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In observance of Media Literacy Week Oct. 23-27, Brooke Becker, media literacy librarian in UAB Libraries, shares expert tips on how to be a shrewd media consumer in the 21st century.
UAB Libraries will begin construction in late October on the new Pappas Historical Collections Gallery, a 3,000-square-foot space on the second floor of Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences that will house rotating thematic medical exhibits.
Researchers can secure funding to cover article processing charges in open access publications and publish at no cost in Wiley and Cambridge journals, furthering UAB Libraries’ mission to advance research and scholarship equitability through prioritizing open access publishing.
If you’re being treated for MDD and your current antidepressant medication(s) is not working, the SAVITRI Study might interest you. The SAVITRI Study is researching a potential MDD therapy to improve symptoms of depression, and you may be able to participate. This research study is now enrolling adults diagnosed with MDD. Those who qualify will receive the investigational medication (or placebo), study-specific medical exams, and study-specific laboratory tests at no cost. Participants in the SAVITRI Study must: be 18 to 65 years of age; have a clinical diagnosis of MDD; be currently on antidepressant medication(s); have had inadequate response to up to 5 oral antidepressant medications; and fulfill other eligibility criteria. For more information, please call (205) 996-5987 or email Please mention SAVITRI in your message.
Using a handheld ultrasound device, a trained clinician can rapidly and accurately diagnose anything from kidney stones to heart function, saving time and money for patients in rural and urban underserved areas.
People with dementia sometimes do not cooperate with care. They may refuse to bathe, change clothes, or refuse to take medications. The purpose of this study is to test if a caregiver coaching program can help family caregivers better manage refusal behaviors by increasing their use of problem-solving strategies and decreasing any negative coping strategies. To participate, you must be at least 18 years old, live in Alabama, and live with and provide unpaid care to a family member with dementia who refuses help or care. You will receive 9 1-hour coaching sessions over Zoom at a time that works for you. You will be asked to complete surveys and questionnaires, and you will be paid for doing these things. All surveys and questionnaires are completed online. There is NO travel to UAB. Please email CURBIT@UAB.EDU for more information.

DAY or NIGHT, when is the best time to take your blood pressure medication?

Help us find out by joining our study at UAB by participating in the PRECISION-BP research study investigating the effects of Sacubitril/Valsartan or Valsartan on your body’s 24-hour rhythm of a hormone in your blood called natriuretic peptides. This hormone and the study medications are related to the heart. Eligible participants must be obese (BMI: 30-45 kg/m2) men and women, have high blood pressure, and have no history of heart or kidney problems. The study involves wearing a blood pressure monitor for 24 hours, 24-hour inpatient visits at UAB Hospital, taking medications, and collecting blood and urine samples. Meals will be provided at no cost. Participants will be compensated $575 for completing the study visits. Please e-mail Haley at or call us at 205-975-5825 if you are interested.

Our goal to enhance the climate of civility and respect at UAB is critical to an engaged and thriving workplace. University faculty (Workgroup F) and staff (Workgroup A) have access to training to refresh our commitment.

In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month and the 50th anniversary of the first federal legislation to address access and equity for people with disabilities, UAB’s HR AWARE Disability Management Program is hosting several events starting 5:30 p.m. Oct. 4 on the Campus Green.

Emily Bruer, Amanda Dove and Dina Jones are the third-quarter 2023 honorees of the UAB Shared Values in Action Program, which honors those whose work exemplifies and embodies Forging the Future’s shared values. Nominations for fourth-quarter 2023 honorees are open through Nov. 8.

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