Is it time to give your high-heeled shoes the boot? Injuries related to the perilous but fashionable footwear nearly doubled in the United States in a recent 11-year-period, new research finds.
As UAB’s strategic planning process continues, top Collat priorities include stimulating growth, student success and financial sustainability, impacting economic development, building partnerships in the community, supporting faculty and staff through professional development, and enhancing facilities and technology.
The Alys Stephens Center's summer/fall 2015 season will continue the performing arts center's tradition of diverse programming. Jazz, folk, fusion, classical and jam bands populate the schedule, alongside dance performances and Alabama talent.
The Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham is currently forming a plan to attract more investors into university research enterprises that could lead to more jobs and spinoff companies in Birmingham.
New research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham finds genetic variants that occur in nature and lay the groundwork for future studies of diseases and treatments in humans.
In 2012, the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center created the Patient Care Connect Program, a lay patient navigation initiative with the support of a $15 million Health Care Innovation Challenge Grant Award from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation with the aim of achieving better health and better health care at a lower cost.
UAB investigators are part of the LIBERATE Study, examining whether the one-way valves help improve lung function in patients with severe emphysema.
How does a doctor diagnose something they've never seen before? One answer comes in the form of online tool VisualDx, a website and app used by medics to solve clinical conundrums — in real-time.
UAB presented an observational study at this week’s annual American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting in Chicago that indicates a more rapid decline in Medicare costs and patient resource utilization during implementation of a lay navigation program.
John Jones III has been named the University of Alabama at Birmingham's vice president for Student Affairs.
A UAB study to explore the effects of intraocular pressure fluctuations on glaucoma receives federal funding.

While not linked in this case, Streptococcus mutans serotype k, has been associated with bacteremia, infective endocarditis and hemorrhagic stroke.
Bradley Barnes, Ph.D., will provide executive leadership and coordinate a comprehensive enrollment management unit to develop strategies focused on student recruitment, admissions, retention and persistence to graduation.
A UAB study sheds new light on the epigenetics of memory formation and memory loss in patients with epilepsy, and the discovery may have implications for many other memory disorders.
John R. Jones III, Ph.D., will serve on the president’s senior administrative cabinet and work closely with the Office of the Provost to provide leadership and direction to the Division of Student Affairs.
The computer brains inside autonomous vehicles will be fast enough to make life-or-death decisions. But should they? A member of UAB’s national championship-winning Bioethics Bowl team — and the team’s coach, a renowned bioethicist — weigh in on a thorny problem of the dawning robot age.
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) Oncology Research Program (ORP) is collaborating with Pfizer Independent Grants for Learning & Change (IGLC) to establish a peer-reviewed grant program to elicit proposals focused on health care provider performance and/or health care quality improvement and education projects.
A study of the rapid evolution of the insulin-signaling molecular network that regulates growth, reproduction, metabolism and aging lays important groundwork for future studies.
Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) say developing hypertension, even if it is eventually controlled with medication, significantly increases the chance of having a stroke.
An article in Pediatric and Developmental Pathology introduces new software designed to assist pathologists through the process of infant autopsies.
UAB presents preliminary data indicating a significant savings in cancer costs by using a novel lay navigation program.
Incoming doctoral students earn prestigious fellowships to pursue degrees in UAB’s College of Arts and Sciences.
An experimental lung-volume-reduction procedure using one-way valves shows promise for a UAB patient.
Enjoy free summer band concerts outdoors on campus and a performance from the UAB Gospel Choir this summer.
George Howard, Dr.P.H., will receive the Ernest Everett Just award in Medical and Public Health Research.
UAB’s ArtPlay will join Project1VOICE and companies around the world in readings of the play on June 15 to preserve the legacy and tradition of American theater, especially of African-American playwrights.
Designation, voted on by women, recognizes UAB Hospital as providing the highest standards for patient care.
A new report demonstrates that clinical and genetic factors affecting dose requirements for warfarin vary by race.
A new study shows that injuries related to wearing high-heel shoes doubled from 2002 to 2012.
When someone's heart is severely damaged doctors may be able to implant a mechanical pump, sometimes as a permanent assist to the heart or as a temporary measure until transplant.
A new report demonstrates that clinical and genetic factors affecting dose requirements for warfarin vary by race. The study proposes race-specific equations to help clinicians better calculate warfarin dosage.
Three students from Alabama's Seventh Congressional District will begin internships today in the Washington, D.C., office of U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (D-Birmingham) with funding provided by the non-profit group The 7th Project.
Panion’s arrangements of the works “People Get Ready,” “This May Be the Last Time,” “Amazing Grace” and “If I Had a Hammer” will be performed in concert June 6.
A study of the rapid evolution of the insulin-signaling molecular network that regulates growth, reproduction, metabolism and aging lays important groundwork for future studies.

Indigo Girls, Chick Corea and Béla Fleck, Kathleen Battle, Chris Thile, George Benson, and a season 6 sneak peek of “Downton Abbey” top the list for fall 2015 at UAB’s Alys Stephens Center.
From Health Medicine Network
Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have identified a chemical pathway that may be associated with seizures and shorter patient survival in some patients with malignant glioma, the most common and deadly form of brain tumor. In findings published May 27 in Science Translational Medicine, the researchers suggest that a transporter known as SXC is responsible for boosting levels of glutamate in the brains of some glioma patients.
A chemical pathway that may be associated with seizures and shorter patient survival in some patients with malignant glioma, the most common and deadly form of brain tumor, has been identified by researchers.
Initial results of fundraising efforts far exceeding historical financial support significantly improve the Athletic Department’s financial picture, make possible the return of football, bowling and rifle.
UAB’s William Bailey honored by his alma mater with a lifetime achievement award for 50 years of exemplary service in medicine.
The legacy of the late Distinguished Professor Charles Alford, M.D., will be honored with the third annual memorial lecture, and a visit from four of the world’s top ID scholars.
The importance of preventing hypertension is reinforced by a study showing anti-hypertension medicines can increase stroke risk by 248 percent, according to new UAB School of Public Health research published in the journal Stroke.
A new Robert Wood Johnson Foundation multifunder initiative aims to double the number of nurses with doctorates
A new study from UAB suggests that the effect of genetic variants on warfarin dose differs by race – a step towards personalized medicine.
“FOCUS I: IDENTIFIED” will feature a selection of works by contemporary artists from the collection of Jim Sokol and Lydia Cheney, major cutting-edge contemporary collectors in Birmingham.
Vision services backed by UAB’s Callahan Eye Hospital now available in Talladega and Sylacauga.
Seven Department of Art and Art History students drew silhouette portraits of each child and invited them to fill the silhouettes with color, then printed the final artwork onto canvas.
MedPage Today invited specialists from leading medical institutions to weigh in on the latest advancements in hepatitis C with one question each day for 10 days. Hear what E. Turner Overton, MD, associate professor of medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, had to say.
Campus wellness centers integrate services for the mind and body, creating a one-stop-shop for student health needs.
Turns out your shoes can be a real pain in the neck, and the shoulders, and the knees: Injuries from wearing high heels have doubled since 2002, according to a new study from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
UAB researchers find a chemical pathway — a glutamate transporter — that may be causing seizures and shorten survival rates for patients with brain tumors.
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