Medical students celebrate commencement
175 students graduated in the Class of 2017 during the annual Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 20 at Bartow Arena.
Written on May 24, 2017 Read 299 times
Heudebert named interim dean of Montgomery Regional Campus
Gustavo R. Heudebert, M.D., longtime leader of graduate medical education at UAB, has been named the interim regional dean of the Montgomery Regional Medical Campus effective Oct. 1.
Written on May 24, 2017 Read 194 times
Kyanam appointed to editorial board for GIE journal
Kondal Kyanam, assistant professor in the Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, will begin his term in June.
Written on May 24, 2017 Read 87 times
UAB neurologist is guest editor as epilepsy journal devotes entire issue to cannabinoid research
At a time when medical cannabis and cannabis-based products are gaining traction in the treatment of seizures, one of UAB’s CBD oil investigators serves as a guest editor for a special research journal devoted to cannabinoid research.
Written on May 24, 2017 Read 88 times
Don’t be salty about your health
The average American consumes nearly 2,000 mg a day over most adults’ ideal amount of sodium intake, excluding salt added at the table. Sodium found in restaurant, pre-packaged and processed foods, and foods like canned vegetables can increase heart disease and stroke risk, among others.
Written on May 24, 2017 Read 63 times
A “Rosetta Stone” protein offers new mechanism of allostery
Allostery, a fundamental means of regulating enzymes, is crucial for living cells.
Written on May 24, 2017 Read 58 times
Extreme preterm infant death or disease may be predicted by biomarker
A biomarker, endothelial mitochondrial function, may be useful for early identification of newborn babies at risk for lung disease and could enable novel therapy approaches.
Written on May 24, 2017 Read 104 times
Circadian fluctuations in glaucoma
Brian Samuels, M.D., says there is an increase of eye pressure throughout the morning, and that pressure comes and goes throughout the day. This fluctuation is a known risk factor for the progression of glaucoma.
Written on May 19, 2017 Read 277 times
UAB Cancer Center provides no-cost tumor profiling for patients with advanced or rare cancers
The UAB Cancer Center offers patients with advanced and rare cancer, including those with any stage of pancreatic and brain cancer, the opportunity to have no-cost tumor profiling, and patients may be matched with an appropriate clinical trial or recommend use of an FDA-approved drug.
Written on May 19, 2017 Read 257 times
Know the facts about skin cancer
One of the most common types of cancer is skin cancer. A UAB dermatologist shares background information, risks and how to protect your skin.
Written on May 19, 2017 Read 203 times
Eleven faculty members named winners of the 2017 Dean's Excellence Awards
Eleven outstanding faculty members were named recipients of the 2017 Dean’s Excellence Awards, an honor recognizing exceptional contributions made by School of Medicine faculty in service, teaching, research, diversity enhancement and mentorship.
Written on May 17, 2017 Read 2291 times
Applications open for 2017 General Endowment Fund awards
The Health Services Foundation General Endowment Fund grants offer financial support for projects within UAB demonstrating multidisciplinary efforts in clinical care, medical education, laboratory research and patient-oriented research.
Written on May 17, 2017 Read 282 times
Cimino elected to international informatics society
James J. Cimino, M.D., director of the UAB Informatics Institute and Endowed Professor in Informatics, has been elected to the International Academy of Health Sciences Informatics.
Written on May 17, 2017 Read 341 times
UAB again ranks high in NIH funding
Funding to UAB for medical research by the National Institutes of Health topped $238 million in 2016, driving innovation and growth.
Written on May 17, 2017 Read 1026 times
UAB clinical trials pave way to new cystic fibrosis drug
Successful Phase III trials at UAB contributed to the development of a novel “corrector-potentiator” combination drug therapy for cystic fibrosis patients.
Written on May 17, 2017 Read 1888 times
Microbiology’s Dokland named ASM Distinguished Lecturer
These scientifically diverse researchers deliver lectures at American Society for Microbiology Branch meetings throughout the United States.
Written on May 11, 2017 Read 310 times
Seven medical students named inaugural class of Health Equity Scholars
Seven rising second-year medical students have been chosen for the first class of the School of Medicine’s new Health Equity Scholars Program, created earlier this year to prepare students with skills to work with medically underserved populations.
Written on May 10, 2017 Read 556 times
Matalon appointed editor-in-chief of Physiological Reviews
Sadis Matalon, Ph.D., Dr.Sc. (Hon), distinguished professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, has been tapped to become editor-in-chief of the American Physiological Society’s Physiological Reviews effective January 2018.
Written on May 10, 2017 Read 422 times
UAB back surgery quality scores top national averages
UAB neurosurgery’s commitment to quality care is reflected in outcomes that beat national averages in key measurements.
Written on May 08, 2017 Read 585 times
Fixing broken hearts through tissue engineering
A UAB symposium on cardiovascular tissue engineering brought together some of the best in the business in this rapidly developing field of translational medicine.
Written on May 08, 2017 Read 414 times