UAB awarded $9.7 million to find treatments for deadly lung diseaseGrant will allow UAB researchers to study novel therapies for pulmonary fibrosis, a deadly lung disease with no approved treatments.UAB vision scientist awarded $1.81 million grant for photoreceptor researchLawrence Sincich, Ph.D., received a $1.81 million NIH National Eye Institute award for work that will lead to better understanding of color perception in the brain.Grant renewal extends, expands national research of kidney failureWorld-renowned scientists search for ways to prevent acute kidney failure, improve management of the disease.National women’s HIV study comes to UABStudy examines how HIV affects the health of women.UAB, BBA partner to win prestigious $600,000 NSF Partnership for Innovation grantThe NSF will support a UAB/BBA collaboration through a $600,000 award — the first Partnership for Innovation grant ever given in Alabama.UAB DRC awarded grant, recruiting for national studyUAB investigators are studying the long-term benefits and risks of four widely used diabetes drugs in combination with metformin, the most common first-line medication for treating type 2 diabetes. Recruitment of volunteers for the project, called the Glycemia Reduction Approaches in Diabetes: A Comparative Effectiveness (GRADE) Study, begins in June.UAB, School of Dentistry ranked first nationally in NIDCR funding“The highest rank the school has received in recent years has been fourth,” said Michael Reddy, D.M.D., D.M.Sc., dean of the School of Dentistry. “These rankings illustrate UAB’s and the school’s leadership position in dental research. We have some of the top minds in dental research in the United States and the world at UAB, and this is a testament to our hard work and dedication to the nation’s oral health.”
UAB and School of Dentistry ranked first nationally in NIDCR fundingThe UAB School of Dentistry received more funding from the National Institutes of Health in 2012 than any other school of dentistry in the nation.UAB glaucoma researchers to study biomechanics of eyeThe primary investigators are examining whether age- and race-related differences in the biomechanics of the optic nerve head may contribute to this risk.UAB Diabetes Research Center receives 5 year grant exceeding $5 millionThe Diabetes Research Center (DRC) focuses on developing new methods to treat, prevent and ultimately cure diabetes and its complications.