A UAB study reconfirms that single-dose azithromycin remains an effective treatment for chlamydia, especially when drug adherence is an issue.
Endorsed by the ASA, UAB’s Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine and the Office of Interprofessional Simulation will now offer courses for Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology.
Enjoy free performances throughout winter and spring 2016 by students, faculty and guest artists presented by UAB’s Department of Music.
UAB’s Susanne Fogger has received the 2015 Education Award from the International Nurses Society on Addictions.
A 500-watt space heater can cost an estimated $306.60 per year in power consumption, so UAB School of Public Health faculty and staff are giving theirs to a local organization, as well as taking other steps to save energy and money.
Tickets are still available for McKnight’s show, but the limited number of special Valentine-themed VIP packages, which include a pre-performance reception, premium seats for the concert and an opportunity to meet the artist, are sold out.

Erin Swanson, M.D., recognized Lewis' eye tracking and convergence issues and identified him as a prime candidate for the VORClinic, a multidisciplinary team of clinicians and scientists focused on concussion research that was introduced in April.
Lifesaving scrubs were repurposed as art to celebrate the UAB Women and Infants Center's fifth anniversary. Two quilts were created for a program of UAB Arts in Medicine.
From rapid diagnostic tools to next-generation therapies, UAB researchers are leading a multidisciplinary effort against traumatic brain injuries.
A new pilot study led by Shannon Morrison, Ph.D., is exploring the effects of a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet with adequate protein in older persons living with HIV.
The psychology program was rated first in the South.
Researchers at UAB look for a relationship between eye movement and the brain to find biomarkers to help diagnose and treat concussions.
North Carolina resident Jerry Phillips has known since 2001 that he would one day need a kidney transplant. Fourteen years later, his need was fulfilled by a stranger and his transplant surgery performed by a friend.
If you have resolved to clean up your act in 2016, ArtPlay can help with three one-day workshops dedicated to the practice of feng shui.
Finding a way to treat acute kidney injury has been no easy task for the medical community. Now researchers are looking at whether a patient's own cells could be the key to providing the treatment they need.
Sufferers of chronic pain are more susceptible to prolonged and pronounced health issues when practicing poor diet habits, according to new research published by University of Alabama at Birmingham researcher Robert Sorge, Ph.D., and team in the Journal of Pain.
"Virtually anything in the body can be infected with Candida, but infections of the blood stream, or seeded from the blood stream - heart, brain, eyes, kidneys, liver - are the ones we worry about the most," said Peter G. Pappas, MD, lead author of the study and professor of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Dr. Ray Watts, president of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, has been elected chairman of the board of the Birmingham Business Alliance for 2016. Watts will succeed Mark Crosswhite, CEO of Alabama Power Co.
December 16, 2015

A new reason to smile

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Mykiria Mitchell has a newfound smile and is looking forward to showing it off thanks to the UAB School of Dentistry.
Study shows that poor diet heightens hypersensitivity, which may amplify symptoms in chronic pain conditions.
UAB’s Community Health Innovation Awards honor job training programs, health and wellness, and mental health support.
The winter holiday season is a time of particular blood need, so UAB and the American Red Cross will team up to host Birmingham’s Biggest Blood Drive after Christmas at the Riverchase Galleria.
The Central Alabama Caribbean American Organization shares Caribbean culture and is a resource for area students from the Caribbean.
"However, we are looking at whether short sleep is linked to more time spent in secondary eating or drinking, that is, eating or drinking beverages other than water—such as sugar-sweetened beverages—while primarily engaged in another activity, such as television watching."
UAB School of Engineering students will work with Rassini engineers as part of the collaboration, and Rassini is sponsoring two of the three graduate students attached to the project.
Research suggests a link between short sleep and obesity from secondary eating and drinking while engaged in another activity.
Saying it is ”just the beginning,” University of Alabama at Birmingham President Ray Watts joined Blazers officials and BBVA Compass Chairman and CEO Manolo Sanchez  Wednesday in debuting BBVA Compass Field.
The findings validate a concept the UAB team first considered nearly 16 years ago: slowed dark adaptation is an early functional biomarker for AMD.
The quilts, made by more than 100 volunteers from scrubs worn by medical staff at the Women and Infants Center, were unveiled at a ceremony Dec. 17.
Senators from both parties on Wednesday denounced huge overnight price increases for decades-old drugs that have been made by some pharmaceutical companies lately, calling them unconscionable and detrimental to patients.
BBVA Compass Field at UAB, which was funded by a $1.5 million gift from the bank's foundation, seats about 2,500 people and will host both men's and women's home soccer matches.
"Our planning team and athletics department have been working with the BJCC in the planning of the stadium," Watts said Wednesday afternoon after the unveiling of the university's new soccer facility. "They're discussing and negotiating long-term lease agreements. We're really excited about that."
Joshua Pritchett will take his B.S. degree in computer and information sciences to California and work with burst buffer technology.
A new national study by UAB Dentistry researchers has found that most general dentists are not following root canal standard of care guidelines.
With significant implications to its student enrollment and economic impact in the region, UAB’s partnership with INTO University Partnerships will increase access for international students to one of the nation’s most diverse college campuses.
John K. Moore Jr. explores the lived experiences of people and pilgrims of color in early modern Europe and the Atlantic world.
UAB researchers say how long your eyes take to adjust to the dark may be a risk factor for age-related macular degeneration.
Students and faculty earned more than two dozen award nominations and were invited to perform at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Region IV Festival. A free matinee of the production is set for 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31, in UAB's Alys Stephens Center.
UAB’s J. Crawford Downs, Ph.D., has received another grant to bring the relationship between age, intraocular pressure and glaucoma development into focus.
Officials from BBVA Compass and the University of Alabama at Birmingham on Wednesday officially debuted the city’s newest sports venue, BBVA Compass Field, and marked the start of its final phase of construction by having an MLS midfielder lead students from Glen Iris Elementary through drills on the Blazers’ pristine soccer pitch.
Certified application counselors will be at The Kirklin Clinic on Dec. 12 and Jan. 23 to answer questions and help those who are eligible enroll in the Health Insurance Marketplace.
UAB is using an online survey to learn more about the relationship between diet and gout.
Investigators at the University of Alabama at Birmingham want to determine whether a newer, easier-to-use breathing tube will produce better results than existing endotracheal tubes in cases of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.
Evidence-based data indicate that LVADs have saved many lives, whether as a bridge to heart transplantation or as a permanent therapy for heart failure.
“Durable remission of childhood ALL requires approximately 2 years of maintenance chemotherapy that relies on a backbone of daily oral 6MP,” Wendy Landier, PhD, CRNP, associate professor of pediatrics at University of Alabama at Birmingham, said during a press conference.
The methods used to gather data for the U.S. Dietary Guidelines are flawed and should be discarded, researchers say.
Patients with gout who switched to febuxostat (Uloric) after an inadequate response to allopurinol were more successful at achieving the target serum urate level than those who continued on allopurinol, a retrospective study found.
The researchers examined the medical records of 422 COPD patients who were admitted to the UAB Hospital between November 2010 and October 2012.
The grand opening celebration for Hill Student Center will be Jan. 20.
Panion teaches multimedia production, orchestration and arranging, and is director of the Music Technology program in the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Music.
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