Volunteer experience builds skills, passion among students
Students who participate in service-learning opportunities are more engaged with their career and community and bring that knowledge back to the classroom.Competition produces creative proposals to reduce obesityNine researchers are halfway to the prize money for their winning entries in the annual Creativity is a Decision Awards. To collect prize money, winners must submit their proposal to an extramural sponsoring authority by Nov. 5.Dentistry expands education through serviceCommunity partnerships help the School of Dentistry educate its students and provide better dental care throughout the state.Study to examine how healthy moms pass deadly bacteria to infantsNarayana Sthanam, Ph.D., professor of structural biology, is working to discover how GBS escapes the mother’s natural defense systems in hopes that knowledge will lead to a therapeutic intervention. His research is funded by a $1 million R01 grant from the NIH/NIAID.Software to stem snooping in health recordsFairWarning tracks access to electronic health records in real time and flags potential misuse.Sight Savers and UAB help visually impaired kidsNew facility to provide students the full range of primary care
The new Student Health and Wellness Center also will offer health education programs on myriad topics important to student success.Check your sight onsiteTake advantage of free vision screenings to be held in varying locations throughout campus and UAB Medicine facilities Aug. 22-Dec. 12.Sidewalk Film Festival to screen 3 student documentariesThree documentary films by six students in the College of Arts and Sciences will be screened Aug. 23-24 during the annual festival. The films examine the changing Avondale neighborhood, a gas explosion in Gate City and a new curriculum at Glen Iris Elementary.Too little salt may be dangerous for your health
Eat less salt is a standard recommendation, but new evidence suggests low sodium intake may present its own risks for some. Distinguished Professor of Medicine Suzanne Oparil, M.D., supports the findings in an invited New England Journal of Medicine editorial.
See the central nervous system as artAnatomy course for teachers is a first step in improving instruction
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Firsthand look provides veteran educators a better appreciation of the human body and makes graduates more competitive in job search.Student designs get "A Seat at the Big Table"Works created for regional clients, local non-profits and under-served communities by design students in UAB’s Bloom Studio will be exhibited Aug. 11-Sept. 22 in the AEIVA. A reception will be held 5-7:30 p.m. Aug. 29.Renovated ED, clinic to open at Callahan Eye HospitalA new optical coherence tomography system that captures 3-D images of the eye is one of the new technologies installed in the renovated Callahan Eye Hospital emergency department and Lions Eye Clinic that opens July 31.UAB listed among 100 best hospitals for cancer careBecker’s Hospital Review chose UAB for leadership in high-quality patient care, outcomes and research in its Comprehensive Cancer Center.UAB enrolls nation’s first patient in Phase III drug trial for preeclampsiaIf successful, the drug would be a significant clinical breakthrough for reducing pre-term births and infant mortality.Students earn real-world experience without real-life consequences
A simulated intensive-care experience provides students the opportunity to work with other professions and learn to communicate effectively within a team.Friedman committed to improving therapies for children with brain cancer
Gregory Friedman, M.D., is working to combat medulloblastoma — the most common malignant pediatric brain tumor — using genetically altered viruses that kill cancer cells and leave normal cells untouched.Employee generosity leads to ‘new idea in giving’
UAB’s Benevolent Fund will award a Community Impact Grant worth up to $50,000 to a non-profit group or coalition to help fund an initiative — chosen by employees — that will affect education, health or economic security. Learn how to apply online.$1 billion Campaign for UAB reaches halfway markThe Campaign for UAB: Give Something, Change Everything is halfway to its ambitious goal of raising $1 billion with the help of more than 74,000 donors. Read the full story.