Noteworthy appearances of UAB in local and national news.

HIV Medication Deprived for Many HIV-Exposed Newborns in African Countries?

(Health Jockey)

(HIV) is considered to be one of the killer infections worldwide. In 2001, the United Nations General Assembly had set up a goal of reducing the global spread of this infection by 50 percent till 2010. In spite of the various international investments made across the globe, application for mother-to-child HIV prevention services appear to be lacking, according to research initiated by Jeffrey S. A. Stringer, M.D., of the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia. 

(Kaiser Family Foundation)


Top Nurses From Around the World Come to UAB to Learn More

(Birmingham News)

At home in Chile, Patricia Fernandez directs the nursing program at a university in the capital city of Santiago. But here in Birmingham, Fernandez is getting the chance to be a student again, this time at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She's learning about nursing leadership and management -- basically, how to teach her colleagues and students how to be better nurses.



Ear Tubes Appear Safe for Children With Cochlear Implants

(Audiology Online)

A history of ear tubes to treat infections does not appear to adversely affect children with cochlear implants, regardless of whether the tubes are left in place or removed before implantation, according to researchers at UAB. The report is published in the June issue of Archives of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery

(Science Daily)



License to Sell


David Winwood, CEO of the UAB Research Foundation helps mainly biotechnology researchers navigate the complicated waters of obtaining a patent. There are three basic criteria he looks for when considering patenting a product: It has to be something that is novel; it has to be nonobvious; and it has to be useful. And if the product stands up to those, then it’s off to the attorneys to help draft an application.



Greenville’s Coleman Awarded Knauss Fellowship

(Greenville Advocate)

(UAB) biology graduate student Andrew Coleman has been awarded a highly competitive 2011 John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship from the National Sea Grant, a division of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).