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.Nightline highlights nation’s largest single-site kidney transplant chain
ABC’s Nightline featured the great work of Jayme Locke, M.D., and the UAB team whose tireless efforts and innovation have built the nation's longest single-site kidney chain.
Students use teamwork to promote QEP
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Three UAB marketing students are creating a campus marketing campaign for the new Quality Enhancement Plan, which will launch in fall 2015. The new QEP will focus on learning in a team environment.New approach for HPV screening can be effective in developing countriesThe first HPV and cytology study conducted in rural Nepal suggests self-collected samples may offer effective screening for the deadly infection.Resource Center offers support to cancer patientsThe Patient and Family Resource Center staff can answer questions about cancer, treatment options and available support servicesNo evidence eating fruits and vegetables promotes weight-lossEating more fruits and vegetables is good for a number of reasons, but weight-loss isn’t necessarily one of them, UAB researchers say.Simulator to help children learn to cross streets safelyProfessor David Schwebel, Ph.D., developed a new virtual-reality system to help reduce pedestrian injuries and deaths among children.Students represent UAB in social justice initiativeFor the past four years, UAB students have been training with the Oxfam CHANGE Initiative to learn ways to fight against global poverty, hunger and injustice.Brain implant ‘senses’ a seizure and acts to stop itUAB is the first medical center in the Southeast to implant a new type of electrical stimulator to control seizures in patients with epilepsy.Discussion Book choice is ‘Decisive’
Our decisions are disrupted by an array of biases and irrationalities, say the authors of a book on making better choices, which is the centerpiece of the annual Freshman Discussion.Discovery of how brain tumor cells move points to possible therapyResearch that sheds light on the way gliomas migrate and cause brain tumors may reveal a new avenue to kill them. The findings, published June 19 in Nature Communications, show that gliomas disrupt normal neural connections and hijack control of blood vessels — which may open the door for chemotherapy.UAB first in state to implant pacemaker with no leadsUAB is the first facility in Alabama to implant the Nanostim™ leadless pacemaker, the world’s first retrievable, non-surgical pacing technology. The device to treat bradycardia — a heart rate that is too slow — is placed directly in a patient’s heart without the visible lump, scar and insulated wires (called leads) required for conventional pacemakers.Informatics Institute will bridge big data and biomedical researchA new initiative in the School of Medicine will deliver the data to help drive research and advance discoveries.