Displaying items by tag: department of pathology

The immune system’s first responders are implicated in acute respiratory distress syndrome, which greatly increases mortality in patients with COVID-19. With pilot funding from UAB’s urgent COVID-19 research initiative, investigators are exploring a potentially powerful new form of treatment.

Ten graduate faculty were honored with the UAB Graduate Dean’s Excellence in Mentorship Award during a virtual reception Sept. 9. See what the award recipients say they learned from UAB’s up-and-coming scientists.

Many people are looking to antibody tests for peace of mind. But the results aren’t actionable at this point, an infectious diseases expert says. Learn more about UAB’s current and future antibody testing efforts.

Pathology department leaders explain pooled testing and other innovations behind the largest higher-education testing initiative in the nation.

Gene Siegal, M.D., Ph.D., interim chair of Genetics and executive vice chair of Pathology, is one of 20 named Fellows of the scientific research honor society for his distinguished contributions as a physician scientist, scholar and leader in academic medicine.

David Chaplin, Harriett Amos Doss, Stuart Frank, William Grizzle, Wendy Gunther-Canada, Robert Kleinstein and Andrew Rucks have been designated emeritus professors for exceptional service to the university and their profession.

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

Scientific journals tackle the tough questions with rigor. Learn the questions consuming these thought leaders in sociology, pathology, civil engineering and surgery.

Antibody testing can reveal if a person has been exposed to the novel coronavirus in the past. More research needs to be done before we know if that means they are “protected” from COVID-19.

In a talk at UAB on March 6, the NIH director shared his thoughts on exceptional opportunities for science and young scientists — and highlighted several exciting UAB projects.

The Precision Diagnostics Laboratory effort, led by Craig Mackinnon, M.D., Ph.D., will support surgeons, oncologists and other clinicians with the latest tests and custom assays, starting with gene panels for cancer and drug metabolism that return answers in hours, not weeks.

A decade ago, Liz Worthey’s computational skills saved a life and earned her a profile in a Pulitzer-winning article. Now at UAB, this new recruit is creating tools and building collaborations to transform these extraordinary efforts into a routine part of patient care.

For the past six years, pathology Professor Upender Manne, Ph.D., has provided students a chance for a summer of “total immersion” in research as part of a major, multi-pronged effort to tackle the profound cancer disparities seen in African-American populations and build a cancer-fighting pipeline.

Associate Professor Andra Frost has taken a small step that could lead to a giant leap — improving the outlook for many cancer patients.