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Alabama is a hotbed for fungal diseases — which is why experts in treating and tracking problematic fungi gravitate to UAB. This is great news for Alabamians as killer fungi become a worldwide threat.

UAB is leading an internal review to select a small group of proposals to send forward to the State of Alabama for funding consideration as part of a nearly $249 million settlement. The deadline for proposals to UAB’s internal review process is Aug. 31.  
Published in Take Note
UAB engages Huron Consulting Group and Urban Impact Advisors to assist in developing a research growth strategic plan.
Published in Campus News
How the ambitious NIH initiative is turning precision medicine dreams into reality for hundreds of thousands of Americans left behind by previous studies — and where it is going next.
Despite fewer drivers on Alabama roadways and a decline in injuries per accident, fatal crashes rose over the three years from 2020 through 2022, according to a new analysis by UAB researchers published in the journal Accident Analysis and Prevention.
Published in Research Findings
Experts at ATTIS 2023 shared reports from the front lines, including how they are using ChatGPT in their labs, the need for regulation and why this is a “tremendous time” for health care.
With data from 25,000 deliveries at UAB, Vivek Shukla, M.D., aims to predict which fetal heart rates are cause for concern. He is also earning a Ph.D. in engineering to bridge the gap between clinicians and data scientists.
Published in Research Findings
Take a trip into the Alabama BRAIN Lab in UAB’s Spain Rehabilitation Center, where a team led by neuroengineer Jamie Tyler, Ph.D., is working with patient groups to test promising neuromodulation treatments for chronic pain, insomnia and more.

The goal is to offer career development opportunities for all members of the NSF-funded IISAGE grant, led by Associate Professor Nicole Riddle, Ph.D., in the Department of Biology.

Published in Training & Development
In a search that encompasses geckos, bats, sex-switching fish and more, the NSF-funded IISAGE team is seeking data to explain lopsided lifespans. A key question: How much wiggle room is there in aging?

A chemical mystery drew Matthew Kiszla into tattoo research: Why are red inks most likely to cause rashes and other reactions? Now he is working to analyze commercial inks and looking for collaborators both scientific and artistic.

The event will explore a future of health care that “is going to be anchored in the metaverse” and be the first such symposium to be held both live and in the metaverse itself, according to Rubin Pillay, M.D., Ph.D., executive director of the Marnix E. Heersink Institute for Biomedical Innovation.

Take a look at new technologies being studied at UAB for treatment of depression, sleep apnea, traumatic brain injury and tic disorders.

New treatments emerging from the labs in the Department of Chemistry rely on split-second timing, tiny cargo bubbles and supercomputer-powered predictions.

Beginning Jan. 25, 2023, the National Institutes of Health will implement a new data management and sharing policy, which will increase the rigor, reproducibility and transparency of research and create open access to data.

Published in Funding Opportunities

UAB scientists will have a new arsenal of state-of-the-art, high-end technology for their investigations in infectious diseases and pandemic preparedness through a $4.3 million scientific equipment grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

Published in Grants Awarded

Driver assistance tech that comes standard on new vehicles can be tricked into causing accidents — but there is a way to alert humans in time. A UAB grad student and his mentor will share their findings this month at a global conference.

Patients with multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome will soon be able to enroll in the clinical trial of a PET agent that can capture evidence of brain infiltration by white blood cells and could eventually guide treatment.
By alternating high-salt and low-salt diets, a new clinical trial aims to find out how common salt sensitivity of blood pressure is in the general population. The researchers are also exploring whether the immune system plays a role.
After undergraduates in introductory biology courses talked with an epidemiologist and a physician specializing in infectious diseases, 60% who initially said they would not get vaccinated had changed their minds.
Published in Research Findings
Plant-based diets, biased language in the courts and the trouble with night lights: Recipients of 2022 Faculty Development Grant Program awards explain how they will use their funds.
Published in Grants Awarded

Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in the Innovate Fellows program are trained and compensated to evaluate new inventions on campus through market, prior art and patent analyses to assess commercial merit.

Published in Funding Opportunities

A civil rights field experience, safer MRI scans, investigating college stress and implementing a massive genetic test for cancer: Recipients of 2022 Faculty Development Grant Program awards explain how they will use their funds.

Published in Grants Awarded

The UAB Faculty Development Grant Program supports junior faculty with funding to pursue research, creative works and scholarly activity.

Published in Grants Awarded
New technologies are filling in gaps in the human genome and opening major areas for discovery. Zechen Chong, Ph.D., and Robert Kimberly, M.D., explain the pros and cons and how they are using long reads at UAB.
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