Equal Access Birmingham will host its annual Heart + Sole 5K/Fun Run on Saturday, Aug. 29, to raise funds for the School of Medicine student-run free clinic, which provides education and health care to Birmingham’s uninsured and underserved.
The School of Medicine will hold its White Coat Ceremony for first-year medical students Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015, at 2 p.m. at the Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center, 1200 10th Ave. South.
The award recognizes faculty who advance the frontiers of science or otherwise make a significant contribution to the health of people or the academic health center through education, research or public service.
Written by Jeff Hansen
Until now, no toxin had been found in 132 years of study for the deadly pathogen Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which infects 9 million people a year and kills more than 1 million. The novel toxin induces necrotic cell death of macrophages to help the tuberculosis pathogen escape and spread to other cells.
Written by Bob Shepard
Phillip D. Smith, M.D., has been awarded a two-year, $200,000 grant from the DeGregorio Family Foundation to study the bacteria in children’s stomachs that potentially protects them from stomach cancer.