Ongoing multidisciplinary concussion research will be highlighted at an upcoming symposium at UAB: The Concussion Collaborative Science Symposium 2017: Objectively Tackling Concussion through Vision, Science, Radiology and Engineering.
Ben Boros, Maggie Collier and Remy Meir join the group of 24 UAB students to date who have been named Goldwater Scholars.
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A committee selected by the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research awarded UAB and four other centers as Edmond J. Safra Fellowship in Movement Disorders sites-
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Advances in brain imaging allowing early detection of the plaques implicated in Alzheimer’s disease have pushed prevention strategies in the fight against dementia.
UAB’s School of Medicine will host The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s National Educating America Tour at UAB to discuss best practices for caregiving, current research efforts and resources for lives affected by Alzheimer’s.
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UAB is a clinical site for the A4 Study of Alzheimer’s disease, recently featured in Newsweek magazine.
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society has named UAB a Center of Comprehensive MS Care, the highest designation in its three-tiered system.
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New research from UAB sheds light on the connection between Parkinson’s disease and the trillions of bacteria in our guts. 

A seven-year effort led by a UAB neurologist has established the first guidelines for the use of fMRI in epilepsy surgery.
A UAB study shows that evaluation from a vision specialist should be included in return-to-learn concussion protocols.
UAB will study a drug originally developed for Parkinson’s disease that may help reduce breath holding in patients with Rett syndrome.
Alabama now has more EPSCoR Track II grants than any other state following the award of basic science grants meant to stimulate competitive research in regions of the country traditionally less able to compete for such research funds.

Jerzy Szaflarski, M.D., Ph.D., has been selected to be a fellow of the American Epilepsy Society.

Published in Faculty Excellence
UAB neurologists have reported the first case study of a patient with a brain bleed linked to consumption of an energy drink.
Published in Focus on Patient Care
The power and promise of personalized medicine: a genetic test can reduce cardiovascular risk for some heart patients
A UAB study will test whether training to modify care-resistant behavior can improve quality of life for family caregivers of dementia patients.
UAB and Auburn will team up for a study of magnetic resonance imaging techniques that could enhance epilepsy surgery.
UAB investigators have won a prestigious White House BRAIN Initiative grant to study the potential benefits of new technology coupled with newly discovered biomarkers in deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s disease.

UAB and partners launch the PREVeNT study, aimed at preventing the onset of seizures in children with tuberous sclerosis.

best of 2016After major investments in information technology infrastructure — bringing the fastest supercomputer in Alabama to campus — UAB can now execute tasks in a couple of hours that took an entire day just a year ago. 

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