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Alabama K-12 public and private schools now have the option to receive asymptomatic COVID-19 testing, high-efficiency particulate — or HEPA —air purifiers, over-the-counter test kits, on-site liaisons and more through the UAB School of Public Health program.
The World Refugee Day Simulation offers an immersive experience and concrete steps to take action. UAB graduate student Agok Ayuen, who grew up in a refugee camp in Kenya and is now training in the School of Public Health, is helping to organize the event.
More adolescents and young adults in the U.S. vape cannabis instead of nicotine, contradicting widely held beliefs of nicotine consumption in vaping.

Bianca and Kelvin Ume have been pulling double duty throughout the pandemic: working as contact tracers while juggling full-time jobs, Bianca as a UAB medical and MBA student and Kelvin as an ICU nurse.

UAB will partner with the Alabama Department of Public Health, Alabama State Department of Education and local school districts to conduct individualized COVID-19 testing plans. The testing is free, voluntary and safe.

Bisakha Sen, Ph.D., will work with leading health scientists to review the results of a study on how service dogs and emotional support dogs help veterans with PTSD.
Students at UAB are helping with contact tracing by letting people in Alabama know if they have been diagnosed with COVID-19.
Failing to account for weaker firearm laws in neighboring states made it falsely appear that a states’ laws were about 20 percent less effective in reducing firearm deaths.
The results will demonstrate where the novel coronavirus has spread undetected in the United States and provide insights into the types of populations that are most affected.
Los Angeles Times health care policy reporter to discuss “Peace in our time? Is an end to the Obamacare war in sight, and what does that portend for our national health care debate?” at UAB on Oct. 19.
A local symposium addresses the mental health of veterans, helping them to better integrate into home life and the workplace.
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