Matt Windsor

Matt Windsor

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Discoveries about neurotransmission in neuroglia were “heresy” at the time, but the work of UAB neurobiologist Vladimir Parpura, M.D., Ph.D., has inspired new approaches to treating brain disease — and an honorary issue of the journal Neurochemical Research.

The CyberCorps Scholarship for Service program at UAB, a collaborative effort between the Department of Computer Science and Department of Criminal Justice, has trained 23 graduate students since it began in 2017. A $300,000-plus renewal will continue the work to enhance America’s cyber-defenses.

Faculty who took part in the 12-week summer course, made possible by UAB’s National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity membership, explain why the program is so successful at boosting productivity and healthy balance.

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.

Students and faculty explain the life-changing lessons they have learned in UAB’s English as a Second Language graduate programs.

School of Medicine undergraduates are learning about gene editing, biomedical device design and commercialization in co-enrolled courses led by faculty from the Department of Biomedical Engineering.
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.
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