A product designed by UAB engineers to help save lives during natural disasters is approved for use.

UAB alumnus Jason Aaron has plotted a heroic path as a writer for Marvel comics, where his Star Wars and Thor storylines have surprised fans and generated critical buzz. Aaron discusses his storytelling powers, the challenge of reinventing iconic characters and the role played by UAB creative writing courses in his supersized success in UAB Magazine.

Two-time Grammy winner Jones and her band will perform her classic hits like “Chuck E.’s in Love” as well as cuts from her new album, “The Other Side of Desire,” written and rooted in New Orleans.

UAB is set to open a mental health clinic July 20 that will improve access to care for those who identify as LGBTQ.

UAB’s ongoing research for countermeasures to bromine or chlorine exposure — from either industrial spills or chemical attack — gets a boost with a new NIH grant.

UAB’s Candace Floyd is set to take a top leadership post with the National Neurotrauma Society.

Monika M. Safford, M.D., helped shape the new Web tool for the National Diabetes Education Program, “Promoting Medication Adherence in Diabetes.”

A stroke happens in an instant, but memory and thinking ability can keep getting worse for as long as six years afterward—at a rate much faster than normal brain aging.
Multiple myeloma uses a trick akin to a wolf in sheep’s clothing to grow in and spread to new bone sites. By overexpressing Runx2, a gene that normally is a master regulator of bone formation, the cells of this largely incurable cancer produce proteins that mimic the normal bone-resident cells.
Epidemiologist Olivia Affuso studies new ways to prevent obesity and chronic disease through physical activity. She also volunteers with two groups that use running to help women and girls achieve fitness and personal goals.
Gene mastermind Shawn Levy, Ph.D., and his team at the HudsonAlpha Genomic Services Laboratory are helping UAB investigators — and researchers from around the world — crack the mysteries of life.
Haydeh Payami, Ph.D., a leading geneticist recruited to the UAB-Hudson Alpha Center for Genomic Medicine and UAB Personalized Medicine Institute, is exploring the protective power of coffee and nicotine — and the mysteries of the microbiome — in Parkinson’s disease.
Rates of vision impairment are high among seniors living in subsidized housing, suggesting an increased need for widespread vision screening.
Pedal steel guitarist Randolph’s prowess on guitar earned him a spot on Rolling Stone magazine’s “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” list.

Many patients diagnosed with type 1 diabetes as adults do not fit the standard profile for a diabetes diagnosis; they are younger, are relatively fit and have little if any belly fat.
The mimicry of bone cells by multiple myeloma is driven by overexpression of Runx2, the master regulator of bone formation.
UAB Hospital is the only Disease-Specific Certified program in Alabama and has had no observations or findings by The Joint Commission since joining the certification process.
While it is well-known that nonsmokers can get cancer from inhaling smoke, the amount of risk associated with secondhand smoke and stroke has remained unclear until now.
The American College of Surgeons has again verified UAB as a Level I Trauma Center, a designation held by UAB since 1999.
Virginia Wadley, Ph.D., says until this new JAMA study, whether or not stroke survivors are at-risk over the long term was an unknown.
UAB named to 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for general service, economic opportunity and education.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham’s School of Dentistry Alumni Association has named J. Calvin McCulloh, DMD, the recipient of the 2015 H. Moren Fuller Award.
Major long-term study shows stroke is associated with accelerated and persistent declines in thinking ability over 6 years.
Levine and her U-M colleagues used data from 23,572 Americans aged 45 years or older from the Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) study led by the University of Alabama at Birmingham and funded by the National Institutes of Health.
Officials say the new Alabama Network for Women Leaders in Higher Education is part of the American Council on Education (ACE) Women's Network.
UAB’s Karan Singh has been selected as an American Statistical Association Fellow and recognized as a foremost member in the field of statistical science. 
B.o.B is Bobby Ray Simmons, originally from Decatur, Georgia. The fall concert is set for 7 p.m. on the Campus Green and is free to everyone.
Studies show kids lose as much as two to three months of math and reading skills during the summer. That loss is even greater for children of low socioeconomic status.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is hosting a summer blood drive in conjunction with the American Red Cross that will allow donors to help lessen the usual summer shortage of life-saving blood products.
People should take good care of their eyes year round, but "extra precautions" are needed in the summertime, according to Dr. Adam Gordon, a clinical associate professor in The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry.
“These studies demonstrate that [Kerydin (tavaborole, Anacor Pharmaceuticals, Inc).], a novel, first-in-class, boron-based pharmaceutical approved by the FDA for the treatment of toenail onychomycosis, has a favorable benefit-risk profile and is an attractive option for the treatment of onychomycosis of the toenail as a result of dermatophytes,” Boni E. Elewski, MD, of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and colleagues wrote in their study.
After a national search, the University of Alabama at Birmingham has found a new surgeon-in-chief for its hospital and academic chair for its Department of Surgery.
The new Alabama Network for Women Leaders in Higher Education is part of the American Council on Education’s Women’s Network, a national system of state networks focused on advancing and supporting women in higher education.
"A lot of people say that when things get stressful and schedules get tight, sleep is the first thing to get sacrificed," study researcher Megan Ruiter, of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, told the Huffington Post . "It turns out that it's a lot more problematic than we previously realized."
An estimated 5.1 million people age 65 and older have Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias that eat away their ability to manage their financial affairs.
"She brought so much to Alabama and put Alabama on the national map, and the international map," in nursing education, said current Nursing Dean Doreen Harper.
At Harvey’s side every step of the way were “patient navigators” — in her case, nurses — whose job is to help guide cancer patients through a system that has become so complex and fragmented that it is beyond the ken of many people, especially at such a vulnerable time.
Top physician-scientist tapped to succeed Kirby Bland as chair of the UAB Department of Surgery.
Show your independence and become a blood donor at the UAB/Red Cross blood drive.
"Realizing that females likely process pain differently than males will allow us to focus on creating alternate pain therapies for each sex," said researcher Robert Sorge, an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology in UAB's College of Arts and Sciences.
Most current estimates suggest that 10 percent of all eating disorders occur in males, but at least one study from Harvard University suggests that the real figure may be closer to 25 percent.
hat plan reaches for excellence in the dental educational experience, enhances its diversity, broadens its capacity to help others in communities throughout the state, and adds to its degree, certificate, and fellowship programs.
Placebo research sounds like an oxymoron. Placebos are the stooges of medicine, the character in any clinical trial that everyone is rooting against. But they also have some remarkable properties.
Foods high in fats have long been put into the “unhealthy” category by nutrition experts, but UAB researchers believe this may have been all wrong, all along.

UAB ophthalmologists have dinner in the dark to gain better understanding of what it means to be vision-impaired.
UAB School of Education honors children’s and young adult book author Jacqueline Woodson and UAB alumnus Tsuguhiko Kato at 26th annual Midsouth Reading and Writing Conference.
Convergence insufficiency can be mistaken for attention deficit disorder because the inability to focus eyesight can lead to reading and attention problems.
The online MPH from the UAB School of Public Health ranked second out of about 70 programs nationwide.
Literacy has a new definition: reading and writing plus math, technology and health care, among other subjects. Discover how the Maryann Manning Family Literacy Center in UAB’s School of Education takes a comprehensive approach to help Alabama children and families succeed at work, at home and in the community.
he majority of existing research shows that men and women have different sensitivity to pain, with women being more sensitive to pain overall, but the assumption has always been that a common pain circuit exists in both sexes that is altered by circulating hormones such as estrogen.
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