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UAB Safe streamUnderstanding different types of bacteria, ways they’re transmitted and plans to keep your food safe is key to enjoying your tailgate and keeping guests healthy.

Gustavo “Tavo” Heudebert, M.D., interim dean of the UAB School of Medicine Montgomery Regional Medical Campus, is the recipient of the highest award for teaching presented by UAB. He will be recognized during the Faculty Convocation Sept. 10.

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.

Can understanding why we purchase certain foods affect our mental and physical health? Can we learn to participate in civil discussions about ethical quandaries? The newest cohort of Honors Faculty Fellows will explore this and more during their yearlong fellowship.

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.

Tina Kempin Reuter, Ph.D., and Professor Greg Pence, Ph.D., will carry the mace in the graduate and undergraduate ceremonies, respectively.

Louis Justement, Ph.D., has been named president-elect for the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology.

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 2019 honorees represent each school, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Honors College and The Graduate School.

Michael Bertram, Ph.D., has had a long-standing interest and decades of experience in research infrastructure and core facilities.

Microbiologist Jessica Scoffield, Ph.D., hopes to advance her research and provide training to under-represented students that may inspire them to pursue an academic research career.

UAB is the top young university in the United States for the second year in a row — and the No. 12 young university worldwide — in the THE's 2019 Young University Rankings, which are among the world’s most comprehensive, balanced and trusted.

Michele Kong’s KultureCity was named one of the world’s most innovative nonprofits this year. Here’s her advice on how to get from big dream to global impact.

Sami Raut, Vinoy Thomas, Stacy Moak, and Dawn Taylor Peterson demonstrated extraordinary commitment to engaging undergraduate students in service learning, undergraduate research, education-abroad experiences and team-learning environments.

An endowed scholarship fund honoring a founder of UAB’s ALS program will help undergraduates such as Yuri Kwon — set to present her work to the American Academy of Neurology in May — take part in groundbreaking research.

The winning proposal is a comprehensive approach to fixing Alabama’s complex health problems and includes 90 partners from government, business, education and more.

What can you do with a gene-editing tool like CRISPR? Laura Lambert, Ph.D., who builds one-of-a-kind models in UAB’s transgenic core facility, gives the lowdown along with researchers who took her heavily attended CRISPR workshop.

Grand Challenge finalist plans to make Alabama a model of healthy living by expanding proven innovations and changing policies, neighborhoods, schools and workplaces.

Lack of access to care is the biggest contributor to Alabama’s health woes and technology offers a solution, according to the REACH project, a finalist in the UAB Grand Challenge.

A new discipline sits at the intersection of neuroscience and engineering, where lessons learned from circuits, networks and chips are combined with the latest findings on brain circuitry.

The project, a finalist in the Grand Challenge, promotes clinical intervention, education and research to prevent opioid overdoses.

Pay-to-publish journals are often outright scams and undermine the foundation of legitimate research, says Arline Savage, Ph.D. Here’s how faculty and their departments can defend themselves.

From national television appearances to hands-on mentoring events, faculty, alumni and students of the School of Engineering demonstrate that innovation and leadership have no boundaries.

Success will position UAB, Birmingham and all of Alabama at the epicenter of the race to develop the advanced materials that will power the 21st century.

Each year the UAB Commission on the Status of Women presents these awards during Women’s History Month to honor women in the UAB and Birmingham communities who have mentored or served other women, taken a courageous stance or overcome adversity to achieve a goal. They will be honored during a special ceremony March 20.

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