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UAB Institutional Presentation 2023

President Ray L. Watts, M.D.
Presented in-person and via livestream on Feb. 3, 2023, 10:30 a.m. at Hill Student Center Ball Room. Introduction by Dr. Joe March, Chair of UAB Faculty Senate.

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