Noteworthy appearances of UAB in local and national news.

University of Alabama at Birmingham Hires New Medical School Dean From Within

(Birmingham News)
Ray Watts, the president of the UA Health Services Foundation and chair of the neurology department at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, has been named dean of the medical school there.

(Birmingham Business Journal)

Shalev Named Director of UAB Comprehensive Diabetes Center

(Birmingham Times)
nath Shalev, M.D., director of endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism research in the Department of Medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has been named the director of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Comprehensive Diabetes Center.

UAB Study Looks to Boost Muscle Mass in Older Adults

(WVTM-TV, Birmingham)
Can a nutritional supplement used for wound-healing also help build muscle in older adults? Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Department of Nutrition Sciences are taking a hard look at an over-the-counter supplement that might help seniors avoid age-related muscle loss.

UAB Clinical Trial Looking at Diabetes/Gum Disease Connection

(WVTM-TV, Birmingham)
The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Dentistry is one of three sites recruiting patients for a clinical trial to test whether the treatment of chronic periodontitis, or gum disease, improves control of Type 2 diabetes.

Competition Changes Birmingham Grocery Scene

(Birmingham News)
"The big winner since 1994 has been Walmart," said Bob Robicheaux, a retailing expert at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. "More than anything else, it was Walmart coming into the state with 29 Supercenters that made Bruno's not viable."

Road Crusader Fighting Pulmonary Fibrosis

(WBRC-TV, Birmingham)
Researchers at UAB are working on the deadly disease. "We are close to understanding what causes pulmonary fibrosis," Dr. Joao de Andrade, Associate Prof. of Pulmonary medicine said. "But, we are a long way from finding effective therapies."