A photojournalist turned U.S. Army nurse is a shining example of nursing school’s commitment to providing quality health care for veterans.
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of irreversible vision loss in older people in the United States. AMD affects 14 million U.S. adults, and this number will increase as the "baby boomer" generation ages.
“This recognition is important because it shows we’re doing the right things to make their time as employees rewarding, and we will continue to work earnestly with our faculty and staff to enhance their experience." said UAB President Ray Watts.
Through summer writing camps, writing contests, and initiatives with classroom teachers, the Red Mountain Writing Project is inspiring the next generation of writers.
UAB Professor Pat Speck received End Violence Against Women International’s 2017 Professional Impact Award.
Calvin Kennedy, a nurse at UAB Hospital, is a two-time kidney transplant recipient who has no plans to live an ordinary life.
Completed nominations for the 2017-2018 Junior Alumni Board must be submitted by 5 p.m. May 31.
A study by Courtney Peterson, assistant professor of nutrition sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, showed that people who finished eating by early afternoon burned more fat and had fewer bouts of hunger.
Tests of cells collected from the umbilical cord blood vessel walls at birth can predict death or poor pulmonary outcomes in extremely preterm infants, say researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Dr. Edward E. Partridge, who has served as the director of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Comprehensive Cancer Center since 2007, will be retiring from the position at the end of July. UAB is conducting a national search to find his successor.
Alabama research institutions make the case to Congress to maintain funding for the National Institutes of Health.
Every day, students will work closely with nationally acclaimed novelists, essayists, and poets, all of whom have extensive teaching experience.
Distractions from technology have a detrimental effect on children’s crash risk as pedestrians and drivers.
nycu graphic 2The average American consumes nearly 2,000 mg a day over most adults’ ideal amount of sodium intake, excluding salt added at the table. Sodium found in restaurant, pre-packaged and processed foods, and foods like canned vegetables can increase heart disease and stroke risk, among others.
He appeared at ASC’s first gala fundraiser in 1999, returned in 2007, and was again was in the spotlight Sunday for the 2017 Viva Health Starlight Gala.
At a time when medical cannabis and cannabis-based products are gaining traction in the treatment of seizures, one of UAB’s CBD oil investigators serves as a guest editor for a special research journal devoted to cannabinoid research.
"This circadian fluctuation is now known as a risk factor for the progression of glaucoma. What we need to now answer is 'why is this circadian fluctuation happening?' Once we understand why circadian rhythm is a risk factor, we can begin to develop targeted treatments."
The partnership with Strata Oncology will provide patients with advanced or rare cancers with tumor profiling or sequencing at no cost aside from their typical co-pays. Average tumor profiling ordinarily costs $4,000 per test.
Forbes recently named the University of Alabama at Birmingham No. 69 on its list of the best 75 large employers in the United States.
Allostery, a fundamental means of regulating enzymes, is crucial for living cells.
Adherence to care improves when youth with HIV receive education and help navigating the system, according to study out of UAB.
Applied music major Mira Walker submitted her performance of works by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin and Liebermann, and received a $3,000 award for first place.
A biomarker, endothelial mitochondrial function, may be useful for early identification of newborn babies at risk for lung disease and could enable novel therapy approaches.
The UAB School of Education has awarded the first Boyd Rogan Distinguished Alumni Award to Reba Wadsworth.
Brian Samuels, M.D., says there is an increase of eye pressure throughout the morning, and that pressure comes and goes throughout the day. This fluctuation is a known risk factor for the progression of glaucoma.
The banking giant, through $250,000 donation, will establish the Wells Fargo Scholars Program to support five students each year. The second gift, a $150,000 grant, will help support the construction of the UAB Football Operations Center over three years.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham ranked 25th nationally in 2016 funding from the National Institutes of Health, according to data obtained from the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research. Grants to UAB’s six health- and medical-related schools totaled more than $238 million last year.
Acclaimed violinist Itzhak Perlman will perform at the Viva Health Starlight Gala at the Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center on Sunday, May 21, culminating the center's 20th anniversary season.
Israeli-born violinist Itzhak Perlman has performed with every major orchestra and in recitals and festivals around the world. Sunday evening, Perlman performs at UAB’s Alys Stephens Center.
Digital projection and animation projects by faculty and students from the Department of Art and Art History were created in response to artist Jessica Angel’s installation “Facing the Hyperstructure.”
nycu graphic 2One of the most common types of cancer is skin cancer. A UAB dermatologist shares background information, risks and how to protect your skin.
The Alabama Math, Science, and Technology Initiative at UAB provides math and science support to 750 teachers and 20,000 students in Alabama.
School of Nursing faculty were cited for impact on innovative nursing education.
Ashley Hodges, Ph.D., has served in many leadership roles over the course of her 27-year nursing career, and her leadership in nursing extends to daughter, son.
Diagnosing, treating and tracking the prevalence of children and adolescents with obesity is a high public health priority but the body mass index calculations that physicians have been relying on for decades may not be accurate for assessing body fat in adolescents between the ages of 8 and 17.
The grant will help fund a study to determine whether people with multiple sclerosis get as much benefit from an exercise-based rehabilitation program delivered via internet and telephone as they do when the therapy is provided in a clinic.
Presented by the Mid-South Chapter of the National Association of Composers, USA, the concert will feature new works by its members.
Have you checked out this season’s lineup for UAB’s Alys Stephens Center? It’s a stellar mix of music, dance and more. Tickets for all new shows go on sale to the general public starting May 17!
Gifts established a scholarship program for business students and support the new Football Operations building fund.
The article by Courtney M. Peterson, Ph.D., of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and coauthors suggests it may be worth considering replacing BMI z scores with TMI to screen for obesity and overweight status in children and adolescents.
The UAB Cancer Center offers patients with advanced and rare cancer, including those with any stage of pancreatic and brain cancer, the opportunity to have no-cost tumor profiling, and patients may be matched with an appropriate clinical trial or recommend use of an FDA-approved drug.
Funding to UAB for medical research by the National Institutes of Health topped $238 million in 2016, driving innovation and growth.
The grant will help fund a study to determine whether people with multiple sclerosis get as much benefit from an exercise-based rehabilitation program delivered via internet and telephone as they do when the therapy is provided in a clinic.
This free event is open to the public and aims to help community members secure their financial future.
Every time a Birmingham paramedic team goes on a basic call it costs at least $350, and often those calls simply involve having someone take their medicine or helping them up because they were dizzy and fell.
One argument against the ACA mandate is that it essentially forces people who don't smoke, don't abuse drugs or alcohol, and aren't overweight to pay for other people's lifestyle-associated illnesses.
"For students, it gives them something to channel their energy. It can increase their executive functioning and their working memory when they are doing challenging tasks. Fidget toys definitely have some merit, but it is important to make sure they are being used appropriately in the classroom."
The University of Alabama at Birmingham purchased the Courtyard by Marriott. The property is located adjacent to UAB Medicine facilities.
Researchers have found a new, more accurate way to determine if adolescents are overweight, important findings considering many school districts label adolescents — who tend to be more vulnerable to weight bias and fat shaming than adults — as obese.
Successful Phase III trials at UAB contributed to the development of a novel “corrector-potentiator” combination drug therapy for cystic fibrosis patients.
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