UAB has launched UAB Weight Loss Medicine, the only program in the Southeast to offer a multidisciplinary, medical approach to weight management, to address a consistent rise in the regional rates of obesity, diabetes and hypertension.
The program is a collaborative effort of the UAB Health System, the UAB School of Medicine and the UAB School of Health Professions. The new program began serving patients in early January. It is open to self- or physician-referred patients and provides access to top experts, as well as to the newest technologies in nutrition and bariatric surgery with faculty physicians from the departments of Medicine, Nutrition Sciences, Surgery and Pediatrics. It occupies the first and fifth floors of UAB Highlands
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.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 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.New clinic offers hope for patients with rare spinal cord diseaseUAB 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.Investigators intent on improving quality of life among women with cancerUAB 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.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.Kaul gift to help launch personalized medicineUAB’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.Nursing receives grant to open heart-failure clinicThe 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.