Displaying items by tag: department of pediatrics

Born at 36 weeks, twins Mary and Emily Monk contracted a virus that would lead to one being diagnosed as blind. 

Blood and marrow transplantation strategies have changed significantly over the past four decades; but recipients still experience excess mortality that translates into 8.7 years of life lost, according to researchers in UAB’s Institute for Cancer Outcomes and Survivorship.

Record $95 million Heersink lead gift to advance strategic growth and biomedical innovation.
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UAB will partner with the Alabama Department of Public Health, Alabama State Department of Education and local school districts to conduct individualized COVID-19 testing plans. The testing is free, voluntary and safe.

Pediatric infectious diseases expert discusses the Centers for Disease Control’s in-person learning guidelines for the 2021 school year.
Parent and UAB pediatrician Candice Dye, M.D., provides tips that can make the difference in saving a child’s life during hot summer months.
Ten UAB experts, with specialties ranging from public health to infectious diseases, to pediatrics, will serve as investigators for the new Alabama Regional Center for Infection Prevention and Control.

Gregory Friedman, M.D., has received a special grant to test various therapy combinations with a form of the herpes virus to improve anti-tumor immune response in children battling brain cancer.

Responsibility for the safety, integrity and scientific validity of the trials fell to 12 experts of the COVID-19 Vaccine Data and Safety Monitoring Board, who now have taken the unusual step of publishing details of their review process.

Clinical experience during COVID-19 showed that a combination of sports medicine and pediatric cardiology would be helpful for young athletes.
While there are many quality measures for end-of-life care for adults with cancer, there are no such measures for children.
The Center of Excellence designation provides funding and linked research opportunities for the member clinics.
G207, an immunotherapy derived from a modified herpes virus is well tolerated in children with gliomas, and shows signs of clinical effectiveness
Using spatial transcriptomics, UAB researchers set out to understand the differences and similarities between two viral infections causing acute lung injury, as it could improve patient care, as well as identify novel therapeutic targets.
Michael Lopez, M.D., Ph.D., received the Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
New research in mice points to a significant role for fungi to shape metabolism, including fat deposition, and metabolic hormones.
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