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Dispatches from the Edge

Translational Bioinformatics Mini-Symposium

Translational Bioinformatics Mini-Symposium Spotlights Collaborative Opportunities

More than 100 people attended this inaugural event, which showcased informatics projects in immunology, omics, and complex diseases like cancer. The theme, “Forging New Bioinformatics Collaborations,” helped start a dialogue between bioinformatics and several other affiliated disciplines (biostatistics, structural analytics, network medicine).

Homelessness in Birmingham: An Update from The Edge of Chaos

This Wicked Problem case on homelessness in Birmingham was researched and written by Sean Bowman.  Sean earned his Master’s in Public Health at UAB after attaining his undergraduate degree from Auburn.  He currently is employed by a successful start-up company that emerged out of UAB.

How Birmingham can capitalize on the 'Metropolitan Revolution'

How Birmingham can capitalize on the 'Metropolitan Revolution'

Bruce Katz, an expert on metropolitan policy and author of "The Metropolitan Revolution" says Birmingham has many of the ingredients to succeed in the new innovation-driven economy.

After a day that took him from the University of Alabama at Birmingham to Innovation Depot and around the city center, Katz came away with a positive first impression of Birmingham.