A 21-member committee will guide the national search with assistance from executive talent firm AMN Healthcare.

Published in Leadership
Patients with multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome will soon be able to enroll in the clinical trial of a PET agent that can capture evidence of brain infiltration by white blood cells and could eventually guide treatment.
This summer, more faculty than ever took part in the Red Mountain Project, a UAB Sustainability initiative demonstrating how to incorporate the topic into new or existing courses. Students want to know more about sustainability, participants say, and their cohort offered “a base of people to connect with and brainstorm ideas.”
Published in Sustainability

The Cardiogenomics Clinic at UAB, one of only two in the Southeast, uses genetic testing to develop a personalized plan for patients at risk of hereditary cardiovascular conditions. “We’re not just treating one patient, but the whole family,” doctors say.

Published in Advances

Professor Mona Fouad, M.D., a nationally recognized leader in health disparities research, is joining UAB’s Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ODEI) as associate vice president.

Published in Leadership
Faculty aficionados of the two racquet sports explain the rules of their games and their gatherings at the Rec Center in advance of the global competition.
Published in Behind the Scenes
After the emergency has passed, where can a snakebite survivor go for answers on healing? UAB’s follow-up clinic, launched in 2021, is part of a comprehensive program evaluating new diagnostics, coordinated care and other innovations.
Published in Advances
Plant-based diets, biased language in the courts and the trouble with night lights: Recipients of 2022 Faculty Development Grant Program awards explain how they will use their funds.
Published in Grants Awarded

The UA System Board of Trustees awarded the rank of Distinguished Professor to Khurram Bashir, Aurelio Galli, Eugenia Kharlampieva, Bruce R. Korf and Jan Novak and the rank of University Professor to W. Timothy Garvey, Linda D. Moneyham and Jeffery T. Walker during its April 8 meeting.

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A civil rights field experience, safer MRI scans, investigating college stress and implementing a massive genetic test for cancer: Recipients of 2022 Faculty Development Grant Program awards explain how they will use their funds.

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Inspired by a family diagnosis and a viral video, Adeel Memon, M.D., Ph.D., is exploring the possibilities of brain-computer interfaces to treat Parkinson’s and other neurological conditions.
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Vithal K. Ghanta, Joseph G. Van Matre and Richard J. Whitley all have worked at UAB for five decades. Hear their short and sweet most favorite memories from their times as Blazers.

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Christy Manning, Adrienne Fowler Payne and Davis “Ed” Ramsey are the first-quarter 2022 honors for the UAB Shared Values in Action Program.

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New technologies are filling in gaps in the human genome and opening major areas for discovery. Zechen Chong, Ph.D., and Robert Kimberly, M.D., explain the pros and cons and how they are using long reads at UAB.
Research led by UAB’s Institute for Cancer Outcomes and Survivorship finds that patients who received BMT using their own cells over the past three decades lived on average seven years fewer than peers, but newer strategies have narrowed the mortality gap.
Published in Research Findings

Four individuals and one student organization were honored with the 2022 President’s Diversity Champion Award during a ceremony at the Alumni House March 3.

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Cells that act as the brain’s “housekeepers and guardians” could be targeted to treat depression, addiction disorders and eating disorders, according to research detailed by UAB neurobiologist Vladimir Parpura, M.D., Ph.D., and colleagues.

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A “flipped” approach to therapy using video games and short, motivational telehealth visits could spread the benefits of stroke rehabilitation far more widely.
Published in Research Findings
Researchers explore how to help budding scientists fall in love with a field that is incredibly important but can be “very overwhelming” to start.
Published in Research Findings

Angela Stowe, Adrianne Marbury and Shavon Sykes are the fourth-quarter 2021 honorees of the UAB Shared Values in Action Program.

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UAB Hospital’s Clinical Practice Transformation group has developed a unique method for helping teams come together to create change and boost employee satisfaction. Although it was designed for health care, it can work in any setting, they say.

Published in Advances

Smita Bhatia, M.D., has affected the lives of childhood cancer patients around the world, as well as many young researchers interested in following her path in survivorship and outcomes research, earning her selection for the academic medical center’s highest faculty honor.

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Funding allows students to skip summer jobs and take on projects ranging from the Amazon union vote and plastic pollutants to the health effects of housing and teen sleep habits.

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American adults tend to gain a pound or two per year. Researchers are testing a new approach to halt this creeping weight gain. They give participants a digital scale that graphs their weight over time and one job: step on it daily.
Meet the students and staff helping Alabamians across the state stay safe and learn the truth about COVID vaccines, one call at a time.
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