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Christopher S. Brown, Ph.D., former vice president of Research for the University of North Carolina System and director and primary investigator of the NASA/North Carolina Space Grant, tapped to grow UAB’s $500 million annual research portfolio.

UAB has increased campus internet connection speeds 10-fold and become the first university in Alabama to achieve 100 gigabits per second, up to 10,000 times many standard home internet speeds — increasing the institution’s competitive advantage in teaching, research and health care.
“This is something that we decided to do because we realized there is so much need for dental care for low-income adults."

Nearly 50 participants enjoyed dinner at Rojo Birmingham while blindfolded to gain an understanding of the daily challenges presented by vision impairment. 

The National Eye Institute has awarded UAB’s Jason Nichols and colleagues a $1.9 million grant for dry eye research that could lead to a targeted therapy.
Works of art created by children who are visually impaired are on exhibition at UAB’s Edge of Chaos through Oct. 15, and some works are available for purchase.
UAB School of Optometry faculty and Ph.D. candidates searching for answers to better diagnose and treat dry eye disease, are two of nine Ezell Fellows this year.
UAB’s dual Doctor of Optometry and Master of Public Health degree program combines clinical learning with community leadership to improve eye care.
Individuals with dry eye have hope as researchers continue to learn more about causes, symptoms and treatments.
Dual degree will prepare graduates to pursue clinical and administrative career opportunities in the eye care field.
Identifying a stable outlook and UAB’s very strong enterprise and financial profile, S&P Global Ratings has raised its rating on various series of general revenue bonds issued by The University of Alabama System Board of Trustees on behalf of UAB.
Longtime VP for Research and Economic Development Richard B. Marchase, Ph.D., plans to retire at the end of 2016. During his tenure, UAB annual research expenditures grew from $331 million to $510 million.
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