• UAB hosts 7th Annual Southeastern Immunology Symposium June 16-17
    The UAB School of Medicine will host the 7th Annual Southeastern Immunology Symposium (SIS) on June 16 and 17 at the Sheraton Birmingham Hotel and Medical Forum Conference Center. The Symposium provides a forum where the newest developments in basic, translational and clinical immunology will be shared with the goal of fostering increased relationships and collaborations.
    Written on March 14, 2018 Read 180 times
  • Blood stored longer may be less safe for patients with massive blood loss and shock
    In a collaborative study using a mouse model, University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers from the departments of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Biostatistics, Emergency Medicine, Pathology, and Surgery have found mechanistic links between older stored red blood cell transfusions and subsequent bacterial pneumonia.
    Written on March 14, 2018 Read 110 times
  • Ophthalmology name change highlights comprehensive approach to visual sciences
    The UAB Department of Ophthalmology has changed its name to the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, a move to reflect the comprehensive scope of services the department provides ranging from state-of-the-art patient care, comprehensive education for the next generation of ophthalmologists, and groundbreaking research.
    Written on March 14, 2018 Read 390 times
  • Nine from Huntsville campus chosen to participate in Southern Regional Meeting
    Huntsville Regional Medical Campus students, family medicine and internal medicine residents, full-time and volunteer faculty, and their dean, Roger Smalligan, M.D., MPH, had three oral presentations and six posters accepted to the Southern Regional Meeting (SRM) that took place Feb. 22-24 in New Orleans.
    Written on March 14, 2018 Read 205 times
  • UAB Medicine Wellness Program seeks input from faculty
    David Rogers, M.D., UAB Chief Wellness Officer, will be presenting proposals for potential employee wellness programs at three upcoming grand rounds. He is also seeking input from faculty across the School of Medicine and will use the feedback that is collected to guide the future of wellness initiatives at UAB Medicine.
    Written on March 14, 2018 Read 282 times
  • Attend Theater Delta, an interactive performance on April 3
    The School of Medicine Office for Diversity and Inclusion will present Theater Delta on Friday, April 3, from 3-5 p.m. at the Edge of Chaos. Delta Theater uses improvisation and audience participation to illustrate how unconscious bias can creep into our daily lives and decision-making.
    Written on March 14, 2018 Read 137 times
  • Can stem cell exosome therapy reduce fatal heart disease in diabetes?
    UAB researchers have preliminary data, with cultured cells or diabetic hearts, that diabetes impairs this removal of dead heart-muscle cells. They believe this impairment may be the reason diabetes increases the risk for cardiovascular disease, including heart failure.
    Written on March 07, 2018 Read 399 times
  • UAB opens one-stop shop for colorectal cancer care
    UAB Medicine recently established a colorectal oncology clinic to provide a hassle-free experience for diagnosis and treatment.
    Written on March 07, 2018 Read 325 times
  • Wyss elected to the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives
    J. Michael Wyss, Ph.D., has spent decades at the University of Alabama at Birmingham looking into brain function in his research lab and reaching out to Birmingham-area and Alabama K-12 schools to improve their science, math and technology education, particularly for underrepresented and minority students.
    Written on March 07, 2018 Read 307 times
  • Eight UAB medical students selected as Health Equity Scholars

    Eight rising second-year medical students have been selected for the second class of the UAB School of Medicine’s Health Equity Scholars Program.

    Written on March 07, 2018 Read 2121 times
  • Kezar steps down from role as associate dean for students
    After 11 years in leadership as the associate dean for students, Laura Kezar, M.D., is stepping out of the role effective August 1. She will continue as a full-time faculty member in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
    Written on March 06, 2018 Read 1311 times
  • Interest in Primary Care Track exceeds expectations
    More than 80 prospective medical students have applied to a new medical education track that focuses on preparing students to become primary care physicians: the Primary Care Track at the Tuscaloosa Regional Campus.
    Written on March 05, 2018 Read 386 times
  • Dean's Excellence Award winner profile: Surya Bhatt, M.D.
    Surya Bhatt, M.D., assistant professor in the Department of Medicine’s Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, is the junior faculty winner of the Dean’s Excellence Award in Research.
    Written on March 05, 2018 Read 376 times
  • The “resolution revolution” arrives with $600,000 cryo-electron microscope detector installation
    Imaging of biomolecules is taking a leap forward at UAB, which installed a $600,000 direct electron detector on its cryo-electron microscope in January. This advanced, direct electron detector will yield near-atomic resolution of macromolecules and 3-D tomography of cells or tissue slices.
    Written on February 28, 2018 Read 377 times
  • Placebo pills prescribed honestly help cancer survivors manage symptoms
    Long after cancer treatment ends, many continue to deal with one particular symptom that refuses to go away: fatigue. In a new study, researchers at UAB and Harvard Medical School have found that the power of placebos, even when fully disclosed to patients, might be harnessed to reduce fatigue in cancer survivors.
    Written on February 28, 2018 Read 356 times
  • Dean's Excellence Award winner profile: Ken Saag, M.D., M.Sc.
    Ken Saag, M.D., M.Sc., the Jane Knight Low professor in the Department of Medicine’s Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, is the senior faculty winner of the Dean’s Excellence Award in Mentorship.
    Written on February 28, 2018 Read 394 times
  • Opioid crisis is subject of 39th Reynolds-Finley Lecture
    The UAB Libraries will host its 39th annual Reynolds-Finley Historical Lecture on Friday, March 9, at 4 p.m. This year’s speaker will be Stephen M. Taylor, M.D. Taylor will present a lecture titled “The Opioid Crisis.”
    Written on February 27, 2018 Read 603 times
  • Transplant programs more than 8,200 miles apart form key partnership
    After providing UAB's School of Medicine with HIV-positive deceased donor transplant protocols, UAB aims to return the favor to Groote Schuur Hospital in South Africa by providing paired exchange transplant training.
    Written on February 23, 2018 Read 481 times
  • Become a mentor for the UAB Summer Science Research Institute
    The Center for Community OutReach Development (CORD) is recruiting outstanding research laboratory sponsors to mentor students for the 2018 program. CORD recently received funding for the 2018 edition of the CORD Summer Science Research Internships for High School and Community College Students program.
    Written on February 21, 2018 Read 659 times
  • Participate in Rare Disease Genomics Symposium held at Children's of Alabama
    Children’s of Alabama, the UAB Department of Genetics and the UAB-HudsonAlpha Center for Genomic Medicine will host the 5th annual Rare Disease Genomics Symposium on Friday, March 2, at 8 a.m. in the Bradley Lecture Center. The day-long conference is open to the public and will commemorate Rare Disease Day.
    Written on February 20, 2018 Read 770 times

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