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ADHD Parent Support Group Established at
UAB Civitan-Sparks Clinics
Drs. Bart Hodgens and Cryshelle Patterson, clinical psychologists at the UAB Civitan-Sparks Clinics, announced the creation of a new support group for families of children with ADD or ADHD. Follow the link above or click here for detailed information on the UAB CIRC web site.

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UAB Is Inaugral Member of NIH Neuroscience Network
The University of Alabama at Birmingham has been named one of 25 inaugural members of NeuroNEXT, a neuroscience research consortium created to rapidly advance new treatments for neurological disorders. NeuroNEXT is sponsored by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, one of the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Burt Nabors, Professor of Neurology, principal investigator for this project also serves as an IDDRC project manager. Click here for the story on the UAB Headline News website.

UAB in Second Phase of NIH Rare
Disease Research Network

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has funded the second phase of the Rare Diseases Clinical Research Network (RDCRN) including funds for 19 research institutions, among them the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). The network and a data-management coordinating center will be awarded in excess of $117 million during the next five years. The research conducted with the new funding will explore the natural history, epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment of more than 95 rare diseases. For more information read the press release in PDF version.

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