An art event will be held Aug. 17 to engage the cancer community in the healing power of art.
Pam Benoit, Ph.D., knows how to make a persuasive argument, but she plans to devote her first months on the job to listening.
And when a high-visibility sport is suddenly gone, a jarring sense of loss fills the void. The absence is felt not only by the students who couldn't play football, but also by a school trying to grow, a community trying to repair its reputation — and everyone touched by both.
The City of Birmingham has secured a $75,000 grant from the National Conference of Mayors to support the UAB-led Innovate Birmingham workforce development initiative.
The new program will begin enrolling in fall 2017.
After being shut down in December of 2014, the UAB Football program fought to get reinstated in 2015. Since then, the program has undergone significant changes in their run to #TheReturn in 2017. Head Coach Bill Clark and former players return to the program and document the journey and bond to the city and school that embraced their revival.
The transition from summer break back to school can be tough for everyone; but for families of children with special needs, Jennifer Kilgo, Ph.D., professor in the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Education, says concerns about the back-to-school transition can be even more intensified.
What do fake NBA jerseys, black-market pills, and other people’s bank data have in common? They’re all available through cybercrime, and they’ve all been tracked by high school students learning to help catch the criminals at a weeklong camp at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Eye specialists from the University of Alabama at Birmingham offer tips on eye safety during the eclipse to avoid post-exposure symptoms like pain, red eyes, light sensitivity, tearing or watery eyes, blurry vision, and many others.
With one month to go till the return of UAB Football, what’s on the minds of Coach Bill Clark and his Blazers? History, family, and community, to name just a few. Discover how the team is preparing for a season like no other and how its resurgence could benefit all Blazer sports.
Whenever the human body is exposed to antibiotics — for an ear infection, a sore throat or any other illness — the natural bacteria of the throat are exposed, too. Over time, they can build up resistance to the drugs.
Nearly 1,400 students will graduate this summer, including 90 who will receive the university’s highest degrees. An estimated 850 will walk in the commencement ceremony.
nycu graphic 2A UAB optometrist and ophthalmologist provide advice on how to protect your eyes while viewing the solar eclipse.
back to school 2017UAB School of Education experts provide some tips to parents on how to ease the back-to-school transition for children with special needs and emotional and behavioral disorders.
The Iceberg project is the latest in a line of high-tech freezer technology UAB is working on for NASA.
A group of writing students is scripting change in Birmingham, creating short plays that give voice to complex social issues such as homelessness, illiteracy and health disparities. Find out how the newbie playwrights developed their plots and characters, and learn how their work could have a lasting impact locally.
Daniel Feig, M.D., division director of Pediatric Nephrology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and medical director of Renal Transplantation at Children's of Alabama, and his nephrology team were able to definitively diagnose a 10-week-old Wryn with congenital nephrotic syndrome of the Finnish type, a rare and severe disease seen in one in 50,000 children worldwide.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham has unveiled that it will partner with Proton International to bring a proton therapy center to Alabama, the first in the state. The $50 million project will be constructed at the current parking lot 55 at the corner of 20th Street and 5th Avenue South.
A vaginal ring that researchers are hopeful will be approved as a method for preventing HIV in women was found to be safe and acceptable in teen girls, according to results of a study conducted in the United States.
A Birmingham OB/GYN and author publishes a children's book to help working moms explain to their children where they are.
If your child hasn't already been vaccinated according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's recommended schedule, it's not too late, said Dr. David Kimberlin. He is vice chair of pediatrics and co-director of the University of Alabama at Birmingham's division of pediatric infectious diseases.
But doctors considered the 62-year-old to be completely healthy, and said she had the 'kidneys of a 20-year-old,' which outweighed any potential risks that might have come with age.
However, there's a new breed of video and audio manipulation tools, made possible by advances in artificial intelligence and computer graphics, that will allow for the creation of realistic looking footage of public figures appearing to say, well, anything.
With her 2-year-old granddaughter’s life in peril, 62-year-old Carol Graydon came to UAB to be tested as a living kidney donor — and was a perfect match.
Improvements in motor function and memory suggest human neurodevelopmental disorders may be amenable to treatment, even after onset of symptoms. According to a researcher, neurodevelopmental disorders with intellectual disability and autism may not need to last a lifetime.
Calhoun Community College graduates can access UAB facilities, resources, mentors and counselors while pursuing an associate degree, and enroll in UAB with financial assistance when they graduate from Calhoun. Two graduates a year will receive full UAB scholarships.
Works of art created by children with visual impairments, blindness and deaf blindness are on exhibition at The Edge of Chaos at UAB, and some works are available for purchase.
Making every part of UAB’s campus look beautiful is no easy task. Tim Sullivan, Manager of Campus Services and Grounds, says it’s a labor of love for groundskeepers.
One UAB School of Nursing faculty member is impacting outcomes for ostomy patients with online postoperative visits.
The St. Baldrick's Foundation, the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants, is proud to award 90 new grants totaling $23.5 million in its summer grant cycle to support the brightest minds in the pediatric cancer field.
New research has identified a key mechanism that allows cancerous growths to proliferate, or multiply, in the brain. This has led scientists to develop a new drug that could be used to inhibit malignant cells.
The process in which the tick delivers its pathogens is not for the faint of heart, according to the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) in its most recent news release regarding ticks and tick-borne illness.
So doctors can potentially pull back the opioids that launched the current drug overdose crisis and still successfully treat pain patients.
back to school 2017Parents who listen to their children’s interests could help them be more successful and well-rounded in their extracurricular activities.

Pediatric neurosurgeons, oncologists and molecular imaging physicians continue to work toward better diagnoses, treatments and cures for childhood cancer.

The UAB School of Nursing was specifically cited for its sustained efforts to “Enhance Student Learning and Professional Development.”

The School of Nursing, UAB Hospital and the UAB Health System formally work together through the UAB Nursing Partnership to align critical resources to provide outstanding patient care.

Starting from scratch rather than continuing to build on a faulty foundation
Professor James (Jim) McClintock, a marine biologist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) has been studying the climate change in Antarctica for more than 25 years and has written a book about his experiences, Lost Antarctica. He is skilled at communicating the science in an interesting and informative way. Last week Professor McClintock explained what the collapse means.
The new facility at 7067 Veterans Parkway will provide specialized care — the same vision care offered on the Birmingham campus for 50 years — to residents in St. Clair and surrounding counties, according to UAB.
The data show approximately 90 percent of those with CF could potentially be positively impacted by these new treatments.
A UAB physician will co-chair a steering committee of global cystic fibrosis experts and clinical trial investigators to support the design, conduct and execution of the triple combination pivotal study program.
This potential chemotherapeutic agent to treat glioblastoma — a primary brain tumor with dismal survival rates — is a novel small molecule inhibitor.
The new clinic will be located just off Interstate 20 in St. Clair County.
back to school 2017Even if you’ve previously rejected vaccinating your children or have neglected to do so, UAB physicians say it’s not too late to protect them against many preventable diseases.
Yogesh Dwivedi has been named chair of the NIH Pathophysiological Basis of Mental Disorders and Addictions Study Section.
UAB’s Seth Landefeld joins the Board of Directors of the American Board of Internal Medicine.
back to school 2017University of Alabama at Birmingham director of the Regions Institute for Financial Education Stephanie Yates, Ph.D., provides insight into how parents can use budgeting to plan and save on back-to-school items this fall.
Antarctica’s Larsen C ice shelf has broken away from the mainland, resulting in a one-trillion ton iceberg.
The International Space Station carries a bit of Birmingham on board — high-tech freezers designed and built by the UAB School of Engineering to protect vital scientific experiments. From their mini mission control, staff and students describe the unique challenges of keeping NASA science on ice for more than 90 space missions.
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