January 7, 2011

Aging: "We're in this together"

Soon such medical business-as-usual will be different, says Dr. Richard Allman, professor and director of the University of Alabama at Birmingham division of gerontology, geriatrics and palliative care. He says the baby boomer silver tsunami is about to hit the world of medicine, bringing with it typical boomer impatience with the system and unwillingness to put up with what is often today's medical norm -- take a number and wait.

Fired NPR commentator Juan Williams coming to University of Alabama at Birmingham

(Birmingham News)
Juan Williams, the Fox News commentator who was recently fired by National Public Radio for comments he made on the air about Muslims, will be speaking at the University of Alabama at Birmingham this month, UAB officials announced Thursday.

Progress and Promise

(WIAT-TV, Birmingham)
It was a packed house in the Alys Stephens Center on UAB's campus Thursday evening. Researchers from UAB's Comprehensive Cancer Center gave their second annual "Progress and Promise" report to the community.


January 6, 2011


New education dean hired at University of Alabama at Birmingham

(Birmingham News)
The University of Alabama at Birmingham has hired the first black dean in the university's history to head the School of Education.

(Birmingham Business Journal)

UAB cancer center's efforts lauded tonight

(Birmingham News)
The impact of a revolutionary cancer treatment discovery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham will highlight tonight's second annual report to the public by the Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Our view: UAB's new downtown health clinic can serve a real need

(Birmingham News)
Downtown Birmingham has been full of exciting new developments in recent years, and maybe a downtown health clinic seems a little dull by comparison.

As the number of older Americans booms, UAB looking for ways to fight shortage of geriatric doctors

(Birmingham News)
On Jan. 1, the first of the baby boom generation turned 65. And that has health care practitioners bracing for a wave of older patients -- patients who will present complex medical puzzles and may not have enough geriatric physicians to care for them.

UAB's Alys Stephens Center unveils ArtPlay

ArtPlay, a new arts education and outreach center from UAB's Alys Stephens Center, is enrolling people of all ages in a variety of new arts classes.


January 5, 2011

Army medics leaving Mobile for tour of duty in Afghanistan

(Mobile Press-Register)
Since then, he said, he's learned leadership skills in the military that have aided his work as a pediatric plastic surgeon and assistant professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he lives with his wife.

Study confirms 2 vaccine doses protect children from chicken pox

In an accompanying editorial, David W. Kimberlin, MD, of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, agreed with the study authors, noting that this study is the first to evaluate the effectiveness of two doses of varicella vaccine in a "real-world" setting. "The high effectiveness of 98.3 percent found in this investigation supports the programmatic change instituted four years ago," Dr. Kimberlin noted.




January 4, 2011


Frank Stitt brings gourmet food to UAB Hospital

(Birmingham News)
You may not be able to get a reservation at Highlands Bar and Grill, but you can still try Frank Stitt's food -- if you're a patient at UAB Hospital.



Automotive manufacturing forecast for 2011

(Birmingham Business Journal)
According to Thomas Powers, professor of marketing for the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Business, the steady rebound of the economy has sparked a gradual increase in sales for local automakers.

Banking forecast for 2011

(Birmingham Business Journal)
"The commercial credit issues have been the theme for 2010, and for 2011, the forecast would be that banks are looking to see if the clouds part," said Stephen Yoder, assistant professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham's School of Business.



An arthritis pill for skin cancer

(Smart Planet)

There are no Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved agents for the prevention of non-melanoma skin cancers, although sunscreens are widely recommended for this purpose, according to study author Craig Elmets of the University of Alabama at Birmingham. "However, even sunscreens are only modestly effective," he adds. "The demonstration that celecoxib can prevent these common malignancies heralds an entirely new approach for the prevention of these common malignancies."


January 3, 2011

UAB to open downtown Birmingham health clinic

(Birmingham News)
The University of Alabama at Birmingham has leased space in the Watts Tower Building downtown to set up a storefront wellness clinic.

(Montgomery Advertiser)

Frank Stitt puts Bottega spin on UAB Hospital food

(Birmingham Business Journal)
You don't have to go to Highlands Bar & Grill or Bottega to get a meal cooked by nationally renowned Birmingham chef Frank Stitt.

Reflections, expectations: Carol Garrison, president of the University of Alabama at Birmingham


What will you remember about business in 2010?

Coming soon: Nutrition fact labels on meat products

And Beth Kitchin, assistant professor of nutrition sciences at University of Alabama at Birmingham, was also happy to see the change.