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UAB Undergraduate Immunology Soceity(UIS), sponsored by the Immunology Institute, partnered with Vestavia Hills City Schools to host immunology outreach programs at Vestavia Hills Elementary East (VHEE) and Liberty Park (VHLP) on March 19 and 22, 2024. This program introduced germs and the immune system to the fourth graders at VHEE and the fifth graders at VHLP. More than 200 elementary students participated in the program, learning how vaccine works, and building their own antibodies. Through another interactive activity they get to play as the immune system before and after a vaccine. The Immunology Insitute hopes to expand this outreach program to more VH schools in the upcoming year.

UAB’s Undergraduate Immunology Society (UIS) was able to attend the GEMS event at Berry Middle School, an event encouraging girls to foster interest in STEM at a young age. UIS, supported by the Immunology Institute, introduced the students to immunology, more specifically antibodies, vaccines, and phagocytosis, and received very positive feedback from the attendees.

UAB Undergrauate Immunology Society (UIS) students hosted a series of immunology workshops at the McWane Science Center in downtown Birmingham. The workshop is a series of community outreach program sponsored by the Immunology Institute to promote immunology education and health awareness on campus and in greater Birmingham area.

The immunology workshop on November 18, 2024. There were approximately 200 participants engaged in this workshop learning about immunology.

The Immunology workshop on Jan. 28, 2023. 114 guests participated at the workshop, and the UIS students volunteered to help young participants make pathogen and antibody crafts.

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