University of Alabama in Birmingham http://apr.org en NFL Awarding $1.5 Million In Medical Grants http://apr.org/post/nfl-awarding-15-million-medical-grants NFL Charities is awarding more than $1.5 million in grants for sports-related medical research at 15 organizations, with nearly two-thirds of the money going to study concussion prevention and treatment. This year's grants include research on stem cells and nervous system injuries; MRI methods after concussions; and the effect of temperature on the severity of potential brain injuries. The intuitions receiving grants are Washington University, Washington State University, University of Miami, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Pennsylvania State University, Columbia University, Univers Tue, 11 Sep 2012 20:48:17 +0000 The Associated Press 17684 at http://apr.org NFL Awarding $1.5 Million In Medical Grants Alleged Aurora, Colorado shooter applied to UAB http://apr.org/post/alleged-aurora-colorado-shooter-applied-uab <p>DENVER (AP) — Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes' behavior during interviews raised concerns at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, which rejected him from its neuroscience program despite describing him as an excellent candidate. The school on Thursday released Holmes' application, which included interview review forms filled out by those who met with Holmes when he visited the school in February 2011. Professors noted Holmes was a "top notch" student but shy. Thu, 06 Sep 2012 23:38:22 +0000 The Associated Press 17467 at http://apr.org Alleged Aurora, Colorado shooter applied to UAB UAB President Carol Garrison Stepping Down http://apr.org/post/uab-president-carol-garrison-stepping-down The president of the University of Alabama at Birmingham has announced that she is stepping down after 10 years. Carol Z. Garrison announced Thursday she is leaving but will continue to serve in her position until an interim president is named. Garrison was named the sixth president of UAB in 2002. She came to UAB from the University of Louisville, where she was acting president. She was hired after the tumultuous departure of UAB's former president, W. Ann Reynolds. UAB has seen record enrollment for three consecutive years, reaching 17,575 in fall 2011. Thu, 16 Aug 2012 22:26:01 +0000 Associated Press 16380 at http://apr.org UAB President Carol Garrison Stepping Down