May 06, 2015 Written by Bob Shepard
UAB faculty and graduate students launch relief effort for Nepal.
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Researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) will be leading a multisite study to assess the role of beta blockers in individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This project will be funded by the United States Department of Defense through an $11 million grant.
Sicking has fame of a sort most of his campus colleagues will never enjoy. It is not exaggerating to say some of the world’s leading race car drivers – not to mention many people who drive fast on America’s freeways – owe their lives to Sicking.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham’s School of Dentistry dedicated the new D. Thomas Winstead Student Laboratory on April 30, giving students and patients a new, cutting-edge technological dental space to enhance training and care.
Ingram arrives in Birmingham after serving as the executive senior associate athletics director at Temple. He has deep roots in the south, having played football and worked at Tennessee. He's also spent time at Georgia and Missouri.
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May 01, 2015 Written by Katherine Shonesy
An on-demand, open-to-the-public broadcast of Leadercast will focus on the theme of bravery in leadership.
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May 01, 2015 Written by Shannon Thomason
A UAB junior, Kasman is set to perform a solo recital in Las Vegas and is one of three national finalists chosen for the inaugural High Point University Competition.
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May 01, 2015 Written by Bob Shepard
The American College of Emergency Physicians has named UAB’s Dave Pigott as Spokesperson of the Year for his communications efforts during the Ebola outbreak.
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May 01, 2015 Written by Tyler Greer
Gift of $500,000 by leader in the dental lab industry includes computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing software for milling dental prostheses and completing restorations.
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April 30, 2015 Written by Tiffany Westry
Sophomore Rebecca Hyde heading to American University in Dubai after winning Clinton scholarship.
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April 30, 2015 Written by Shannon Thomason
“Transformations” is part of a three-exhibition celebration by AEIVA, Celebrating the Human Spirit: 50 Years After the 1965 Voting Rights Act.
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The state’s pool of mental health professionals is drying up, owing to low pay and lack of commitment to parity from health care leaders and insurance companies.
A single layer of endothelial cells and extracellular matrix lines the inside of blood vessels, like the inner tube inside a bicycle tire. Injury and inflammation can damage this thin layer, allowing a dangerous leakage of fluid from blood vessels to tissues.
UAB is expected to find out its standing in Conference USA when the conference's executive committee meets in Dallas in June. Multiple news outlets, including AL.com, have reported that CUSA won't keep UAB beyond the 2015-16 year if football doesn't come back.
April 30, 2015 Written by Nicole Wyatt
Tammy Than, O.D., has been named the American Optometric Association Educator of the Year.
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April 30, 2015 Written by Shannon Thomason
More jobs are offered this spring for new grads, but students still in school should prepare for the job hunt before they graduate, says Joy Jones with UAB Career and Professional Development.
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April 29, 2015 Written by Shannon Thomason
Before the show, enjoy the Chad Fisher Group; Dr. John will perform a career retrospective and “The Spirit of Satch,” his Louis Armstrong tribute.
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The facility consists of 10 exam rooms, two trauma rooms, CT and X-ray scans, general and vascular ultrasounds, laboratory room and additional space for expansion.
The drug "should be the standard symptomatic drug in LEMS on the basis of this study," according to Shin Oh, MD, of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and colleagues.
A University of Alabama at Birmingham-led research team has now found that mice that are given the lipid "Resolvin D1" after experimental heart attacks have substantially reduced amounts of inflammation and heart failure.
The study will focus on the role of beta blockers in patients with COPD, which according to UAB is the third leading cause of death in the United States and is among the most costly chronic illnesses in terms of total medical spending, missed work and disability.
Bryson Burks of Saltillo and a busload of friends prepare to head to Birmingham on Tuesday afternoon to celebrate Bryson‘s Kidney Foundation with the UAB Blazers baseball team. The foundation honors Bryson‘s late dad and helps children on dialysis.
"100 Houses" is a documentary film about Birmingham's historic Norwood Neighborhood. The film was produced by UAB film students Ali Simpson and Melissa Thomas.
There is a difference between "physical activity" and "exercise training," said Gordon Fisher, an assistant professor of nutrition at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Both burn calories, but physical activity consists of nonstructured activities, such as gardening or walking the dog, whereas exercise means planned, structured and repeated activities, such as weight training or running.
Studies show that the ability to perform simple math problems, as well as handling financial matters, are typically one of the first set of skills to decline in diseases of the mind, like Alzheimer’s.
Compared with expected rates, the age- and sex-adjusted standardized incidence ratio for all malignancies (excluding nonmelanoma skin cancer) among tofacitinib-treated patients was 1.17 (95% CI 0.96-1.41), according to Jeffrey R. Curtis, MD, of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and colleagues.
April 29, 2015 Written by Tyler Greer
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April 28, 2015 Written by Shannon Thomason
The exhibition, opening May 12, will showcase 22 works by emerging sound artists from around the world.
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April 27, 2015 Written by Jeff Hansen
The protective effect is achieved by reducing acute inflammation in the spleen and the left ventricle of the heart.
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April 24, 2015 Written by Nicole Wyatt
UAB received the Gold Fit-Friendly Worksite and Worksite Innovation Award recognition.
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April 24, 2015 Written by Jeff Hansen
UAB discovery gives better understanding of and potential therapies for septic shock and reperfusion injuries.
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April 24, 2015 Written by Nicole Wyatt
The mathematical sciences are increasingly used to advance understanding of the causes, consequences and alleviation of obesity.
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April 24, 2015 Written by Shannon Thomason
While mom Kirsten Woods was working toward an online degree at UAB from Texas, daughter Shannon Woods earned her degree on campus. They will walk together at Saturday’s commencement ceremony.
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April 23, 2015
UAB’s College of Arts and Sciences aims to grow enrollment, undergrad programs, students’ global awareness and successWritten by Shannon Thomason
As UAB’s strategic planning process continues, top CAS priorities include undergraduate program development, and recruitment, retention and graduation; building a new College of Arts and Sciences building and renovating Campbell Hall; and growing leadership and personnel.
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April 22, 2015 Written by Tiffany Westry
UAB Public Relations Council of Alabama/Public Relations Student Society of America wins chapter of the year.
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April 22, 2015 Written by Katherine Shonesy
Students will benefit from professional development and training while presenting at national industry conference.
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The hacker wasn't specifically targeting The Red Barn's website but instead seeking out unsecured websites and seizing them to spread propaganda, said Gary Warner, a nationally known cyber expert who has assisted the FBI and companies nationwide.
Einstein's death 60 years ago was just the start of a strange journey for the most prized part of his anatomy, his brain. Stored in jars and on slides, it is still inspiring awe and scholarly research.
Wrong. Eating fat won’t make you fat, any more than eating money will make you rich.
A paper by University of Alabama at Birmingham cancer researcher Eddy S. Yang, M.D., Ph.D., and colleagues has found that a significant portion of one of the subtypes — called HER2-enriched or HER2+ — has elevated expression of two proteins called PARP1 and phospho-p65.
The funding is part of the AHA's Strategically Focused Research Network on hypertension, and a team of researchers at UAB's Hypertension Center will work on population health, clinical and basic science projects, and initiating a new training program for further hypertension researchers.
April 22, 2015 Written by Shannon Thomason
Bullock will perform a selection of works by John Cage, Francis Poulenc, Modest Mussorgsky, Samuel Barber, Richard Strauss and Harry T. Burleigh.
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New research shows that in some cases, what looks like strep may really be another bacterial infection with the potential for deadly complications.
As the five-year anniversary of the worst oil spill in US history passes, many important questions remain unanswered.