October 22, 2010

UAB details plans for future

(Birmingham News)
Ten years from now, the UAB campus could have a new student union, high-tech research buildings, sweeping green lawns and tree-lined walkways stretching north to downtown, according to a concept presented Thursday by university President Carol Garrison.

(Birmingham Business Journal)

UAB to participate in lung disease treatment trial

(Birmingham Business Journal)
The University of Alabama at Birmingham is one of eight research universities selected for clinical trial work with patients suffering from a serious lung disease.


Cash and plenty of it

(Birmingham News)
On the phone, Rosanne Cash sounds friendly, calm and articulate.


October 21, 2010


Order's up! New menu options, delivered bedside at UAB Hospital

(Birmingham News)
The experts at UAB Hospital have handled heart transplants, tackled cancer and cured childhood diseases. Now they're taking on something really hard -- fixing hospital food.


Companies on the move: Oct. 20

(Birmingham Business Journal)
The National Association For Continence named the University of Alabama at Birmingham's Continence and Urogynecology Care Clinics its first Center of Excellence: Continence Care.

Some Alabama doctors onboard, but national study shows few doctors using e-mail to communicate with patients

(Birmingham News)
"I'm 56 years old and I didn't take typing in high school," said The Kirklin Clinic's Dr. Mark Stafford. "I'm still not very good at it."

Some IRS agents carry guns, too, agents tell UAB accounting student group

(Birmingham News)
Not all Internal Revenue Service agents sit around in offices looking at tax records. Thousands of them investigate crimes -- they carry guns, wear bullet-proof vests, conduct stake-outs and interrogate suspects, just like an agent of the FBI or CIA.

Southern Circuit Film Series at UAB's Alys Stephens Center

(Birmingham Times)
The lineup is set for the Southern Circuit Film Screening series presented by UAB's Alys Stephens Center, and first up is an award-winning independent film about food waste and dumpster diving: "Dive!"

October 20, 2010

UAB surgery software helps defuse bombs

(Birmingham News)
It would be great, in the most stressful and life-threatening situations, if an expert could simply take your hand and show you what to do.

Lax U.S. standards for rear-seat restraints put kids at risk, expert says

(News Blaze)
U.S. car-safety policies for child passengers have become some of the weakest in the developed world, according to Martha Bidez, Ph.D., a professor of safety engineering at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and advocate for improved U.S. child-protection standards.

October 19, 2010

Study looks for links between breast cancer in African Americans and diet, exercise

(Los Angeles Times)
African American women are more likely to die from breast cancer than their white counterparts, but the reasons haven't been clear.

If parents play cops, teen drivers win on safety

(USA Today)
"These things can work," says Despina Stavrinos, a researcher at the University of Alabama at Birmingham University Transportation Center. "One key component is teens playing an adequate role in developing the contract and brainstorming ideas."

October 18, 2010

UAB professor explores stories, risks of being homeless in Birmingham with cancer

(Birmingham News)
Edwina Sanders is homeless. And she has cancer.

(WBRC-TV, Birmingham)

(WSFA-TV, Montgomery)

Blueprint Birmingham sets focus for growth on University of Alabama at Birmingham

(Birmingham News)
The Birmingham Business Alliance believes economic prosperity comes from recruiting new industry, growing existing industry and boosting the fortunes of the metro area's small businesses and its largest one -- the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

People on the move: Oct. 18

(Birmingham Business Journal)
The University of Alabama at Birmingham National Alumni Society honored several professionals for philanthropy at the 10th annual Alumni Leadership Recognition Awards and Scholarship Luncheon at The Club.

Going it alone: McCalla considers incorporation

(Birmingham News)
The ability to decide what goes where is one of the top advantages for small cities versus larger county governments, said University of Alabama at Birmingham professor Michael Howell-Moroney.

When construction costs runneth over

People have a tendency to think what they want to think is true," said Erik Angner, professor of philosophy and economics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, who has studied irrational optimism among economists. "It's conceivable that bidders are lying. But it's also conceivable they managed to convince themselves they can do it as cheaply as they say they can."

Poet Maya Angelou helps raise money for minority health issues at the University of Alabama at Birmingham

(Birmingham News)
Maya Angelou, the American grande dame of arts and letters, spoke to a sold-out luncheon fundraiser for the University of Alabama at Birmingham Minority Health & Health Disparities Research Center today.