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CreakyJoints, an online arthritis support community, and UAB are working to gather information directly from patients through smartphones and tablets to find better ways to treat conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis.
The scent of men causes a unique pain-suppressing stress response in rodents that may affect outcomes in laboratory tests in ways that now are not considered in assessing findings, says UAB psychology Professor Robert Sorge, Ph.D., in study results published in Nature Methods.
Alison Chapman, Ph.D., associate professor of English, received the Outstanding Advising Award for Faculty from the National Academic Advising Association, which honors individuals and institutions that make significant contributions to the improvement of academic advising.
Meg Baker, UAB's new director of wellness, brings more than 20 years experience in the field and a broad background of networking, sales strategy and public relations to the position.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are still being served throughout campus, and summer meal plans for the Commons are available. Learn more at uab.edu/dining.
Bring a yoga mat and blanket and feel the connection between your mind and body 5-6:15 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, through June 26. Download a flyer. Register at uab.edu/learningsystem.
A paper by UAB investigators led the editors of Obstetrics and Gynecology to reward their department with a $5,000 unrestricted grant for promoting excellence in research that will improve the health care of women.
The UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center will be able to open its clinical trials across a nationwide network and expand treatment options for patients.
Applications for the NIGMS Short Course on Statistical Genetics & Genomics will be accepted until May 23. Travel fellowships are available for graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and early investigators; restrictions apply. The course will be held June 7-11.
If bringing research to market is valuable to the nation and universities, shouldn’t it be valuable to a faculty career? Yes, says a paper published in PNAS.
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