The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) has been named one of America's "Up-and-Coming Schools" for 2015 in a new national ranking released last week by U.S. News and World Report.

The University of Alabama at Birmingham will join in celebrating Hispanic and Latino Heritage Month from Sept. 15-Oct. 15 with campus and community events.

The Blazers are set to celebrate all things green and gold with fun, festivities and football when UAB goes head to head with North Texas on Oct. 11 at Legion Field.
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"Teaching should be one of the most revered and prestigious professions in our society — considering how it shapes the future — and it should be one in which the diversity of our society is reflected," said Deborah Voltz, dean of the School of Education at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
A graduate of the School of Health Professions’ prestigious M.S. degree in health administration has been recognized as one of the rising stars under 40 in health care by Becker’s Hospital Review.
Exercise is important for breast cancer survivors, and a UAB study is finding ways to help cancer survivors become more active
A UAB professor takes a leadership role in designing better ways for patients to participate in clinical trials.
A leading book conservationist will describe her efforts to preserve an extremely rare 500-year-old medical text held by UAB and give handy information for keeping your book treasures safe.
Von E. Nebbitt researches the effects of exposure to community and domestic violence on African American youths living in public housing.
Burgeoning singers, actors, musicians, and production and technical students will take to the stage at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, for the free showcase.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has awarded UAB postdoctoral fellow Bertha Hidalgo, Ph.D., with a 24-month grant to learn whether genetic and epigenetic differences exist between subgroups of Latinos for cardiometabolic diseases.
In the wake of the shooting of Michael Brown and the protests in Ferguson, Missouri last month, representatives from the Birmingham Police Department will join professors from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the president of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute for a town hall on police and minority relations on Tuesday.
A few extra pounds might do more than test the strength of that belt around your waist, a small study suggests: You could also boost your blood pressure slightly, even if you gain just 5 percent of your body weight.
People who don’t have Medicaid or other health care coverage rarely visit primary care doctors and aren’t getting tested for HIV, according to Michael Saag, a professor and HIV/AIDS researcher with the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. “That’s a large group of people who have HIV and don’t know it,” he said.
From Clinical Endocrinology News
The extended release tablets (Contrave; Orexigen and Takeda) are approved for use in adults who have a body mass index of at least 30 kg/m2, or those with a BMI of at least 27 kg/m2 and at least one additional weight-related condition such as hypertension, type 2 diabetes, or dyslipidemia. The agency recommended that Contrave be used in addition to caloric restriction and increased physical activity.

"Twitch" – a documentary film that follows an 18-year-old as she is tested for the degenerative genetic disease that killed her mother – will be screened at The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) today.
So will all types of weight gain boost blood pressure? Probably not, said Donna Arnett, a past president of the American Heart Association and the chair of epidemiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health. "Excess intake of foods rich in potassium like fruits and vegetables or dairy could lower blood pressure," she said. "Processed foods high in sodium could lead to greater blood pressure increases."
But what, you may be wondering, does the future hold for mobile app development? Relax — we've got you covered. Or actually, our friends at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Collat School of Business have you covered.
To support communication between doctors and patients, UAB Medicine in Birmingham, Ala., has deployed interactive post-discharge phone calls and corresponding multimedia programs to improve care transitions and reduce readmission rates.
“Based on clinical data, peramivir is the first neuraminidase inhibitor that has shown to be safe and effective as a single-dose therapy for patients with acute, uncomplicated influenza,” Rich Whitley, a professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the presenting author of the study, said.
The risk of developing herpes zoster was similar among older patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) treated with the various different biologic agents, a retrospective study found.
Complicated CAPTCHAs can keep you from logging in to websites protected by those annoying squiggly letters. Thankfully, researchers have found a new way to let you in while keeping the spam bots out.
Experts will participate in a discussion on police and minority relations in Birmingham in a townhall meeting Tuesday, Sept. 16.
On a worldwide tour taking fans by storm, Trombone Shorty and his ensemble explore funk, rock, jazz and hip-hop with exciting, high-energy style.
A unique philanthropic partnership between Research to Prevent Blindness, EyeSight Foundation of Alabama, and Susan and Dowd Ritter will fund ophthalmology research.
lmost everybody likes a good, cold beer or a hot, tasty cup of coffee, but one chemist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) goes a bit farther.
"The body doesn't distinguish between 'bad' stress from life or work and 'good' stress caused by game-day excitement," said Jody Gilchrist, a nurse practitioner at the UAB Heart and Vascular Clinic at The Kirklin Clinic at Acton Road, in a UAB news release on Friday. "It impacts your health either way."
Although the virus has not been confirmed, Dr. David Kimberlin, co-director of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Children's Hospital, says that early tests show Enterovirus 68 could be responsible for the surge in respiratory-related ER admissions.
CAPTCHA services that require users to recognize and type in static distorted characters may be a method of the past, according to studies published by researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
A recent study found that type 2 diabetes can stay in remission for as long as 15 years after weight-loss surgery. Remission happens when a person with diabetes achieves blood sugar levels no longer in the diabetes range without medications for at least one year.
Body language expert Mark Hickson, Ph.D., honored by National Communication Association.
UAB professor, alumnae among nurse leaders selected as fellows by the Academy of Nursing for careers that have influenced health policies and more.
The UAB Health System is once again recognized for use of information technology to improve health care, named one of America’s “Most Wired” hospitals.
From WebMD
Weight loss surgery is an expensive and potentially risky way to treat type 2 diabetes. Yet more studies are showing it can also be very successful -- in some cases, more so than drugs and lifestyle changes.
Jody Gilchrist, a nurse practitioner at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, says when the game is close or during times of defeat, the body often releases adrenaline, which increases heart rate and blood pressure.
A top infectious disease expert at the University of Alabama at Birmingham said today he believes it is likely that Enterovirus 68 is at least partially responsible for a surge in respiratory illnesses seen at UAB and Children's of Alabama since about mid-to-late August.
Resent research has established a definite correlation between falls and older driver crash involvement.  According to an article published by the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, older adults that have fallen two or more times in the previous year may be at a higher risk of being involved in an at-fault car crash.
Suzanne Judd, an associate professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Alabama at Birmingham who has studied the link between the Southern-style diet (lots of fried food, processed meat and sweet tea) and risk of stroke, says people are more likely to eat the Southern diet in rural areas across the U.S.
"Based on clinical data, peramivir is the first neuraminidase inhibitor (NAI) that has shown to be safe and effective as a single-dose therapy for patients with acute, uncomplicated influenza," said Rich Whitley of the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Neurologists at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) say that the new implanted device they have developed to control seizures in epilepsy patients is proving its worth on a test patient.
UAB School of Public Health researchers found that 66 percent of residents of Alabama’s most populous county had a complete disaster preparedness kit on hand after the tornado outbreak.

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The first patient in the Southeast to get the RNS responsive neurostimulation seizure-control device implanted in the brain reports dramatic results at UAB.

University of Alabama at Birmingham professor Tracy Hamilton, Ph.D., is applying his chemistry expertise to two popular beverages: beer and coffee.
While previous studies suggested that breakfast leads to a lower BMI, a boost in metabolism, and less hunger throughout the day, a newer batch of research is questioning whether those studies painted an accurate picture of the connection between breakfast and weight loss.
With ten people killed in Birmingham since the start of Labor Day weekend, a city that prides itself on revitalization and a declining murder rate has had some old ghosts creep out of the closet.
The mascot of the University of Alabama at Birmingham has returned to its place of distinction on campus.
"Based on clinical data, peramivir is the first neuraminidase inhibitor (NAI) that has shown to be safe and effective as a single-dose therapy for patients with acute, uncomplicated influenza."

Watching football and tailgating can negatively affect heart health in unexpected ways; learn why and get expert tips for healthier game days.

Walk, jog or run the 2-mile course that weaves through campus and Railroad Park, and stay for the Post-Walk Party at Dowdy Field.
Symposium attendees will gain a better understanding of the most recent developments in the fields of clinical and basic science research in cardiovascular disease.
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