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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.
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.

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.

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.

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

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.
Research led by UAB’s Institute for Cancer Outcomes and Survivorship finds that patients who received BMT using their own cells over the past three decades lived on average seven years fewer than peers, but newer strategies have narrowed the mortality gap.
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.
American adults tend to gain a pound or two per year. Researchers are testing a new approach to halt this creeping weight gain. They give participants a digital scale that graphs their weight over time and one job: step on it daily.
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.”
UAB computer scientists are contributing to a DARPA-funded initiative with artificial intelligence-based programming languages that allow humans to understand the “safety and correctness of code in the wild.”

The largest registry of U.S. children with cancer who were diagnosed with COVID-19 found an increased risk of having severe infection and having their cancer therapy modified because of COVID, underscoring the urgency of vaccinations for these children, the authors say.

Lindsay Brainard, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy, delves into the tools modern scientists use to generate new hypotheses in biology, medicine, astronomy — and philosophy.
Professor Jianguo Gu, Ph.D., was the first to publish direct evidence that the Piezo2 channel is the sensor for light touch in 2014. His lab continues to pioneer research that could ease the burden of chemotherapy, excruciating facial pain and other conditions.
In a new paper, UAB experts in counseling and health behavior adapt the widely used Phases of Disaster Model to help colleges and universities respond to unique needs during COVID.
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.
Teaira McMurtry, Ph.D., assistant professor in the School of Education, is using funding from the UAB Faculty Development Grants Program to provide Alabama teachers with tools, strategies and lesson plans to understand the power of Black language.
Projects selected for the UAB Faculty Development Grants Program offer an intriguing look into the creativity and range of research and scholarship on campus.
Twelve teams competed for cash and prizes across two action-packed days in the AI Against Cancer hackathon. This is the third iteration of the UAB-sponsored event, which applies big data and artificial intelligence techniques to fight disease.
With a new NSF grant, computer scientists are developing a precision flood prediction system that pushes the boundaries of the young field of geometric deep learning. Their work could lead to better route recommendations in navigation apps and breakthroughs in drug discovery and development of novel, energy-efficient materials.
Research on financial stress following the Great Recession finds that people who were in debt at midlife had a 90 percent increase in being diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder.
Clinical trial investigates diet as a way to remodel the body by re-partitioning energy away from metabolically harmful lipid stores.

UAB will be a statewide hub for developing a new generation of components for spacecraft, power plants and biomedical implants thanks to crush- and corrosion-resistant spark plasma sintering technology.

Fear and self-loathing play a role in conditions from cancer to HIV and COVID-19, spurring a flood of new NIH funding for stigma research. This summer, UAB researchers led — and participated in — a first-of-its-kind “crash course” to bring more investigators into the field.
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