During a session on pediatric oncology here Sunday, the University of Alabama at Birmingham's Smita Bhatia presented initial findings from a genome-wide association study involving thousands of previous pediatric cancer patients who did or did not develop meningioma, mainly benign tumors that spring from the meninges tissues that surround the brain.
We need to ensure that we have a workforce ready to contain these and the next infectious disease threats."
But while middle-aged blacks were more likely than whites to die from a stroke, there were no black-white differences in the risk of death among stroke survivors, according to the study.
A UAB physician provides information on risks, recommendations and effects of Zika virus for pregnant women.
June 03, 2016

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Money Math Camp is a four-day camp that focuses on financial education and math enrichment.
Investigators at the University of Alabama at Birmingham recently received a grant to provide safety and health training to healthcare and public safety workers through the UAB Deep South Biosafety and Infectious Disease Response Training Consortium.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health have sent funding to investigators at the UAB/Lakeshore Foundation Collaborative for programs to increase physical activity and decrease obesity rates among those with disabilities.
According to the research, certain gene variants that originated in West Africa may offer some black males partial protection against obesity by making those lucky enough to inherit less likely to collect fat in the mid-waist and trunk.
UAB is the first hospital in Alabama to implant a new electrical stimulator to combat sleep apnea and snoring.
The reasons for group differences in multifactorial traits like obesity remain difficult to understand, especially when simplistic explanations do not easily explain complex patterns, like group differences which are not constant across sexes.
Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), along with colleagues at Emory University, Atlanta, and McGill University, Canada, used a yeast genetic model to find novel therapeutic targets for CF patients with this mutation.
Investigators at the University of Alabama at Birmingham recently received a grant to provide safety and health training to health care and public safety workers through the UAB Deep South Biosafety and Infectious Disease Response Training Consortium.
UAB’s William Curry, M.D., explains the advantages for millennials to find a primary care physician and why it is a necessary step to take for their health.
Wick Many, associate dean in Montgomery, named one of 10 leaders of the River Region by Montgomery Advertiser.
Investigators with the UAB School of Health Professions UAB/Lakeshore Research Collaborative have been awarded grants from the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention totaling more than $10 million during the next five years.
Blacks are four times more likely than their white counterparts to die from stroke at age 45.
And yet other research, from the University of Alabama at Birmingham concluded that eating breakfast — or not — has pretty much zero impact on your weight.
More than 30 small works by world-renowned optical and kinetic art pioneer Yaacov Agam will be on exhibition June 3-Aug. 20 at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Results showed that conscientious teens and extroverted older adults are more likely to be distracted while driving, but agreeable adolescents are relatively responsible behind the wheel.
Graduate student Samuel Cauffman is only one of two students selected for the 2016 Steven M. Horvath Travel Award by the American College of Sports Medicine.
UAB is the first hospital in Alabama to participate in publicly reporting its data with American College of Cardiology’s Find Your Heart a Home pilot program.
UAB investigators will present innovative patient-centered research at the American Society of Clinical Oncology national meeting.
UAB is part of a national study aimed at teaching medical students the best ways to help their future patients maintain a healthy weight.
The UAB course was part of a master’s degree program in bioinformatics for researchers in Mali, where malaria is a scourge.
Among black men, those with a high degree of West African genetic ancestry have less abdominal fat than those with a lower degree.
These free, short workshops will take place in June and this fall, led by the UAB Department of Art and Art History. Register now, as the studios are sure to fill up.
UAB has received a grant to develop and implement Ebola and infectious disease training to further protect health care and public safety workers.
This program is designed to prepare high school students for their college audition for musical theater. Included are acting, singing, dancing, auditions and techniques.
AIMTech’s ResistX treadmill will make its debut at the American College of Sports Medicine’s annual conference.
The UAB Cancer Center has received a $29 million National Cancer Institute renewal grant and is re-designated as “comprehensive” with an outstanding rating as a leader in advancing cancer research and care.
The UAB Blazers men’s golf team has hit big, competing in this year's NCAA Championships and turning out pros including Graeme McDowell and Paul Dunne. Learn how competitive practice sessions and world-class courses help to power their success, and get a few tips to improve your own golf game.
Recent findings by University of South Florida and University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers showed that an extract from a sponge in Antarctica called Dendrilla membranosa emits a newly discovered chemical that destroys 98% of MRSA cells and is effective toward the biofilm form of the pathogen.
Cystic fibrosis lung cells were restored to 50 percent of healthy function in work that provides the first evidence that novel therapeutic strategies for human patients can be identified based on yeast studies.
Recruitment for the trial continues as Myers discusses the benefits she received from participating and the knowledge she has gained to take control of her health care.
School of Nursing Assistant Professor Pamela Bowen hopes to address the issue of physical activity in African-Americans in the South through a new study.
The new chair named to lead UAB’s Department of Pathology has a strong background in personalized medicine, clinical care and basic science research.
Wei Zhang, M.D., Ph.D., from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and colleagues examined whether TRIB3 mediates GIIR in diabetes using muscle-specific TRIB3 overexpressing (MOE) and knockout (MKO) mice.
Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have identified key risk factors associated with patient readmission within 30 days after pediatric neurosurgery in a recent study published in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.
The latest in quite a long history of women being forced or pressured to dress in such a way that damages their health, restricts their movement and prizes male perception over dignity and the value of their contribution to work.
What if you could find out if you were at risk of becoming depressed or even suicidal? Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham are working to do just that.
The safety barriers have been staples at NASCAR and IndyCar tracks in the United States for more than a decade. The SAFER Barrier was developed by University of Alabama at Birmingham mechanical engineering professor Dr. Dean Sicking after the death of NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt in 2001.
Veteran educator Dana Jacobson will serve as the state’s ambassador for public education and teaching for the 2016-2017 school year. Eleven out of the last 16 Alabama Teacher of the Year awardees are graduates of the UAB School of Education.
Eleven students in the Public Relations program, a specialization within the Department of Communication Studies, brought home a total of 16 awards at the state conference of the Public Relations Council of Alabama on April 20.
LOCAL is a free event designed to share the best of Alabama, outdoors on the ASC’s Engel Plaza. Shop, eat, visit and listen to music — it’s a perfect event for families, groups and anyone who calls Alabama home.
UAB engineering professor Dean Sicking’s SAFER Barriers will be installed at the historic Le Mans Race Circuit.
Identifying a stable outlook and UAB’s very strong enterprise and financial profile, S&P Global Ratings has raised its rating on various series of general revenue bonds issued by The University of Alabama System Board of Trustees on behalf of UAB.
UAB helps make Alabama one of the best places to practice medicine.
Marie Bakitas, DNSc, associate director and senior scientist at the UAB Center for Palliative and Supportive Care, was recently recognized for continued outstanding work in the palliative care field.
Madeline Harris and Kristen Noles centered their careers on caring for patients at UAB Hospital; now they celebrate five years of breast cancer survivorship for Noles.
Hunter Drinkard of Creola, Samantha Fry of Mobile and Cailet Hardtmann-Huckabee of Huntsville will attend UAB this fall after earning four-year scholarships.
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