Two from UAB to speak at TEDxBirmingham salon Dec. 8
Stefan Kertesz, M.D., and medical student Ynhi Thai are among the speakers who will explore ideas about addressing poverty in Birmingham. A limited number of tickets will be available beginning at noon Monday, Nov. 24.PublicHealthOnline.org ranks UAB graduate programs among the nation's bestLearn more about the UAB School of Public Health and its degrees during its open house Nov. 21.Common blood-pressure drug reverses diabetes in mice, human trials to beginMom of NFL player is 28th link in nation’s longest kidney chainEstella Floyd, mother of Indianapolis Colts cornerback and special teams star Loucheiz Purifoy, got to see her son for the first time since May recently when he visited home on a bye week. It was also the first time he had seen her since she received a new kidney as a link in the UAB Kidney Chain.Faculty spreads knowledge, technology to new African medical schools
Professor Peter Anderson helps improve medical education in Zambia by sharing his resources through virtual microscopy.UAB listed among top schools to earn an MBAIts ties to local business, strong curriculum, knowledgeable faculty and diverse student body are among the reasons UAB's Collat School of Business was named among “The 296 Best Business Schools.”Fulbright scholar here to improve health care in Ukraine
Iryna Mazhak, Ph.D., a Fulbright Visiting Scholar from Ukraine, is developing a medical sociology course and textbook materials during her nine months at UAB. No such course or textbook exists in her homeland, she says.How safe are you on the Internet?Participate in a brief, large-scale survey of Internet users that will help UAB researchers design strong authentication systems for securing information privacy.UAB is prepared for Ebola, other emergency situationsUAB experts say the hospital made preparations to manage Ebola as soon as they learned of the outbreak in Africa. “We have a tiered system of medical professionals and first-responders who have anticipated and planned for just about any situation that could affect our area,” said Sarah Nafziger, M.D., associate professor of emergency medicine and assistant EMS medical director for the Alabama Department of Public Health.NIH pilot to help move heart-graft technology to market fasterA UAB-led team is one of 24 to receive an inaugural NIH Innovation Corps grant that will enable them to develop a much better understanding of the commercial landscape for a vascular graft technology and significantly refine its plan for bringing it to market.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.
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