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Clinical psychologist Aaron Fobian, Ph.D., has developed a therapy for this debilitating condition that she is now testing in a major NIH-sponsored clinical trial.
Researchers from UAB’s Center for Addiction and Pain Prevention and Intervention are collaborating with colleagues in Africa on a $5.8-million study to translate effective approaches from Zambia to rural Alabama — and vice versa.

Medications to treat opioid use disorder include methadone, naltrexone and buprenorphine. Leah Leisch, M.D., medical director of Substance Use Services at UAB Beacon Recovery Services, explains how each is used and prescribed.

What does drinking have to do with suicide risk? With a five-year, $750,000 mentored award from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, early-career investigator Caitlin Clevenger, Ph.D., aims to find an answer.

This year, the university recognizes 50 years of service by Jeanne Hutchison, Ph.D., and Ferdinand Urthaler, M.D., and 45 years of service by Robert Kim M.D., and Joseph Lovetto. In addition, 294 employees with 20 or more years and 904 with five, 10 and 15 years will honored for their longevity.

Behavioral sleep medicine specialist Justin Thomas, Ph.D., answers one of Google’s most-searched questions of 2020: “Why can’t I fall asleep?”

With a nearly $3 million grant from the NIH, researchers are studying interactions among sleep, nicotine and race.

Interdisciplinary center is focused on cutting-edge research that can be developed into better treatments — and helping junior faculty develop their own research programs.

Endowed chairs in cancer disparity research and psychiatry were appointed, along with endowed professorships in pediatrics and otolaryngology; all are inaugural holders.

Educating new primary care physicians about effective treatments for opioid use disorder in partnership with Cahaba Medical Care.

UAB algorithm offers doctors a step-by-step guide to connect patients with HIV to best smoking-cessation options.

The project, a finalist in the Grand Challenge, promotes clinical intervention, education and research to prevent opioid overdoses.

50thShieldONLY COLORFrom traveling to Antarctica to publishing children’s books, from taking biology educational tools to India to planting pollinator gardens on campus, women have been integral to shaping UAB’s reputation its 50-year history. As part of its annual coverage of Women’s History Month, the UAB Reporter has gathered examples of its more recent coverage of women at UAB.

Debra Clisby, business officer in the UAB Substance Abuse Center, is UAB’s Employee of the Month.

World’s largest psychiatric organization awards professor for his mentorship of students and promotion of novel research-oriented training activities
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