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Cooper Pierce was just 13 years old when his doctors diagnosed him with pulmonary hypertension. He compares the condition to really bad asthma that would leave him breathless and blue from climbing a single flight of stairs. Thanks to the extraordinary care from doctors at UAB, including our own DOM Pulmonary Hypertension Team, Cooper was able to receive a heart, double lung transplant. Today, he's living his best life as a UAB student, and hopes his story will inspire others

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The UAB MedEd Moments faculty development video series is now online! These brief, high quality videos are designed to enhance clinician-educator skills in five important areas: Setting Expectations, Giving Feedback, Teaching Procedures, Improving the Learning Climate, and Enhancing Evaluations. The series not only fulfills an ACGME requirement, but also helps faculty and learners be successful in the medical training environment. Kudos to our talented MedEd team for developing this free and accessible resource for all medical educators.

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Troy Randall, PhD (Professor, Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology) and colleagues conducted groundbreaking research on an intranasal COVID-19 vaccine candidate, AdCOVID. Their mouse pre-clinical study, performed in collaboration with biopharmaceutical company Altimmune, showed strong serum neutralizing activity and potent mucosal IgA immunity in the respiratory tract. Based on these findings, AdCOVID is expected to be advanced to a Phase 1 safety and immunogenicity study in the fourth quarter of this year.

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The Federal Communications Commission has awarded UAB funding to facilitate the telehealth transition that occurred during the onset of the COVID-19 public health emergency. As a part of the CARES Act, the monies will help UAB purchase equipment such as iPads, webcams, and other devices, to expand care to populations with little access and to improve remote patient monitoring efforts. Read more here.

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 A new 25-bed skilled nursing facility for patients with COVID-19 will open in Hoover early this month. The special unit is designed to isolate nursing home residents who test positive and are asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic, while providing the appropriate level of skilled nursing care that these patients require. Kellie Flood, MD (Associate Professor, Gerontology, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care) has worked with UAB Medicine leaders, the Jefferson County Commission, and NHS Management to bring this vital community health effort to fruition. Kudos to all involved on advancing an innovative new model to care for this vulnerable population! Read more here.