Points of Pride

  • Online graduate program in public health ranked No. 2 nationally
    TopMastersInHealthcare.com ranked 70 U.S. online program offerings for its list of "Top 10 Best Online MPH Programs" and was impressed with UAB's depth and breadth.
    posted 4 days ago 88 views
  • 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 6 days ago 132 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 11 days ago 606 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 a while back 456 views
  • New clinic offers hope for patients with rare spinal cord disease
    UAB has established the third multidisciplinary comprehensive clinic in the world for transverse myelitis, which can cause loss of motor function or paralysis. It will provide a place each patient can see all the medical professionals who have a role in their care at one time and in one place.
    posted a while back 675 views
  • Investigators intent on improving quality of life among women with cancer
    UAB physicians are assessing ways to improve coordination between women's health providers to deliver more comprehensive care for those undergoing surgery for endometrial cancer. New surgical protocols that combine reconstruction could offer a longtime improvement in quality of life, researchers say.
    posted a while back 666 views
  • UAB Baseball helps Mississippi family cope with loss of father, husband

    At a time when a young boy needed a friend and a role model, UAB students stepped up to help provide that for him.
    posted a while back 700 views
  • “Extra costs of extra weight for older adults”


    UAB research, clinical services featured in PBS story that examines the high and rising costs of health care for obese adults as they age.
    posted a while back 829 views
  • Smartphones are learning new tricks
    sensomatic main imageYou may think your phone can already do everything, but UAB cybersecurity researchers are adapting accelerometers, GPS chips, gyroscopes and other sensors to make phones that can read your mood, eliminate passwords, protect your bank account and more.
    posted a while back 758 views
  • Theatre students explore the fabric of time
    UAB’s Department of Theatre tops the best-dressed list, following a donation of more than 200 vintage clothing pieces spanning 90 years of fashion. See some of the dazzling dresses and hip hats, and discover how the unique collection is inspiring and educating students, in UAB Magazine.
    posted a while back 822 views
  • Suits 4 Success drive collects 1.5 tons of clothing

    The items were donated to the YWCA of Central Alabama and My Sister’s Closet to help them provide work-appropriate clothing for women in need. 

    posted a while back 789 views
  • Kaul gift to help launch personalized medicine
    UAB’s new Personalized Medicine Institute will use a $7 million gift from the Hugh Kaul Foundation to advance this emerging discipline, which uses an individual’s own genetic profile to prevent, diagnose and treat disease.
    posted a while back 795 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 a while back 949 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 a while back 1095 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 a while back 1051 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 a while back 2255 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 a while back 1015 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 a while back 915 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 a while back 1030 views
  • 'We don't have to be heroes to be helpful'
    UAB Associate Professor Stefan Kertesz, M.D., who directs a special primary care clinic for homeless veterans at the Birmingham VA Medical Center, spoke about ways ordinary people can make a difference in the world during a Dec. 8 TEDxBirmingham Salon that explored ideas about poverty in Birmingham.
    posted a while back 1204 views
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