Beena Thannickal

Beena Thannickal

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Media Specialist, UAB News
(205) 975-3967
beenat@uab.edu

Thannickal recently moved to Birmingham from Ann Arbor, Mich., where she was the senior PR specialist at the Institute for Research on Women and Gender at the University of Michigan. She previously worked at Boston University, specializing in research and science news, and she worked at PR firms in New York and Boston. While raising her three children she was a freelance writer for a women’s health magazine and a PR consultant for national clients. Beena’s professional roots started in Connecticut where she worked as a reporter at news organizations throughout the state. She has a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Connecticut. In her very little spare time, she likes to run and travel.

Beats: The UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center, cancer patient stories, cancer-related research
The UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center’s April 30 Fiesta Ball at Iron City will fund the work of UAB’s young cancer research scientists.
5K Color Run hosted by Oak Mountain High School students to raise money for cancer research at UAB.
Hot topics in cancer prevention and control to be highlighted at national ASPO meeting hosted by UAB.
UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center holds annual ArtBLINK Gala to support high-priority research and patient and family assistance.
Cycliad, a unique biking event, comes to Birmingham for the first time to support navigation services for cancer patients.
Bartow Classic to benefit Coach Gene Bartow Fund for Cancer Research to be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7.
BCRFA continues to provide substantial gifts to UAB Cancer Center to accelerate breast cancer research.
UAB neurology researcher Kristen Triebel gets substantial American Cancer Society grant to investigate the ability of patients to understand, choose and consent to treatment.
HPV testing alone is an effective alternative to current cervical cancer screening methods that use a Pap smear, or Pap smear-plus HPV test.
Ted J. Kaptchuk, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and director of the Harvard-wide Program in Placebo Studies and the Therapeutic Encounter at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, will present “Placebo Effects:  how is medicine more than drugs and surgery?” from noon – 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 13.
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