University of Alabama in Birmingham

Concussion Funding
3:48 pm
Tue September 11, 2012

NFL Awarding $1.5 Million In Medical Grants

NFL Charities has given money to 15 organizations including UAB for sports-related medical research.
nfl.com

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.

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Politics & Government
6:38 pm
Thu September 6, 2012

Alleged Aurora, Colorado shooter applied to UAB

Aurora, Colorado PD

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.

Garrison Steps Down
5:26 pm
Thu August 16, 2012

UAB President Carol Garrison Stepping Down

Carol Garrison has stepped down as president of the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
uab.edu University of Alabama at Birmingham

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.

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