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Chris Kyle, Ph.D., interim chair of anthropology, has spent five years plotting a GIS map of homicides in deadly Guerrero, Mexico. This is among the first and most ambitious attempts to understand varying ways organized criminal violence in is embedded in the community, Kyle says.
The UA System Scholars Institute has released a call for proposals related to this year’s theme, "Teaching, Research and Service: United Through Technology." A limited number of both presentation sessions and seats are available to UAB graduate students. March 31 is the deadline for submissions. Learn more or register online. The event will be held May 12-13 in the UA Bryant Conference Center.
As a last-ditch effort, UAB doctors used a portable heart/lung bypass machine originally developed for heart surgery to save a young mother dying from carbon monoxide poisoning.

Nearly 100 difficult-to-image proteins will soar into orbit on the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft and travel to the International Space Station. They are part of a study to demonstrate the effects of microgravity on protein crystals led by UAB's Center for Biophysical Sciences and Engineering. (UPDATE: Technical delays have pushed back the March 30 launch. Get the latest info on launch time here).

Mona Fouad, M.D., director of the Division of Preventive Medicine and of the Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Center, has been appointed to a new position — senior associate dean for Diversity and Inclusion — in the UAB School of Medicine, effective April 1.
Each year UAB departments, schools and organizations present fun, educational and convenient summer camps.
English Professor Kieran Quinlan, Ph.D., an acclaimed writer and scholar of 20th-century American and Irish literature, is the winner of the Ireland Prize for Scholarship awarded annually by the UAB College of Arts and Sciences.
Gene V. Ball, M.D., Barri J. Fessler, M.D., and S. Louis Bridges Jr., M.D., Ph.D., edited the third edition of the definitive and most highly regarded textbook dealing with basic biological and clinical aspects of vasculitis. Ball and Bridges were co-editors of the previous two editions.
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