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Brooke Miley Lillie and Adam Lillie holding their daughter Lauren Lillie
February 7, 2024

Remarkable heart and kidney transplant patient overcomes odds to give birth at UAB Hospital

In August of 1995, the Miley family found themselves in a hospital room celebrating the arrival of their newest addition, a baby girl named Brooke. A year later, the family was back in the hospital for a different reason. Brooke had restrictive cardiomyopathy, a life-threatening condition that the hospital could not treat. The Mississippi family […]
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Headshot of André Lessears, honored as Most Inclusive Leader of the Year
February 6, 2024

Lessears takes home two new DEI awards

UAB Medicine Chief Diversity Officer André Lessears recently was recognized by the Birmingham Business Journal (BBJ) among its 2024 Leaders in Diversity and as one of the Top DEI Leaders for 2024 by software developer ProvenBase.
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Researchers establish optimal immunosuppression for pig-to-human kidney xenotransplants
January 25, 2024

Study: UAB researchers establish optimal immunosuppression regimen for pig-to-human kidney transplants

Currently used Food and Drug Administration-approved transplant drugs — with the addition of an also already FDA-approved complement inhibitor — are the optimal immunosuppression regimen for pig-to-human kidney transplants, according to a landmark discovery by University of Alabama at Birmingham investigators. The peer-reviewed research is published today in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.
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UAB anesthesiologist in Peru
January 25, 2024

UAB anesthesiologist and colleagues visit Peru to work on complex pediatric cases and share expertise

Small teams of UAB Medicine cardiologists, surgeons, anesthesiologists, perfusionists, and nurses are making a positive difference in South America, where they volunteer to share their expertise in complex pediatric heart disease and defects with local doctors.
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UAB Health System and Infirmary Health
January 24, 2024

UAB Health System and Infirmary Health partner to deliver comprehensive cancer care together

The UAB Health System and Infirmary Health have entered a relationship to bring collaborative, comprehensive cancer services to patients in southern Alabama, southeast Mississippi and the Florida panhandle. The result of a multi-year planning effort on behalf of the leadership of the two organizations, this partnership was born with the goal of decreasing the burden of cancer, improving outcomes, and expanding cancer scientific discovery through an increased footprint and resources of both organizations.
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Chief Strategy Officer David Randall
January 23, 2024

Becker’s honors Chief Strategy Officer David Randall

UAB Health System Chief Strategy Officer David Randall was named on Becker’s Hospital Review’s 2023 list of “Health system chief strategy officers to know”. This exclusive list highlights leaders who develop short- and long-term strategic plans that drive progress at their hospitals and health systems.
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Exterior photo of UAB Hospital in the evening
January 22, 2024

UAB receives Women’s Choice Award for “Best Hospital” in eight designated areas

The University of Alabama at Birmingham has received eight 2024 Women’s Choice Awards designations for women’s health practice areas.
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magnet-recognition-logo
January 17, 2024

Magnet Recognition Program® – Site visit

UAB Hospital was designated as a Magnet organization in 2002, 2006, 2011, 2015, and 2019 by the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®.  This prestigious designation recognizes excellence in nursing services.  In February 2024, UAB Hospital is applying for re-designation.
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Ultrasound of potential birth defects
January 17, 2024

Get the facts about birth defects

Each January, National Birth Defects Awareness Month is observed to raise awareness, help improve the health of people with these conditions, and expand the networks of support. Most birth defects are not preventable, and many are critical conditions that can cause lifelong challenges. However, thanks to medical advances in diagnosis and treatment, women and their babies now receive better care than ever before.
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Orthopaedic urgent care at UAB Hospital-Highlands
January 16, 2024

UAB opens orthopaedic urgent care clinic to provide faster, easier access

UAB Medicine has opened a new orthopaedic urgent care clinic at UAB Hospital-Highlands. It was created to serve patients who don’t require treatment in an emergency room but do need care from advanced practice providers (APPs) for minor injuries involving the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, or muscles.
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Female runner is pretending to play the guitar while listening to her favorite song
January 12, 2024

Pump up the jam: how music impacts exercise performance

Have you ever been on a run and suddenly your favorite song started playing? Chances are it gave you an extra boost. UAB School of Education Associate Professor Christopher Ballmann, Ph.D., has shown through his research why music can have a positive – or sometimes negative – impact on exercise routines or athletic performance.
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UAB Critical Care Transport adds fifth ambulance
January 10, 2024

UAB Critical Care Transport adds fifth ambulance, celebrates 40 years

UAB Medicine’s Critical Care Transport (CCT) service provides airborne and ground medical care for patients with serious conditions who need to be moved from one medical facility to another. It celebrated 40 years of service in March 2023, and in October it added a fifth ground transport vehicle that features the latest technology in transport capability and safety.
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