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UAB faculty and staff are the cornerstone of the university’s successes each year, and your feedback earned UAB its first-ever appearance in the Great Colleges to Work For program in 2023. What else got our Blazer spirit going this year? Read on to jog your memory.
UAB has the only Level IV Regional Newborn Intensive Care Unit in Alabama, a Continuing Care Nursery that provides extended step-down care for preterm and term babies with medical conditions, and a Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology that was ranked No. 13 in the country (and highest in the Southeast) by U.S. News in its 2023-2024 Best Hospitals rankings.

From veteran staff members to undergraduates ready to take on the world, UAB is home to innovators all across campus. Meet 12 people whose stories we were able to share this year, and visit uab.edu/reporter and uab.edu/news to read dozens more.

Eligible participants must be healthy adults (BMI less than 45 kg/m2) and have no history of diabetes, heart problems, or kidney problems. The study involves consuming prepared meals, performing exercise on a treadmill, undergoing a glucose test, and collecting blood, urine samples, and collection of genetic information. Participants will be compensated $300 for completing all the visits and meals will be provided at no cost. Please e-mail us at, genesis@uabmc.edu or call us at (205) 975-3956 if you are interested.
You may be eligible to participate in a research study looking at the effects of sacubitril/valsartan on how your body handles sugar. This medication is related to blood pressure and is safe to take with or without hypertension. Eligible participants must be healthy men and women, African American, and have no history of diabetes, heart disease or kidney problems. The study involves performing some exercise, taking sacubitril/valsartan, and collecting blood samples. Participants will be compensated $675 for completing all the visits. To participate, please contact Tiffany at 205-934-0534 or email us at nauticalstudy@uabmc.edu.
Whitney Covington, Brooke Gleason, Lynne Jarreau and Amanda Sherman are the fourth-quarter 2023 honorees of the UAB Shared Values in Action Program, which honors those whose work exemplifies and embodies Forging the Future’s shared values. Nominations for first-quarter 2024 honorees are open through Jan. 25.
The Graduate School and the Office of Global Engagement have merged to form the UAB Graduate School and Global Affairs, or GSGA, which consists of the Graduate School, INTO UAB, Education Abroad, International Student & Scholar Services, International Faculty & Staff Immigration Services, and the UAB Passport Office.
To minimize disruption during UAB’s upcoming commencement activities Dec. 8, UAB Transportation recommends using alternative routes due to construction-related traffic changes around campus.
DAY or NIGHT, when is the best time to take your blood pressure medication?

Help us find out by participating in the PRECISION-BP research study investigating the effects of Sacubitril/Valsartan or Valsartan on your body’s 24-hour rhythm of a hormone in your blood called natriuretic peptides. This hormone and the study medications are related to the heart. Eligible participants must be obese (BMI: 30-45 kg/m2) men and women, have high blood pressure, and have no history of heart or kidney problems. The study involves wearing a blood pressure monitor for 24 hours, 24-hour inpatient visits at UAB Hospital, taking medications, and collecting blood and urine samples. Meals will be provided at no cost. Participants will be compensated $575 for completing the study visits. Please e-mail Haley at PRECISION-BPSTUDY@uabmc.edu or call us at 205-975-5825 if you are interested.
Looking for a fun holiday project that could be the perfect gift for the UAB fan in your life (including yourself!)? This adorable, simple project is a creative and calming way to fill downtime this season.
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