The University of Alabama System Board of Trustees approved the renaming of the Division of Nuclear Medicine in the Department of Radiology to the Division of Molecular Imaging and Therapeutics during its meeting on Nov. 2, 2012. The change reflects the evolving mission of the division. Janis P. O’Malley, M.D., will serve as the director of the division.
Local businesses partner with UAB students to deliver innovative tech ideasUAB business students will get involved with Birmingham’s 2015 Innovation Week by collaborating with BBVA Compass and MediaNet Software on smartwatch development.posted yesterday 276 viewsUAB professor recognized for online educationInternational award honors computer information sciences professor’s project.posted yesterday 365 viewsIntellectual sweat lands major NIH fund to study exerciseResearchers will seek molecular answers to how exercise delivers benefits and compete for a UAB center.posted yesterday 374 viewsCrowdsourcing science: How Amazon’s Mechanical Turk is becoming a research toolA growing number of researchers, from computer scientists to philosophers, are taking an interest in the "artificial artificial intelligence" offered by Amazon's microwork platform.posted 2 days ago 440 viewsNIH awards nearly $34 million to UAB Center for Clinical and Translational ScienceThis renewing of UAB’s prestigious Center for Translational Science Award will bolster research and workforce development at UAB and throughout its regional partner network in the Southeast.posted 13 days ago 5306 viewsLittle students get big technology upgrade thanks to Crowdfunding at UABThe UAB Child Development Center recently acquired nine new tablets thanks to money raised through a recent campaign.posted 13 days ago 1730 viewsWhen computers learn to understand doctors' notes, the world will be a better placeBy training computers to pick out timing clues in medical records, UAB machine learning expert Steven Bethard, Ph.D., aims to help individual physicians visualize patient histories, and researchers recruit for clinical trials.posted 17 days ago 1368 viewsAsking the questions others aren’t — UAB School of Public Health planning to maintain successUnder the guidance of Dean Max Michael, M.D., since 2001, the SOPH has identified five areas of focus for the next five years.posted 21 days ago 2097 viewsHITECH Act did not speed up electronic health record adoption as hoped, study showsDespite financial incentives, the HITECH Act, signed into law in 2009, had a weak impact on the uptake of EHRs.posted 22 days ago 1858 viewsCommunity of the South: Donors help stretch UAB Kidney Chain to record 51 transplantsFifty-first transplant means 102 total surgeries have been performed since December 2013 as the nation’s longest-ever chain continues to grow.posted 21 days ago 9368 viewsSouthern-style eating strikes again: Study finds diet pattern increases heart disease riskSouthern favorites like fried chicken and bacon may taste great when consumed, but they can have negative effects on heart health, according to UAB researchers.posted 24 days ago 2760 viewsUAB Athletics fundraising campaign to launch Aug. 18UAB Athletics ramps up fundraising with campaign launch event Aug. 18.posted 28 days ago 2939 viewsDrug developed from UAB research sharply lowers cholesterol in animal testsAn Arizona drug company will patent the small peptide drug.posted 28 days ago 1904 viewsFrank talk about sex key to improving Americans’ sexual health, says UAB physicianIn JAMA Viewpoint, Edward W. Hook III, M.D., says doctors and patients must be willing to talk about sex if we are to decrease the nation’s rate of sexually transmitted infections.posted 28 days ago 2276 viewsWarmer office temperatures could lower food intake, pilot study findsIn a sedentary office environment, participants working in 78° to 80°F temperatures consumed nearly 90 fewer calories than those in a cooler environment.posted 29 days ago 1757 viewsWhat would you do? Neuroethics sheds light on our darkest dilemmasWhen machines and brains mix, who's in charge? This is the type of problem pondered by neuroethicists such as UAB's Josh May, Ph.D., who examine questions at the crossroads of neuroscience and ethics.posted a while back 1739 viewsA novel toxin – and the first ever found – for a deadly pathogen, M. tuberculosisUntil now, no toxin had been found in 132 years of study for the deadly pathogen Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which infects 9 million people a year and kills more than 1 million. The novel toxin induces necrotic cell death of macrophages to help the tuberculosis pathogen escape and spread to other cells.posted a while back 5304 viewsResearch says ‘play value’ gap exists between playgrounds in affluent and nonaffluent communitiesPlay is an important part of child development, and a UAB student research project shows that disparities exist between play spaces depending on where one lives.posted a while back 2465 viewsUAB faculty recognized nationally for biomedical researchSorge honored as a young leader in the field of pain research and neuroscience by national organization.posted a while back 2150 viewsChildren may hold secret to stopping stomach cancerPhillip D. Smith, M.D., has been awarded a two-year, $200,000 grant from the DeGregorio Family Foundation to study the bacteria in children’s stomachs that potentially protects them from stomach cancer.posted a while back 2088 views