In the past, when elephants have cracked their tusks, steel bands encircle the fissure to keep the tooth together — which is what the zoo asked Brian Pillay, a University of Alabama at Birmingham engineer to do.
Mechanical engineering professor Dean Sicking has set up shop at Barber Motorsports Park to test different kinds of impact on equipment for the first time using crash test dummies.
HudsonAlpha opens a genomics clinic in Huntsville, part of a collaboration with UAB and Children’s of Alabama.
When Bulwagi’s veterinarians asked University of Alabama at Birmingham scientist Brian Pillay to machine a ring, Pillay decided instead to tackle the problem with materials science. He designed an industrial-strength composite material to act like a brace—a lighter, stronger way to stabilize the crack.
UAB Writers’ Series continues with reading by author Nina Revoyr.

The UAB Bachelor of Fine Arts exhibition represents the culmination of a diverse and intensive program of undergraduate study. A free closing reception is planned for 6-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11.

Seating is first-come, first-served for this free event; ASC members may reserve premium seating and enjoy a free reception. This sneak preview is presented in conjunction with Alabama Public Television.

A one-night-only student showcase, the exhibition will feature the work of Department of Art and Art History students from ARS 495/595: The Collected Narrative class.

UAB’s David Allison, Ph.D., has been named to a prestigious fellowship with the American Heart Association for his work in nutrition and obesity.
Renowned safety scientist Dean Sicking, Ph.D., is using high-tech dummies to tackle football's head-injury epidemic. In a unique facility, the Engineering professor and his team are precisely re-creating the game's collisions in order to improve helmet design.
The UAB Jazz Ensemble carries on Birmingham’s long jazz tradition through practice and performance. Bandleader and Assistant Professor Steven Roberts, DMA, talks about the key attributes of a jazz musician and the evolution of the award-winning ensemble.
The accounting student organization will receive an award dedicated to fostering quality education in accounting.
A resin developed at the Materials Processing and Applications Development center is replacing the metal ring typically used to prevent cracks from furthering down an elephant’s tusk.
Changes in routine, including elaborate plans or scheduling special events, can have an adverse effect on someone suffering from any form of dementia.
UAB Health System CEO William Ferniany, Ph.D., has been recognized on the Becker’s Hospital Review “130 Nonprofit Hospital and Health System CEOs To Know.”
Start with satellite cells. These are stem cells within your muscles that provide extra nuclei, giving them a more powerful growth stimulus.
A new study finds that at least 16.8 million Americans could potentially benefit from lowering their systolic blood pressure (SBP) to 120 mmHg, much lower than current guidelines of 140 or 150 mmHg.
Tim Townes and his researchers appear to be tantalizingly close to curing sickle cell disease and potentially many others.
Archaeologist Sarah Parcak uses satellite images and scanning technology to track down humanity’s oldest treasures, but she's more than a modern-day Indiana Jones. The professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham can spot topographical and chemical changes to the earth's surface, clues to where cultural heritage sites may have been disturbed and to what extent, and whether the activity could indicate looting.
From hip-hop dance to watercolor technique, hand sewing to writing for stage and screen, ArtPlay has an arts class for every creative mind.
Donald Rabren came in to have open-heart surgery until a surgeon discovered great risk in continuing and elected to close him up and do a different procedure three days later.
PhishMe is one of America’s fastest-growing private companies; Malcovery staff will remain at Birmingham’s Innovation Depot.
Featured will be the UAB Concert Choir and Chamber Singers, the UAB Trumpet Ensemble, and choir students from John Carroll, Calera, Thompson and Hueytown high schools.
Marshall Scholarships chooses UAB finalists in back-to-back years.
The 2015 guidelines, which have been published in Arthritis & Rheumatology and Arthritis Care & Research, were presented by lead author Jasvinder A. Singh, MD, of the University of Alabama at Birmingham in a press conference at the annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology here.
Following the success of their last show, Essix will once again perform his handpicked collection of soulful “songs of the season” and audience favorites with the harmonious Atlanta super-group.
Dine for a Cure, to raise money for cancer research at UAB, will be at Moe’s Original BBQ on Monday, Nov. 16
The Alabama Child Health Improvement Alliance has become the first organization in Alabama to offer performance improvement continuing medical education for exclusively practice-based physicians through its developmental screening project, Help Me Grow/Project LAUNCH.
One archaeologist is swapping trowels and dust for satellites in the stars - and she's just been awarded the 2016 TED Prize, and its accompanying one million dollar investment, for her work. Sarah Parcak, Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, told Dan Damon about her discoveries, and her plans for that one million dollars.
Recognition highlights distinguished career of Harper, who has provided the leadership to advance UAB’s School of Nursing in its teaching, research and service missions.
With three performances, plus a free sensory-friendly show, this interactive musical adventure offers families a fun outing, plus a visit with Hand in Paw and cookies and cocoa.
The inaugural symposium on Nov. 19 will provide help and support for cancer patients and survivors.
Grants from late ESPN anchor Stuart Scott’s memorial fund through the V Foundation will support cancer biomarker research from UAB’s Ojesina.
The UAB Army ROTC hosted the 2015 Regional Ranger Challenge to test cadets’ mental and physical skill.
“A major issue facing biomedical research,” says Fran Lund, chair of UAB microbiology.
Sophomore Eamon Griffith of Birmingham won first place in the Young Artist category, while junior Aleksandra Kasman of Vestavia Hills was named the alternate winner.
Sarah Parcak, an anthropology professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, has been announced as the recipient of the 2016 TED Prize, a $1 million grant given each year to a person "with a creative, bold vision to spark global change."
UAB leads a team that crafts new American College of Rheumatology guidelines for 2015 on treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.
A new study finds that at least 16.8 million Americans could potentially benefit from lowering their systolic blood pressure (SBP) to 120 mmHg, much lower than current guidelines of 140 or 150 mmHg.
Sarah Parcak, winner of the 2016 TED Prize, which was announced today, has pioneered the use of satellite imaging systems to map, quantify, and protect humanity’s past.
Approximately $1.5 million of the gift from Regions will create two endowed program support funds that will promote financial education outreach and research within UAB and the community, including partnerships with Birmingham City Schools, GEAR UP Alabama and GEAR UP Birmingham.
94-year-old Wade Gladden came to UAB with only 20 percent heart function, but physicians put a months long plan in place to restore function — and the Gadsden resident hit every mark along the way.
Growing master’s degree program ranked among nation’s best by
The school has formed a 28-member foundation to raise money for its football program and other sports. The UAB foundation will be similar to those at the University of Alabama and Auburn University.
PhishMe® Inc., the leading provider of phishing threat management solutions, today announced the appointment of Gary Warner as Chief Threat Scientist where he will work closely with PhishMe CTO, Aaron Higbee, and his team to provide strategic direction on PhishMe products and technology.
The University of Alabama System Board of Trustees on Friday voted in favor of a resolution to sell bonds to fund a new football operations facility for UAB.
Split-liver transplants between adults have been performed about 100 times across the country, said Dr. Devin Eckhoff, director of the division of transplantation at UAB.
Treating patients 50 and older with high blood pressure to a systolic blood pressure of less than 120 mm Hg reduced rates of cardiovascular events, including heart attack, heart failure and stroke, by 25 percent.
The first large-scale trial of continuous chest compression following cardiac arrest shows little difference between the old and new methods of doing CPR.
And now, in a powerful endorsement of work that may bolster efforts to cripple looting across the Middle East and the rest of the world, TED, the nonprofit forum with the motto “ideas worth spreading,” is scheduled on Monday to announce that Dr. Parcak, 36, has won its most prestigious award — a $1 million prize to develop a project of her choice.
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