Best of 2015

UAB News looks back at some of the top stories of the year

The quilts, made by more than 100 volunteers from scrubs worn by medical staff at the Women and Infants Center, were unveiled at a ceremony Dec. 17.
Joshua Pritchett will take his B.S. degree in computer and information sciences to California and work with burst buffer technology.
UAB students selected for Marshall Scholarship and Rhodes Scholarship in back-to-back years.
A resin developed at the Materials Processing and Applications Development center is replacing the metal ring typically used to prevent cracks from furthering down an elephant’s tusk.
Physicians embarked on a rare operation in an effort to save the lives of one Georgian, one Alabamian.
When her dad was too sick to leave UAB Hospital, she brought her wedding to him with the help of the team providing his care.
Earnest Tate saw his overall health slipping before enduring a heart attack. Then he went to UAB Hospital.
With a cancer treatment that could damage her reproductive system looming, Jessica Sparks decided to harvest and freeze her eggs to keep her dream of building a family alive.
A drug derived from female hormones that may help soldiers survive major blood loss on a battlefield will undergo first human testing at UAB.
The searing pain and debilitating fatigue of fibromyalgia and related conditions turn life into a daily struggle for millions of Americans. UAB’s Jarred Younger hopes to bring them relief through his groundbreaking research into potential causes,including brain inflammation, and exciting new treatments.
Best of 2015New research from UAB’s Department of Biology shows how one species can fully support the development of another species in a sustainable system.
Best of 2015 2Telemedicine helps UAB take pulmonary rehabilitation into the home via smartphone technology, in an effort to reduce hospital readmissions from COPD.
Army ROTC Cadet Joseph Green has been named the seventh-ranked cadet out of more than 5,000 in the United States.
UAB researchers have found automated and human verification for voice-based user authentication vulnerable, and explore how an attacker in possession of voice audio samples could compromise a victim’s security, safety and privacy.
Bloom Studio is a student graphic design studio in the UAB College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Art and Art History, and Digital Media is an on-campus creative agency powered by students.
Outside the hospital, UAB nursing students are caring for entire communities, developing new initiatives to help children, the elderly, the homeless, and other at-risk groups. Discover the difference they’ve made and how the experience changed their approach to patient care.

Best of 2015UAB has officially dedicated its new freshman residence hall with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. It will allow more than 700 students to join the 2,180 students housed in UAB’s five other residence halls.

Fifty-first transplant means 102 total surgeries have been performed since December 2013 as the nation’s longest-ever chain continues to grow.
Best of 2015A new surgical robot helps UAB physicians add a new technique for preparing for epilepsy surgery.

A product designed by UAB engineers to help save lives during natural disasters is approved for use.

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