The University of Alabama System Board of Trustees approved the establishment of the Dora and Sanjay Singh Endowed Research Fund in Information Systems during its meeting June 14, 2013. The fund will benefit research in the University of Alabama at Birmingham Collat School of Business Department of Management, Information Systems and Quantitative Methods. Sanjay Singh, Ph.D., was an associate professor of business, and Dora Singh is a pharmacist at UAB Hospital. In 2011, Sanjay Singh received the Honorary Alumni Award through the Alumni Leadership Recognition Awards.
Researchers describe a novel underlying mechanism involved in PTSD and other anxiety disordersThis study shows how stress blocks the release of an anti-anxiety neuropeptide in the brain, and it could pave the way for new therapeutic targets for PTSD.posted today 128 viewsUAB involved in critical NIH study that identifies genomic features of cervical cancerA significant new study by The Cancer Genome Atlas Research Network, including a UAB physician-scientist, uncovers genetic mutations of cervical cancer that hold a key to targeting and treating the disease.posted today 294 viewsUAB receives $16 million grant to reduce cancer disparitiesThe UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center has received a $16 million NCI renewal grant to advance cancer disparities research and reduce mortality rates among underserved populations.posted 3 days ago 2256 viewsLocke selected for prestigious James IV Traveling fellowshipUAB kidney transplant surgeon will travel abroad as an ambassador representing the United States and share knowledge with peers in the surgical community.posted 5 days ago 4084 views'Molecular scissors' could point the way to genetic curesThanks to the popular TV show Blacklist, America is becoming familiar with CRISPR, a revolutionary gene-editing tool. UAB scientists and students explain how it works — and how they are using these “molecular scissors” to cut a path toward genetic cures for sickle cell and brain diseasesposted 6 days ago 709 viewsUAB opens new Integrative Medicine ClinicThe new UAB Integrative Medicine Clinic will provide conventional medical care with complementary approaches to tackle the biological, social and spiritual aspects of health and illness.posted 11 days ago 3984 viewsUAB recruiting for clinical trials to use exercise with seniors and joint replacement patientsUAB’s Center for Exercise Medicine has two exercise studies underway, one for patients needing joint replacement and one to boost muscle in seniors.posted 11 days ago 1319 viewsOrgan transplants, deceased donors set record in 2016UAB surgeons performed 385 transplants in 2016, and more than 33,600 transplants were performed nationwide.posted 12 days ago 9197 viewsUAB leads effort to set guidelines for fMRI use in epilepsy surgeryA seven-year effort led by a UAB neurologist has established the first guidelines for the use of fMRI in epilepsy surgery.posted 12 days ago 1701 viewsNew study highlights the benefit of the use of ICD for reducing mortality rate in patients with non-ischemic cardiomyopathyThe UAB study, an updated meta-analysis of the use of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators for non-ischemic cardiomyopathy, provides further support to the current American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology guidelines and challenges the recently published DANISH trial.posted 13 days ago 943 viewsUAB investigators find repeat cesarean deliveries less cost-effective in low-risk womenFor women with a prior low transverse incision cesarean delivery, the decision to undergo a vaginal delivery or elect to have a repeat cesarean delivery has important clinical and economic ramifications.posted 13 days ago 2491 viewsMany UAB programs rise significantly in U.S. News & World Report Best Online ProgramsUAB is among the nation’s best in several online programs, according to the 2017 U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs available at usnews.com.posted 13 days ago 3303 viewsPaper by UAB’s David Allison and colleagues tops list of best comment pieces for 2016 by Nature editorsCommon errors in research are detailed in a peer-reviewed paper that is among the best comment pieces of the year.posted 14 days ago 809 viewsMultinational study finds high rates of acute kidney injury in children admitted to ICUs worldwidePediatric patients admitted to intensive care units face increased risk of death from sudden kidney problems.posted 18 days ago 926 viewsVision symptoms following concussion can limit a child’s ability to return to the classroomA UAB study shows that evaluation from a vision specialist should be included in return-to-learn concussion protocols.posted 18 days ago 2477 viewsAutomated clinical laboratory opens in UAB HospitalThe clinical lab in Spain Tower analyzes up to 5,000 tubes of blood each night, providing vital data for caregivers and patients in the nation’s third-largest public hospital.posted 20 days ago 2739 viewsAdvertisers depict unsafe sleeping environments for infants, study showsContrary to advertisements, bumper pads and stuffed animals are not part of a safe sleep environment for infants.posted a while back 7373 viewsUAB names Brannan vice president for Development and Alumni Affairs
Following a national search led by a committee of 17 members representing UAB students, faculty, staff and alumni, as well as community leaders and supporters, Thomas Brannan has been named vice president for Development and Alumni Affairs after serving as interim in the role for more than a year.UAB named NIH clinical center for groundbreaking exercise trial to map molecular underpinnings of health benefitsUAB’s Center for Exercise Medicine will join a key NIH consortium looking for the molecular changes that occur during and after exercise to advance the understanding of how physical activity improves and preserves health.posted a while back 2242 viewsUAB breaks ground for new Collat School of Business and Bill L. Harbert Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship buildingConstruction is set to begin Dec. 19.posted a while back 5114 views