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  • UAB’s Porrett awarded R01 grant from the NIH for uterine transplantation research
    The award will continue until 2029 and totals about $3 million dollars in funding.
  • New postpartum program aims to decrease post-birth complications and readmissions in Alabama
    The postpartum awareness bracelets will serve as medical alert bracelets and reminders for postpartum women to prioritize their own health.
  • Don’t sweat it: Safely enjoy summer while pregnant
    UAB women’s health physician discusses how to avoid overheating and dehydration while pregnant.
  • UAB Hospital-Highlands Family and Community Medicine Clinic expands services to include prenatal care
    The Family and Community Medicine Clinic at UAB Hospital-Highlands has 14 providers and seven residents prepared to treat pregnant individuals and newborns. 
  • Infusion nurse uses mom’s cancer journey as motivation in her nursing career
    Kallie McDonald says following her heart and passion put her in a position to help women suffering from the same illness as her mom.
  • Seeing double? UAB delivers second set of rare double uterus “twins”
    Two Alabama women with the same one-in-a-million pregnancy deliver healthy “twins” at UAB Hospital less than two months apart.
  • Scarinci selected to lead national cervical cancer elimination workgroup
    Scarinci will lead a workgroup devoted to developing a road map to eliminating cervical cancer in the United States.
  • Heart and kidney transplant patient defies odds and delivers baby at UAB Hospital
    At 15 months old, Brooke Miley Lillie received a heart transplant. At 19, she received a kidney. At 27, she defied the odds and delivered her first daughter at UAB Hospital.
  • Gynecologic cancers: Early detection and understanding symptoms can save lives
    Any woman can be at risk for any gynecologic cancer. Risk tends to increase with age, and there is always a heightened possibility of cancer due to family history or race.
  • UAB earns Women’s Choice Award for “Best Hospital” designation for eight areas
    UAB Hospital practice areas were honored with the “Best Hospital” designation, including cancer care, heart care, stroke care, minimally invasive surgery, comprehensive breast care, mammograms, obstetrics and women’s services.
  • Double the uterus, double the babies, double the birthdays: Alabama mom delivers rare twins at UAB
    Kelsey Hatcher has a rare double uterus and was pregnant with a baby in each. With the help of UAB, she delivered two healthy “twin” girls 10 hours apart — and on separate days.
  • Five silent symptoms of ovarian cancer
    Ovarian cancer is known as the “silent killer” due to the difficulty in early detection because most women do not have any early symptoms.