December 10, 2010

UAB, Samford biz schools get nod from U.S. News

(Birmingham Business Journal)
The business schools at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Samford University ranked in the top tier of business schools for 2011 by U.S. News & World Report.

UAB student uses graduation gift to help others

(WBRC-TV, Birmingham)
A 32-year-old UAB student decided against taking gifts for her graduation in criminal justice which takes place a week from Saturday.

December 9, 2010

UAB has 9 semifinalists in Alabama Launchpad competition

(Birmingham News)
Nine of the top 20 companies named semifinalists this week in the 2010-2011 Alabama Launchpad Business Plan Competition are affiliated with the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

UAB spinoff company Endomimetics developing a coating for stents to mimic the lining of blood vessels

(Birmingham News)
The business plan for a startup recently spun out of UAB offers an inside look at the genesis of a biotech company.


How MS affects kids may differ by race

(U.S. News & World Report)
A new U.S. study finds that multiple sclerosis impairs certain cognitive functions more severely in black children than white children.





December 8, 2010


UAB appoints two vice provosts

(Birmingham News)
The University of Alabama at Birmingham has appointed two vice provosts.Companies on the move - Dec. 8

(Birmingham Business Journal)
The University of Alabama at Birmingham College of Arts and Sciences will receive a $20,000 annual gift from IID, which is a provider of technologies and services for Internet security. The gift will support as many as four students from UAB's computer forensics program.


December 7, 2010


New bio-coating technology could enhance long-term performance of medical implant devices

The long-term performance of medical implant devices, like heart valves and cardiac stents, could be enhanced substantially by new bio-coating technology recently licensed to University of Alabama at Birmingham spin-out company Endomimetics LLC through the UAB Research Foundation.


(Science Business)


Behavior problems linked to nicotine exposure during pregnancy

(Emax Health)

Women who are pregnant or contemplating pregnancy should avoid exposure to nicotine, warns a new study from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Behavior problems such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) could affect children born to mothers who light up during pregnancy.


December 6, 2010


A final thought

Just before Thanksgiving, the University of Alabama at Birmingham released the impressive results of an economic impact study that quantifies just how important the university is to the Birmingham area and to the State of Alabama.


UAB spin-off company eyes new cardiac stents


(Birmingham News)
The University of Alabama at Birmingham has spun out a new company that may one day give medical implants a much-improved track record.



UAB research shows pregnant rats' nicotine intake harms pups' adult stem cells

(Birmingham News)
Research more than 30 years ago showed that increased amounts of smoking during pregnancy led to increases in hyperkinetic activity in children, and also to diminished abilities in reading and math.


(Science Blog)


People on the move - Dec. 6

(Birmingham Business Journal)
Paisley Marotta, a civil engineering student at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, received this year's scholarship from the Greater Birmingham chapter of Women in Construction.