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The Center of Excellence designation provides funding and linked research opportunities for the member clinics.
Blood shortages are common in the summer months, and COVID-19 has played havoc with usual donation patterns.
Physicians treating heart disease with anti-coagulants should factor the presence of kidney disease into their decisions on medications.
CABG is a commonly performed, lifesaving surgery for patients with heart attacks and severe disease of the heart’s blood vessels. Avoiding a surgery like CABG due to fears of COVID-19 has “drastic implications.”
UAB has removed all barriers for vaccine administration with no appointments needed at any of its four community vaccination sites.
The lab’s clinical expertise combined with the powerful diagnostic capability of its instruments will allow UAB to offer patients increasingly targeted, personalized treatment.
In October 2020, amid a global pandemic, the UAB Comprehensive Transplant Institute launched the Southeast’s first uterus transplant program — only the fourth of its kind in the United States.
Hassan’s new role will be to oversee the peer review of research studies submitted to the journal.
Alabamians can now schedule their date, time and location for their vaccinations through UAB at uabmedicinevaccine.org.
Patients of Cooper Green Mercy Health Services can now get COVID-19 vaccinations at Cooper Green.
UAB Arts in Medicine is creating the choir with support from the Women’s Breast Health Fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham. Information sessions will be May 4, 5 and 8.
The Endospan TRIOMPHE study will enroll patients at up to 30 centers in the United States to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the NEXUS™ aortic arch stent graft system.
To date, 43 percent of vaccine doses administered by UAB have gone to underrepresented communities, with almost 30 percent to Black Alabamians.
Lack of infrastructure and medical facilities has slowed vaccination rates in some rural counties.
The new guidelines regarding antibiotic use for several common infections should help reduce antibiotic resistance and overuse.
For this UAB Institute for Arts in Medicine Virtual Mental Health Monday, Brandi Shah, M.D., UAB physician, creative writer and digital storyteller, and David Fakunle, Ph.D., public health scholar-practitioner and professional storyteller, will speak.
Following a more than 40 year career as a senior leader in healthcare, Will Ferniany, CEO of the UAB Health System and the UAB/Ascension St. Vincent's Alliance, will retire at the end of year.
UAB’s Women & Infants Center is recognized for efforts to prevent sudden unexpected infant death.
Spring is always a time of hope, and experts from the UAB School of Medicine offer suggestions on how to improve your mental wellbeing.
This digital solution will help doctors offer patients timely genetic testing for hereditary cancer, greater clinical support and counseling, coupled with shorter wait times and more counselors to expand into other clinical areas when needed.
Children who can read on grade level by the end of third grade are 13 times more likely to graduate from high school than those who cannot. 
Irfan Asif, M.D., has been working with the team since last year, helping them safely train and remain in peak physical shape during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The vast majority of healthcare professionals in emergency departments in the U.S. accepted COVID vaccination, according to a new study, yet still support masking and social distancing.
Friday, March 19, will be celebrated as “Birmingham Healthcare Heroes Day” by hospitals throughout the Birmingham community.
George Yang, M.D., Ph.D., was nominated by his peers for his sense of integrity, dedication and leadership to the promotion of Asians in the academic surgery setting.
UAB vaccine demographic numbers holding steady as Center Point vaccination site preps for Friday, March 19, opening.
The O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB joins with the GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer in the STRIDES study, to address the need for increased African American participation in lung cancer clinical trials.
Preserving brain health in an aging population is a growing concern in the United States. An estimated one in five Americans 65 years and older has mild cognitive impairment, and one in seven has dementia.
Proton International at UAB reached significant milestones in its first year. More than 5,000 treatments have been performed, with most patients getting 30-35 treatments. Some 142 patients have completed therapy.
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