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White House Strategist to Lead UAB’s Personalized Medicine Institute


Matthew Might, Ph.D., a renowned computer scientist and strategic leader appointed to the White House Precision Medicine Initiative by former President Barack Obama, has been named the inaugural director of the Hugh Kaul Personalized Medicine...
22-Feb-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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.
21-Feb-2017 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

New UAB Program Offers Special Needs Training Online for Law Enforcement


REACT is a unique public-private partnership created to align law enforcement and special needs communities to improve safety.
17-Feb-2017 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

UAB to Bring Proton Therapy for Advanced Cancer Treatment to Birmingham

UAB will partner with Proton International to bring proton therapy, one of the most technically advanced forms of cancer-killing radiation, to Alabama. Proton therapy delivers a more precise dose of radiation to a tumor and can avoid damage to...
16-Feb-2017 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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.
16-Feb-2017 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

GARP2 Accelerates Retinal Degeneration in a Mouse Model


Researchers show that GARP2 accelerates retinal degeneration in mice, and they have also made an important step toward creating a standardized OTC nomenclature between mice and humans for a measurement of retinal degeneration.
16-Feb-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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.
16-Feb-2017 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Peruvian Native to Lead Top Global Tropical Medicine Training Center at UAB


UAB names new leadership for Gorgas Center for Geographic Medicine.
13-Feb-2017 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Pro-Vaccine Expert Available- It's Safe, Effective and SAVES LIVES

11-Jan-2017 12:05 PM EST

Diabetes Prevention Expert From UAB Available for Comment on JAMA Healthcare Dollars Article


29-Dec-2016 10:05 AM EST

Nutrition and Wellness Expert From the University of Alabama at Birmingham Is Available to Offer Tips for Starting the New Year Healthy


21-Dec-2016 11:05 AM EST

From Transplant Lab Worker to Donor, Alabama Man Becomes Part of UAB’s World-Record Kidney Chain

Divyank Saini is one of 17 UAB employees who interpret lab samples to determine whether living - and deceased -donor transplants are possible. But Saini wanted to do more, and he did, becoming a donor in the world’s longest kidney transplant chain.
21-Dec-2016 9:00 AM EST

UAB Performs Deep South’s First HIV-Positive Kidney Transplant From HIV-Positive Deceased Donor


Mississippi man transplanted at UAB is only the eighth HIV-positive to HIV-positive transplant recipient in the United States since implementation of the HOPE Act.
13-Dec-2016 5:00 PM EST

Opioid Expert From UAB Available to Discuss Why There Is a Spike in Opioid-Dependent Newborns Felt in Rural America


13-Dec-2016 11:05 AM EST

David Cooper, World Renowned Xenotransplantation Researcher, Joins UAB


Cooper will join Joseph Tector as co-director of UAB’s Xenotransplantation Program with their research geared toward using genetically modified pigs to facilitate kidney transplants in humans.
17-Nov-2016 5:05 PM EST

Expert on Opioid Addiction Available to Discuss Surgeon General Report of Substance Abuse


17-Nov-2016 11:05 AM EST

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