Noteworthy appearances of UAB in local and national news.

Many HIV-Exposed Infants in Africa Don't Get Protective Drug, Study Shows

(Yahoo News)

What this study shows us is that there are programmatic failures and common problems that occur along the path to mother-to-child transmission prevention," including patients failing to take medications and inadequacies in HIV testing, study author Dr. Elizabeth Stringer, an associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, explained in a university news release.




Companies on the Move: July 21

(Birmingham Business Journal)

The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Education earned straight A's on the Alabama State Department of Education's latest report card on teacher preparation programs. The grade was given in the report "Teacher Preparation Program Performance Profile for 2008-2009."


UAB Offers New Track of Study

(Virginia Engineer)

A newly created and first-of-its-kind graduate-level track of study from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Engineering will educate engineers and safety, health and environmental professionals across industries in the best practices to prevent expansive disasters like the recent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and Upper Big Branch Mine explosion in West Virginia.


Traditional "Heel Stick" Test Is Not an Effective Screening Tool for CMV in Newborns


The study, funded by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), one of the National Institutes of Health, is part of a multicenter research project headed by the University of Alabama at Birmingham that is seeking to find the most effective screening test for CMV infection in newborns. The standard method for detecting CMV infection in newborns is labor-intensive and not conducive to a widespread screening program.


How to Build Your Immune System

(Paula McClellan)

Choose a multivitamin specifically formulated for your gender or age. For example, multivitamins made for men and post-menopausal women contain less iron than those made for younger women. And always look for the United States Pharmacopeia seal, says Douglas Heimburger, M.D., a professor of nutrition sciences and medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. "It tells you that certain pharmaceutical standards have been met and proven," Heimburger says.