November 5, 2010

UAB students get real-life ethics lesson

(Birmingham News)
UAB students are getting lessons in ethics this fall, through speakers teaching real situations. Professors hope the students will learn how to make moral business decisions before they're forced to actually make them, sometimes with a moment's notice.

Train your brain...or simply electrocute it?

Researchers led by Karlene Ball of the University of Alabama at Birmingham split 908 volunteers with an average age of around 73 into four different groups as part of the Advanced Cognitive Training for Independent and Vital Elderly (ACTIVE) clinical trial.

(Digital Journal)

November 4, 2010

Bentley to meet with Republicans to map strategy

(Gadsden Times)
"Two things happened, and that was a nationwide Republican surge that hit here just like it did everywhere else," said University of Alabama at Birmingham communications studies professor Larry Powell. "The other is the bingo indictments that primarily hit Democrats."

(Tuscaloosa News)

Annual UAB homecoming gurney race teams brave light rain to get "patients" to the finish line

It's not homecoming week at UAB without the Gurney Derby.

November 3, 2010

It's homecoming week at University of Alabama at Birmingham

(Birmingham News)
It's homecoming week at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and the uni­versity has a busy schedule of events lined up.

Aggressive USAA phishing campaign in circulation


According to Gary Warner, director of research in Computer Forensics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), the relatively sophisticated attack is the work of the Avalanche gang.

Bread for the World leader will discuss new book

(Over the Mountain Journal)
During his stay, Beckmann will also speak with Birmingham Rotarians and will give a Lunch and Learn presentation at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

November 2, 2010

University of Alabama at Birmingham, city talking traffic and hoping for Alabama Transportation Department help

(Birmingham News)
University of Alabama at Birmingham administrators say they're heading to Montgomery this week to talk with Alabama transportation officials about possible changes to the streets that run through campus.

UAB will study having an on-campus football stadium

(Birmingham News)
UAB President Carol Garrison said on Monday she has instructed administrators to research the pos­sibility of building an on-campus football stadium.

Five Points South gets a new look

(Birmingham Business Journal)
One of the most unusual intersections in Birmingham received a touch-up today.

Financial tips

(WVTM-TV, Birmingham)
Learn how to avoid fashion budget busters through consignment shopping.

Terror attack attempts could create unnecessary anxiety

(WIAT-TV, Birmingham)
"When you're watching the news, and you're listening to the news and you're reading about the news and you feel yourself getting anxious and worried, it's okay to take a short break," UAB Psychologist Dr. Josh Klapow said. "It's not that you don't want to be informed, but you don't want to saturate yourself with that information."

Rickey Smiley grins along with audience at Birmingham's Alys Stephens Center

(Birmingham News)
Who: Rickey Smiley. He's a stand-up comic, the host of a nationally syndicated radio show and -- most important -- a hometown guy returning to Birmingham for Magic City Classic weekend.

Seth Meyers stands up

(Black & White)
Fans of the "Saturday Night Live" news parody "Weekend Update" will be excited to learn that host Seth Meyers will perform stand-up comedy at the Alys Stephens Center for the first-ever UAB Homecoming Comedy Show, on Tuesday, November 2.

November 1, 2010

Radiology groups offer tips for "incidentalomas"

(Med Page Today)
The tips for work-ups of "incidentalomas" in the kidneys, liver, adrenal glands, and pancreas weren't released as official guidelines but rather the consensus of an ACR committee led by Lincoln L. Berland, MD, of the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

FDA rejects highly-anticipated diet drug Qnexa

(Yahoo News)
"If there isn't any kind of path forward for this drug I think it is going to shut down all obesity drug development for a decade," said Dr. Tim Garvey of the University of Alabama. Garvey conducted two clinical trials of Qnexa and has consulted for Vivus.




How to "confront" cancer

Karen O. Allen, who has worked at the University of Alabama at Birmingham's Comprehensive Cancer Center for 16 years, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2003. After overcoming the disease, she decided to write Confronting Cancer with Faith, a study guide to help others who were suffering the same fight she experienced herself.

Unexplained debt, phone calls from creditors signal Alzheimer's may be in early stage

(New York Times)
And yet, according to research by Daniel C. Marson, a neuropsychologist at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, confusion over money and finances is perhaps the most important and most predictable early functional change as people descend into dementia.

UAB Homecoming Week

(WBMA-TV, Birmingham)
The University of Alabama at Birmingham will celebrate Homecoming 2010 with a fun-filled week packed with more than 50 events for students, alumni and the community.

First UAB Alumni Invitational Exhibition

Thirty-eight graduates of the UAB Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts programs from 1977 to 2010 present an eclectic review of the considerable talent and variety that has passed through this department over the past 35 years.