The University of Alabama System Board of Trustees approved the establishment of the Digestive Health Center at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) at its Feb. 8, 2013 meeting. The center will be defined by interdisciplinary collaboration among UAB scientists, clinicians and educators with a goal of improving patient outcomes. Charles Melbern Wilcox, M.D., professor and director of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, and John D. Christein, M.D., associate professor of surgery, will serve as initial co-directors of the center.
UAB’s Newborn Intensive Care Unit joins in the nationwide reunion for families and babies at March for BabiesThe UAB Women and Infants Center is among nearly a dozen organizations holding reunions for past NICU patients this spring.
Findings suggest underdiagnoses of age-related macular degenerationApproximately 14 million Americans have age-related macular degeneration, and a new study suggests it may be underdiagnosed in primary eye care settings.posted yesterday 186 viewsParadigm-changing clinical trial underway to better identify ureter during pelvic surgeryNew dye could help better identify ureter, the passage between kidney and bladder, and prevent injury during minimally invasive pelvic surgery for women.posted 3 days ago 779 viewsAHA awards UAB a $3.7 million grant to further generational obesity researchA multidisciplinary research team at UAB looks to address obesity as it is genetically passed from mother to child.posted 4 days ago 1529 viewsInfertility: A Q&A with a fertility specialistMore than 1 million married women ages 15-44 across the United States are infertile. Janet McLaren Bouknight, M.D., offers insight on the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of infertile couples trying to conceive.posted 4 days ago 1612 viewsBreast cancer survivors walking on thin airA new pilot investigation at UAB is rethinking the exercise paradigm for breast cancer survivors with reduced mobility, evaluating the utility of simulated high-altitude training for the purpose of enhancing health and physical activity.posted 8 days ago 916 viewsUAB hosts Women’s Night at the Barons featuring a shoe drive to help those in needA shoe drive at a local baseball game will help women in need across the Birmingham area.
- Event Date April 29
Addressing stigma, coping behaviors and mechanisms in persons living with HIV could lead to better health outcomesUAB researchers develop a conceptual framework to help progress the care of people living with HIV by looking at ways to pursue better engagement in care.posted 8 days ago 860 viewsAlabama, Auburn and UAB athletic team physicians to provide insight into concussion research at April symposiumOngoing multidisciplinary concussion research will be highlighted at an upcoming symposium at UAB: The Concussion Collaborative Science Symposium 2017: Objectively Tackling Concussion through Vision, Science, Radiology and Engineering.posted 10 days ago 2125 viewsUAB again named to list of 100 Great HospitalsBecker’s Hospital Review has named UAB Hospital as one of the 100 Great Hospitals in America.posted 14 days ago 5217 viewsFlood to present innovative care model for elder patients at the American Geriatrics Society’s 2017 Annual Scientific MeetingKellie Flood, M.D., will present her abstract on Virtual Acute Care for the Elderly, an innovative geriatric care model, at the American Geriatrics Society’s 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting.posted 17 days ago 691 viewsDrum Circle to be held for young adult cancer survivors support group April 15Coalesce, a new support group for young adult cancer survivors, kicks off with a drum circle event at Railroad Park on April 15.posted 21 days ago 1364 viewsMarkaki focused on expanding UAB’s “think globally, act locally” influenceThe new deputy director of UAB’s Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization Collaborating Center for International Nursing believes “think globally, act locally” should be way of life for everyone at the UAB School of Nursing.posted 21 days ago 1391 viewsRheumatology Research Foundation funding expands care in the Southeast at UABThe Rheumatology Research Foundation’s Journey to Cure campaign funds eight rheumatology opportunities at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.posted 22 days ago 615 viewsAdolescent puberty, when and why she should see a gynecologistA UAB OB/GYN discusses when and why an adolescent female should see a gynecologist.posted 24 days ago 2026 viewsUAB Callahan Eye Hospital celebrates grand opening of new operating roomsUAB Callahan Eye hospital is home to one of only two level one ocular trauma centers in the United States.posted 25 days ago 3027 viewsMississippi teen battles colon cancer through phase I clinical trial at UAB
- Event Date May 3
Unusual case of teen patient diagnosed with colorectal cancer receives innovative first-in-human clinical trial at UAB, reflecting a unique story of cancer and hope.Alabama Vaccine Research Clinic at UAB recruiting for groundbreaking HIV prevention research trial
A groundbreaking clinical research trial at UAB’s Alabama Vaccine Research Clinic to compare injectable PrEP versus a daily oral regimen for HIV prevention is now recruiting participants.Preterm babies born at 23 weeks’ or longer gestation benefit from mom’s receiving steroids prior to delivery
Antenatal corticosteroids given to high-risk moms are associated with better outcomes for babies born prematurely.Medical professionals, state agencies and community partners look to develop new guidelines for concussed studentsEducators across Alabama are urged to develop a concussion management plan to help concussed children return to the classroom more effectively.posted 18 days ago 2288 views