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State Tipoffs Involving Alabama Newsletter for Sunday May 17, 2020 ( 13 items )  

Air University Partners With UAH College of Professional Studies
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama, May 16 -- The University of Alabama's Huntsville campus issued the following news: The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) announced a partnership with the Air University Associate to Baccalaureate Cooperative (AU-ABC). Approved online programs include the UAH Bachelor of Arts or Science in Professional Studies (BPS) with concentrations in Organizational Studies or Leadership Strategies and Dynamics. The AU-ABC was created to help enlisted Airmen pursue advanced educ  more

Ala. Gov. Ivey Announces Alabama Prison Program Proposal Submissions
MONTGOMERY, Alabama, May 16 -- Gov. Kay Ivey, R-Alabama, issued the following news release: Governor Kay Ivey and the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) announced proposal submissions in response to the ADOC's Request for Proposal (RFP) to improve the state's prison infrastructure. The proposals were due to the ADOC on May 14, 2020, and were opened on May 15, 2020. The public opening was held virtually out of an abundance of caution and in line with Centers for Disease Control and Prevent  more

Ala. Gov. Ivey Issues Statement on General Fund Supplemental Appropriations Bill
MONTGOMERY, Alabama, May 15 -- Gov. Kay Ivey, R-Alabama, issued the following statement in response to the passage of General Fund supplemental appropriations bill (S.B. 161) that would appropriate federal CARES Act funds: "Unlike other emergency relief bills that have been passed by Congress during recent disasters, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law by President Trump on March 27th with the clear intent of reimbursing only those expenses incurre  more

Convalescent Plasma Therapy Is Treating Coronavirus Patients in UAB Research
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, May 14 -- The University of Alabama Birmingham campus issued the following news: People who fight off COVID-19 carry a powerful memento in their blood: antibodies that are primed to wipe out the disease. By lending these trained immune soldiers to other patients, survivors might be able to knock out three cases of COVID for the price of one. Antibody-rich blood plasma from people who have overcome COVID-19 is now helping to jumpstart immune defenses in patients struggling   more

Enterprise State Community College/Alabama Aviation College Students to Receive CARES Funds
ENTERPRISE, Alabama, May 12 [TNSgrants] -- Enterprise State Community College issued the following news release: Enterprise State Community College and Alabama Aviation College students will soon receive $571.25 in emergency financial aid grants for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, signed into law on March 27, provides colleges and universities emergency funds to be used by the institu  more

Lee Appoints Wynn Christian Alabama Regional President, Director of Local Sales, Marketing
DAVENPORT, Iowa, May 16 -- Lee Enterprises, a provider of local news, information and advertising, issued the following news release: Lee Enterprises, Incorporated (NYSE: LEE), a leading provider of news, information and advertising in 77 markets, announced that Wynn Christian has been named president and director of local sales and marketing for the company's Alabama region. The appointment is effective immediately. "Wynn is a talented leader with broad experience in digital marketing solutio  more

Samford University: School of the Arts Announces New Programs
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, May 15 -- Samford University issued the following news release: Samford University School of the Arts is launching two new areas of study, Bachelor of Arts in commercial music and Bachelor of Science in game design and 3D animation. Both will be available to students starting this fall. These programs have been in development over the past year after the addition of two faculty members, William (Wink) Winkler and Steven Potaczek, who joined Samford in August 2019. Both ind  more

University of Alabama-Birmingham: Kline Named Chair of the American Board of Ophthalmology
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, May 15 -- The University of Alabama Birmingham campus issued the following news: The nation's oldest medical specialty board, the ABO is responsible for setting high standards and developing rigorous assessments for the certification of eye physicians and surgeons in the United States. Since 1916, more than 30,000 physicians have demonstrated their knowledge and skills in ophthalmology through ABO certification. Kline is a professor of ophthalmology and the former departme  more

University of Alabama-Birmingham: New Rapid STI Test Will Help Infection Detection, Treatment Strategies
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, May 15 -- The University of Alabama Birmingham campus issued the following news: A sample collection tube for PCR (polymerase chain reaction) testing which is commonly used in the laboratory to screen patients for chlamydia and gonorrhoea infections.A new rapid sexually transmitted infection test developed through research done at UAB will help diagnose and treat patients in real time moving forward.Rates of chlamydia and gonorrhea are continuing to increase in the United S  more

University of Alabama-Birmingham: Precision Medicine Guides Choice of Better Drug Therapy in Severe Heart Disease
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, May 14 -- The University of Alabama Birmingham campus issued the following news: Is personalized medicine cost-effective? University of Alabama at Birmingham researcher Nita Limdi, Pharm.D., Ph.D., and colleagues across the United States have answered that question for one medical treatment. Patients experiencing a heart attack -- known as a myocardial infarction or an acute coronary syndrome -- have sharply diminished blood flow in coronary arteries, with a high risk of h  more

University of Alabama-Birmingham: Surplus Antioxidants Are Pathogenic for Hearts and Skeletal Muscle
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, May 14 -- The University of Alabama Birmingham campus issued the following news: Many heart diseases are linked to oxidative stress, an overabundance of reactive oxygen species. The body reacts to reduce oxidative stress -- where the redox teeter-totter has gone too far up -- through production of endogenous antioxidants that reduce the reactive oxygen species. This balancing act is called redox homeostasis. But what happens if the redox teeter-totter goes too far down, cr  more

University of Alabama: New Research Shows Atrial Fibrillation Can Be Fatal Even After Strict Control of Blood Pressure
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, May 12 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- The University of Alabama Birmingham campus issued the following news: Atrial fibrillation and normal or abnormal heart rate rythm concept as a cardiac disorder as a human organ with healthy and unhealthy ecg monitoring in a 3D illustration style.A study conducted by UAB investigators has outlined the importance of strict blood pressure control in the development of atrial fibrillation, which can lead to poor outcomes such as stroke, heart att  more

University of Alabama: Unique Spectrometer Developed at UAH Finds Ultrafast Aspect of Gallium Arsenide
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama, May 12 [TNSenergyresearch] -- The University of Alabama's Huntsville campus issued the following news: Researchers at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) have developed a unique spectrometer to study ultrafast properties of photonic materials and devices and have used it to discover a never before observed aspect of gallium arsenide (GaAs), one of the most important photonic materials. "As far as we know, this is the one and only such system in the world," says D  more