The prostate-specific antigen, or PSA, test has limitations, but the new Prostate Health Index can offer an exact percentage of prostate cancer risk.
Measuring physical, mental and social function can provide a more comprehensive view of how RA treatment impacts patient lives,” said Dr. Jeffrey Curtis, MD MS MPH, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology.
The Alabama Community College System has partnered with the UAB-led GEAR UP Alabama program to provide full tuition waivers to students in the Class of 2020 and 2021 who meet specified criteria for admission to attend any public community or technical college in the state.

Best of 2015UAB has officially dedicated its new freshman residence hall with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. It will allow more than 700 students to join the 2,180 students housed in UAB’s five other residence halls.

“Hither and Yon” is a two-part exhibition and panel discussion featuring four artists, presented by The Fuel and Lumber Company in collaboration with the UAB Department of Art and Art History.

Designation indicates that the school’s research and clinical programs have superior scientific and technical leadership in nursing.

UAB’s Fernández honored for diversity leadership by the Obesity Society.

UAB’s Roberson wins young investigator award from the American Neurological Association.

The Center for World University Rankings, based in Saudi Arabia, ranked schools based on eight indicators, including the recognition received by alumni and faculty.
Azithromycin is routinely prescribed to hospitalized patients despite risk factors for corrected QT prolongation and administration of interacting medications, according to a study published online Aug. 19 in the Journal of Hospital Medicine.
Huifeng Yun, Ph.D., from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and colleagues compared risks of hospitalized infections associated with biologics used to treat RA using Medicare data from 2006 to 2011. Patients were followed from initiation of new biologic treatment after previous treatment with a different biologic.
During National Preparedness Month, UAB urges individuals to have their own personal preparedness plans.
UAB business students will get involved with Birmingham’s 2015 Innovation Week by collaborating with BBVA Compass and MediaNet Software on smartwatch development.
International award honors computer information sciences professor’s project.
The free lecture “Spiritual Moderns: Twentieth Century American Artists and Issues of Religion” is sponsored in part by the UAB College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Art and Art History through the Jemison Visiting Professorship in the Humanities.
On offer are free recitals by students and faculty, guest artist performances and master classes, and a new art and music event, plus Gospel Choir and Christmas at the Alys concerts.
Each entry to the project will be exhibited at the UAB Department of Art and Art History’s Project Space from Oct. 19-24, with an opening reception from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20.
According to, Hatton Smith – the Royal Cup executive tasked with leading efforts to raise $13 million toward facility improvements – said the fundraising committee already has more than $2 million cash in hand.
A growing number of researchers, from computer scientists to philosophers, are taking an interest in the "artificial artificial intelligence" offered by Amazon's microwork platform.
As part of the UAB-led GEAR UP Alabama program, the Alabama Community College System will offer tuition waivers to a cohort of students in the Class of 2020 and 2021 students, as well as tuition assistance to parents.
UAB’s Community Health Innovation Awards available to fund local projects aimed at community health issues.
Children and teens with low vision can enjoy a special event at McWane Center sponsored by Songs for Sight.
Oh honored with lifetime award from the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine.
The duo will perform classic hits and songs from their latest album “One Lost Day.”
Evolution Labs today announced that the University of Alabama at Birmingham has chosen its S360™ engagement platform to enhance the admissions experience of prospective students.
As the head of the commercialization wing of research coming out of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Nugent is forming a new strategy to turn research into more economic development opportunities and attract more venture capital into Birmingham.
Amy Amara, M.D., Ph.D., a neurologist and sleep medicine physician at the University of Alabama at Birmingham says there are a host of factors that can disrupt sleep; but she also offers some suggestions that can help you catch those elusive Z's.
August 28, 2015

Lace up for Blazer Fun Run/Walk

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Join UAB Employee Wellness for the annual Blazer Fun Run on Sept. 19.
UAB junior Aleksandra Kasman outplayed 33 talented pianists to win first place at the International Keyboard Institute and Festival.
Tips from a UAB sleep physician on ways to help fall asleep and wake up refreshed.
Shirley Sanders-Ginwright, Programme Director for the University of Alabama at Birmingham Centre for Community Outreach, revealed that the three-week camp was the UAB's maiden venture outside of the USA.
With 40 million children under five years old deemed 'overweight' in 2014, it's well and truly time to consider what is causing this and if there is more we should be doing as parents to prevent the rise of childhood obesity.
August 26, 2015

Game on

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Mark Ingram forges a future for the Blazers.
2015-2016 UAB Department of English BookTalk includes bestseller “Go Set a Watchman” by Harper Lee.
Fall community English classes at UAB will begin Sept. 10; the placement test for new participants will take place Sept. 3.
Chris Rhodes, BSN, R.N., has been named chair-elect of the American Nurses Association Nominations and Elections Committee for a two-year term.
UAB's CCTS serves as the backbone for clinical research at the academic medical institution, conducting work that has positive impacts on many other research centers within the school.
UAB students are invited to participate in “Reality Rides” to encourage safe driving.
This renewing of UAB’s prestigious Center for Translational Science Award will bolster research and workforce development at UAB and throughout its regional partner network in the Southeast.
The UAB Child Development Center recently acquired nine new tablets thanks to money raised through a recent campaign.
Lori McMahon, Ph.D., will enrich excellence and innovation in graduate education through professional and career-development initiatives and lead collaborative efforts for recruitment and outreach with various academic units to attract highly qualified students.
A new study led by the University of Alabama at Birmingham, "Impact of the HITECH Act on Physicians' Adoption of Electronic Health Records," published online in July 2015 in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, finds that the financial incentives offered to physicians through meaningful use programs actually had a weak impact on the uptake of EHRs.
The Digicel Foundation has partnered with Bioprist Knowledge Parks (BKP) and the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) to stage its inaugural three-week science summer camp in Lucea, Hanover.
Harris, who was recognized for her excellence in the clinical area of the advanced practice level, earned her master’s from UAB in 2011.
The longstanding UAB Community Eye Care program is now serving patients in the new Western Health Center, part of the Jefferson County Department of Health.
The exhibition features powerful aerial photographs documenting environmentally impacted sites in the Western United States.
The AACN recognizes the excellence of nurses as a professional organization and the contributions of nurses that help optimize patient outcomes annually.
Clinical trials have begun to see if cannabis-infused chewing gum could be used to relieve pain and spasticity in multiple sclerosis patients.
Head football coach Bill Clark, men's basketball coach Jerod Haase and softball coach Marla Townsend all then spoke before athletics campaign committee chair Hatton Smith finished it off.
The website says UAB finds the right balance between quality and affordability, without either being sacrificed for the other.
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