Matt Windsor

Matt Windsor

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“Using AI in the Classroom” workshops at the Center for Teaching and Learning are drawing lots of attention from faculty. CTL Director Amy Chatham, Ph.D., explains why and shares tips on a helpful new book and getting the most out of generative AI.

Zhen Cong, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences in the School of Public Health, shares her work on disaster preparedness of older adults and why she wants all Blazers to take part in the initiative’s work.
Clinical psychologist Aaron Fobian, Ph.D., created Retraining and Control Therapy, or ReACT, for patients with functional neurological disorder. It has helped hundreds reclaim their lives and led Fobian to develop an adaptive digital manual to expand use.
David Rogers, M.D., chief wellness officer for UAB Medicine, wrote “Frontline Healthcare Leadership” for employees in challenging, high-stress jobs. Its insights can help any Blazer contribute to making UAB an even better place to work, be healed and learn.
Many people, including clinicians and researchers, think “the main reason people regain weight after weight loss is because the body fights back” in a phenomenon called metabolic adaptation, said UAB researcher Cátia Martins, Ph.D. Martins, a leading scientist studying metabolic adaptation, explains what she has found and her plans for a groundbreaking clinical trial.
Rachel June Smith, Ph.D., a key recruit in UAB’s Neuroengineering and Brain-Computer Interface Initiative, can predict the frequency of stimulation that will push a brain into the chaos of a seizure — potentially saving patients with intractable seizures time, frustration and money.
Have AI models made human creativity obsolete? Lindsay Brainard, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy, received funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities to pursue an inquiry into the future of creativity — and present her work at the World Congress of Philosophy in Rome this August.
Patients at 29 hospitals and free-standing emergency rooms around the state are now being evaluated rapidly for suspected strokes and other conditions by expert UAB neurologists. The program has provided nearly 7,000 consults for patients — many of whom are routed to potentially lifesaving care or saved from expensive transfers away from their home communities.
William Boswell, a speech pathologist-voice therapist in the UAB Voice Center, explains some of the innovative treatments available, why patient numbers are rising and what sets UAB apart.
Annalise Sorrentino, M.D., professor in the Department of Pediatrics, will take on the role Oct. 1, 2024. She replaces Frank Messina, Ph.D., professor in the Collat School of Business, who has served as UAB’s FAR since 2008 and is retiring from UAB at the end of September.
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