A new national, multisite study, chaired by a UAB pulmonologist, shows that supplemental oxygen does not reduce mortality or hospitalization for COPD patients with moderately low levels of blood oxygen.
Moon Nahm’s research has led to improvements in testing effectiveness of pneumonia vaccines, a key step to preventing deaths from S. pneumoniae, the leading cause of pneumonia estimated to kill 1.6 million children annually.
UAB and UMass researchers have uncovered a new mechanistic understanding of potential treatment for genetic disorders.
Exacerbations of COPD, particularly mild COPD, lead to a decline in lung function in smokers, according to new research from UAB.
Ben Vaughan Branscomb, M.D., a pioneering pulmonologist and professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham for 51 years, passed away July 4. Branscomb, 92, was often referred to as the father of pulmonary medicine.
UAB’s Lung Health Center has joined the prestigious Airways Clinical Research Network established by the American Lung Association.
Eleven outstanding faculty members were named recipients of the 2016 Dean’s Excellence Awards, an honor recognizing exceptional contributions made by School of Medicine faculty in service, teaching, research, diversity enhancement and mentorship.
Steve Stigler, M.D., assistant professor in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, is a recipient of the 2015 Dean’s Excellence Award in Teaching.
The renowned Association of American Physicians has selected four UAB physicians for induction.
Yong Zhou, associate professor in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, is a recipient of the 2015 Dean’s Excellence Award in Mentorship.