Noteworthy appearances of UAB in local and national news.

Companies on the Move: August 4

(Birmingham Business Journal - Universities)
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, 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 study, which is designed to detect changes in financial capacity in patients with mild cognitive impairment.

Many HIV-Exposed Infants in African Countries Not Receiving Medication to Help Prevent HIV

(World Book and News)
Only about half of infants born to HIV-infected mothers in some African countries receive a minimum preventive dose of the drug nevirapine to help reduce the risk of mother-to-child HIV transmission, according to a study in the July 21 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on HIV/AIDS.
Jeffrey S. A. Stringer, M.D., of the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia, presented the findings of the study at a JAMA media briefing at the International AIDS conference in Vienna.

Doctor Learns Little-Known Option to Try to Help Leaky Lung That Just Won't Heal

(Washington Examiner)
How often do these valves succeed? That's not yet clear. The Food and Drug Administration approved "humanitarian use" of the IBV valve for prolonged surgical air leaks - an option that lets promising novel options for rare conditions sell, with some profit restrictions, before large effectiveness studies are done. With a shorter hospital stay, it's cheaper than air-leak surgery, yet prominent IBV researcher Dr. Robert Cerfolio of the University of Alabama at Birmingham said few doctors know about the option.

Spirit of Alabama: Journey of Hope

(WVTM-TV, Birmingham)
A group of men are riding across the country in order to raise money and awareness for people with disabilities. The group made their stop in Birmingham last week. In April, we talked to UAB student Michael Hang as he prepared for the journey.

University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Music Fall 2010 Performance Calendar

(Concert Connection)
AB Faculty Recital , 7 p.m. ?n UAB's Alys Stephens Center, 1200 10th Ave. South. Featuring Kristine Hurst, soprano, ?n? Andrew Adams, piano. Free admission.