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A leader in the early detection and treatment of gynecologic cancers is slated to be the next director of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Comprehensive Cancer Center. Michael J. Birrer, a leading oncologist, will take over as director Aug. 1.
A former assistant professor at Pennington, mathematician Courtney Peterson developed TMI from a century-old equation and proved its accuracy, Heymsfield said. Peterson is now an assistant professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
"Drowsy driving can be considered a form of distracted driving. Like in distracted drivers, [mental] resources are directed away from the task of driving in drowsy drivers."
“I got to see Army doctors, nurses and medics work, knowing what they did was really important, and that there was a great need for it,” Lee said. “I had always wanted to go to nursing school, and this sealed the decision for me. When I got back from that deployment, I enrolled at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing.”
Ohio University announced today that its executive vice president and provost has accepted a post at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Pam Benoit, the university's executive VP and provost since 2009, will be UAB's new senior vice president and provost starting July 1, 2017.
UAB piano student Mira Walker recently won first place in a prestigious national competition – the National Federation of Music Clubs Student/Collegiate Competition Finals, Piano Division, according to a UAB news release.
Drones are quickly becoming a prolific part of modern society, and students at the University of Alabama at Birmingham are doing cutting-edge research involving the flying machines.
"We would not be where we are today without the unwavering support of Birmingham, so this is a token of our appreciation for what the city has helped build," Clark said.
The outpouring of sympathy from readers was expected; the outrage over the incident was understandable, especially considering the age of the farm machinery operator involved in the May 15 incident.
A novel approach to fighting cancer being developed in Birmingham that is in a preclinical phase has received a European patent. The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Emory University and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta have partnered to create biopharmaceutical company Incysus Ltd.
Although cannabis had been used for many centuries for treatment of seizure disorders, medical use became prohibited in the 20th century. However, with the loosening of laws regarding medical marijuana, research and clinical use of marijuana-derived substances are increasing.
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of irreversible vision loss in older people in the United States. AMD affects 14 million U.S. adults, and this number will increase as the "baby boomer" generation ages.
“This recognition is important because it shows we’re doing the right things to make their time as employees rewarding, and we will continue to work earnestly with our faculty and staff to enhance their experience." said UAB President Ray Watts.
A study by Courtney Peterson, assistant professor of nutrition sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, showed that people who finished eating by early afternoon burned more fat and had fewer bouts of hunger.
Tests of cells collected from the umbilical cord blood vessel walls at birth can predict death or poor pulmonary outcomes in extremely preterm infants, say researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Dr. Edward E. Partridge, who has served as the director of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Comprehensive Cancer Center since 2007, will be retiring from the position at the end of July. UAB is conducting a national search to find his successor.
He appeared at ASC’s first gala fundraiser in 1999, returned in 2007, and was again was in the spotlight Sunday for the 2017 Viva Health Starlight Gala.
"This circadian fluctuation is now known as a risk factor for the progression of glaucoma. What we need to now answer is 'why is this circadian fluctuation happening?' Once we understand why circadian rhythm is a risk factor, we can begin to develop targeted treatments."
The partnership with Strata Oncology will provide patients with advanced or rare cancers with tumor profiling or sequencing at no cost aside from their typical co-pays. Average tumor profiling ordinarily costs $4,000 per test.
Forbes recently named the University of Alabama at Birmingham No. 69 on its list of the best 75 large employers in the United States.
The banking giant, through $250,000 donation, will establish the Wells Fargo Scholars Program to support five students each year. The second gift, a $150,000 grant, will help support the construction of the UAB Football Operations Center over three years.
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