UAB pairs with Hand in Paw to make significant (and snuggly) impact in city classrooms
Nonprofit organization Hand in Paw will receive $50,000 to help implement its Petscription for the Classroom program.Riddle researches the influence of a chromatin protein family on genes
Nicole Riddle, PhD., received a NSF CAREER Award to fund her research of the Heterochromatin Protein 1 family and create a lab course to introduce transfer students to original research.Genau experiments with eutectics to better understand, control their behavior
Amber Genau, Ph.D., received a NSF CAREER Award to fund her research of the fundamental science behind the behavior of certain metal alloys, expand a Materials Camp for high school students and develop two new courses on the role of science and technology in world history.Sparkman Center to take global health case competition statewide
In addition to its annual case competition for UAB students, the Sparkman Center will launch one open to student teams from all Alabama universities.UAB’s commitment to diversity is worthy of emulation
The university, its vice president and a graduate student were honored during the Minority Access National Role Models Conference held in Washington, D.C., earlier this month.UAB turns on fastest internet among Alabama universities
UAB has increased bandwidth 10-fold and become the first public university in Alabama to achieve 100 gigabit-per-second speeds. Now, data-intensive processes that took weeks to complete are possible in a matter of days — a competitive advantage in education, research and patient care.UAB earns national honor for commitment to diversity, inclusion
UAB, the first institution in the state to be recognized with the HEED Award, was selected because of its exemplary diversity and inclusion initiatives.UAB ranked among the world's top 150 universitiesUAB is ranked No. 1 in Alabama, No. 67 in America and No. 147 internationally by the Center for World University Rankings. Contributing to its position among the top 15 percent of world universities were its top 150 rankings for patents, influence and publications.UAB joins national research partnership to innovate health careUAB is one of 18 sites in a national network to advance interprofessional practice and education through simulation.UAB offers easier access to its online degrees beyond the state lineUAB's selection as a SARA (State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements) institution makes it easier to provide access to its online degree programs in 36 states participating in the initiative.Documentary explores professors' work in Alabama prisonSee “The Prison’s Professors,” which explores the history of UAB’s Lecture Series in Donaldson Correctional Facility, 6 p.m. April 7 in the UAB Hill Student Center Alumni Theater.
Researcher to explore unexpected fertility among women with CFA new drug hailed as a game-changer in the cystic fibrosis community is improving life expectancies for patients — and unplanned pregnancies among women who believed CF made them infertile. Nursing Assistant Professor Sigrid Ladores, Ph.D., is undertaking a study to provide a roadmap for more comprehensive care for their reproductive health. For Ladores, this is personal.UAB part of NSF plan to tackle large-scale challenges with big data analysisUAB is a member institution of the new South Big Data Innovation Hub, one of four regional NSF hubs expected to apply big data to public problem-solving. UAB will contribute — most likely in in areas of health care, industrial big data and smart cities — through its Big Data Research and Analytics Lab.Neuroscientist is working to stack the building blocks of memoryUAB’s J. David Sweatt, Ph.D., an international expert in the basic mechanisms of memory formation, explains how recent discoveries are pointing the way to new treatment options for learning and memory disorders.UAB leads Alabama universities in U.S. News global rankingsUAB was first in Alabama, among the top 75 universities in the nation and No. 200 in the world, according to the 2016 Best Global Universities ranked by US News and World Report. Microbiology, immunology and clinical medicine programs ranked in the top 50.UAB expands downtown urgent care facilitySix new exam rooms were added and additional staff have been hired to expedite care and reduce wait times at UAB Medicine Urgent Care, located at 125 20th St. South, Suite 103. Hours are 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday.Newsweek includes 21 UAB physicians among its 'Top Cancer Docs'Twenty-one UAB physicians are included in Newsweek’s list of more than 2,600 leading cancer specialists in America. “We know that our physicians are some of the best in the world, but now the world knows it too,” said Edward Partridge, director of the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center.UAB is NIH center of excellence for biology of aging researchNIH's National Institute on Aging has designated UAB a Nathan Shock Center, one of six nationwide expected to provide leadership in basic research into the biology of aging. UAB will receive a five-year, $2.5 million award to establish the center and pursue its research on the relationship between energetics and aging.UAB partners with UK university to offer smart cities master’s degreeThis 24-month, part-time post-graduate degree will provide interdisciplinary grounding in the principles, application and key technologies required to develop sustainable smart cities. Sessions will begin in January 2016.Success in translational research leads to $34 million grant renewalThis renewing of UAB’s prestigious Center for Translational Science Award will bolster research and workforce development at UAB and throughout its regional partner network in the Southeast.
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