University Receives Funding for Decision-Making Study
The University of Alabama at Birmingham Alzheimer's Disease Center has received funding to further study the effects of declining financial skills in patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), a precursor to Alzheimer's disease. The new $3 million, five-year grant from the National Institute on Aging will continue the Cognitive Observation in Seniors (COINS) study, which is designed to detect changes in financial capacity in patients with MCI.
Researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Medicine, and Women's Hospital of Greensboro, N.C., conducted a trial in which they had a standing protocol to collect blood for pharmacokinetic analysis from infants in a neonatal ICU.
Preventing Postop Infections Need to Be Implemented as a Package
In an accompanying editorial, Mary T. Hawn, MD, MPH, of the University of Alabama Birmingham, wrote "it appears that investing resources in SCIP reporting is no longer cost-effective."
Tara (Goodson) Harden said she knew long before her graduation from Andalusia High School in 1997 that she wanted to be a doctor. The daughter of Bill and Cathy King and Gary and Ann Goodson, Harden has spent the last five years in Mobile finishing her general surgery residence. She attended both the University of Alabama and medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.