A key Leukemia & Lymphoma Society grant will provide an opportunity for a UAB researcher to develop a new immunotherapy treatment approach for the leukemia most prevalent in Western countries.
Birmingham public radio station WBHM 90.3 FM has named National Public Radio veteran journalist Charles W. "Chuck" Holmes as the station's general manager.
UAB researchers presented eleven abstracts, or research findings, at the meeting. A key finding was that CBD provided a significant reduction in frequency of seizures for a majority of the in the study, and that approximately two-thirds of patients saw a greater than 50 percent reduction in severity.
With the grant funds, UAB has established the Innovate Birmingham Regional Workforce Partnership, which aims to begin job training for young adults in the spring of 2017. The Workforce Partnership will focus on workers aged 17-26 for 925 "high-paying, high-demand" jobs.
Through the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Gift of Sight program, students from the School of Optometry and UAB eye doctors provide complimentary eye care. Hogan is among the more than 400 Jefferson County residents receiving full exams and free glasses from Nov. 29 to Dec. 3.
UAB is ranked 18th among public universities and 34th overall in federal research dollars for 2015. According to UAB, the school last year recorded more than $328 million in federally financed expenditures and $516 in overall research expenditures.
Cannabidiol is likely to interact with more anti-epileptic agents than just clobazam, researchers reported. In an open-label study of 81 adult and pediatric patients, the cannabis derivative also showed drug-drug interactions with topiramate and rufinamide, Tyler Gaston, MD, of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and colleagues reported at the American Epilepsy Society meeting.
After nearly four decades at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Provost Linda Lucas will retire in April 2017. She has served as provost since April 2012.
Newly released research funding data from the National Science Foundation shows the University of Alabama at Birmingham ranked No. 18 nationally among public universities and No. 34 overall in federally financed research in 2015, with more than $328.5 million in spending.
UAB has named breast cancer surgeon Helen Krontiras as the director of the Division of Surgical Oncology.
Alabama now has more EPSCoR Track II grants than any other state following the award of basic science grants meant to stimulate competitive research in regions of the country traditionally less able to compete for such research funds.
“I chose to go to UAB because I felt like it was on the frontier of health care with a program like this.”
UAB has earned recognition on the 2015 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll in general community service, economic opportunity and education through local efforts and collaborations.
An estimated 625 students will participate in the commencement ceremony, and 745 students will graduate. The university’s highest degrees will be conferred on 79 students from 18 states and seven countries in the doctoral hooding ceremony.
The film was produced by Assistant Professor of Music Technology Craig Brandwein. Psychology faculty will be on hand to discuss how to cope with adverse circumstances after the film.

UAB researchers release new research findings on effect of CBD oil at national Epilepsy Society Meetings

A ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm is the 15th leading cause of death in the country, and the 10th leading cause of death in men older than 55.

Students will present papers on topics as diverse as the Aztecs’ bloody past, the Egyptian goddess Isis, Charles-François Daubigny’s floating studio, a mask of the female Sande society and the representation of women in 18th-century French portraiture.

The State of Alabama High School Programming Contest, hosted by UAB, is now open to all Alabama high school and middle school students.

UAB Biology professor will be the first of Bham Now’s BOLD Series featured speakers. 

UAB secured more than $328.5 million in federal research funding in 2015, ranking the institution No. 18 among public universities and No. 34 overall in the United States during a year in which UAB’s total research and development expenditures exceeded $516 million.
Kasman will join ASO members for “Quintessential Quintets” to perform two great piano quintets, one from the 19th century by Robert Schumann and one from the 20th century by Dmitry Shostakovich.
The UAB Bachelor of Fine Arts exhibition represents the culmination of a diverse and intensive program of undergraduate study and will feature illustration, photography and printmaking by Lucy Allen, Amber Gomez and Anna-Kate Marcum.
Authors of a New England Journal of Medicine article recommend a new case be made for housing to end homelessness, emphasizing benefits and de-emphasizing problematic cost-savings arguments.
Following a national search, Charles W. “Chuck” Holmes, a veteran journalist and newsroom leader at NPR in Washington, D.C., has been named the general manager of WBHM 90.3 FM, the listener-supported service of the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
The Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions awards the Scholarship of Excellence annually to 12 students across the nation who excel in their academic programs and have significant potential to take on future leadership roles in health professions.
Three decades of clinical trials have changed the face of HIV/AIDS.
A prestigious fellowship from the American Association of University Women has been awarded to a UAB graduate student.

The Innovate Birmingham Regional Workforce Partnership, a broad coalition of public, community, business and education leaders committed to fostering economic growth for the region and offering better opportunities for young adults, partnered to secure a nearly $6 million U.S. Department of Labor Education and Training Administration’s America’s Promise grant. 

Max Boot will discuss guerrilla warfare in history Wednesday, Dec. 7, at 5:30 p.m.

UAB taps Boni E. Elewski, M.D., to lead the Department of Dermatology.  

The Department of Music presents this annual favorite, featuring UAB Concert Choir and Chamber Singers, the UAB Trumpet Ensemble, choirs and ensembles from area high schools, and the Steel City Men’s Chorus. 

Don’t bah-humbug — join the Alys Stephens Center for a family-friendly adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic tale of one man’s journey to the meaning of the season. A free sensory-friendly performance is Dec. 14. 

Jerzy Szaflarski, M.D., Ph.D., has been selected to be a fellow of the American Epilepsy Society.

Retta Evans, Ph.D., and student club UAB FLAME received recognition for their dedication to physical, wellness and nutritional education in schools.
"One out of eight men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his life."
Stefan Kertesz, M.D., says a better understanding of what caused and what sustains the opioid epidemic is needed among policymakers and physicians to best serve patients and address the crisis.
UAB neurologists have reported the first case study of a patient with a brain bleed linked to consumption of an energy drink.
Following hip fracture increases after a reduction in reimbursement rates for DXA scans led to fewer scans, a UAB physician joined other advocates and successfully lobbied to increase DXA scan reimbursements to better identify and reduce hip fractures.
Three UAB researchers are among 391 nationwide to be recognized for their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.
Soroush Rais-Bahrami, M.D., discusses the importance of prostate cancer screening and what families should know about loved ones who have been diagnosed.
Shahid Mukhtar was awarded a grant for his latest research with plant systems biology to better understand how pathogens cause plant disease.
US researchers have found that although injuries in yoga are not very common, older participants should take extra care and everyone should find a qualified instructor in order to reduce the risk.
A UAB study says the rate of yoga-related injuries is going up, especially in older participants.
From drawing to 3-D design, African and Latin dance to bucket beats and improv, ArtPlay offers classes for every age, including pre-K, elementary/middle to high school, and adult.
Biomedical engineering student Forrest Satterfield received $5,000 to help launch his 3-D-printed prosthetics idea.
UAB’s genetics clinics have moved to the Kirklin Clinic and Children’s of Alabama.

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.

Scientists from around the world will gather at UAB in December to focus on HIV research and women, particularly collaborative research on women living with HIV and those at risk.
Olatuja and her band will open the concert, and the UAB Gospel Choir will then join her in performing holiday-inspired songs. Olatuja also will lead a vocal master class with students in the choir. UAB students, employees, faculty and alumni may purchase $10 tickets.
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