The Women’s Committee of the Spain Rehabilitation Center will host its signature benefit and Valentine’s Day celebration, “The Firefly,” on Saturday, Feb. 13, at The Florentine at 6 p.m.
Enjoy great pizza and help raise some dough for the Pediatric Heart Transplant Study Foundation at Slice Birmingham.
A new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine looks at the relationship between lifetime marijuana use and cognitive function in middle-aged adults.
UAB nurse John Doriety reaches a major milestone: 2,000 patients transported by UAB’s Critical Care Transport service.
Internationally renowned primatologist Frans de Waal will give his lecture titled “Are We Smart Enough To Know How Smart Animals Are?” on Thursday, March 31, at 4 p.m., in the UAB Hill Student Center Ballroom.
UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center holds annual ArtBLINK Gala to support high-priority research and provide patient and family assistance.
Lisa Iglesias teaches at the University of Florida and works both individually and with her sister, under the name Las Hermanas Iglesias. She will speak on her interdisciplinary and collaborative practice.
Hallucinogen research gains traction, suggests class of substance could be therapeutic for problem behaviors, including intimate partner violence.
The Birmingham Business Journal’s award recognizes UAB’s next generation of leaders for their efforts in health care policy and strategic planning.
February 03, 2016

Zika answers

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UAB's David Freedman, M.D., a professor of infectious diseases and a leading expert on international medicine and emerging diseases, discusses the Zika virus, touching on who is at risk, how to prevent infection and the likelihood of an United States outbreak.
Articles in peer-reviewed research journals sometimes have mistakes, and a UAB study shows the process to correct such mistakes is flawed.
One of America’s hottest careers could help fill Alabama’s health care gaps. Discover how in-demand physician assistants are training at UAB — in a program ranked among the nation’s best — to help practices serve growing numbers of patients and reach out to underserved communities in UAB Magazine.
The study consisted of an analysis of paired inspiratory-expiratory computed tomography images from a large multicenter study of current and former smokers from 21 clinical centers across the United States.
The clinic can also provide some answers for patients and families suffering from conditions that have never been identified in the medical literature.
UAB invites the Birmingham community to join us for a TEDxUABLive event to see what Parcak plans to do with the prestigious TED Prize.
Trustees are also scheduled to consider a resolution approving the 2015 master plan for the UAB campus.
One major goal is the discovery of new genotype/phenotype correlations — how a particular mutation indicates that some symptoms in patients are unlikely to develop with age.
The change marks UAB's first minimum wage increase since 2007. It goes into effect with the March 20 pay period and will appear on the April 8 paychecks of more than 1,100 employees.
“As we have found treatments to extend life expectancy, we now face the challenge of helping patients transition from pediatric to adult care.”
A group of experts on aging envisions a route to realizing Dr. Fries’s proposal: one or more drugs that can slow the rate of aging and the development of the costly, debilitating chronic ailments that typically accompany it.
Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have discovered yet another reason for people to watch their weight—new evidence of the link between obesity and dementia.
Grammy and Academy award winner Melissa Etheridge will perform songs from her new album, her 12th, “This is M.E.,” along with classics from her folk-rock collection.
UAB researchers led a team that discovered that a smoking-related condition called expiratory airway collapse — often thought inconsequential — is associated with lung disease.
Egyptologist and UAB associate professor Sarah Parcak, Ph.D., will reveal her $1 million wish live from the TED stage in Vancouver on Feb. 16. The event will be streamed live for the Birmingham community.
The Sickle Cell Foundation has completed a $1 million gift to the UAB Adult Sickle Cell Clinic.
Leadership UAB Class of 2016 has been announced.
UAB School of Dentistry’s Stephen Mitchell, DMD, provides tips for parents to promote children’s dental health.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham and UAB Medicine will increase minimum wage for employees to $11 per hour in 2016. The federal minimum wage is $7.25.
Clarinetists of all ages and abilities are invited. On offer will be workshops, master classes, clarinet choir, recitals, clinics, presentations and performances by some of the nation’s finest clarinetists.
This Georgia native has taken the jazz world by storm with her lovely combination of jazz, folk, gospel, pop, blues and soul. Now she is bringing her rich and smoky vocals, regal poise, and mesmerizing songs back to the ASC.
Throughout the month of February, the University of Alabama at Birmingham, UAB Medicine, and Heart and Vascular Services will raise awareness about heart disease and ways to help prevent it.
Teens from Birmingham and around the state will celebrate Black History Month as they take audiences on a tour of the life of Alabama’s own A.G. Gaston with this original play.
Poster sessions and guest lecturers aim to celebrate Darwin’s legacy.
University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers have found a previously unknown step in the pathway that leads to asthma, a discovery that may offer new therapeutic approaches to this incurable disease.
Obesity’s epigenetic changes in memory-associated genes are the focus of a new University of Alabama at Birmingham study that specifically addresses the hippocampus – and what is happening down on the level of neurons.
Discover Magazine names UABresearch among top 100 stories of 2015.
Harvard professor to deliver Holley Prize Lecture on systemic lupus at UAB Medical Grand Rounds.
In a joint statement of National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers, the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center urges parents, young adults and physicians to increase HPV vaccination rates.
Professor and children’s book author Lester L. Laminack will serve as keynote speaker.
Shanquela Williams, junior social work major, will spend the spring semester in Ghana as part of the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship program.
UAB researchers find that epigenetic changes associated with chronic obesity alter expression of memory-related genes in the brain.
When minority Americans are treated as dishonest or less smart or are disrespected, threatened or called names, they are more likely to meet the criteria of having a panic attack.
Recognition of a new pathway may change the treatment of allergic diseases.
UAB cites its accredited police department and investments in safety resources, as well as initiatives in shared responsibility and community partnerships, as reasons data shows crime is much lower than perceived — and lower than many urban and non-urban universities.
“Children should use appropriate protective gear and parents should ensure their child is ready before placing them into bicycling situations where serious injury is possible," says David Schwebel, PhD, a professor and vice chair of psychology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he specializes in child accidental injury.
Researchers have published a number of observational studies that find an association between abstaining from breakfast and having a higher body mass index or higher rates of illnesses like coronary heart disease.
UAB announced that $5.2 million had been secured for the Finish the Drive campaign, which started last summer.
The researchers examined two dimensions of sleep — sleep duration and sleep problems from the perspectives of adolescents and their parents, as well as cortisol levels before and after social stress.
But throughout the year, Panion’s educational efforts offer real-world musical enrichment on several levels to students through community group youth programs, home-schooling curricula and most of all, from Woodlawn High and its feeder schools.
As a possible explanation for the findings, lead author John N. Booth III, of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, noted that while men and women take the same dose of the drug, women generally have higher concentrations of the drug in their plasma.
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