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Birmingham is Builder’s Launchpad

Birmingham is Builder’s Launchpad

July 2015
Alabama’s Mental Health Decline

Alabama’s Mental Health Decline

The state’s pool of mental health professionals is drying up, owing to low pay and lack of commitment to parity from health care leaders and insurance companies.

April 2015
Partnership to Speed Ideas to Applications

Partnership to Speed Ideas to Applications

Harvard Business School ranks Alabama near the top among states with jobs in medical device development. UAB and Southern Research are determined there’s even more untapped potential. A new partnership aims to speed production.

March 2015
Keeping Seniors Home and Healthy

Keeping Seniors Home and Healthy

Seniors are benefiting from two new state programs — SenioRx that negotiates good drug prices from pharmaceutical companies and a plan that uses Medicaid funds for in-home care.

February 2015
State of the Uninsured

State of the Uninsured

As state Medicaid overhaul nears completion, Gov. Bentley stands pat on not expanding coverage. Meanwhile, the uninsured still check in to emergency rooms, and hospitals get reimbursed 75 percent less for treating them.

December 2014
Top Management Skills in Philanthropy

Top Management Skills in Philanthropy

Three of Alabama’s best at raising and giving away money share what it takes to play their parts.

December 2014
Keeping Pace with Aging Customers

Keeping Pace with Aging Customers

Nursing homes evolve new services — and new profit centers — to keep pace with customers who are living longer, staying more active and demanding personalized services.

December 2014
Tracking the Long Life of Nuclear Harm

Tracking the Long Life of Nuclear Harm

With innovative data collection and persistence, an Alabama doctor of genetics is challenging official assurances that harm from nuclear accidents is short lived.

November 2014
Building Better Blood Tests

Building Better Blood Tests

Build a better cholesterol test and measure sales alongside the national rate for heart attacks. Atherotech has a 10-year plan for innovations on blood tests.

November 2014
The Cutting Edge of Diamond Forming

The Cutting Edge of Diamond Forming

This UAB-incubated enterprise excels in advanced materials R&D — from forming nano-diamond coatings to a DoD contract to solve the “tin whiskers” problem.

November 2014