University of Alabama at Birmingham has joined the Clinton Global Initiative University Network, a growing consortium of colleges and universities across the country that support, mentor and provide seed funding to leading student innovators and entrepreneurs. President Bill Clinton launched the CGI U Network in 2007 to engage the next generation of college leaders worldwide in developing plans and taking action to create positive change.
“The institute will bring a cross-disciplinary technology transfer and academic approach to a new elevated level,” said Winwood. “We will focus on technology based economic development utilizing core academic and research strengths to ensure rapid development of new ideas, products and ground breaking technologies discovered at UAB.”
The UAB School of Dentistry, in partnership with the schools of Medicine, Nursing, Health Professions and Optometry, received a $150,000 renewal grant through the DentaQuest Foundation in late 2012 to continue a pilot program designed to train health-care students to work collaboratively and recognize when they should make referrals to other professions.
- Department of Computer and Information Sciences (CIS) are designing mechanisms to secure voice- and video-over-Internet (VoIP) communications, such as Skype or Jabber.
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