News & Events


The next 10 Minute Talk focusing on State-of-the-Art Reviews will be held online on Wednesday, March 21, from 12:00-12:30 pm. Visit our Research Guide to register.

The UAB Libraries 10 Minute Talks series is intended to provide detailed information on specific topics in a short amount of time to better serve the scheduling needs of busy faculty, researchers, and students. These sessions will provide information on specific topics related to research activities and will include information on relevant UAB Libraries resources. The Spring 2018 series from Lister Hill Library will focus on types of reviews with the goal of providing information on publication alternatives to systematic reviews.


Posters are a common medium for communicating information about your research, yet poster creation itself can be frustrating and time-consuming. Join us on Monday, March 19, from 5:00-6:00 pm, for this online workshop, which will provide an introduction to poster design and will include information on using templates, effective use of images and infographics, and tips and tricks for transporting posters to off-campus locations. To register for this class, or to learn about other upcoming workshops, visit our Research Guide.

Veterans Administration Hospital building

Construction for a hospital for veterans began in October 1949 at the University of Alabama’s new medical center in Birmingham. Roy R. Kracke, MD, dean of the medical school, was a member of President Truman’s Special Medical Advisory Group on Veterans Affairs and was chiefly responsible for the location of the facility in Birmingham. The hospital was completed in January 1953 and was formally dedicated on March 22, 1953. The hospital contained 400 beds for veterans, but it also provided much-needed laboratory, research, and clinical space for medical and dental school faculty, many of whom had joint appointments with their school and with the VA. Students were also able to receive clinical training in the new hospital.

See more Images of the Month

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In this issue:

  • 3D Models available for checkout at Lister Hill
  • 10 Minute Talks Series
  • Afternoon tea at Lister Hill
  • Image of the Month
  • Faculty Publication Spotlight

Read the February 2018 issue

Stephen M. Taylor, M.D.

The 39th Annual Reynolds-Finley Lecture will be held on Friday, March 9, 2018, from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m., in Lecture Room E on the first floor of Volker Hall. "The Opioid Crisis" will be presented by Stephen M. Taylor, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.S.A.M., General, Child/Adolescent and Addiction Psychiatrist; Medical Director, NBA/NBPA Player Assistance/Anti-Drug Program. Visit our lecture page for more details.

Join Dr. David Redden (School of Public Health) and Dorothy Ogdon (UAB Libraries) to learn about “Creating a Data Management Plan” for your research, on Friday, February 23, 2018, at 8:30 a.m., at UAB Lister Hill Library (Ground Floor Testing Lab G17)! This will be a two hour workshop – the first hour will be lectures and the second allowing hands on practice. For more information and to register, click here. Stay tuned for follow-up workshops on data management in March and April!

Cup of tea with cookies.

Tea is served. Or, it will be next month! Join us for a spot of tea every Wednesday during the months of February, March & April, from 12:00-2:00pm, on the 1st floor of Lister Hill Library near the HUB desk. This is a free event! Speak with a librarian, enjoy a break with some tea and sweets, and learn about one of our many resources offered to students, faculty, and staff here at UAB.

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In this issue:

  • New Single Service Desk at Sterne
  • Afternoon Tea returns
  • 3D Models Available for Checkout
  • Upcoming classes, workshops, amd events
  • Faculty Publication Spotlight

Read the January 2018 issue

Sign up to take "Systematic Review Tools - Results Screening (Covidence & Rayyan)" on Tuesday, January 30, from 12:00-1:00pm. This online workshop will cover the features of Covidence and Rayyan, two tools to help systematic review teams collaborate in screening results. To register for this class, or to see what other workshops are being held this Spring, visit our Research Guide.

"Advancing Health Equity as a Human Right" is the topic of the Third Annual Reflection on Civil and Human Rights Lecture to be held on Tuesday, January 23, at 5:00 pm at Mervyn H. Sterne Library Room 174, as part of UAB Community Month 2018. Monica L. Baskin, Ph.D., Professor of Preventive Medicine and Vice Chair for Culture and Diversity in the Department of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine will discuss the significance of advancing health equity as a human right contextualized by the Civil Rights Movement in Birmingham, Alabama.

This event is sponsored by UAB Libraries, the UAB African American Faculty Association, and UAB African American Studies.