In the News
Cancer patients who are actively being treated for cancer can safely receive flu shots, Mollie deShazo, MD, told The ASCO Post. “It is not going to be dangerous for them. The question is how effective it will be.” Dr. deShazo is Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology and Oncology and Medical Director of Inpatient Oncology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Like a real-life Indiana Jones, Dr. Jim Pittman had a flair for adventure, despite his bow-tie wearing academic appearance as dean of the UAB School of Medicine. Pittman, dean of the UAB School of Medicine from 1973-92, died on Jan. 12. He was 86. Anyone who attended the Bessemer Air Show in the early 1980s had a chance to ride with Pittman in his 1935 Stearman biplane. Pittman would offer rides all day long.
The UAB campus, like the rest of the Birmingham area, was hit hard and fast by the sudden winter storm on Tuesday. "We had hundreds of folks stranded in buildings," Harlan Sands, UAB vice provost for administration, said on Thursday. "We did two things," Sands said. "We opened up the rec center for warmth and shelter. And we cranked up our dining commons to serve the people who were stuck."
Amy and Duane Donner recently contributed $125,000 to the University of Alabama at Birmingham's Collat School of Business for its Healthcare Leadership Academy. Founded in 2009, the academy is a joint collaboration between the Collat School of Business and School of Medicine, and it has helped the university retain promising health-focused faculty and staff. The academy’s mission is to identify and develop future leaders of the UAB academic medical center.
University of Alabama at Birmingham Research Gary Warner was named one of the top 10 influencers in banking information security. The UAB National Alumni Society is accepting nominations for its Excellence in Business Awards through Feb. 10. They recognize UAB alumni-owned or operated companies.
Darshay Jones managed to avoid the icy mess on Tuesday by staying at home. Her baby wasn't due until Valentine's Day, so when contractions started around midnight, she thought it was false labor. But when they got stronger, she alerted her boyfriend and called 9-1-1. Thirty minutes later she was informed the ambulance had wrecked on the ice leaving her boyfriend to deliver the baby. Police were able to get Jones and her newborn daughter to UAB Hospital two hours after she gave birth. She decided to name her little girl after the season she was born into: Wynter Mariah Dobbins.
As people raced home from work and to pick up children stranded at school Tuesday and others experienced stress and problems associated with being stuck out in the cold weather in snarled traffic, Hoover's emergency medical personnel had to deal with a lot more calls than normal. Dr. Michael Kurz, who started this month at UAB Hospital, was directed to the emergency shelter at the Hoover Public Safety Center after finding his way home had been blocked. The Hoover Fire Department set Kurz up in a makeshift emergency room where he faced people with panic attacks related to the cold, fractures and serious head trauma from falls on the ice, diabetic issues and a pregnant woman with belly pain.
cnn picFrigid weather - Birmingham Alabama. Photo taken @ UAB Hospital. Travel difficult. Many food facilities are closed or closing early.
Eleven people were charged in the U.S., India, China and Romania for their suspected involvement with websites offering email hacking services. "For India's CBI, China's MPS, Romania's DCCO [a division of DIICOT], and the FBI to cooperate together on a single case is without precedence," Gary Warner, the Director of Research in Computer Forensics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, said Saturday in a blog post. "A great sign towards a bad future for cyber criminals."
In its ongoing efforts to address a critical doctor shortage, the University of Alabama at Birmingham on Tuesday launches its new Montgomery campus medical campus. Montgomery Regional Medical Campus will be housed at Baptist Medical Center South where UAB already operates an internal medicine residency program.
Page 191 of 196
Back to Top