University of Alabama at Birmingham http://apr.org en UAB To Launch New Human Rights Institute http://apr.org/post/uab-launch-new-human-rights-institute <p></p><p>University of Alabama Birmingham officials say the school has been approved to move forward with creating a new human rights institute.</p><p>The University of Alabama System Board of Trustees approved the proposal late last week. UAB provost Linda Lucas tells AL.com university officials believe the site will become an internationally recognized institute that will explore history, justice, public health, the environment and education.</p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 21:25:29 +0000 The Associated Press 54085 at http://apr.org UAB To Launch New Human Rights Institute Bill For Marijuana Derivative Expands Into Study http://apr.org/post/bill-marijuana-derivative-expands-study <p></p><p>A bill to allow the treatment of epileptic seizures with a marijuana derivative has turned into a $1 million medical study that will supply the product to Alabama families.</p><p>Legislators pushing a bill known as "Carly's Law" announced the change on Tuesday and predicted it will win legislative approval in the next few weeks.</p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 21:38:34 +0000 The Associated Press 48227 at http://apr.org Bill For Marijuana Derivative Expands Into Study UAB to Offer Biomedicine Degree Program http://apr.org/post/uab-offer-biomedicine-degree-program <p>The University of Alabama Birmingham has announced it will begin offering a degree program in biomedical sciences.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; AL.com (http://bit.ly/10ja0pa) reported Tuesday that the program will start this fall for incoming freshman and sophomores.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; School officials say the first two years of the program will focus on core liberal arts courses. The final two years will focus more on biochemistry, physiology and pathologic diseases.<br> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 12:44:00 +0000 The Associated Press 33041 at http://apr.org UAB to Offer Biomedicine Degree Program UAB, 4 Community College Launch Partnership http://apr.org/post/uab-4-community-college-launch-partnership <p>The University of Alabama Birmingham has launched a partnership with four community colleges allowing students who earn an associate's degree automatic admission to UAB and a $2,000 per year scholarship.<br><br>AL.com reports (http://bit.ly/16ijqVT ) UAB President Ray Watts announced the partnership Wednesday with leaders from Gadsden State, Jefferson State, Lawson State and Wallace State-Hanceville.<br> Thu, 09 May 2013 11:56:20 +0000 The Associated Press 30032 at http://apr.org UAB, 4 Community College Launch Partnership Researchers Link Synthetic Drug To Kidney Injury http://apr.org/post/researchers-link-synthetic-drug-kidney-injury <P>Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham say smoking synthetic marijuana — known as Spice or K2 — has been linked to kidney injury.</P> <P>UAB researchers conducted four case studies involving four young men who smoked synthetic marijuana and suffered kidney injuries afterward. Fri, 08 Feb 2013 23:11:54 +0000 The Associated Press 24642 at http://apr.org Researchers Link Synthetic Drug To Kidney Injury Watts Named President At UAB http://apr.org/post/watts-named-president-uab <P>The dean of UAB's medical school has been named president of the University of Alabama at Birmingham.</P> <P>Trustees selected Dr. Ray L. Watts for the position on Friday.</P> <P>The Birmingham native has been dean of UAB's medical school since 2010.</P> <P>Watts replaces Carol Garrison, who served as president for a decade before stepping down in August.</P> <P>Watts graduated from UAB with an engineering degree in 1976. He earned his medical degree at Washington University in St. Fri, 08 Feb 2013 23:03:24 +0000 The Associated Press 24641 at http://apr.org Watts Named President At UAB StoryCorps Griot Project Comes to UAB http://apr.org/post/storycorps-griot-project-comes-uab <P>The University of Alabama at Birmingham collected several interviews with African-Americans in the area and is sharing 10 of them tonight during an open house at UAB’s Digital Media Commons. UAB students collaborated with the StoryCorps Griot Initiative for the project. “Griot” is a West-African word meaning “storyteller.” Rosie O’Beirne is director of digital media and learning at UAB. She says the process began two years ago.</P> <P>“In January 2011, StoryCorps, which is the largest oral history project of its kind, came to Birmingham’s Civil Rights Institute,” says O’Beirne. Thu, 17 Jan 2013 15:14:49 +0000 Maggie Martin 23339 at http://apr.org StoryCorps Griot Project Comes to UAB Facebook Makes Donation To UAB's Cyber Program http://apr.org/post/facebook-makes-donation-uabs-cyber-program Facebook is donating $250,000 to the University of Alabama at Birmingham for helping stop international cyber criminals. The school's cyber program played a key role in tracking down those behind the social-media virus Koobface. It took three years to end the threat, according to Facebook, which credited then-student Brian Tanner and Gary Warner, UAB's head of research in computer forensics. The $250,000 represents a portion of the money the social media giant recovered from spammers and cyber criminals with the school's assistance. Mon, 22 Oct 2012 22:21:29 +0000 The Associated Press 19625 at http://apr.org Facebook Makes Donation To UAB's Cyber Program