Charles Buchanan

Charles Buchanan

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Beating cancer means bridging gaps that put African Americans at greater risk of getting the disease and dying from it. Meet three trailblazing alumnae broadening the impact of lifesaving discoveries through research, education, and outreach, and hear their advice for budding scientists eager to follow in their footsteps.
With one month to go till the return of UAB Football, what’s on the minds of Coach Bill Clark and his Blazers? History, family, and community, to name just a few. Discover how the team is preparing for a season like no other and how its resurgence could benefit all Blazer sports.
Thanks to the popular TV show Blacklist, America is becoming familiar with CRISPR, a revolutionary gene-editing tool. UAB scientists and students explain how it works — and how they are using these “molecular scissors” to cut a path toward genetic cures for sickle cell and brain diseases
By 2045, more than six billion people could be living in cities, raising questions about health, food access, the environment, transportation, and infrastructure. UAB researchers and students are responding with smart-growth solutions and putting them to the test in Birmingham. Find out where their ideas are making an impact.

Perched on the Campus Recreation Center’s 36-foot climbing wall, UAB students find a new community along with a physical and mental workout. Join members of the UAB Climbing Club as they shed light on the growing competitive sport and share essential tips for beginners.

Intrepid students are exchanging their textbooks for a world atlas, studying sustainability in the Netherlands, Spanish in Costa Rica—even marine ecology in Antarctica. UAB Education Abroad students and faculty describe the life-changing thrill of travel and share the discoveries and insights they have brought home.

Palliative care helps patients get the most out of life, whether they’re newly diagnosed, a survivor, or nearing the end of their journey. UAB’s palliative care pioneers provide a fresh look at the fast-growing specialty and its emphasis on listening, choices, patient goals, and quality of life.

Meet a family bound not by blood or name, but by their kidneys in the world’s longest living-donor kidney transplant chain. Discover how science and human kindness come together to save lives.

UAB alumnus Jason Aaron has plotted a heroic path as a writer for Marvel comics, where his Star Wars and Thor storylines have surprised fans and generated critical buzz. Aaron discusses his storytelling powers, the challenge of reinventing iconic characters and the role played by UAB creative writing courses in his supersized success in UAB Magazine.

Birmingham’s renaissance is ready to spread into its neighborhoods, thanks to a group of UAB Collat School of Business students who developed a growth plan for the city’s Sixth District. They share some of their smart solutions, which city leaders may implement, and describe how they developed the proposals in UAB Magazine.
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