The UAB studies are designed to test the safety and tolerability of CBD oil in patients with intractable seizures. CBD oil, a derivative of the cannabis plant, is delivered orally as an oily liquid.
The UAB-HudsonAlpha Center for Genomic Medicine will span human genome research with clinical care.
The UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center has been selected as a lead academic site and received a prestigious NCI grant that will open up clinical trials across a nationwide network and expand treatment options for patients.
The research was conducted as part of a consortium of five institutions called EMPaCT, Enhancing Minority Participation in Clinical Trials.
The newly-renovated facility opened to improve patient health, comfort and convenience by making treatments available in one building.
The Outstanding Scientific Achievement for Clinical Investigation Award was established by the American Geriatrics Society to recognize outstanding achievement in clinical research addressing health care problems of older adults by an investigator who is actively involved in direct patient care.
Severe sepsis strikes about 750,000 Americans each year, most of them older and often ill, with as many as half of these patients dying as septic shock shuts down their organs