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.
Workshop to provide gynecology procedure training for primary care providersThe UAB School of Nursing will host a workshop to arm primary care providers with the necessary skills to perform women’s health procedures.
Acute kidney injury identifiable in preterm infantsEarly diagnosis of acute kidney injury in preterm infants is possible through urinary protein markers.posted 2 days ago 323 viewsUAB Cancer Center and state groups encourage HPV vaccinations for childrenThe UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center has initiated a joint call for action from Alabama organizations urging HPV vaccine for children.posted 3 days ago 848 viewsNew options for residency in Ophthalmology open for young researchersUAB’s Department of Ophthalmology provides a new residency program track to give incoming residents the option to participate in a clinical or basic research project of their choice.posted 4 days ago 375 viewsUAB Medicine first in Alabama to empower patients with physician ratingsIn contrast to unreliable third-party physician rating and review systems, UAB Medicine is empowering consumers to make informed health care decisions based on reliable information from actual patients through its online physician directory.posted 5 days ago 687 viewsResearch shows sharing of cavity-causing bacteria may not be only from mothers to childrenKids often acquire S. mutans, a cavity-causing bacterium from nonfamily members, researchers report at the American Society for Microbiology annual meeting.posted 5 days ago 899 viewsUAB Hospital first in Alabama to offer first-of-its-kind dissolving heart stentUAB Medicine is the first in Alabama to advance cardiology services by offering a first-of-its-kind heart stent that gradually dissolves in the body.posted 8 days ago 12268 viewsPrecision medicine clinical trial available for cancer patients at UABUAB now offers the largest cancer precision medicine clinical trial, NCI-MATCH, with customized treatments for patients based on genetics.posted 9 days ago 1273 viewsTechnology improves clinical trial management and patient experienceUAB has implemented a new application suite to improve clinical trial management, and enhance communication among trial sites and with study participants.posted 10 days ago 872 viewsNIH awards UAB three maternal and infant health grantsUAB continues to improve maternal and infant health as the only university to be a member of all three NIH perinatal networks.posted 11 days ago 3912 viewsChronic fatigue syndrome flare-ups caused by straining muscles and nervesMild to moderate muscle and nerve strain provokes symptom flares in individuals with chronic fatigue syndrome.posted 12 days ago 5050 viewsUAB researchers awarded $11.5 million to study asymptomatic congenital CMV and neonatal HSVThe NIH recently awarded UAB $11.5 million to support studies that will assess treatment of babies born with congenital cytomegalovirus but no symptoms, and frequency of neonatal herpes infections in the United States and Peru.posted 16 days ago 4649 viewsPregnant women more likely to have gingivitis in first and second trimesters, study showsA new study from the UAB School of Dentistry shows that women who are pregnant are more likely to have gingivitis in their first and second trimesters, which can negatively affect mother and baby.posted 17 days ago 1360 viewsPaintFest America, a community art project, comes to UAB on July 14PaintFest America, a nationwide tour engaging cancer communities in the healing power of art, visits UAB on July 14.
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BCRFA announces funding opportunity for collaborative breast cancer researchBCRFA is accepting proposals for a two-year collaborative breast cancer research award among the UAB Cancer Center, Southern Research and HudsonAlpha.posted 24 days ago 1145 viewsBaptist Health opens new multispecialty clinic with UAB Medicine at Baptist SouthClinic opens Aug. 1 and will initially offer urology, gastroenterology, endocrinology and rheumatology care.posted 25 days ago 1783 viewsUAB Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery program achieves national accreditationThe Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program says UAB meets all criteria as a Comprehensive Center to deliver safe, high-quality bariatric patient care.posted 24 days ago 1324 viewsThe warning signs of mental illness and addictionA UAB psychologist discusses addiction and recognizing the symptoms of mental illness in adults and children.posted a while back 1554 viewsCoaching program will help family caregivers of cancer patients be healthyNicholas Dionne-Odom, Ph.D., will use a five-year, $935,000 award to research and develop a health-coaching program to support family caregivers for persons with advanced cancer and help them stay healthy and functioning at a high level.posted a while back 1383 viewsLikelihood of widespread Zika outbreak in United States lowHigh mosquito and human population densities, combined with mosquito breeding conditions, are the central cause for Zika virus.posted a while back 2484 views
- Event Date July 14