Noteworthy appearances of UAB in local and national news.

UAB Hospital Ranked as One of Nation's Best

(Columbus Ledger-Enquirer)

The University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital drew a top 50 ranking in 11 different areas in a report by "U.S. News & World Report" magazine. The magazine evaluated 4,852 U. S. Hospitals.



Research Reveals Inadequate Usage of XO Laptops

(WBRC-TV, Birmingham)

A UAB Researcher says 2 years of studies yield one thing, that most teachers aren't comfortable with the XO laptops. Therefore they're not used enough in classrooms. Dr. Shelia Cotten spent countless hours, studying the impacts of the XO's.



Waist Circumference May Be Accurate Measurement of Hypertension Risk in Children

(Endocrine Today)

"The higher rates of elevated blood pressure among otherwise healthy African American children than reported in the general population suggested that clinicians may want to increase BP screenings of these children," Amanda Willig, PhD,of the department of nutrition sciences at University of Alabama at Birmingham, told Endocrine Today.



Not Your Typical Summer Job: Teen Volunteers Learn Hospital Ropes


"I have a newfound respect for nurses," says Keller volunteer Priya Patel, 18, a Deshler High School graduate attending the University of Alabama at Birmingham this fall. "I thought they just sit around ... but they work hard."