The Birmingham Music Club Guild has announced the winners of its 2014 scholarship competition. In the piano division, Aleksandra Kasman, a freshman at UAB, won first prize. Taking second place was John Tootle, a sophomore at the University of Alabama and student of Kevin Chance. First place in the instrumental division went to Andrew Stadler, a sophomore trumpet student of Eric Yates at the University of Alabama.
In previously published clinical trials, amifampridine has been shown to reduce neuromuscular weakness and symptoms of autonomic dysfunction in LEMS patients while being well tolerated, said Shin J. Oh, MD, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Neurology, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. I am pleased that the company will be able to make its drug available to patients, who need it, while diligently pursuing FDA approval.
From The Daily Beast
It has been estimated that a mere 1 percent of Ancient Egypt’s wonders have been discovered. Dr. Sarah Parcak is determined to change that, using satellites to scan and search under the sands, where she has already found cities, temples, and pyramids.
Nursing dean says two-year appointment will help school continue to make a difference in the lives of our nation’s heroes.
UAB Jazz Ensemble named Most Outstanding College Band; Kameron Dickerson wins Most Outstanding College Soloist at the 12th annual Hall of Fame competition.
Alison Chapman receives national honor for outstanding advising.
Malcovery was launched in early 2013 as a result of an exclusive, worldwide license from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), and based on research in cyber forensics conducted at the Center for Information Assurance and Joint Forensics Research (CIA|JFR) at UAB, Malcovery has quickly gained commercial success with many Fortune 500 enterprise customers such as eBay, Facebook, IBM, Citi, LinkedIn, Assurant, and Visa.
Fredéric Gros, a best-selling French author and professor of political philosophy, will speak at UAB on Saturday night regarding the subject of walking.
The UAB Spain Rehabilitation Center (SRC) is 50 years old this week, and the anniversary will be commemorated with several events, including a career fair, a symposium on traumatic brain injury and the recognition of former patients and employees.
David J. Wasserstein, a professor of Jewish History at Vanderbilt University, will lecture on “How Islam Saved the Jews” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 24, at the University of Alabama in Birmingham.
The differences in obesity rates between minorities may not be as easy to explain as experts have done in the past, according to new research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
As UAB nursing students take finals this week, they'll be drawing on what they've learned about the human body in class and in clinics. But students also have had a special way to connect with the history of the field. The school holds 50 letters written by the woman credited with founding modern nursing — Florence Nightingale.
The ensemble will perform original songs from its new album, “Love Has Come for You,” with a unique blend of bluegrass and comedy that has delighted audiences at sold-out shows.
All proceeds from the Walk Against Obesity will benefit Children’s of Alabama; registration is $20, and the first 50 people will receive a T-shirt.
UAB to host renowned scholar on talk of Islam and Judaism.
Lee Meadows has been selected to help the Smithsonian with Hall of Human Origins
Wayne will lecture on her work at 4 p.m. June 6, followed by a free opening reception at UAB’s Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts.
Kerry Stein plays golf recreationally and participates annually in the UAB School of Optometry tournament to support the needs of the school — needs he understands well as a staunch supporter who happens to be blind.
Do you have questions about in vitro fertilization? UAB is hosting an educational session on Tuesday, April 22 to answer questions about IVF and share information about advancements in IVF technology.
Two UAB students have been named Goldwater Scholars for 2014 by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship in Excellence in Education Foundation.
Recently there are extreme pressures on hospital budgets related to health care reforms, Medicare cuts, the lack of Medicaid expansion and Alabama's peculiar health-care landscape that are pushing hospitals, especially those in rural areas, to the brink.
Food concocting—or creating strange mixtures like pretzels covered in mayonnaise and salsa—is actually linked to binge eating behavior as well as intense negative self-perception, found one recent study from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Racial disparities in obesity rates among the third of U.S. adults considered obese are often blamed on socioeconomic status because of its influence on diet and physical activity, but new findings from the University of Alabama at Birmingham published in Obesity suggest otherwise—particularly for women.
Kerry Stein of Cahaba Heights has been blind since birth, is a fine golfer and a big supporter of UAB Optometry's annual golf tournament. Stein is involved with UAB's School of Optometry Board of Directors. He plays in the annual tournament which has raised $100,000 for a research fund, and three $25,000 scholarships to fund research and renovations for UAB's optometry school.
A UAB history professor who wrote a book describing how and why the so-called "Solid South" flipped its political allegiance from the Democratic Party to the Republican Party in the late 20th century has won a prize for his efforts.
“There has never been a more exciting time for our community and for UAB than now,” said UAB President Ray Watts. “We are placing a new emphasis on innovation and entrepreneurship to drive new revenue sources and to create new knowledge-based businesses and jobs in Birmingham.”
Mayor William Bell coming to UAB to talk K-12 STEM education
Collat School of Business professor selected to travel to Cape Town, South Africa, as part of a prominent research and collaboration program.
Fredéric Gros to deliver April 26 Department of Foreign Languages & Literature lecture.
It’s time for the 10th annual Dean’s Community Advisory Committee’s golf tournament, which supports the needs of the school.
Enticed to UAB by a Computer Music Ensemble concert, Birmingham’s Kevin Peek is graduating with a music technology degree and an array of skills to make it in the music business.
Practice yoga under the strings and to the sounds of the Sonic Butterfly, which will turn the Alys Stephens Center into a giant musical instrument
The exhibition will feature works by Matthew Barton, Christina McCoo, Ryan Meyer, Mary Morgan, Kelsea Nichols and Haley Salzburn, and a free reception is set for May 1.
Observations on depression with insight gleaned from the laboratory and the clinic are the focus of the third UAB Neuroscience Café at the Hoover Library.
Fabric and installation artist Amanda Browder is enlisting the help of the community for two giant fabric installations at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, to celebrate the university's new cultural corridor.
Racial disparities in obesity rates among the third of U.S. adults considered obese are often blamed on socioeconomic status because of its influence on diet and physical activity, but new findings from the University of Alabama at Birmingham published in Obesity suggest otherwise — particularly for women.
Socioeconomic influences on diet and exercise are often blamed for racial disparities in obesity rates. But new findings at the University of Alabama at Birmingham published in Obesity suggest those assumptions may be false.
In his memoir ‘Positive,’ Michael Saag warns that our broken health care system is more dangerous than the AIDS epidemic.
Those passersby used to seeing Complex Vision, a highly visible sculpture outside of the Callahan Eye Hospital at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, may be blinking twice at the sculpture's absence.
Three UAB students are recognized by prestigious national scholarship program for academic excellence.

Complex Vision, a kinetic sculpture that has graced the Callahan Eye Hospital for 40 years, giving patients something pleasing to the eye, has been taken down for a refresh.
African-Americans have higher obesity rates than do whites, and while socioeconomic status is often believed to be the root cause, a new UAB study suggests other factors should be considered.
The Young Supporters Board (YSB) of the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center will host its annual Fiesta Ball fundraiser at B&A Warehouse downtown on Thursday, May 1, from 6-10 p.m.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham announced last month that it is building a new drug discovery center in order to develop drug treatments for viral infections with limited options for treatment. The UAB School of Medicine is leading the project to develop the Antiviral Drug Discovery and Development Center (AD3C).
It's possible that teens who take longer to stop growing are exposed to growth hormones for longer periods, which may affect glioma risk, said study researcher Rebecca Little, a and doctoral student at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx will be in Birmingham Wednesday as UAB and the Birmingham Jefferson County Transit Authority present a new city bus powered by a hydrogen fuel cell.
Michael Saag, professor of medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and director of the Center for AIDS Research, received the award [Clinical Excellence Award at the National Physician of the Year Awards] at a ceremony at The Pierre Hotel.
Come out to West Campus for a free afternoon of fun with a Blazer Village and softball and football games presented by UAB Athletics. 
Parkinson’s disease awareness is highlighted with official recognition from Alabama and the city of Birmingham in April.
Andrew Demshuk to spend a year comparing cities rebuilt after World War II.
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