April 15, 2016 Written by Tyler Greer
UAB News introduced Baby JJ and the Burford family to the public in 2015. After two difficult surgeries in his first year of life, Jeremiah reaches a milestone in his road to recovery.
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Extraverted older adults and conscientious, curious teens may be more likely to engage in risky driving behavior, while agreeable teens are less likely to drive distracted, according to new research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
The UAB football team is getting some major support from the Birmingham business community.
April 15, 2016 Written by Alicia Rohan
UAB professor leads study in Brazil to help further understand the effects of Zika virus during pregnancy.
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April 15, 2016 Written by Shannon Thomason
Presented by the College of Arts and Sciences and the Collat School of Business, the series will bring music business professionals to speak and work with students, faculty and the community.
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April 15, 2016 Written by Beena Thannickal
UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Fiesta Ball will support the work of young cancer research scientists and patient and family services.
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April 14, 2016 Written by Bob Shepard
Four UAB faculty members are named to endowed chair or professorship positions by the Board of Trustees.
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April 14, 2016 Written by Katherine Shonesy
Elizabeth Bevan receives $15,000 award to continue marine research in pursuit of doctoral degree at UAB.
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April 14, 2016 Written by Jeff Hansen
Customized deep-coverage, next-generation sequencing will replace the current state-of-the-art approach.
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April 14, 2016 Written by Shannon Thomason
More than 1,800 students are expected to graduate in spring 2016, with an estimated 1,100 expected to walk in the day’s two ceremonies.
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The UAB Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering will host a series of summer camps designed to give students an immersive experience in electronics and robotics, as well as in programming various smart devices, including game design.
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Palliative care helps patients get the most out of life, whether they’re newly diagnosed, a survivor, or nearing the end of their journey. UAB’s palliative care pioneers provide a fresh look at the fast-growing specialty and its emphasis on listening, choices, patient goals, and quality of life.
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April 13, 2016 Written by Bob Shepard
UAB’s new REACT Center is the national coordinating center for six centers designed to promote research and train scientists and clinicians in the medical rehabilitation field.
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Theatre UAB, the performance company of the College of Arts and Sciences' Department of Theatre, presents "Spring Awakening" from April 13-17. The production includes music by Duncan Sheik and book and lyrics by Steven Sater and is directed by Head of Musical Theatre Valerie Accetta, MFA, with musical direction by Carolyn Violi.
April 14, 2016 Written by Shannon Thomason
Fifteen graduating Department of Art and Art History students will have their works featured in the exhibition, with a free opening reception from 6-8 p.m. April 29.
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April 14, 2016 Written by Tiffany Westry
Sophomores Kevin Lee and Daniel Mendoza will study abroad at the American University in Dubai this summer.
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Gregory Pence is a leading expert on bioethics, and back in 2000 he was the only bioethicist to testify before Congress against a bill that would have outlawed human cloning.
April 12, 2016 Written by Tyler Greer
Alabama landmarks will change their colors to bring awareness to the need for Alabama’s residents to register to be organ donors.
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The latest is a five-year, $19.5 million grant to UAB's Comprehensive Transplant Institute from United Therapeutics Corp. (NASDAQ: UTHR), a public biotech company based in Silver Springs, Maryland.
April 12, 2016 Written by Adam Pope
The 11th annual UAB Health Disparities Research Symposium, April 21, will showcase compelling workshops and the groundbreaking findings of eminent researchers in the health disparities field.
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The University of Alabama at Birmingham is one of five institutions that are researching the possibility of using genetically modified pig tissue for human kidney transplants.
April 11, 2016
Experience “Roots Music: An Introduction to Blues” for the whole family May 7 at UAB’s Alys Stephens CenterWritten by Shannon Thomason
Experience the history of the blues in an original show designed for the whole family and presented by ArtPlay, with a free sensory-friendly performance.
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April 11, 2016
UAB cleared for design stage of new Collat School of Business and Bill L. Harbert Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship buildingWritten by Katherine Shonesy
Board approval provides authorization for stage three planning to proceed for new Bill L. Harbert Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Collat School of Business building.
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April 11, 2016 Written by Katherine Shonesy
UAB researchers uncover new information about drivers’ likelihood to participate in risky roadway behavior.
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Nathaniel Lawson, DMD, assistant professor at the University of Alabama Birmingham School of Dentistry, is the recipient of the 2015 John W. Stanford New Investigator Award given by the American Dental Association.
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Two Alabama universities have turned to technology from Keeper Security and Duo Security to help users protect access to their computing devices and to help IT stay ahead of potential hacking attempts created by weak password usage.
April 08, 2016 Written by Katherine Shonesy
Local schools participated in UAB’s student-run engineering and materials design competition.
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Without a good working knowledge of formal, written English, young people are sent into the world without the tools needed to do the single, most important thing to help them succeed – effectively communicate.
April 08, 2016 Written by Beena Thannickal
Cycliad, a community cycling event, will be held April 24 in Birmingham to benefit cancer patients at UAB.
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April 07, 2016 Written by Alicia Rohan
UAB professor awarded $15,000 for work in palliative care.
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April 08, 2016 Written by Tyler Greer
Gift from United Therapeutics will establish Xenotransplantation Institute and bring additional resources to support the endeavor with a goal of genetically modified kidney transplants taking place by 2021.
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April 08, 2016 Written by Tyler Greer
Tector’s arrival will bring the addition of a multivisceral and small bowel transplant program to UAB’s Division of Transplantation.
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April 07, 2016 Written by Shannon Thomason
Hear about Indian truck and taxi art from a visiting guest artist and screen two short documentaries with guest filmmakers April 14-15, presented by the Department of Art and Art History at AEIVA.
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April 06, 2016 Written by Tiffany Westry
Senior Anisha Das and sophomore Lillian Chien will spend the summer studying language and culture abroad.
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The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has awarded $2.5 million to Jeffrey Curtis, MD, professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine (UAB), to research the comparative effectiveness of newer treatments for a variety of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases and advance precision medicine strategies.
It was the satellite’s near-infrared imagery that set Sarah Parcak, an archaeologist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and her colleagues on a quest to excavate the site on the southwestern coast of Newfoundland, known as Point Rosee.
The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival in Charleston, South Carolina, has recently honored the senior theater student of University of Alabama at Birmingham for his 2015 performance in UAB's production of "SFB."
Ehsan, 33, has been an assistant in the program under Jerod Haase for the past four seasons. He has been elevated after Haase left for Stanford late last month.
April 06, 2016 Written by Alicia Rohan
An international clinical trial for a new HIV antibody, VRC01 begins in late spring at UAB as part of the Antibody Mediated Prevention study.
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April 05, 2016 Written by Bob Shepard
A resuscitation study found another small step to help improve out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survival.
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April 05, 2016
Cybersecurity experts work to create example solutions and best practices for protecting consumer information via retail payment systemsWritten by Tiffany Westry
UAB serves as host site of National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence workshop to develop best practices to safeguard customer profiles.
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April 18, 2016 Written by Bob Shepard
The renowned Association of American Physicians has selected four UAB physicians for induction.
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April 05, 2016 Written by Alicia Rohan
Infertility choices for women are expanded with UAB Fertility Care Network.
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April 04, 2016 Written by Jim Bakken
UAB’s associate head coach is elevated after a week as interim head coach.
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April 04, 2016 Written by Adam Pope
Role of mentors for patients with diabetes is the focus of a $30,000 grant.
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Kemp’s ridley sea turtles, the world’s rarest sea turtle species, nearly went extinct in the second half of the last century after fishing nets devastated their populations. By 1985 the species was down to its last 200 to 250 breeding females.
The observations, discovered by University of Alabama at Birmingham and Pennsylvania State University researchers, were made in adult brains – highlighting just how flexible and responsive the nervous system can be.