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The unit is designed to provide nursing home residents with the skilled care they need while recovering from COVID-19 in a safe environment.
The UAB Nathan Shock Center received a $4.5 million grant renewal from the National Institute on Aging to further engage in cutting-edge research focused on comparative bioenergetics and aging.
A study conducted by UAB investigators has outlined that Black individuals with heart failure have a worse prognosis, even after achieving biomarker-based heart failure treatment targets.
There is a narrow window of opportunity for successfully treating major cardiovascular events, and patients risk serious consequences if they wait for symptoms to get worse before seeking medical attention.
UAB is one of just 100 sites in the nation to receive such an antimicrobial stewardship designation.
In a new trial funded through UAB’s urgent COVID-19 research program, investigators are comparing the widely available steroid methylprednisolone with dexamethasone, which lowered risk of dying by one-third in a U.K. trial this summer.
A drug that inhibits the protease plasmin is hypothesized to reduce the infectivity and virulence of the virus, as measured by reduced need for hospitalization within a week.
Drs. Vickers and Pisu will use a $3 million, five-year National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities grant to study barriers that may exist for GI cancer patients to access quality cancer surgery in Alabama and Mississippi.
New recommendations for sexual behavior counseling suggest that shorter, more frequent sessions in a clinical setting can be valuable. 
A long time UAB rheumatologist has been named director of division in the UAB School of Medicine.   
UAB scientist Jessy Deshane is one of five researchers to receive a specialized grant from NanoString Technologies, which will allow her to evaluate immune response in 3D non-small-cell lung cancer models.
A study conducted by UAB investigators shows that nearly a third of non-Hispanic Black young adults nationwide have hypertension, and the control of high blood pressure in all young adults is only 10 percent.
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