The University of Alabama System Board of Trustees approved the establishment of the Sylvia Aaron Endowed Support Fund for Cancer Patients during its meeting June 14, 2013. The fund will benefit patients of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Comprehensive Cancer Center who are facing demonstrable financial hardship to help offset the cost of their treatment.
UAB involved in critical NIH study that identifies genomic features of cervical cancerA significant new study by The Cancer Genome Atlas Research Network, including a UAB physician-scientist, uncovers genetic mutations of cervical cancer that hold a key to targeting and treating the disease.posted today 139 viewsUAB receives $16 million grant to reduce cancer disparitiesThe UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center has received a $16 million NCI renewal grant to advance cancer disparities research and reduce mortality rates among underserved populations.posted 3 days ago 2133 viewsLocke selected for prestigious James IV Traveling fellowshipUAB kidney transplant surgeon will travel abroad as an ambassador representing the United States and share knowledge with peers in the surgical community.posted 5 days ago 4054 viewsFreshStart! program is available at UAB for cancer survivorsA new eight-week FreshStart! program is set for Jan. 26-March 16 to help cancer survivors make healthier lifestyle choices.posted 10 days ago 768 viewsUAB opens new Integrative Medicine ClinicThe new UAB Integrative Medicine Clinic will provide conventional medical care with complementary approaches to tackle the biological, social and spiritual aspects of health and illness.posted 11 days ago 3952 viewsUAB recruiting for clinical trials to use exercise with seniors and joint replacement patientsUAB’s Center for Exercise Medicine has two exercise studies underway, one for patients needing joint replacement and one to boost muscle in seniors.posted 11 days ago 1300 viewsOrgan transplants, deceased donors set record in 2016UAB surgeons performed 385 transplants in 2016, and more than 33,600 transplants were performed nationwide.posted 12 days ago 9176 viewsResearch explores social determinants of health disparities for obesity and related chronic diseasesUAB-led Research to appear in American Journal of Preventive Medicine suggests that linking electronic health records with social determinants of health and environmental measures could help researchers understand the causes of obesity and chronic disease and suggest strategies for addressing the disparities in these conditions.posted 12 days ago 1193 viewsUAB using ERAS pathway to help surgery patients recover more quicklyERAS, Enhanced Recovery After Surgery, is making a big difference for UAB surgical patients.posted 13 days ago 2277 viewsNew study highlights the benefit of the use of ICD for reducing mortality rate in patients with non-ischemic cardiomyopathyThe UAB study, an updated meta-analysis of the use of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators for non-ischemic cardiomyopathy, provides further support to the current American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology guidelines and challenges the recently published DANISH trial.posted 13 days ago 928 viewsUAB investigators find repeat cesarean deliveries less cost-effective in low-risk womenFor women with a prior low transverse incision cesarean delivery, the decision to undergo a vaginal delivery or elect to have a repeat cesarean delivery has important clinical and economic ramifications.posted 13 days ago 2477 viewsTime-restricted feeding study shows promise in helping people shed body fatFor the first time in humans, it has been reported that eating early in the day lessens daily swings in hunger and changes the 24-hour pattern of fat oxidation and energy metabolism, which may aid in weight loss.posted 14 days ago 5646 viewsMultinational study finds high rates of acute kidney injury in children admitted to ICUs worldwidePediatric patients admitted to intensive care units face increased risk of death from sudden kidney problems.posted 18 days ago 915 viewsVision symptoms following concussion can limit a child’s ability to return to the classroomA UAB study shows that evaluation from a vision specialist should be included in return-to-learn concussion protocols.posted 18 days ago 2452 viewsAutomated clinical laboratory opens in UAB HospitalThe clinical lab in Spain Tower analyzes up to 5,000 tubes of blood each night, providing vital data for caregivers and patients in the nation’s third-largest public hospital.posted 20 days ago 2722 viewsPlan to succeed – UAB experts offer New Year’s resolution tipsUAB experts say having a plan , setting specific goals and keeping track of progress are great action items to keep in mind when making resolutions for the new year.posted 26 days ago 1785 viewsUAB’s 500th TAVR procedure gives retired pastor, baseball player opportunity to help othersUAB is the only hospital in Alabama to perform 500 TAVR cases.posted a while back 3489 viewsUAB adds to healing environment with a labyrinthUAB will create a labyrinth on the floor of the Holmes Pavilion to promote wellness and healing for patients, family and staff.posted a while back 4409 viewsArtful Journeys program seeks peace for those touched by cancerThe UAB Cancer Center presents a program to help patients, survivors and caregivers find peace through creative art.posted a while back 1083 viewsAdvertisers depict unsafe sleeping environments for infants, study showsContrary to advertisements, bumper pads and stuffed animals are not part of a safe sleep environment for infants.posted a while back 7357 views