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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.
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.
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.

Two UAB researchers — a SARS-CoV-2 expert and a vaccine researcher — discuss the prospects for future mutations.

Analyzing gene sequencing data and prescriptions for more than 3,300 participants in the Alabama Genomic Health Initiative, UAB researchers estimate 98.6% of Alabamians have actionable genotypes and “a significant proportion are currently prescribed affected medications.”
Research by Amy Amara, M.D., Ph.D., explores the ways deep sleep improves cognition and resistance exercise boosts deep sleep. With a new grant, she is studying the best exercise prescription for people with Parkinson’s.
When use of an obscure antidepressant exploded across the state, William Rushton, M.D., who directs UAB’s medical toxicology program and the state’s poison control hotline, began an investigation that led the Alabama Department of Public Health to halt sales.

The UA System Board of Trustees awarded the rank of Distinguished Professor to Jerry Oakes and Trygve Tollefsbol and University Professor to Molly Wasko.

Medications to treat opioid use disorder include methadone, naltrexone and buprenorphine. Leah Leisch, M.D., medical director of Substance Use Services at UAB Beacon Recovery Services, explains how each is used and prescribed.

Twelve faculty have been selected to receive the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, which honors those who have demonstrated exceptional accomplishments in teaching. The 2021 honorees represent each school, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Honors College and the Graduate School.

Here are seven ways the Research Administration Process Improvement and Design task force is finding new efficiencies to help the university be more successful in the extremely competitive world of research funding. Track progress on the task force’s data dashboards.

Data science is one of today's hottest fields. Meet staff from the departments of Medicine and Biostatistics who are preparing to expand their roles at work and pursue personal goals in the university’s graduate program, which launched in 2018.
Five faculty who are principal investigators of major cohort studies explain how COVID-19 forced them to rethink and respond — and how their projects are contributing to the fight.

The UA System Board of Trustees awarded the rank of Professor Emeritus to Craig Beard, Etty “Tika” Benveniste, Louis Dell’Italia, Robert F. Pass, John Hablitz and Clark Douglas Witherspoon and the rank of Endowed Professor to Jeff Holmes during its June 3-4 meeting.

Many Americans say they want to “make sure the shot is safe” before getting vaccinated. That data is already in, says Paul Goepfert, M.D., and vaccine experts are confident that there won't be long-term side effects.

Demolition will begin later this year on the Roy R. Kracke Clinical Services Building, one of the oldest buildings on campus, to make way the new Altec Styslinger Genomic Medicine and Data Sciences Building. Both the building and the man for whom it’s named, the first dean of the medical school, have a storied history.

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.

Seven individuals and two registered student organizations were named Mental Health Champions by Student Counseling Services for their efforts during this past year.

Patients with cardiac implantable electronic devices are at risk for complications when undergoing heart surgery. UAB’s multi-disciplinary team is creating a platform to train anesthesiologists to help.

UAB continues to implement its Campus Master Plan through new facilities and renovations to enhance instruction, research, technology and student life.

The UA System Board of Trustees awarded the rank of Distinguished Professor to William Benoit, Smita Bhatia, James Cimino, Gene Siegal and J. Michael Wyss and the rank of University Professor to Sylvie Mrug during its April 9 meeting.

retro art streamIn May 1971, Bracie Watson, a senior majoring in biology, became the first Black student elected president of the UAB Undergraduate Student Government Association. And UAB USGA presidents continue to be changemakers — hear 2020-21 President Tyler Huang tell his story in a UAB United video and UAB News.

Ten graduate faculty were honored with the UAB Graduate Dean’s Excellence in Mentorship Award for exceptional work with graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

What does drinking have to do with suicide risk? With a five-year, $750,000 mentored award from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, early-career investigator Caitlin Clevenger, Ph.D., aims to find an answer.

From doctors to chaplains to counselors, UAB employees supported patients, students and each other with compassionate care using telehealth, mental health apps, innovative testing strategies and more.

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