Most of this disparity may be due to greater risk factor burden among blacks, including smoking, diabetes and hypertension.
Halanych has been a member of the faculty of the UAB Health Center Montgomery and of the Division of Preventive Medicine at the UAB School of Medicine since 2003.
UAB researchers have identified a set of experimental drugs called LRRK2 inhibitors that may go beyond symptom relief to directly counter the inflammation and nerve cell death at the root of Parkinson’s disease.
UAB Montgomery campus will enroll 10 third-year medical students starting May 2014.
Stephen Barnes, Ph.D., named 2012 Distinguished Faculty Lecturer, the UAB Academic Health Center’s most prestigious faculty award.
Written by Greg Williams
Genetic changes that protected their ancestors against fly-borne parasites may partly explain why African-Americans with lupus are up to five times more likely to develop end-stage kidney disease than those of European descent. This was the conclusion of a study presented this week at the American College of Rheumatology Scientific Sessions in Washington, D.C.