Editor, UAB Magazine
Haydeh Payami, Ph.D., a leading geneticist recruited to the UAB-Hudson Alpha Center for Genomic Medicine and UAB Personalized Medicine Institute, is exploring the protective power of coffee and nicotine — and the mysteries of the microbiome — in Parkinson’s disease.
A series of fascinating studies at Harvard University showed that many people respond positively to placebo pills — even when they are told that the pills don't have any active ingredients. Now researchers at UAB have partnered with a Harvard scientist to test these "open-label" placebos for the first time in cancer survivors.
A new quiz-style game making the rounds at the School of Medicine gives internal medicine residents an immediate chance to use their knowledge and compete against other residents on the Birmingham and Huntsville campuses while honing their skills.
Microbiology Professor John Kearney's research in monoclonal antibodies led to treatments for breast cancer, rheumatoid arthritis and more during his 40 years at UAB and earned him selection as the 2013 Distinguished Faculty Lecturer.
For the past two years, Tolu Aduroja, M.D., M.P.H., has traveled to Ibadan, Nigeria in the fall to offer free medical care.