Sarah Parcak, Ph.D., is one of 100 people named to the community of Young Global Leaders by the World Economic Forum.

Poemmemoirstory, a nationally recognized literary publication published by the UAB Department of English is being renamed. 

A new study from UAB details the burden of sepsis — widespread infection in the body — in the United States.

March 20, 2017

Cloudy vision, clear future

Written by

Anderson Glover was diagnosed with congenital cataracts when he was 8 months old, but specialized treatment from UAB has provided new vision for a bright and happy child. 

Students studying voice are offered free screenings of their vocal cords by professionals in the UAB Voice Center to check for overuse, allergies or reflux and to prevent potential damage.
For this student-led, citywide day of service, organized by the UAB Leadership and Service Council, hundreds of student volunteers participate each fall and spring to serve at sites throughout Birmingham.
The musical performance “Air in a Loop” will feature four world premiere compositions by members of the Birmingham Art Music Alliance, performed within Jessica Angel’s site-specific, large-scale installation.
UAB Internal Medicine and Pediatrics physician adds an audiobook feature with his latest release, which explores the power of pharmaceutical companies in this frightening medical thriller.
The concert will feature music from the choir’s “MIRRORS” and “Nu-Soul City” recordings, plus classics and director Kevin Turner’s ode to the four little girls killed in the 1963 bombing, “You Don’t Know What I Could Have Been.”
A heart attack can happen even if to those who are relatively young and fit, and genetics can play a role.
A longtime UAB physician, educator and administrator has been honored with a major award from the Society for General Internal Medicine.
UAB assays enabled the first genomewide association study of IgA1 O-glycosylation aberrancy in IgA nephropathy, a disease that frequently causes kidney failure.
Sitar player and composer Anoushka Shankar, an Alys Stephens Center favorite, will perform with a six-piece classical ensemble and focus on her album “Home” for her Birmingham performance.
Beverly Gooden is known for creating the viral Twitter movement and hashtag #WhyIStayed. The campaign aims to help those impacted by domestic violence find comfort and a voice in knowing they are not alone.
A new mobile virtual reality system helps children learn to cross streets safely.
Construction is nearly complete on the $10 million project at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Health System entity. The 64,000-square-foot renovation involves the third and fourth floors of the John N. Whitaker Building. The expansion also includes a connector bridge.
James McClintock, a marine biologist, talks with David Greene about how warming temperatures have had a dramatic impact on the glacier near the U.S. Palmer Station in Antarctica.
A person born with one abnormal copy of the gene for the oxygen-carrying protein in red blood cells, known as sickle cell trait, does not have sickle cell disease but is two times more likely to develop kidney failure requiring dialysis, according to a new study from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Inflatable braces? A new clinical trial at the UAB School of Dentistry is hoping to make metal braces a thing of the past.
Several UAB programs once again are listed among the best in U.S. News & World Report rankings, including one program that vaulted 43 spots from one year ago.
UAB’s School of Medicine will host The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s National Educating America Tour at UAB to discuss best practices for caregiving, current research efforts and resources for lives affected by Alzheimer’s.
Two new undergraduate programs — genetics and genomic sciences and immunology — are interdepartmental majors in the College of Arts and Sciences and School of Medicine.
Works by 37 Department of Art and Art History students selected by visiting artist Jessica Angel will be on exhibition in the Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts.
Robin Ennis, Ph.D., has been recognized by the Council for Exceptional Children Division of Research for her work involving children with emotional and behavioral disorders.
UAB is a clinical site for the A4 Study of Alzheimer’s disease, recently featured in Newsweek magazine.
The new UAB Medicine Telehealth team of Bart Kelly and Eric Wallace aim to steadily grow telehealth providers across the UAB health care spectrum “one program at a time.”
"Previous studies have shown that eating earlier in the day may help with weight loss and lower the risk of developing diabetes and heart disease. What this new study shows is that our biological clocks not only affect our metabolism but also what we choose to eat."
A great place to work… again: UAB Medicine has been named one of the “150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare” by Becker’s Hospital Review.
University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers have discovered that endostatin, a naturally occurring protein in humans, can significantly decrease proliferation of castration-resistant prostate cells in culture, and in a recent paper in The FASEB Journal, they describe the physiological pathways and signaling evoked by endostatin.
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society has named UAB a Center of Comprehensive MS Care, the highest designation in its three-tiered system.
The Concert Band and Soldiers’ Chorus is the oldest and largest of the U.S. Army Field Band’s four performing components. This performance is free, but tickets must be reserved.
UAB’s School of Dentistry has ranked first in NIDCR funding since 2012.
UAB doctoral student Ajaya Neupane awarded highly competitive $50,000 fellowship to continue research using neuroimaging devices to examine internet users’ susceptibility to cyberattacks.
Cycliad, a community cycling event, will be held March 25 in Birmingham to benefit cancer patients at UAB.
Failure of hormone deprivation therapy used to slow prostate cancer in patients leads to castration-resistant prostate cancer, a lethal form of advanced disease with limited treatment options. Endostatin, used in combination therapy, may help delay onset of castration-resistant disease.
From Holi celebrations to lectures and films, and silk screening workshops to performances by Grammy-nominated artists including Anoushka Shankar and Niyaz featuring Azam Ali, IndiaFest offers a wealth of opportunities in late March and April to experience Indian culture.
UAB has named James Davies the director of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery.
“Early birds may have an extra advantage over night owls when it comes to fighting obesity as they are instinctively choosing to eat healthier foods earlier in the day,” Courtney Peterson of the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

"Ranked among the best medical centers in the nation, UAB serves countless individuals from Alabama, the nation, and from around the globe. By working endlessly to drive clinical program specialization and expansion, I believe we're building a program primed for success," said Herbert Chen, M.D.

The reason the task force, CDC and other medical groups now recommend widespread testing is that treatment has improved dramatically over the past few years, said Michael Saag, a professor of medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a spokesperson for the Infectious Diseases Society of America.
“The new building will provide modern teaching facilities and technologies, larger classrooms, and it will be a safe and secure space for students to learn and for faculty to conduct their scholarship and research.”
New data from the REGARDS study show that blacks with the sickle cell trait are more likely to develop kidney failure requiring dialysis.
The National Alumni Society’s Top 25 program celebrates the success of Blazer-led companies.
UAB launches the Alabama Genomic Health Initiative, a statewide effort to use the power of genomics to improve health in Alabama.
Until a solid legal framework is decided, no automaker wants to be the first example of robot cars gone bad, and until an automaker forces the federal government’s hand, nobody will try to pass legislation on the subject.
Payami says, at this point, researchers do not know which comes first. Does having Parkinson's cause changes in an individual's gut microbiome, or are changes in the microbiome a predictor or early warning sign of Parkinson's? What is known is that the first signs of Parkinson's often arise as gastrointestinal symptoms such as inflammation or constipation.
For the final performance of the 2016-2017 UAB Piano Series, Esther Park will perform a program of works by Beethoven, Schubert, Debussy and Messiaen.
Students, alumni and a professor from the College of Arts and Sciences Department of Art and Art History, Department of Music, and Digital Media won 15 Best in Show, Gold and Silver awards.
With the new AMPLATZER™ PFO Occluder, ischemic stroke patients will now have access to a closure device shown to reduce risk of recurrent stroke, rather than relying on medical management alone.
The new building will be located on the corner of 10th Avenue South and 14th Street South on the southwest corner of the Campus Green.
Back to Top