Noteworthy appearances of UAB in local and national news.


UAB Hires Diabetes Center Director

(The Birmingham News)

Anath Shalev, M.D., is currently the director of endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She will start at the University of Alabama at Birmingham on Oct. 1, taking over for interim director Stuart J. Frank.



UAB, Cigna Still in Talks Over Expired Coverage Contract

(Birmingham Business Journal)

Another month of discussions still has Cigna and the University of Alabama at Birmingham in a deadlock over an agreement on health care reimbursement rates. Currently, Cigna clients are unable to receive unrestricted medical treatment at UAB facilities. UAB’s contract with Cigna, which covers about 59,000 Alabamians, expired on May 9.



Potential Indicators of Type 2 Diabetes Investigated

(Northwest Tennessee Today)

Though you may not have type 2 diabetes, you probably know someone who does. UAB researchers are co-investigators in studies  to discover more about this complex disorder and especially to determine how better nutrition and regular physical activity might help prevent it.



UAB Honors Student Wins Boren Award

(Birmingham Times)

University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) University Honors Program student Kimberly Michelle Everett, 20, of Mobile, has won a National Security Education Program (NSEP) Boren Award for International Study.