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  • 7 THINGS TO KNOW FOR THE WEEK
    A list of things for the UAB community to see and do during the week of Feb. 1-7.
    posted -1 days ago 11 views
  • Baylor’s take-charge attitude makes her ‘a natural leader’

    Anitra Baylor, financial officer in the Division of Preventive Medicine, is Employee of the Month for January. 

    posted today 43 views
  • Blueprint for success — UAB’s undergraduate neuroscience major
    stream UNP Brain Infographic 900A unique program at UAB has linked undergraduate students with more than 80 top neuroscience research mentors, many located on UAB’s medical campus.
    posted today 34 views
  • So you want to start saving?
    Learn to budget, cut expenses and start saving during a luncheon series 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Feb. 6 in West Pavilion Conference Center Room D. Explore United Way’s Individual Development Account program and see if you qualify for the matching program. Bring your own lunch. Water and desserts provided. RSVP by email to cbdst3@uab.edu or 996-2040.
    • Event Date February 6
    posted today 39 views
  • Simple meningitis test could save money and lives
    A drop of cerebrospinal fluid, a battle-hardened tablet and a cheap lateral-flow assay could transform clinical care for meningitis in the United States and the developing world. Learn more from the UAB research team behind the work in The Mix.
    posted 2 days ago 79 views
  • Miss America to speak at UAB
    UAB's Undergraduate Student Government Association and Indian Cultural Association will present a talk by Nina Davuluri, Miss America 2014, who will discuss her journey to the title at 6 p.m. Feb. 4 in the Alys Stephens Center.
    posted 2 days ago 205 views
  • 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.
    posted 3 days ago 124 views
  • 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.

    posted 3 days ago 1608 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 3 days ago 266 views
  • 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 6 days ago 142 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 6 days ago 352 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 6 days ago 1230 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 7 days ago 149 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 7 days ago 185 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 7 days ago 323 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 8 days ago 254 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 8 days ago 272 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 9 days ago 252 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 9 days ago 319 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 9 days ago 304 views

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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.

    posted 3 days ago 1608 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 13 days ago 1432 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 6 days ago 1230 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 14 days ago 775 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 14 days ago 740 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 14 days ago 651 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 13 days ago 424 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 6 days ago 352 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 11 days ago 343 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 7 days ago 323 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 9 days ago 319 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 14 days ago 304 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 9 days ago 304 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 8 days ago 272 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 3 days ago 266 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 8 days ago 254 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 9 days ago 252 views
  • Miss America to speak at UAB
    UAB's Undergraduate Student Government Association and Indian Cultural Association will present a talk by Nina Davuluri, Miss America 2014, who will discuss her journey to the title at 6 p.m. Feb. 4 in the Alys Stephens Center.
    posted 2 days ago 205 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 7 days ago 185 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 7 days ago 149 views

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