The New Neighbors League Club (NNLC) of Birmingham gave a $4,000 gift to the Alzheimer’s Research Program led by Jeremy Herskowitz, Ph.D., assistant professor in the UAB Department of Neurology. 

Two School of Medicine have been elected to become members of the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI). Orlando Gutierrez, M.D., MMSc, is a professor in the Division of Nephrology, and Erik Roberson, M.D., is a professor in the Department of Neurology.
Linda Overstreet-Wadiche, Ph.D., associate professor in the UAB Department of Neurobiology, has been named chairperson of the Neurogenesis and Cell Fate Study Section for the Center for Scientific Review
Human peripheral nerves — all the nerves outside of the central nervous system — are protected by the blood-nerve barrier. Researchers have detailed, for the first time, the normal human transcriptome of the blood-nerve barrier.
Five faculty members in the UAB School of Medicine have been named the 2018 class of James A. Pittman Jr., M.D., Scholars, a program created to recognize the contributions of junior faculty and support the recruitment and retention of highly competitive scientists and physician-scientists.
New guidelines suggest exercise and cognitive training can help lower the risk of dementia for those with mild cognitive impairment.
UAB will examine cognitive behavior therapy, a form of psychotherapy, that may help reduce the severity of non-epileptic seizures induced by traumatic brain injury.
New research from UAB shows that maintaining healthy dendritic spines — a component of neurons — may be protective against Alzheimer’s disease.
UAB now has far and away the fastest supercomputer in Alabama, accelerating the volume and speed at which transformational education, research and medical care can occur.
These results, seen in animal models, represent a potentially novel therapeutic target for the treatment of seizure disorders.
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