Matt Windsor

Matt Windsor

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One key reason UAB’s master’s program in health administration is ranked No. 1 in the nation: Every student works 10 hours a week with leaders in the UAB Health System, contributing to initiatives that are setting the standard for care across the country.

Two past Expo presenters explain what students have to gain from UAB’s undergraduate research showcase. Abstract submissions are open now through Nov. 18.

UAB is recruiting participants for the largest-ever study of an intensive reading intervention among high-functioning children with autism spectrum disorders. In another new trial, researchers are studying an intensive social intervention for young adults with ASD.

Special contact lenses or eye drops can reduce a patient’s final prescription by half in the School of Optometry’s Myopia Control Clinic. That means thinner lenses and also a much lower risk of serious eye problems, including glaucoma and cataracts.

Noha Sharafeldin, MBBCh, Ph.D., of the Institute for Cancer Outcomes and Survivorship, used UAB’s supercomputer to identify biomarkers linked with cognitive impairment in patients who received a blood or marrow transplant. She’s also testing a way to repair the damage.

Faculty at UAB developed Rigor, Reproducibility and Transparency to draw attention to common lab mistakes. The gamified online course has spread to 15 insitutions and counting.

A UAB-designed app warns distracted pedestrians before they step into the road. Researchers need 400-plus people to enroll in their NIH-funded study to test its effectiveness. Participants will receive $50 to compensate for their time — and could help save lives.

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.

A good anatomist is hard to find today — and research shows that’s posing a problem for America’s health-training pipeline. Here’s a look at how UAB is building a new workforce.

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