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In The News: Digital Health Innovator Brad Ryan Joins NCQA as Chief Product Officer

Dr. Ryan earned his medical degree at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He studied engineering, computer science, and mathematics as an undergraduate at the University of Alabama. To this day, he remains firmly committed to “Roll Tide” and his family and friends in Alabama. Brad Ryan currently resides in Chicago.… Read more

Sources: NCQA

In The News: Stanford Study Shows Dry Air Drives Overlooked Changes In How Plants Drink And Breathe

Predicting plant water needs in a warmer, drier world. Plants drink up much of the water that falls to Earth. They take what they need before releasing it through tiny holes on the underside of their leaves, just as people release water vapor with every exhale. For agricultural crops, this… Read more

Sources: Science Magazine, EurekAlert!, Phys.org, Science Daily

In The News: UA Kick-Starts Six Projects Related to COVID-19 and Future Pandemics

The University of Alabama has several research projects they hope can prevent the next pandemic. The school plans to invest $100,000 into six UA based research projects involving covid-19. They say it’s a way to better understand the consequences so that people are better prepared to deal if one happens again. Read more

Sources: NBC 13, Fox 6, NBC (Montgomery), Fox (Dothan), ABC (Columbus, Ga.), Alabama Newscenter, WTVY (Dothan), WVUA, The Tuscaloosa News, Crestview News Bulletin

In The News: Eleven UA Students Win Fulbright Awards

Eleven University of Alabama students won Fulbright Awards. The Fulbright program is the most prestigious U.S. international exchange program, offering one-year grants for independent study and research. Two UA students received research awards, and nine won Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship Awards.  Read more

Sources: WVUA