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  • DOM Addresses Common COVID Vaccine Concerns, Part 5 of 5

    DOM Addresses Common COVID Vaccine Concerns, Part 5 of 5 Chief Medical Resident Seema Kumar, MD, displays her COVID Vaccine sticker. Concern: I'm worried about possible side effects. Response: Seema Kumar, MD  

  • Why it’s safe and important to get the COVID-19 vaccine

    Why it’s safe and important to get the COVID-19 vaccine Now that effective vaccines for COVID-19 have been developed and are being distributed to members of the public, it is key for folks to understand the benefits of the COVID-19 vaccines.

  • DOM Addresses Common COVID Vaccine Concerns

    DOM Addresses Common COVID Vaccine Concerns National news reports are pointing out that many in our community are grappling with uncertainty over whether to receive a COVID-19 vaccination. Given the fact that the virus is unlike any health threat we've seen before, some hesitancy is only natural. This week, the Department of Medicine has shared a series of messages to address these common concerns and to explore how our own DOM faculty, staff, and trainees have answered these questions—for themselves, and for their patients.

  • DOM Addresses Common COVID Vaccine Concerns, Part 4 of 5

    DOM Addresses Common COVID Vaccine Concerns, Part 4 of 5 Brittani Edwards DeLoach, MISE, LSSGB, works in the Department as a Program Manager II serving as the administrative point of contact for the Department’s research programs and initiatives. She also has severe asthma. Concern: I have an underlying health condition. Response: Brittani Edwards DeLoach, MISE, LSSGB  

  • Metformin use reduces risk of death for patients with COVID-19 and diabetes

    Metformin use reduces risk of death for patients with COVID-19 and diabetes Use of the diabetes drug metformin — before a diagnosis of COVID-19 — was associated with a threefold decrease in mortality in COVID-19 patients with Type 2 diabetes.

  • Metformin use reduces risk of death for patients with COVID-19 and diabetes

    Metformin use reduces risk of death for patients with COVID-19 and diabetes Use of the diabetes drug metformin — before a diagnosis of COVID-19 — was associated with a threefold decrease in mortality in COVID-19 patients with Type 2 diabetes.

  • DOM Addresses Common COVID Vaccine Concerns, Part 3 of 5

    DOM Addresses Common COVID Vaccine Concerns, Part 3 of 5 Dr. Latesha Elopre, Assistant Professor of the UAB Division of Infectious Diseases receives her COVID-19 vaccine. Concern: The U.S. healthcare system, past and present, has been known to disproportionately harm Black and Latinx communities. Response: Latesha Elopre, MD, MSPH  

  • DOM Addresses Common COVID Vaccine Concerns, Part 2 of 5

    DOM Addresses Common COVID Vaccine Concerns, Part 2 of 5 Pictured above receiving her COVID vaccine, Dr. Dionne-Odom is Associate Professor of the UAB Division of Infectious Diseases, Associate Director of the UAB Center for Women’s Reproductive Health, and a member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine COVID-19 Task Force. Concern: The COVID-19 vaccine may not be safe for pregnant women. Response: Jodie Dionne-Odom, MD, MSPH  

  • What does COVID convalesced mean?

    What does COVID convalesced mean? At UAB Hospital, the term “COVID convalesced” is used when a patient is no longer considered infectious to others and can be moved out of a COVID-specific care unit, but is still sick and requires intensive medical attention.

  • What does COVID convalesced mean?

    What does COVID convalesced mean? At UAB Hospital, the term “COVID convalesced” is used when a patient is no longer considered infectious to others and can be moved out of a COVID-specific care unit, but is still sick and requires intensive medical attention.

  • Meals for Heroes will continue serving meals to frontline health care workers fighting COVID-19

    Meals for Heroes will continue serving meals to frontline health care workers fighting COVID-19 The partnership between UAB Advancement and the UAB Department of Food and Nutrition Services used gifts to place food orders with local restaurants and caterers to both support UAB’s health care providers and bolster the Birmingham economy.

  • DOM Addresses Common COVID Vaccine Concerns, Part 1 of 5

    DOM Addresses Common COVID Vaccine Concerns, Part 1 of 5 Dr. Seth Landefeld, Chair of the UAB Department of Medicine, receives his COVID-19 vaccination. Concern: The vaccine was rushed in production. I don’t trust that it’s safe. Response: Seth Landefeld, MD  

  • ArtBLINK Gala goes virtual to support cancer research at O’Neal Cancer Center

    ArtBLINK Gala goes virtual to support cancer research at O’Neal Cancer Center The O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB will hold its 36th annual and first-ever virtual ArtBLINK Gala on Friday, Feb. 5, featuring an online art auction of 20 original pieces from local artists to support cancer research.

  • #IGotMyShot: DOM Welcomes Arrival of COVID Vaccine

    #IGotMyShot: DOM Welcomes Arrival of COVID Vaccine Pictured above: Dr. Cindy Joiner receives her vaccination.Many in our Department were part of UAB Medicine's Phase 1 vaccine distribution plan which aims to provide vaccine for all UAB Medicine employees by the end of the month. From the initial shipment, nearly 7,000 UAB Medicine employees have received a vaccination, and additional vaccine is arriving soon. We are grateful to be part of the first wave of people receiving the safe and highly effective Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine. For a primer on the science behind the COVID vaccines, take a moment to watch the JAMA video. 

  • UAB researcher develops technology to aid COVID-19 vaccine immunity monitoring

    UAB researcher develops technology to aid COVID-19 vaccine immunity monitoring In advance of public vaccination, a quick and accurate COVID-19 antibody test will help determine the presence of neutralizing antibodies, the molecules that aid in protection against the virus.

  • Sustained cellular immune dysregulation in individuals recovering from COVID-19

    Sustained cellular immune dysregulation in individuals recovering from COVID-19 Observational clinical research of COVID-19 patients can help clinicians better understand how the previously unknown SARS-CoV-2 virus acts, and findings from this research can better inform treatment and vaccine design.

  • Sustained cellular immune dysregulation in individuals recovering from COVID-19

    Sustained cellular immune dysregulation in individuals recovering from COVID-19 Observational clinical research of COVID-19 patients can help clinicians better understand how the previously unknown SARS-CoV-2 virus acts, and findings from this research can better inform treatment and vaccine design.

  • Rudraraju leads team to second place in AHA COVID-19 challenge

    Rudraraju leads team to second place in AHA COVID-19 challenge The challenge focuses on understanding the relationships between health conditions, health disparities and social determinants of health at the county level that may bring a higher burden of illness or mortality due to COVID-19.

  • Debunking the myths about the COVID-19 vaccine

    Debunking the myths about the COVID-19 vaccine There is a lot of misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccine, but health care experts at UAB provide the facts behind some of the most common myths.

  • Potential preventative treatment demonstrated for Crohn’s disease

    Potential preventative treatment demonstrated for Crohn’s disease This potential preventive treatment for Crohn’s disease was tested on a mouse model and on immune-reactive T cells from patients with Crohn’s disease.