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A UAB study shows that evaluation from a vision specialist should be included in return-to-learn concussion protocols.
Alabama now has more EPSCoR Track II grants than any other state following the award of basic science grants meant to stimulate competitive research in regions of the country traditionally less able to compete for such research funds.
An estimated 625 students will participate in the commencement ceremony, and 745 students will graduate. The university’s highest degrees will be conferred on 79 students from 18 states and seven countries in the doctoral hooding ceremony.
The VORLab will study the effects of injuries sustained in football and other contact sports on balance, eye movement and vision to improve diagnostic tools and promote recovery.

The eye is a window to the brain; scientists discover early signs of dementia in changes to neurons in the eye’s retina.

The work of Roy Joseph, Ph.D., was chosen as one of the top 3 percent of abstracts submitted at ARVO 2014.
Lawrence Sincich, Ph.D., has been awarded $1.1 million to advance the technology for improved optical access and visual testing of the retina.
Amblyopia, commonly referred to as “lazy eye,” is the major cause of monocular blindness in America, affecting up to 3 percent of young children.
UAB Vision Sciences faculty member will serve with other leaders in his field from across the United States for a term lasting until June 2018.
The University of Alabama System Board of Trustees approve new endowments, promotions and programs during its Feb. 7 meeting.
This work will focus on a protein that is unique to the eye and is required for sight.

Honor for VIVO Biosciences from The Scientist magazine highlights UAB’s patent-to-market success.

The University of Alabama Health Services Foundation General Endowment Fund awarded grants to aid research across UAB.

Early study finds brighter fluorescent lights prevent myopia.

Young children don’t realize — and can’t tell you — if they have a vision problem. Make a resolution to have your young child’s vision screened, before it’s too late.

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