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“The traditional view is that you have to hit rock bottom, then get intensive treatment and have lifelong sobriety and involvement in mutual help groups; but research has shown there are multiple pathways to recovery, and ‘natural’ recovery without treatment is one of them,” Jalie A. Tucker, public health professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
James Rimmer, Ph.D., a professor in the UAB School of Health Professions Department of Occupational Therapy, is the first researcher who studies the fitness of disabled people to be named to the Science Board of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition.
UAB held its 4th Annual Employee Chili Cook-off Thursday pitting faculty and staff members against each other. Employees formed more than 20 teams and competed before a panel of judges. The event was held at the UAB Hospital West Pavilion Atrium. All proceeds raised will go to the UAB Benevolent Fund.
New research from University of Alabama at Birmingham suggests that users pay more attention to Internet safety than previously assumed. In a paper that won the "Distinguished Paper Award" at the 2014 Network and Distributed Systems Security Symposium, researchers used a novel methodology to gain new neurological insights into how users face security questions and how their personalities might affect their performance.
Kelly K. Nichols, OD, MPH, PhD, FAAO, has been named Dean of the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry, following the retirement of Rod W. Nowakowski, OD, PhD, as reported by VMail July 26, 2013. She will assume the role on June 25, 2014.
When Jennifer and David Pollock left the Augusta Regents University in January and relocated to Birmingham, they did so for one big reason. “I only came because of UAB,” Jennifer Pollock said. The Pollocks are professors of nephrology, and UAB recruited them to expand their area of research in Birmingham.
Many health systems' data analytics expertise is spread across the organization, with business analysts and quality analysts focused on different pieces of the puzzle. Until recently, diffuse analytics capabilities were prevalent at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Health System, Birmingham, Ala., one of the five largest academic medical centers in the United States. But UAB is moving its data analytics resources under one umbrella, says Joan Hicks, CIO.
From: Optometry Times
Kelly K. Nichols, OD, MPH, PhD, FAAO, has been named dean of the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry. Dr. Nichols will assume her new role June 25. Dr. Nichols comes to UAB from the University of Houston (UH), where she served as a professor since 2011.
UAB officials announced today that the university has become the first in Alabama to receive a grant from the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) to implement UTeach, an innovative training program for high-school teachers in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) disciplines.
Dr Edward Archer, from the University of Alabama at Birmingham argues that taking just 30 minutes of exercise five days a week can prevent weight gain and benefit overall health. He said people do not need to go to the gym as just standing rather than sitting or walking rather than driving can have dramatic impacts.
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