First Colon on the Green event to be held at UAB on March 3
March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and UAB kicks it off with an inaugural Colon on the Green event March 3.
Written on February 24, 2017 Read 73 times
Marques to be honored by national medical association for dedication to apheresis
Marisa Marques, M.D., receives awards for her commitment to apheresis at UAB.
Written on February 24, 2017 Read 61 times
UAB pediatrician and pathologist recognized for commitment to mentoring medical students, residents and fellows
Tina Simpson, M.D., and Marisa B. Marques, M.D., have been recognized by the American Medical Women’s Association for going above and beyond to guide medical students, residents and fellows.
Written on February 24, 2017 Read 66 times
HIV-positive kidney failure patients face greater hurdles in receiving necessary transplants
Study shows HIV-positive kidney failure patients were 28 percent less likely to receive a transplant compared with their HIV-negative counterparts from 2001-2012.
Written on February 24, 2017 Read 66 times
Annual medical student Match Day ceremony planned for March 17
The UAB School of Medicine will celebrate Match Day 2017 on Friday, March 17, at the Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center.
Written on February 24, 2017 Read 62 times
Student National Medical Association builds relationships through community outreach programs
The UAB chapter of the Student National Medical Association focuses on underserved communities through pipeline programs, mentorship and health care.
Written on February 22, 2017 Read 202 times
White House strategist to lead UAB’s Personalized Medicine Institute
Matt Might, Ph.D., a strategic leader in the White House Precision Medicine Initiative, has been named the inaugural director of the Hugh Kaul Personalized Medicine Institute at UAB.
Written on February 21, 2017 Read 5890 times
UAB developing new peptide to combat a disorder that causes heart attacks at early age
Some people inherit a condition that elevates their cholesterol to an excessive degree, and no amount of diet or exercise can bring the numbers down. UAB researchers are developing and testing a new peptide that may lead to better treatment options.
Written on February 21, 2017 Read 141 times
Precision medicine is subject of annual Reynolds-Finley Lecture
UAB’s annual Reynolds-Finley Lecture will feature discussion of the collaboration between UAB and HudsonAlpha in precision medicine.
Written on February 21, 2017 Read 117 times
UAB opens state-of-the-art facility for use in clinical trials of exercise medicine
Exercise medicine gets a boost with the opening of the 7,000-square-foot UAB Exercise Clinical Trial Facility.
Written on February 17, 2017 Read 294 times
UAB to bring proton therapy for advanced cancer treatment to Birmingham
UAB will bring proton therapy, one of the most technically advanced forms of cancer-killing radiation, to Alabama with the new Proton Therapy Center.
Written on February 17, 2017 Read 297 times
Using protons to fight cancer: the science behind the UAB Proton Center
A 90-ton machine called a cyclotron will accelerate protons to very high speeds to impact human tumors.
Written on February 17, 2017 Read 192 times
Specialized cancer centers play a role in survival of adolescents and young adults with acute leukemia
A UAB study shows specialized treatment sites contribute to better survival rates for those with acute leukemia.
Written on February 16, 2017 Read 307 times
New Women’s Heart Health Clinic provides specialized care
According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, 23 percent of women will die within one year after having a heart attack , and nearly 46 percent of women become disabled with heart failure.
Written on February 16, 2017 Read 181 times
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation receives funding for two longstanding centers
The UAB Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is one of the Southeast’s foremost providers of comprehensive rehabilitation care.
Written on February 16, 2017 Read 255 times
GARP2 accelerates retinal degeneration in a mouse model
The function and structure of protein GARP2 in rod cells of the retina is still not clear, but researchers have shown that GARP2 accelerates retinal degeneration in mice, and have made an important step toward creating a standardized nomenclature between mice and humans for a measurement of retinal degeneration.
Written on February 16, 2017 Read 235 times
Nominate your SOM colleagues for the 2017 Dean's Excellence Awards
Nominations are now open for the 2017 Dean’s Excellence Awards, an annual honor established to recognize the outstanding contributions made by faculty across the School of Medicine.
Written on February 16, 2017 Read 266 times
Carroll named chair of UAB Department of Otolaryngology
William R. Carroll, M.D., has been named the chair of the Department of Otolaryngology. Carroll has served the department as its interim chair since the Department was established by the UA System Board of Trustees in October 2015.
Written on February 15, 2017 Read 1820 times
Dothan man sees improvement in quality of life after LVAD surgery
James Ward could not walk from his office to his car without having trouble breathing until a life-changing heart pump gave him hope.
Written on February 14, 2017 Read 233 times
Peruvian native to lead top global tropical medicine training center at UAB
UAB names new leadership for Gorgas Center for Geographic Medicine.
Written on February 14, 2017 Read 384 times