Featured panelists are visual artist Merrilee Challiss, author and creative writing professor Elizabeth Hughey, and co-founder of Arc Stories Taylor Robinson, with WBHM News Director Rachel Osier Lindley as moderator.
The Miss UAB pageant is an official preliminary to the Miss Alabama and Miss America pageants. Scholarships ranging from $100-$2,000 will be awarded.
Computer & Information Sciences researchers tested users’ abilities to detect malware and phishing attacks while measuring the neurophysiological behavior underlying these tasks.
Students enrolled in the 2015 fall Figure Drawing course have spent the semester researching and creating projects that consider the undraped human figure.
In addition, through the Alabama Drug Discovery Alliance (ADDA), Southern Research and UAB established a program to look for potential new treatments for several rare genetic diseases such as Hurler's syndrome, with mutations similar to those found in some CF patients.
At UAB, Jarred Younger, Ph.D., hopes to establish Alabama's first research and clinical care center specializing in fibromyalgia and related conditions, including chronic fatigue syndrome and Gulf War Illness.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham will launch the first Phase 1 human trials of a drug—derived from the female hormone estrogen—that may help patients with severe bleeding survive long enough to get to appropriate medical care.
Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham appear to have found a better way to grow shrimp that is also less expensive, and the new process could hold the key to unlocking future breakthroughs in environmental science, business and medicine.
Thanks to new treatments and continuing research, the medical field continues to provide women increased hope in defeating breast cancer, said Dr. Kirby Bland, a leading cancer specialist at UAB’s Kirklin Clinic, Birmingham.
With a cancer treatment that could damage her reproductive system looming, Jessica Sparks decided to harvest and freeze her eggs to keep her dream of building a family alive.
Southern Research and UAB launch a search for compounds that might provide new therapies for CF nonsense mutations.
UAB’s Dancing With the Silver Stars returns for its grand finale as a fundraiser for the Comprehensive Center for Healthy Aging.
Benson will return to Birmingham for the first time in years, to perform his hits, including “On Broadway,” “Give Me the Night” and “This Masquerade,” as well as his explorations of Nat King Cole’s classic catalog.
In 2014, the generosity of those who attended Uncork Education allowed the NAS to raise more than $56,000 for UAB student scholarships, gifts and grants.
UAB Dentistry students, faculty, staff and alumni, along with community partners, provided needed dental services at its third annual event.
The UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center ranked as one of 100 Hospitals and Health Systems with great oncology programs in America.
The UAB Faculty Senate hosted “Focused Priorities – Boundless Opportunities,” this year’s annual State of the University address by President Ray L. Watts.
Wrong shipment of mice led to estrogen breakthrough in trauma survival.
A drug derived from female hormones that may help soldiers survive major blood loss on a battlefield will undergo first human testing at UAB.
The searing pain and debilitating fatigue of fibromyalgia and related conditions turn life into a daily struggle for millions of Americans. UAB’s Jarred Younger hopes to bring them relief through his groundbreaking research into potential causes,including brain inflammation, and exciting new treatments.
The lecture, presented in English will take place Saturday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m. at Hulsey Recital Hall. 
UAB Eye Care is hosting its annual fall trunk show for eyewear featuring the latest trends from well-known brand names Oct. 23.
UAB pilot program at Birmingham's A.H. Parker High School will continue for a second year thanks to a philanthropic contribution from AT&T Alabama.

UAB has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as the only hospital in Alabama among the most connected for 2015-16.
UAB’s online master’s in public health has been ranked in the top 20 nationally and is among the most affordable of those ranked.
The UAB Piano Series brings the world’s finest pianists to Birmingham. Krieger will perform a program of works by Beethoven, Lazarof, Chopin and Brahms.
UAB's lay navigators often assist patients with few resources – those who may not have reliable transportation, family support or regular housing. They help patients find resources that can help them make it to scheduled appointments and remain healthy.
A blood test that detects antibodies to the sexually transmitted bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis may be helpful in screening infertile women for pregnancy outcomes, according to a new study.
The three year agreement provides UAB School of Engineering students the opportunity to closely examine and study the applications for thermoplastic fiber-reinforced polymer in a vehicle's suspension system with access to accredited professionals.
AIMTech, the joint project between the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Southern Research to increase the commercialization potential of various research projects, is off to a fast start with many new products in the works.
The two-mile walk/run, to be held Saturday, Oct. 31, benefits the UAB School of Education’s Manning Family Literacy Center, which is working to enhance literacy state-wide.
Best of 2015New research from UAB’s Department of Biology shows how one species can fully support the development of another species in a sustainable system. 

UAB researchers collaborated on a study showing a blood test for chlamydia might be valuable in screening infertile women for pregnancy outcomes.
October 16, 2015

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New fundraising effort, Dine for a Cure, kicks off Oct. 20 at Slice.
One might expect cancer survivors to be fanatically healthy eaters, but a new study suggests they eat a little worse than people who never had cancer.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham has hired Paulette Patterson Dilworth as its next vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion.
UAB's strengths in clinical care and research are powering an interdisciplinary expedition into largely uncharted territory: neuroinflammatory mechanisms in Parkinson's disease.
Nursepractionerschools.com recognizes professors for teaching the new generation of health care providers while conducting research and shaping policy to increase birthrates and save lives.
From Health Day
Survey results from more than 1,500 U.S. adult cancer survivors found they were less likely than others to adhere to national dietary guidelines. The findings raise questions about whether oncologists should do more to educate cancer patients about the health benefits of improving their diets.
“We want to show them that there is a whole other side of nursing outside of a big hospital,” said Instructor Sallie Shipman, EdD, RN. “They’ve learned how to practice individualized care; now we’re giving them the chance to apply that to population and community care.”
Kasman, 20, of Vestavia Hills, was selected from applications from across the country for her performance of Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 1.
African-Americans are at increased risk for glaucoma, and a new UAB study looks to find ways to improve medication adherence in that patient group
A sensory-friendly performance will also be offered earlier in the day, in a supportive environment for an audience of families and friends with children or adults who are diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder or other sensitivity issues.
Implementation of safety measures continues following UAB Safety Task Force assessment and action plan.
Dilworth will lead efforts to build upon UAB’s longstanding reputation as one of the most diverse college campuses in the nation.
Survivor’s guilt can often be a byproduct of those who survive shootings like the most recent one in Oregon, says Josh Klapow, Ph.D., associate professor in the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health and a clinical psychologist.
We recently interviewed Dr. Andrew Brown of the University of Alabama-Birmingham’s Office of Energetics and Nutrition Obesity Research Center, whose research group has a strong voice in the discussion of research evaluation and scientific integrity. In the first part of this series, Dr. Brown discusses the foundations of study design, which are vital to understanding research publications.
The winners of the Mr. and Ms. UAB Scholarship Competition, announced at the Hoops on the Haasephalt event, will each receive a $2,500 scholarship and serve as ambassadors of UAB in the coming year.
The UAB-HudsonAlpha Center for Genomic Medicine has awarded its first pilot grants to teams of researchers from the two institutions to pursue projects in cancer and cardiac disease.
Elevated BP may be a risk factor for new-onset type 2 diabetes, and the association appears strongest in those who are younger and have a lower BMI, according to an analysis of 4.1 million adults in the United Kingdom.
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