluntary program can help you make healthful nutrition choices, incorporate exercise into your life, reduce stress and look and feel your best. But that’s not all: Participants who maintain a healthy status or lower their health risk may save on their 2016 insurance premiums. My Health Rewards is available to most benefit-eligible UAB employees enrolled in an active UAB health plan.
    posted 6 days ago 248 views
  • Cerfolio to help promote excellence at historic Alabama high school
    A partnership between Professor Robert Cerfolio, M.D., and Montgomery's Sidney Lanier High School will help support and encourage students interested in medicine. Students will get a chance to hear the latest research strategies and literature and gain access to mentors and other resources, and UAB will help with the college-admission process, financial aid and strategies for success.
    posted 8 days ago 312 views
  • Launching a new career in private-sector science
    Ditch the CV in favor of a resume (two pages tops). Hone your value proposition. Follow your passion. Seek out a startup. In a recent “Business of Science” seminar, sponsored by the Office of Postdoctoral Education and Collat School of Business, panelists offered a roadmap to landing a dream job in industry.
    posted 10 days ago 354 views
  • 7 THINGS TO KNOW FOR THE WEEK
    A list of things to see and do for the UAB community during the week of Jan. 18-24.
    posted 10 days ago 1349 views
  • UAB seeking input on role of VP for Equity and Diversity
    More than 100 stakeholders have participated in focus groups and discussions thus far. All employees and students are invited to provide their input by completing an online survey, which will be available through Jan. 23.
    posted 11 days ago 689 views
  • Engler named interim dean of The Graduate School at UAB
    Associate Dean Jeffrey Engler, Ph.D., has been appointed interim dean of The Graduate School at UAB. Provost Linda Lucas is meeting with stakeholders across campus to discuss the future of graduate education and better determine the expectations and necessary qualifications for the next dean.
    posted 11 days ago 721 views

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  • 7 THINGS TO KNOW FOR THE WEEK
    A list of things to see and do for the UAB community during the week of Jan. 18-24.
    posted 10 days ago 1349 views
  • Raczynski to retire as UAB chief financial officer
    A search committee will be formed and a national search will be conducted to find Raczynski’s successor.
    posted 12 days ago 1120 views
  • Engler named interim dean of The Graduate School at UAB
    Associate Dean Jeffrey Engler, Ph.D., has been appointed interim dean of The Graduate School at UAB. Provost Linda Lucas is meeting with stakeholders across campus to discuss the future of graduate education and better determine the expectations and necessary qualifications for the next dean.
    posted 11 days ago 721 views
  • 7 THINGS TO KNOW FOR THE WEEK
    A list of things to see and do for the UAB community during the week of Jan. 25-31.
    posted 3 days ago 690 views
  • UAB seeking input on role of VP for Equity and Diversity
    More than 100 stakeholders have participated in focus groups and discussions thus far. All employees and students are invited to provide their input by completing an online survey, which will be available through Jan. 23.
    posted 11 days ago 689 views
  • Team-learning techniques are in use all around UAB

    Professors already are using tested techniques to better engage students — ahead of the QEP, which begins with the fall semester. 

    posted 12 days ago 608 views
  • President responds to Faculty Senate vote
    The UAB Faculty Senate approved two resolutions during its specially called meeting Jan. 15. The first expressed their support for athletics. The second expressed a lack of confidence in the leadership of UAB President Ray Watts.

    Afterward, Watts said he is committed to work to regain the confidence of the UAB community.


    “I’m obviously disappointed, but what this vote means to me is that I have more work to do to find common ground so we can move forward, and I am up to this challenge,” Watts said. “I truly want to thank our students, faculty, staff, alumni and supporters who have made their voices heard in a constructive way.

    “We have a great university. We have thousands of talented people who are making world-changing breakthroughs right here in Birmingham at UAB,” Watts said.

    “My focus moving forward is to work with our community to carry out our mission. As president I am totally committed to the future of UAB and the many great things we are doing here.”
    posted 11 days ago 595 views
  • Launching a new career in private-sector science
    Ditch the CV in favor of a resume (two pages tops). Hone your value proposition. Follow your passion. Seek out a startup. In a recent “Business of Science” seminar, sponsored by the Office of Postdoctoral Education and Collat School of Business, panelists offered a roadmap to landing a dream job in industry.
    posted 10 days ago 354 views
  • UAB receives Carnegie Foundation community engagement designation
    UAB is one of 51 universities nationally and the only one in Alabama to be classified for its high research activity and community engagement.
    posted 14 days ago 329 views
  • Center for family literacy founded to continue work of longtime UAB researcher
    The Manning Family Center, housed in the UAB School of Education, will bring together expertise from many areas of literacy to provide services for children and families in the Birmingham community, Alabama, regionally and globally. It will serve as a coordination point for research and foster initiatives at UAB and through community partners.
    posted 14 days ago 312 views
  • Cerfolio to help promote excellence at historic Alabama high school
    A partnership between Professor Robert Cerfolio, M.D., and Montgomery's Sidney Lanier High School will help support and encourage students interested in medicine. Students will get a chance to hear the latest research strategies and literature and gain access to mentors and other resources, and UAB will help with the college-admission process, financial aid and strategies for success.
    posted 8 days ago 312 views
  • Nursing receives grant to open heart-failure clinic
    The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing has received a $1.5 million Nurse Education Practice Quality Retention grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration to open a new nurse-managed, population-based, transitional care clinic for heart-failure patients recently discharged from UAB Hospital.
    posted 13 days ago 271 views
  • Get help for common medical conditions online for $10
    If you feel like you're under the weather with the flu or another common condition such as a sinus infection, UAB eMedicine offers its service at a discounted rate of $10 to employees and eligible dependents enrolled in a UAB, UAB Health System or Health Services Foundation health plan.
    posted 11 days ago 259 views
  • Can mobile apps be useful in HIV/STI programs, research?
    Innovative mobile applications for HIV/STI programs are the topic of a panel discussion to be held by the UAB Center for AIDS Research 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 9 in The Edge of Chaos in Lister Hill Library.
    • Event Date February 9
    posted 4 days ago 249 views
  • Register for My Health Rewards beginning Jan. 26
    The no-cost, voluntary program can help you make healthful nutrition choices, incorporate exercise into your life, reduce stress and look and feel your best. But that’s not all: Participants who maintain a healthy status or lower their health risk may save on their 2016 insurance premiums. My Health Rewards is available to most benefit-eligible UAB employees enrolled in an active UAB health plan.
    posted 6 days ago 248 views
  • New epigenetic tools can rewrite memories — and more
    editing the brain
    Epigenetic changes are implicated in a host of neural conditions, from Alzheimer's-related memory loss to depression. Now, a revolutionary set of molecular editing tools are allowing scientists to alter the epigenome like never before. In The Mix, UAB neuroscientist Jeremy Day, Ph.D., explains how he uses these techniques in his lab, and why they could lead to an entirely new kind of therapy.
    posted 6 days ago 243 views
  • Online business graduate programs among nation’s best
    U.S. News & World Report included Collat School of Business’ online master’s degrees among its list of top national programs. The programs were rated No. 17.
    posted 13 days ago 213 views
  • Feature captures the international makeup of UAB’s faculty

    otmjUAB’s ability to recruit employees worldwide adds promotes diversity in Birmingham and surrounding areas. Meet these five families featured in the paper’s Jan. 15 issue of the “Over the Mountain Journal.”

    posted today 212 views
  • Research enters data-driven era
    During the past few years, technological innovations have opened up an entirely new way to approach scientific questions. Data-driven research starts with massive information sets — the genomic profiles of thousands of patients, for example, or millions of spam emails — and then searches for emerging patterns in that data. In the latest issue of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s "Business Horizon Quarterly", UAB President Ray Watts, M.D., explains the way data-driven research at UAB is being applied to find novel treatments for disease, create new products and businesses and train the next generation of innovation-savvy students.
    posted 6 days ago 201 views
  • Community Week: See UAB community through the eyes of alumni and faculty Jan. 30
    UAB will celebrate Community Week from Jan. 26-31, with events ranging from a panel discussion on diversity to the 14th annual International Bazaar.
    posted 5 days ago 190 views

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