David Pollock, Ph.D., professor in the Division of Nephrology, recently visited Cuba with a delegation from the American Physiological Society to sign a historic agreement for research collaboration with leaders of the Cuban Society of Physiological Sciences.
Nicholas Van Wagoner, M.D., Ph.D. recently joined the Department of Medical Student Services as assistant dean for students.
J. Crawford Downs, Ph.D., vice chair of Research in the Department of Ophthalmology, was awarded a three-year, $1.23 million grant from the National Eye Institute to explore intraocular pressure fluctuation as it relates to the development and progression of glaucoma.
New research identifies an epigenetic cause for why patients with temporal lobe epilepsy tend to have memory loss, and suggests a potential way to reverse that loss.
UAB presented an observational study at this week’s annual American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting in Chicago that indicates a more rapid decline in Medicare costs and patient resource utilization during implementation of a lay navigation program.
In late March, physicians at the University of Alabama at Birmingham carefully threaded a one-way valve the size of a black-eyed pea into the lower lobe of Dennis Bullock’s left lung. Bullock, a 67-year-old emphysema patient, was the fourth person at UAB to receive the experimental Zephyr® endobronchial valve.
The Women’s Choice Award has named UAB Hospital to the fifth annual list of “America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience.”
Nine outstanding faculty members were named recipients of the Dean’s Excellence Awards, an honor recognizing exceptional contributions made by School of Medicine faculty in service, teaching, research, diversity enhancement and mentorship.
Thirty students from universities across the country are participating this summer in the Summer in Biomedical Sciences Undergraduate Research Program and the Preparation for Graduate and Medical Education programs.
David Sweatt, Ph.D., the Evelyn F. McKnight Endowed Chairman of the Department of Neurobiology, has been appointed interim director of the UAB Civitan International Research Center, effective June 1.