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From July 7-17, nearly 20 units from across the enterprise will host tailored, hands-on activities for visitors to the new World Games Plaza, located at Birmingham’s new City Walk BHAM near Protective Stadium and the Uptown district. The activities will highlight the best of what UAB has to offer — whether that’s in the classroom, the lab, the clinic or the conference room.

Senior Zach Eagen, president of UAB’s Men’s Lacrosse club team, will have a front-row seat to the action as liaison for the teams from Israel. The chance to watch the lacrosse world’s best in person will boost an already-growing sport in Birmingham and across the state, Eagen says.

Advice from five fellow employees on getting started, finding a group, staying motivated and coping with weather. Plus: how to run a successful walking meeting.

The UA System Board of Trustees awarded the rank of Distinguished Professor to Khurram Bashir, Aurelio Galli, Eugenia Kharlampieva, Bruce R. Korf and Jan Novak and the rank of University Professor to W. Timothy Garvey, Linda D. Moneyham and Jeffery T. Walker during its April 8 meeting.

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.

A “flipped” approach to therapy using video games and short, motivational telehealth visits could spread the benefits of stroke rehabilitation far more widely.
Researchers explore how to help budding scientists fall in love with a field that is incredibly important but can be “very overwhelming” to start.
More than 100 different UAB researchers have been first authors on papers based on the REGARDS study thanks to its innovative design — and a uniquely “friendly and welcoming team.”

Laura Calvert, a senior majoring in biomedical sciences, found that embroidering illustrations of plant structures, the glycolysis process and the human digestive system helped her to better grasp the subject matter — all while creating art along the way.

UAB faculty and staff from four separate schools and units have contributed to the international standards in health care simulation, reinforcing UAB’s position among the world leaders in the field.

Projects selected for the UAB Faculty Development Grants Program offer an intriguing look into the creativity and range of research and scholarship on campus.
Clinical trial investigates diet as a way to remodel the body by re-partitioning energy away from metabolically harmful lipid stores.
Long-time season ticket-holders — and a proud first-timer — reveal what they love about Blazer Football and what they’re looking forward to most at UAB’s first home game Oct. 2.
Drew Sayer, Ph.D., is a pioneer in the use of sequential multiple-assignment, randomized trials, known as SMARTs, for weight-loss research. His studies test several interventions at once to speed the search for solutions tailored to specific groups.

Lisa Harvey, Timothy Key, Malcolm Marler, Kerry McAlpine, Akia McCurdy and Justin Roth are the first six honorees of the UAB Shared Values in Action Program launched this year to honor employees whose work best exemplifies institutional values.

Kristine Ria Hearld, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Health Services Administration and past chair of the Faculty Senate, exemplifies core values that propel institutional excellence.  

Could a low-sugar diet overcome insulin issues and a lifetime of weight struggles? That’s the question being studied by Barbara Gower, Ph.D., in a five-year, $1.9 million study.

A new mural on the first floor of the School of Health Professions building captures what it means to be a Blazer in a variety of vibrant greens, yellows and blues.

Clinical trial results published this year are better than any other medication and have study scientists excited, including UAB’s Timothy Garvey, M.D. Get the latest on what Garvey calls “a very powerful tool to treat obesity.”

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.

Find a little-known green space closest on campus to enjoy the spring weather and stay socially distant using this Google Map we created just for you.

Graduates help develop new shielding materials and enter a hot job market with hospitals, industry and the military. Research efforts are a major plus for those starting in health physics careers.

This year, the new President’s Award for Excellence in Shared Values honors Blazers who demonstrated one or more of UAB’s shared values in the course of their work during the extraordinary times presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Five faculty share the tools, tweaks and shifts in mindset that helped them build connections with students during the fall semester.

Each year, UAB’s official photographers capture tens of thousands of images as they document the incredible variety of events and personalities that make up our community. Here are some of our favorite photos of some of the most dramatic months in UAB history.

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