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.Cerfolio to help promote excellence at historic Alabama high schoolA 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.Center for family literacy founded to continue work of longtime UAB researcherThe 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.'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.Benevolent Fund awards first impact grant to Magic City HarvestThe non-profit, which distributes perishable food to the city’s poor, was selected by a vote of UAB employees during a public forum Dec. 10.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.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.Dentistry expands education through serviceCommunity partnerships help the School of Dentistry educate its students and provide better dental care throughout the state.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.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.