December 28, 2015 Written by Bob Shepard
A 24-year journey leads one family to the UAB Undiagnosed Diseases Program for the answers they sought.
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December 23, 2015 Written by Bob Shepard
A UAB study reconfirms that single-dose azithromycin remains an effective treatment for chlamydia, especially when drug adherence is an issue.
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December 22, 2015 Written by Adam Pope
Endorsed by the ASA, UAB’s Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine and the Office of Interprofessional Simulation will now offer courses for Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology.
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December 22, 2015 Written by Shannon Thomason
Enjoy free performances throughout winter and spring 2016 by students, faculty and guest artists presented by UAB’s Department of Music.
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December 22, 2015 Written by Adam Pope
UAB’s Susanne Fogger has received the 2015 Education Award from the International Nurses Society on Addictions.
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December 22, 2015
Space heater collection highlights conservation, cost-cutting efforts at UAB School of Public HealthWritten by Alicia Rohan
A 500-watt space heater can cost an estimated $306.60 per year in power consumption, so UAB School of Public Health faculty and staff are giving theirs to a local organization, as well as taking other steps to save energy and money.
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January 21, 2016 Written by Shannon Thomason
A limited number of special Valentine-themed VIP packages, which include a pre-performance reception, premium seats for the concert and an opportunity to meet the artist, are available for McKnight’s show.
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Erin Swanson, M.D., recognized Lewis' eye tracking and convergence issues and identified him as a prime candidate for the VORClinic, a multidisciplinary team of clinicians and scientists focused on concussion research that was introduced in April.
Lifesaving scrubs were repurposed as art to celebrate the UAB Women and Infants Center's fifth anniversary. Two quilts were created for a program of UAB Arts in Medicine.
December 21, 2015
From rapid diagnostic tools to next-generation therapies, UAB researchers are leading a multidisciplinary effort against traumatic brain injuries.
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December 18, 2015 Written by Adam Pope
A new pilot study led by Shannon Morrison, Ph.D., is exploring the effects of a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet with adequate protein in older persons living with HIV.
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December 18, 2015
Ten-year-old concussed patient participates in research to identify biomarkers in mild traumatic brain injuriesWritten by Alicia Rohan
Researchers at UAB look for a relationship between eye movement and the brain to find biomarkers to help diagnose and treat concussions.
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December 17, 2015 Written by Tyler Greer
North Carolina resident Jerry Phillips has known since 2001 that he would one day need a kidney transplant. Fourteen years later, his need was fulfilled by a stranger and his transplant surgery performed by a friend.
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December 17, 2015 Written by Shannon Thomason
If you have resolved to clean up your act in 2016, ArtPlay can help with three one-day workshops dedicated to the practice of feng shui.
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Finding a way to treat acute kidney injury has been no easy task for the medical community. Now researchers are looking at whether a patient's own cells could be the key to providing the treatment they need.
Sufferers of chronic pain are more susceptible to prolonged and pronounced health issues when practicing poor diet habits, according to new research published by University of Alabama at Birmingham researcher Robert Sorge, Ph.D., and team in the Journal of Pain.
"Virtually anything in the body can be infected with Candida, but infections of the blood stream, or seeded from the blood stream - heart, brain, eyes, kidneys, liver - are the ones we worry about the most," said Peter G. Pappas, MD, lead author of the study and professor of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Dr. Ray Watts, president of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, has been elected chairman of the board of the Birmingham Business Alliance for 2016. Watts will succeed Mark Crosswhite, CEO of Alabama Power Co.
December 15, 2015 Written by Katherine Shonesy
Study shows that poor diet heightens hypersensitivity, which may amplify symptoms in chronic pain conditions.
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December 15, 2015 Written by Bob Shepard
UAB’s Community Health Innovation Awards honor job training programs, health and wellness, and mental health support.
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December 15, 2015 Written by Bob Shepard
The winter holiday season is a time of particular blood need, so UAB and the American Red Cross will team up to host Birmingham’s Biggest Blood Drive after Christmas at the Riverchase Galleria.
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December 15, 2015 Written by Jeff Hansen
The Central Alabama Caribbean American Organization shares Caribbean culture and is a resource for area students from the Caribbean.
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"However, we are looking at whether short sleep is linked to more time spent in secondary eating or drinking, that is, eating or drinking beverages other than water—such as sugar-sweetened beverages—while primarily engaged in another activity, such as television watching."
UAB School of Engineering students will work with Rassini engineers as part of the collaboration, and Rassini is sponsoring two of the three graduate students attached to the project.
December 11, 2015 Written by Alicia Rohan
Research suggests a link between short sleep and obesity from secondary eating and drinking while engaged in another activity.
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Saying it is ”just the beginning,” University of Alabama at Birmingham President Ray Watts joined Blazers officials and BBVA Compass Chairman and CEO Manolo Sanchez Wednesday in debuting BBVA Compass Field.
The findings validate a concept the UAB team first considered nearly 16 years ago: slowed dark adaptation is an early functional biomarker for AMD.
December 11, 2015 Written by Shannon Thomason
The quilts, made by more than 100 volunteers from scrubs worn by medical staff at the Women and Infants Center, were unveiled at a ceremony Dec. 17.
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Senators from both parties on Wednesday denounced huge overnight price increases for decades-old drugs that have been made by some pharmaceutical companies lately, calling them unconscionable and detrimental to patients.
BBVA Compass Field at UAB, which was funded by a $1.5 million gift from the bank's foundation, seats about 2,500 people and will host both men's and women's home soccer matches.
"Our planning team and athletics department have been working with the BJCC in the planning of the stadium," Watts said Wednesday afternoon after the unveiling of the university's new soccer facility. "They're discussing and negotiating long-term lease agreements. We're really excited about that."
December 10, 2015
From Eastside Birmingham to the Cori supercomputer at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory — UAB graduation 2015Written by Jeff Hansen
Joshua Pritchett will take his B.S. degree in computer and information sciences to California and work with burst buffer technology.
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December 10, 2015
National study finds most general dentists do not follow standard of care guidelines for root canal treatmentWritten by Adam Pope
A new national study by UAB Dentistry researchers has found that most general dentists are not following root canal standard of care guidelines.
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December 11, 2015 Written by Jim Bakken
With significant implications to its student enrollment and economic impact in the region, UAB’s partnership with INTO University Partnerships will increase access for international students to one of the nation’s most diverse college campuses.
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December 09, 2015
UAB professor to conduct first comprehensive study of centuries-old legal case that reveals how far one man was willing to go to escape racial discriminationWritten by Tiffany Westry
John K. Moore Jr. explores the lived experiences of people and pilgrims of color in early modern Europe and the Atlantic world.
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December 09, 2015 Written by Bob Shepard
UAB researchers say how long your eyes take to adjust to the dark may be a risk factor for age-related macular degeneration.
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December 09, 2015 Written by Shannon Thomason
Students and faculty earned more than two dozen award nominations and were invited to perform at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Region IV Festival. A free matinee of the production is set for 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31, in UAB's Alys Stephens Center.
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December 09, 2015 Written by Adam Pope
UAB’s J. Crawford Downs, Ph.D., has received another grant to bring the relationship between age, intraocular pressure and glaucoma development into focus.
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December 09, 2015 Written by Jim Bakken
Officials from BBVA Compass and the University of Alabama at Birmingham on Wednesday officially debuted the city’s newest sports venue, BBVA Compass Field, and marked the start of its final phase of construction by having an MLS midfielder lead students from Glen Iris Elementary through drills on the Blazers’ pristine soccer pitch.
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December 09, 2015 Written by Tyler Greer
Certified application counselors will be at The Kirklin Clinic on Dec. 12 and Jan. 23 to answer questions and help those who are eligible enroll in the Health Insurance Marketplace.
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Investigators at the University of Alabama at Birmingham want to determine whether a newer, easier-to-use breathing tube will produce better results than existing endotracheal tubes in cases of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.
Evidence-based data indicate that LVADs have saved many lives, whether as a bridge to heart transplantation or as a permanent therapy for heart failure.
“Durable remission of childhood ALL requires approximately 2 years of maintenance chemotherapy that relies on a backbone of daily oral 6MP,” Wendy Landier, PhD, CRNP, associate professor of pediatrics at University of Alabama at Birmingham, said during a press conference.
December 07, 2015 Written by Bob Shepard
The methods used to gather data for the U.S. Dietary Guidelines are flawed and should be discarded, researchers say.
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Patients with gout who switched to febuxostat (Uloric) after an inadequate response to allopurinol were more successful at achieving the target serum urate level than those who continued on allopurinol, a retrospective study found.
The grand opening celebration for Hill Student Center will be Jan. 20.