Melanie Mae Roberts was named Miss UAB 2015 at a pageant held Wednesday night at the Alys Stephens Center for the Performing Arts.
Dr. Catherine Hough-Telford, a fellow in the University of Alabama at Birmingham Division of Pediatric f Infectious Diseases, put it this way: Just because you got a vaccine last year "doesn't mean your immune system will necessarily remember last year," Hough-Telford said.
On Monday, the governor of Alabama swept into University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital and declared the state's hospitals were ready to handle an Ebola patient.
Researchers at the University of Alabama-Birmingham released a 2012 study stating that blacks were more likely than whites to eat a Southern diet, characterized as heavy in fried foods, processed meats and heavily sweetened beverages.
Denny's held its grand opening for "The Den" at UAB Wednesday, the first of Denny's new food concepts aimed at millennials. Denny's already has college concepts open at a few other colleges around the country - including Auburn University - but this is the first Den. It opened Aug. 23.
Come view the latest eyeglass styles from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 24 at UAB Eye Care, 1716 University Blvd.
Frances R. Finney earned undergraduate and master’s degrees from the UAB School of Education.
Collat School of Business earns national accolade.
Enjoy an evening of global guitar as Sérgio and Odair Assad perform their style of classical, jazz and Latin musical fusion.
Price’s work “Triptych: Three Studies in Gesture and Noise” will be presented at the Atlanta conference Nov. 13-14.
Just announced, this special performance by Ellis will create an intimate “in-studio” feel, with an artist’s chat moderated by Scott Register live on stage.
The Miss UAB Scholarship Pageant is an official preliminary to the Miss Alabama and Miss America pageants.
Prayer flags are beginning to proliferate as the 14th Dalai Lama's visit to Birmingham nears.
The UAB’s Mitochondrial Medicine Laboratory, under the direction of Victor Darley-Usmar, Ph.D., is at the forefront of establishing the bioenergetic health index (BHI) as a new universally deployed clinical test for assessing bioenergetic dysfunction especially early in disease progression before significant pathology and/or prior to the development of life-threatening conditions.
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Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) have explored patterns in pediatric sports injuries in a new study published in the Journal of Athletic Training
A UAB scientist will participate in a panel alongside other brain plasticity experts and His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.
The fifth season of UAB’s Dancing with the Silver Stars is a showcase for healthy aging and a fundraiser for UAB programs that serve the elderly population.
The "Fagbug," a Volkswagen Beetle featured in the documentary film, "Fagbug Nation," will be on display at The UAB Campus Green on Wednesday from noon-3 p.m. as part of Out Week. Filmmaker Erin Davies will appear at a screening of the film on campus on Wednesday night. (Photo by Wikimedia user Jason Lawrence.)
When thinking about measures to prevent fluid overload, it’s important to remember that fluid is a drug with a therapeutic window, and that dosing rates should be individualized to the goals of therapy, the clinical scenario and the severity of illness, noted David Askenazi, MD, the director of the Pediatric and Infant Center for Acute Nephrology, Children’s of Alabama/University of Alabama at Birmingham.
From the LA Times
“In general, the presence of the fever doesn’t mean that patient X needs to be admitted,” said Dr. David Pigott of the University of Alabama at Birmingham. “It is a mark of infection.
"We are in an extremely difficult time right now psychologically," said Josh Klapow, associate professor in the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health. "What you're dealing with is how to separate rational, productive worry from irrational unproductive worry."
From the Wall Street Journal
David Pigott, professor of emergency medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, said he suspects that “if we see any significant number of new cases,” such patients will likely be transferred to special centers designated to treat Ebola cases. Four institutions, including Emory University in Atlanta, Nebraska Medical Center, St. Patrick’s Hospital in Missoula, Mont., and an National Institutes of Health facility, have special biocontainment units.

Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have taken an in-depth look at patterns in pediatric sports-related injuries in a new study published in the Journal of Athletic Training.
In the wake of news that a Dallas nurse is infected with Ebola, Alabama  Gov. Robert Bentley toured UAB Hospital today to continue the message he started last week: that Alabama hospitals are prepared to handle the Ebola virus.
A UAB scientist will participate in a panel alongside other brain plasticity experts and His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.
Study explores patterns such as top 5 most common sports and recreation injuries.
Over the next few weeks, venues large and small will present electronica artists, jam bands, country performers, heavy-metal groups, hip-hop acts, folk singers and more.
The day's discussion focused on balancing the benefit of oral anticoagulation compared with its bleeding risk and the stroke risks that may be elevated in the Watchman device group.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) has received nearly $14 million in research funding from the race since 2003, according to the organization's web site.
Physician scientists at 22 consortia, including investigators at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, will collaborate with representatives of 98 patient advocacy groups to advance clinical research and investigate new treatments for patients with rare diseases.
BBVA Compass and Christie's joined together to bring four pieces of 19th century European art to the University of Alabama at Birmingham's Abroms-Engel Institute for Visual Arts this week.
"I hope business leaders admire us for our contributions to the community by providing high quality patient care, taking care of those in need, supporting Cooper Green, and being involved in our community by supporting programs like the Health Academy," said Will Ferniany.
John Wesley Chancellor of Enterprise and Candy Mosley of Foley are Mr. and Ms. UAB 2014, with first alternates Ethan Gissendaner and Asia Sullivan.
NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Jimmie Johnson added a special touch to this year's homecoming Gurney Derby at UAB.
Patients with seropositive rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have greater alterations of trabecular bone than those with seronegative RA or patients who have psoriatic arthritis, researchers reported.
According to new research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health, states with primary texting laws on the books, which means that officers can pull over a driver simply for texting while driving, have seen an 11 percent drop in fatalities for young drivers ages 15 to 21.
"In about 60 percent of patients who had their [fallopian] tubes still intact, we were able to pick up tumor cells, or essentially tumor DNA, in the vaginal tract," said Dr. Charles Landen, who was at the University of Alabama at Birmingham at the time of the study.
Movi Medical, a local design firm that developed a new, state-of-the-art patient transport chair at the request of an executive at The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Health System, is winning orders for its chairs, winning national recognition for its design, developing other products and running a Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign.
This video is from NBC Nightly News and was shot on the UAB Green.
The votes have been cast and four local companies will advance to the next round to decide the most popular brand in the Magic City.
“Since mapping the entire human genome, advances in the speed of high throughput sequencing and reductions in cost have given us the capacity to identify genetic abnormalities in a given cancer,” Edward Partridge, MD, Director of the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center, said. “We’ve been collaborating with HudsonAlpha on the genomics of cancer for several years. The consortium formalizes the relationship under a core grant from the NIH, and gives us a structure to work together more productively.”
An assistant professor in The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Nursing is one of only 12 nursing educators in the United States to be selected for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholars program this year.
With backgrounds in modern jazz, new music and bluegrass, Julian Lage and Chris Eldridge explore the worlds of improvisation and composition.
Research into rare diseases gets a funding boost from the NIH: UAB researchers studying Rett syndrome and tuberous sclerosis among those involved in the national effort.
UAB Hospital honored by Becker’s Healthcare as one of the best hospitals in America, and UAB Medicine touted as a great place to work in healthcare
American Health Information Management Association lauds UAB’s Donna Slovensky.
The curator of the National Museum of Dentistry will outline the origins of modern dentistry, which began at the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery as part of the Reynolds Historical Lecture series.
The Miss UAB pageant is an official preliminary to the Miss Alabama and Miss America pageants; a total of $4,600 in scholarships is offered to the winners.
The growing field of young piano virtuosos coming to Birmingham gets a little more crowded Sunday, Oct. 12, when Eric Lu, a 16-year-old prize winner who entered the Curtis Institute of Music last year, opens the 2014-15 UAB Piano Series.
Jimmie Johnson, one of the 12 contenders for the 2014 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, will be on the UAB campus Wednesday to officiate the annual Gurney Derby, a traditional homecoming race for the school.
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