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Shauntice Allen, assistant professor of environmental health sciences, is the winner of the 2020 Odessa Woolfolk Community Service Award for her work to influence change in the greater Birmingham community and beyond through community engagement.

Women who had total body irradiation to prepare for blood or marrow transplantation before age 30 had a 4.5-fold increase in their risk of developing breast cancer later in life.

Endowed chairs in cancer disparity research and psychiatry were appointed, along with endowed professorships in pediatrics and otolaryngology; all are inaugural holders.

In this project supported through UAB’s urgent COVID-19 research fund, Assistant Professor Benjamin Larimer, Ph.D., adapts his lab’s work on phage display — normally used to identify new cancer treatments — to overcome limitations of antibody and vaccine testing.

New UAB research is combining mathematical modeling and advanced imaging to find the right mix of therapy for patients with a common subtype of breast cancer.

Stress is unavoidable in this uncertain time. But as Professor Diane Tucker, Ph.D., explains, you can take control — and make the most of this historic opportunity.

In a talk at UAB on March 6, the NIH director shared his thoughts on exceptional opportunities for science and young scientists — and highlighted several exciting UAB projects.

John Kearney, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor in the Department of Microbiology, will be honored for 45 years of service to UAB during the annual Service Awards banquet March 6.

BAPS is a new Breast Cancer Recovery study opening at the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center. As part of our focus on healthy recovery from cancer and its treatment, we try to offer programs that will support women in their recovery. We are studying a new program that is designed to help women find ways to be active and productive in all areas of life including managing work and employment, taking care of their home and family, and doing healthy activities such as exercise, leisure, hobbies, and socializing. The 9-session program happens over the telephone, at times that are convenient for you. If you would like to learn more about the study, please call 205-934-5277

UAB-led study finds that genetic variations associated with cognitive decline after BMT identify high-risk patients more accurately than current methods.

An innovative study led by Luciano Costa, M.D., Ph.D., generated national buzz for its success in beating back blood cancer — and enrolling African American patients.

Investigators attract major grants to use AI on failed drug trials, cell-free DNA and puzzling CT scans.

Single-cell sequencing enables researchers to study disease as never before — even skipping through time to follow crucial populations. UAB experts explain what all the fuss is about and how to get started in single-cell research — a field that is wide open for discovery.

An experimental PET scan developed by new radiology faculty member Ben Larimer, Ph.D., captures T cells in the act of destroying tumors. A first-in-humans clinical trial is set to start at UAB this fall.

Noha Sharafeldin, MBBCh, Ph.D., of the Institute for Cancer Outcomes and Survivorship, used UAB’s supercomputer to identify biomarkers linked with cognitive impairment in patients who received a blood or marrow transplant. She’s also testing a way to repair the damage.

Monica Baskin, professor of preventive medicine, is the winner of the 2019 Odessa Woolfolk Community Service Award for her work to influence change in the field of health disparities action and research.

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.

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

50thShieldONLY COLORFrom traveling to Antarctica to publishing children’s books, from taking biology educational tools to India to planting pollinator gardens on campus, women have been integral to shaping UAB’s reputation its 50-year history. As part of its annual coverage of Women’s History Month, the UAB Reporter has gathered examples of its more recent coverage of women at UAB.

Mona Fouad, M.D., a pioneer whose landmark research helped create the UAB Minority Health & Health Disparities Research Center and pave the way for millions of dollars in health disparities research in the Southeast, will receive the highest honor of the Academic Health Center.

More than 300 employees with 20-plus years of service to UAB will be honored March 1.

Investigators can access secure, high-volume file storage, a pipeline for clinical data and the high-performance computing resources to analyze it.

50thShieldONLY COLORThe second annual event, a 5K all-ages walk, will bring together individuals who have, in some way, been affected by cancer and raise awareness of and education about services offered at the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB.

Pam Alverson, program director for the Office of Program Review and Monitoring Systems in UAB’s Comprehensive Cancer Center, is the recipient of the university’s highest non-academic employee award.

In more than three decades with UAB’s Comprehensive Cancer Center, Debbie Frazer has never wavered in making patients her first priority.

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