The conversation with Kaplan and Matz is part of AEIVA’s “Jordan Eagles: Blood Equality” exhibition and the citywide “One in Our Blood” project and is co-sponsored by the UAB Institute for Human Rights.
ECMO and autoantibody reduction through plasma exchange, experimental therapies not available everywhere, help end an Alabama woman’s five-month medical ordeal.
Three students have been awarded funding to pursue innovative ideas.
Three grants totaling $3.8 million over five years will help provide an academic pipeline for disadvantaged students to obtain baccalaureate and doctoral degrees.
Community members and academic investigators have teamed up to publish research in Ethnicity & Disease.
The award honors his distinguished contributions to neuroscience, particularly for discovery of gliotransmission.
November 17, 2017

UAB this Week: Nov. 17

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Fall allergies have symptoms similar to the flu, but treatment varies drastically
UAB School of Nursing students, faculty and staff donate time to prepare MedHope Africa for Ugandan mission.
We interact with the working poor — the 8.6 million Americans with incomes below the federal poverty level — daily without knowing it. But some businesses target them with predatory practices. A group of UAB students took action to help, and the one-on-one encounters shattered their stereotypes.
This harmonious holiday celebration, fun for all ages, includes a hand-picked selection of soulful songs along with traditional favorites.
A UAB researcher has received a 2017 Susan G. Komen grant to investigate combination drug therapies for HER2-positive breast cancer.
More than 675 university workers aided in the construction of Tiffany Wells’ new home, which was funded entirely by UAB employees through its Benevolent Fund.
UAB student Justin Wiley and Sandra Sims, Ph.D., have been named Outstanding Future Professional of the Year and Physical Educator of the Year by the Alabama State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.
Researchers suggest combining a calorie-restricted diet with high-intensity interval training could be a solution for reducing weight regain after weight loss.
Protecting vulnerable populations from contracting influenza is a priority among UAB and local organizations.
This more comprehensive approach may be needed to find ways to delay the progressive heart failure.
Local organizations fighting to end the spread of AIDS by 2030 will be a focal point at UAB’s World AIDS Day celebration.
UAB student satisfaction in 2017 is higher than ever and increased significantly from the 2015 survey. UAB students also recorded more satisfaction than national averages among students at four-year public universities.
An annual tradition since 2001, the concert features hundreds of singers as the UAB choirs and Trumpet Ensemble are joined by area high school choirs and the Steel City Men’s Chorus.
Such basic research supports the goal of using stem cells in therapy, where an important hurdle is efficient differentiation.
nycu graphic 2Toy overload is real. UAB experts have tips on how to give experiences that can engage, inspire and create lasting memories.
A two-year, $154,000 grant will help Erin Currie, Ph.D., study pediatric palliative care needs in the Deep South.
This award from the AABB honors the top paper published in the journal Transfusion.
Sarah-Jeanne Salvy, Ph.D., says the findings of her research emphasize the importance of considering social factors when examining the impact of neighborhood on physical activity.
A new study suggests complex solutions to gun-related deaths and goals to decrease rates based on the type of death.
November 10, 2017

UAB This Week: Nov. 10

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Vision therapy plays a key role in developing the visual system to help with focusing and eye coordination.
Harden Davis couldn’t walk 30 feet without having shortness of breath; but thanks to UAB doctors, he now breathes easy and has renewed energy.
November 08, 2017

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UAB Dentistry Cares helps raise awareness of the increasing difficulty that low-income adults face in accessing critical dental services.
The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education recognizes UAB for its Water Reuse and Recovery Program.
The UAB School of Nursing and community partners are providing a helping hand for vulnerable first-time mothers through Nurse-Family Partnership®.
UAB works to address record growth with plans to enhance parking and transportation following a comprehensive study and expert recommendations for strategic focus and investments.
A new public health course explores issues that affect population health across the Deep South.
Inhibition of this microRNA might improve response to newer diabetes drugs, such as Byetta, Victoza, Trulicity, Januvia, Onglyza and Tradjenta.
A collaboration between Birmingham AIDS Outreach and the UAB 1917 Clinic looks to provide nutrition support and education to address and prevent the rise of chronic disease in patients living with HIV.
UAB Hospital will honor veterans with a ceremony hosted by the hospital’s new affinity group, Veterans, Active Military, Family and Friends.
The UAB Institute for Human Rights will hold three events focused on current political climates in various nations in November, all free and open to the public.
Vishwadha Gunda, a sophomore majoring in public health, was awarded a $2,500 scholarship, and also won the Talent award for her Bollywood-style dance performance.
The UAB Ethics Bowl debate team beat 16 teams in the Southeast Regional Ethics Bowl to advance to the national competition.
The center is funded by a $7 million grant from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities.
Orthopaedics at UAB has been elevated to a full department within the School of Medicine from its previous division status.
Sophomore Mira Walker will represent Alabama in the Southern Division MTNA Competition in January. Fellow piano students Eamon Griffith and Jacob Skiles won honorable mentions.
An improbable ending to UAB Football’s Homecoming game was the media highlight, but it was the families the team was playing for who gave it extra meaning.
The new 12,800-square-foot facility will include classrooms, offices, an auditorium, storm shelter, supply space, lounges, locker rooms, a gym, and an engagement skills trainer room for simulated combat.
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The research team will measure physical-based outcomes as well as emotional-based outcomes from the therapy.
UAB remains among the lowest in incidents of many crimes, and overall compares favorably to urban and non-urban universities in safety. Recent satisfaction survey results show students’ feelings of safety have increased.
A two-drug combination therapy for cystic fibrosis is shown to be effective. Triple combination therapy is close behind.
The Alys Stephens Center will also present a free sensory-friendly show Nov. 18. During Kevin Spencer’s residency, he will meet with patients at Children’s of Alabama and patients and students at UAB.
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