Add to Favorites Newsroom RSS Share
fb-shareUniversity of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL USA

Our News on Newswise

Newswise: RS14594_AndreBallesteros-Tato-1-scr1_edited.jpg

How IL-6 allows the immune response to develop for a key cell, the T follicular helper

A preclinical study published in Science Immunology shows how the interplay of two interleukin signaling proteins, IL-6 and IL-2, affects the development of T follicular helper cells and germinal centers. Thus, the research may help guide future...
13-Sep-2019 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Newswise: IMG_6700.jpeg

Full circle kindness: Transplant patients hope to inspire others

UAB has successfully completed more than 14,000 transplants since doctors performed Alabama’s first kidney transplant in 1968.
11-Sep-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Economic recession and heart health: What’s the relationship?

The researchers found that from 2007-2010 to 2011-2016, American adults showed a decline in mean cardiovascular health score driven by an increasing prevalence of obesity and impaired fasting glucose.
6-Sep-2019 12:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Newswise: RS13959_LongZheng-1-scr.jpg

Two blood-clotting disorders with different causes interact synergistically

Researchers have found a synergistic connection, or crosstalk, between two rare but potentially deadly blood-clotting diseases — thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura and hemolytic uremic syndrome. The linkage may provide a rationale for a more...
6-Sep-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Newswise: RS19228_AnathShalev-4-scr_edited.jpg

Biomarker identified for early beta cell death in Type 1 diabetes

Pancreatic beta cells produce insulin. Their death is a key feature of Type 1 diabetes, and loss starts long before diagnosis. Researchers now have identified an early biomarker of Type 1 diabetes-associated beta-cell loss in humans —...
6-Sep-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Get a new knee that morning, go home that afternoon

UAB now does same-day knee replacement surgeries for selected patients. Advances in surgery and anesthesia make it possible for qualifying patients to avoid an overnight stay in the hospital, which reduces the risk of an acquired infection.
5-Sep-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Newswise: RS19650_AlexaWade-6-scr_edited.jpg

New members found in a transcription factor complex that maintains beta cells

A protein complex in beta cells that includes the Islet-1 transcription factor regulates genes important to develop and maintain functional beta cells. Now researchers report the complex also associates with enzymes RNF20 and RNF40, and disruption...
4-Sep-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Newswise: Yogesh_Dwivedi_2013_AA.jpg

$3 million grant will fund search for biological basis of major depressive disorder

A $3 million NIH grant will probe underlying biological changes of major depressive disorder, with a focus on epitranscriptomics. Early study of human postmortem MDD brains shows changes in amounts of enzymes that add or remove methyl groups to mRNA...
27-Aug-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


see all news

Our Experts on Newswise

Newswise: susan_walley_experts.jpg

Vaping Expert, Pediatrician, Available to Discuss Concerning Deaths and Related Illnesses Affecting Teens

6-Sep-2019 5:05 PM EDT

Newswise: PTSD_trauma_disorder_graphiccopy.jpg

PTSD is not just for veterans, it’s a trauma disorder that affects millions

Research shows that individuals who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder are not just war veterans, but anyone who has experienced some form of severe life trauma.
5-Sep-2019 4:05 PM EDT

Newswise: ListeningDevice.jpg

Shh…Your Devices May Be Listening to You

UAB computer science experts provide advice on how to protect your personal information from mobile devices and smart speakers.
4-Sep-2019 5:05 PM EDT

Newswise: RS30310_AnnaThreadcraft-6-scr1.jpg

Avoid the freshman 15

29-Aug-2019 11:05 AM EDT

Newswise: RS18585_crowd-33-scr.jpg

Surviving gameday: Tips to help you make it through the season

The boys of fall are back, but how your team fares this season could be the least of your worries.
27-Aug-2019 2:05 PM EDT

Newswise: RS17935_StefanKertesz-4-scr7.jpg

Aftermath of J&J ruling: Opioid expert available for comment

27-Aug-2019 9:45 AM EDT

Newswise: 9-signs-child-may-need-eye-exam-graphic.jpg

Nine Signs Children May Need an Eye Exam

Comprehensive eye exams can detect a variety of eye conditions, that left untreated in a child, could result in partial or complete loss of vision later on in life.
21-Aug-2019 4:05 PM EDT

Physical education expert can discuss keeping children active during the three day weekends

21-Aug-2019 9:05 AM EDT

see all experts

Our YouTube Videos

About

Known for its innovative and interdisciplinary approach to education at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, the University of Alabama at Birmingham is an internationally renowned research university and academic medical center, as well as Alabama’s largest employer, with some 23,000 employees, and has an annual economic impact exceeding $7 billion on the state. The five pillars of UAB’s mission include education, research, patient care, community service and economic development. UAB is a two-time recipient of the prestigious Center for Translational Science Award. Learn more at www.uab.edu. UAB: Powered by will.

Experts

No experts available.

Contacts

Anne Buckley
Chief Communications Officer

abuckley@uab.edu

205-934-9518

Jim Bakken
Assistant Vice President, Public Relations

jimb@uab.edu

205-934-3887

Tyler Greer
Director of Public Relations

tgreer@uab.edu

205-934-2041

Alicia Rohan
Public Relations Manager, Traditional University Campus
College of Arts and Sciences; biology; chemistry; mathematics; psychology; Collat School of Business

arohan@uab.edu

205-975-7515

Bob Shepard
Public Relations Manager, Health and Medicine
Civitan International Research Center; CCTS; emergency medicine; Health System Administration; Schoo

bshep@uab.edu

205-934-8934

Jeff Hansen
Research Editor
biochemistry; cell, developmental & integrated biology; microbiology; molecular genetics; neurobio

jeffhans@uab.edu

205-209-2355

Shannon Thomason
Public Relations Specialist
Arts, art history; music; student life; theatre.

thomason@uab.edu

205-975-8858

Adam Pope
Public Relations Specialist
Health Professions; anesthesiology; cardiology; surgery; ophthalmology; otolaryngology; pulmonary

arpope@uab.edu

205-934-6986

Savannah Koplon
Public Relations Specialist
Optometry; dentistry; pediatrics; women's health; dermatology; endocrinology; urology; psychiatry

skoplon@uab.edu

205.641.1211

Holly Gainer
Public Relations Specialist
Nursing; public health; genetics; palliative care; primary care; physical rehabilitation

hgainer@uab.edu

205-410-8046

Yvonne Taunton
Public Relations Specialist
Engineering; english; African American studies; mathematics; political sciences; criminal justice

ytaunton@uab.edu

Beena Thannickal
Communication Director of the Comprehensive Cancer Center
Cancer

beenat@uab.edu

Brianna Hoge
Public Relations Specialist

bhoge@uab.edu

205-934-2040

Twitter twitter-icon

Chat now!