A fatty acid-derived bioactive molecule called lipoxin improved heart function after a heart attack, as the lipoxin prompted early activation of the resolving phase of the immune response.

The ProAssurance Endowed Chair for Physician Wellness at UAB will help address health issues unique to physicians as they deal with the stress and pressures associated with providing care in today’s evolving health care environment.

These new results, led by primary author Warner Huh, M.D., strengthen the promise that vaccination with Gardasil 9 can reduce 90 percent of cervical cancers.

On the program for Rachel Kudo’s performance is Beethoven’s 32 Variations in C minor; Schubert 4 Impromptus Op. 90; Mendelssohn’s Andante and Rondo Capriccioso Op. 14; and Schumann’s Carnaval Op. 90.
nycu graphic 2Comprehensive eye exams can detect a variety of eye conditions that, left untreated in a child, could result in partial or complete loss of vision later in life.
Kaphar appropriates different styles and techniques from past periods of art history to create reconstructive historical narratives that address issues of race throughout history. He will speak about his work at 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, followed by a free reception.
UAB provides ovarian cancer care beyond traditional interventions to include nutrition, supportive care, counseling and genetic testing.
Sights and sounds from UAB students as the fall semester gets underway.
The UAB School of Public Health awards Virginia Tech professor, recognizing her as a leader in biostatistics.
Football isn't the only team returning to Legion Field. Fresh off two years representing UAB across the country and overseas, the Marching Blazers have a new look and a new leader. Director Sean Murray and some band members offer a glimpse of the excitement in store for Blazer fans this fall.
This gene silencing by ubiquitinated histone is vital in normal embryo development, and it goes awry in some cancers.
Surgeon Mark Deierhoi has performed more than 2,200 kidney transplants in his career and trained hundreds of students who say his patience as a teacher has had a tremendous impact.
Each of Theatre UAB’s shows are cast almost entirely from the student body. The Department of Theatre is attracting so much talent for its Musical Theatre program that two musicals are scheduled for this season.
Cody will participate in a three-day intensive Physician Assistant Education Association workshop in Washington, D.C.
The UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center will do whatever it can to work with cancer patients displaced from the storm or otherwise unable to be in the Houston region for tests or treatment.

As damage from hurricanes persist, public health, engineering, economic, social work and emergency physicians from UAB are available to discuss implications and moving forward.

UAB is joining the All of Us Research Program, an effort led by the National Institutes of Health to drive precision medicine research.
Junior Autumne Lee will study abroad in Accra, Ghana, and sophomore Jordan McGill will study in Tokyo, Japan.
The UAB School of Education is offering free English conversation classes for faculty, staff, students, and the Birmingham community.
Percussionist Sheila E., known for hits including “The Glamorous Life” and “A Love Bizarre,” has performed with Prince, Beyoncé, Herbie Hancock, Diana Ross, Lionel Richie and others.
More than half of survivors who received recommendations were vaccinated, compared to 5 percent of survivors who received no recommendations.
When your blood is thicker and more viscous due to elevated blood sugar, your heart has to work harder to pump it, and it moves more slowly throughout your body to deliver nutrients to your cells.
Despite being at an increased risk for cancers associated with the human papillomavirus, the first comprehensive national survey found that HPV vaccination rates for childhood cancer survivors lag well behind the national average and that health care providers often fail to recommend the vaccine.
Construction cranes became ubiquitous on campuses, and often the most high-profile projects involved student amenities — rock-climbing walls in recreation centers, swanky student unions with first-rate food services, and luxury “residence halls” with private bathrooms — usually financed by borrowing. Between 2001 and 2012, the amount of debt taken on by colleges rose 88 percent, to $307 billion.
UAB Hospital, located in Birmingham, Ala., is opening the Whitaker Clinic, which was a $10.8 million renovation of the second and third floors of the John N. Whitaker Building.
Anna Threadcraft, Employee Wellness director at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, says that living a healthy lifestyle on campus doesn’t have to be complicated. Taking care of your body and maintaining a healthy weight goes back to two principles: All food can fit in moderation, and move.
Many of us grab coffee and a quick bite in the morning and eat more as the day goes on, with a medium-size lunch and the largest meal of the day in the evening. But a growing body of research on weight and health suggests we may be doing it all backward.
A paper describing the findings by a team of researchers at Penn State University and the University of Alabama at Birmingham appears in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
With this grant from the NIH, researchers at UAB will be able to test the influence of age and driving experience on driving attention development.
"Being prepared when traveling is key to eye safety," said Dr. Andrew Pucker, an associate professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry.
“One of the things that led me to take the role were great leaders from the community like Alabama Power, Regions Bank, UAB, the Community Foundation and the BBA who stepped forward and said we want to take a hard view of technology-based economic development and really turn it into an economic development strategy that creates predictable, repeatable and sustainable results.”
The new Commercialization Accelerator will be a key component of the university’s plan to attract innovators within the university, help them refine and develop their ideas and connect them to the city’s larger innovation ecosystem to grow and mature.
By capturing the crystal structure of RNA polymerase during a nontraditional form of transcription -- reiterative transcription -- researchers have identified a new pathway used by RNA to exit an enzyme.
University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers have created a small molecule that prevents or impedes tooth cavities in a preclinical model.
Biomedical engineering researchers will attack two banes of cardiovascular disease — heart failure after heart attacks and the scourge of resistant high blood pressure — with $4.8 million in National Institutes of Health grants that begin this fall.
Ray Hayes has served as Chancellor of the University of Alabama System for just under a year. He has quickly established himself as an able leader of one of the state’s most important economic engines.
"The mouth is a mirror of the body," said Nico Geurs, DDS, University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Periodontology chair.
The school honored Alabama state Senator and majority leader, JT Waggoner; University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB’s) Professor of Music Director of Music Technology, Dr. Henry Panion III and actress and patron of the arts, Lisa Gaines who attended ASFA when its doors first opened in 1967.
UAB joins two other Alabama hospitals as part of the Department of Public Health’s serious infectious disease network.
UAB physicians will present several new treatment regimens available for those with hepatitis C, including some that have shown excellent cure rates.
The deadline for submissions is Oct. 23.
Department of Art and Art History Interim Chair Jessica Dallow will co-curate the three all-women group art exhibitions, with a panel discussion for the first show at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 7.
UAB has created new clinical space with a $10 million renovation of the Whitaker Clinic at UAB Hospital.
Employer representatives from companies such as BlueCross BlueShield of Alabama, Protective Life Corporation and Regions are serving as adjunct faculty in teaching courses for the program, giving students insight into employers’ needs firsthand.
Registration open for health care summit focused on integrating HIV prevention into primary care.
Larrell L. Wilkinson, Ph.D., accepted the role of chair for the Healthy Aging Community of Practice for the Society for Public Health Education.
The interdisciplinary approach aims to accelerate clinical innovation by training STEM — science, technology, engineering and math — students and clinicians to collaborate.
UAB researchers want to create new treatments for these banes of cardiovascular disease.
Health care provider recommendation of HPV vaccines could help decrease secondary cancers in childhood cancer survivors.
Due to the current opioid crisis, UAB Hospital has launched an Addiction Scholars Program to train health care professionals across the hospital in caring for patients with addiction issues.
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