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Members of the lab of tuberculosis researcher Andries Steyn, Ph.D., have provided crucial assistance in UAB efforts to combat COVID-19.

One of the most recognizable campus features, the three windows have watched over UAB throughout its five decades. Now, after painstaking restoration, new generations of Blazers can enjoy their beauty for years to come.

Julio Rivera, associate professor in the Collat School of Business, who strives to “make students think and apply the material they are covering,” is one of the 12 faculty selected to receive the 2019 President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

The three-year-old Green Labs program, once a cohort of just 18, anticipates 120 UAB labs will have My Green Lab certification by December — the largest number of any organization, academic or otherwise, worldwide.

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Blazer Express bus routes crisscross the campus, and many employees rely on the buses to take them to work. UAB Transportation has implemented a strict cleaning regimen to help ensure the safety of its buses and vans and riders; however, taking public transit without precautions can introduce new risks for exposure to coronavirus.

retro art streamIn 1977, the world’s first effective treatment for a viral disease occurred at University Hospital when Richard Whitley, M.D., and Charles Alford developed vidarabine. Now, investigators across UAB have mobilized their research interests to help us better understand and fight coronavirus.

It’s predicted that 68% of the world’s population will live in cities by 2050. As urban areas trend toward tech use and digitization, the coronavirus pandemic is revealing both potential pitfalls and opportunities for growth, says human rights scholar Tina Kempin Reuter, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor Ellen Eaton, M.D., an infectious diseases specialist, is leading the Jefferson County health department’s effort to reach special populations.

Do we need to wear masks? (Yes.) When will I know which phase I’m in? What is UAB Healthcheck? Read answers to these and other questions posed during the May 22 re-entry town hall along with more than 70 other questions that couldn’t be answered live due to time constraints.

An online platform gives UAB innovators a chance to find creative solutions to front-line challenges. Anyone can post a clinical problem — or volunteer to help solve one.

There’s just as much opportunity now for UAB students and alumni to make their next moves as there would be in more traditional times. This event will help connect them to employers and opportunities for professional growth. Regi

The physical locations are closed, yet UAB Libraries is busier than ever. It’s just all happening in a flurry of ones and zeroes: online requests for curbside pickup, chat with librarians, access custom remote instruction and soon — digitized print materials from the stacks.

retro art streamBeginning with iron lung treatments in the 1950s, UAB has long been committed to the respiratory health of its patients. That continues with its COVID Respiratory Clinic to better evaluate treatments needed for coronavirus patients.

Uncertainty can fuel scientific endeavors, leading to more and better discoveries and understanding. But what happens when the public misinterprets that uncertainty? Associate Professor Kevin McCain, Ph.D., says education, rational thinking and trust in experts can help protect citizens from being misled.

Staff and faculty submitted nearly 300 questions and comments during the virtual town hall May 7; find answers to questions on furloughs, how to help and more in this article.

Vineeta Kumar, M.D., professor in the Division of Nephrology, is one of 12 faculty selected to receive the 2019 UAB President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

In a town hall meeting Thursday, President Ray Watts and other senior leaders explained expense reduction measures needed to address the impact of COVID-19 on UAB and the Health System. They also answered questions on plans for fall, restarting research, antibody testing and more.

Scientific journals tackle the tough questions with rigor. Learn the questions consuming these thought leaders in sociology, pathology, civil engineering and surgery.

Charlie Monroe, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, was one of 12 faculty selected to receive the 2019 UAB President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.   

In a virtual town hall meeting, President Ray Watts and other university leaders shared their pride in how UAB faculty and staff have responded to COVID-19, offered frank answers on re-opening campus, budget shortfalls and other topics of common concern, and shared practical guidance on how every member of the UAB community can play a part in moving forward.

Many of UAB’s more than a thousand international students are facing complicated questions and challenges — but you can help.

It’s officially springtime at UAB, and new growth is blossoming from Sterne Library, to Collat, to the residence halls.

A four-part diversity education series is being offered during limited business operations through the Campus Learning System; each course will be offered via Zoom throughout April. Registration is required.

Ariann Nassel in the Lister Hill Center for Health Policy works with UAB researchers to reveal patterns in patient care, neighborhood features, dental practices and more.

For the sixth year, UAB is recognized by the National Arbor Day Foundation for its work to nurture more than 4,400 healthy trees and engage students and employees in conservation.

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