Eric Wallace is piloting telehealth program, which he says could open the door for Alabamians in rural communities to receive more subspecialized care without traveling long distances.
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This competitive award recognizes outstanding achievements and contributions to VA research and provides five years of salary support.
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A gift from Dialysis Clinic, Inc., in honor of a longtime professor of nephrology will be used to fund the DCI Edwin A. Rutsky, M.D., Distinguished Endowed Chair in Nephrology in the UAB School of Medicine
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This mass spectrometry method can locate where molecular changes occur in a thin slice of tissue, and it has broad applicability to biomedical research.
This protective effect on cardiotoxicity could benefit cancer chemotherapy recipients and heart failure patients.
North Carolina resident Jerry Phillips has known since 2001 that he would one day need a kidney transplant. Fourteen years later, his need was fulfilled by a stranger and his transplant surgery performed by a friend.
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Blood tests in obese African-American teenage girls reveal immune system changes which ‘prime the system’ to develop cardiovascular disease later in life.
Lower blood pressure target of 120 mm Hg greatly reduces cardiovascular complications and deaths in older adults.
UAB professors who developed a new area of translational cardio-renal research are among 15 professors identified as today’s leaders in the field.
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UAB’s David Pollock, Ph.D., recently visited Cuba with a delegation from the American Physiological Society to sign a historic agreement for research collaboration with Cuban counterparts.
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Kidney recipients infected only with HIV do as well as uninfected recipients, but HIV-infected recipients co-infected with hepatitis C virus have poorer outcomes.
Anupam Agarwal, M.D., Donny Burke, Ph.D., Maj. Gen. Lee Price (retired), Doug Rigney, Ph.D., and Jerry Stephens, Ph.D., were honored by the NAS.
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The American Society of Nephrology has named UAB’s Agarwal to a leadership post on the ASN Council.
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Immune system cells and a drug used for treating rheumatoid arthritis will be studied in an effort to reduce inflammation in kidney transplants and improve long-term function.
Consuming fried foods and sugar-sweetened beverages is linked to a 50 percent increase in risk of death, according to a new study in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases.
Physicians and staff spent three days and nights in-hospital during the South’s recent winter storm to ensure success of a kidney transplant chain that stands at 13 and counting.
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Preparation for an innovative, complex UAB program has been years in the making, and up to 30 “hard-to-match” patients are expected to receive organs this year.
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Change in key protein unleashes natural defense against major kidney disease mechanism.

Agarwal’s appointment follows the Feb. 8, 2013, selection of former Dean and Senior Vice President Ray L. Watts, M.D., as the seventh president of UAB.

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Synthetic marijuana, known as SPICE or K2, does not show up in drug screens but can negatively impact kidney function.

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