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Nov. 6 fluUniversity Hospital was the location for UAB staff and employees to receive inoculations as part of a nationwide swine flu vaccination effort in fall 1976. This year, Nov. 7 is the last day to get a free flu shot on campus. Visit the Alumni House 1-3 p.m. Nov. 6 or the School of Dentistry Room 309 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Nov. 7 to protect yourself throughout this flu season, which experts say could be worse than average.

 
  • Find a breath of fresh air at UAB

    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.

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  • Engineers build solutions for problems

    retro art streamNecessity may be the mother of invention, but UAB engineers are the ones who bring them to life.

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  • Protecting UAB Hospital patients is no isolated effort

    retro art streamIn 1960, many incoming patients were first admitted to the Isolation Unit before transferring to another ward; there were fewer antibiotics at the time, and undiagnosed infections were more prevalent. Today, protecting patients in the time of coronavirus takes an even more complex and multilayered approach — including visitation restrictions and the use of negative airflow rooms.

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  • Tens of thousands of remote computers power UAB — and it all started with one

    retro art streamIn 1968, the Medical Center’s computing capability consisted of an IBM 1401 setup and IBM 729 Magnet Tape Units. Now, during limited operations, much of UAB’s mission-critical work is happening on thousands of computers — all of them not on campus.

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  • Strong foundations for a healthy Birmingham

    retro art streamIn March 1947, officials broke ground in the medical center for a new building to house the Jefferson County Public Health Department (JCPHD), now the Jefferson County Department of Health. The department is working alongside UAB and other organizations to monitor closely the ongoing situation surrounding novel coronavirus COVID-19.

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  • Sometimes, bigger is better

    retro art streamUAB Hospital has come a long way since 1929 — all the way to the America’s Best Hospitals list.

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  • Beyond the page: Bright future ahead for UAB libraries

    retro art streamIn the 1980s, UAB students studied at large tables in Mervyn H. Sterne Library. Today, the library is home to more interactive- and group-study spaces than ever before, plus new dean Kasia Gonnerman joining the Blazer family April 1.

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  • Ready, set, strike

    retro art streamUAB’s volleyball players score on and off the hardwood. Check out UAB Women’s Beach Volleyball team during the Green and Gold match 2 p.m. Feb 14 and season opener against North Alabama 10 a.m. Feb. 22, both at home.

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  • Snowpocalypse serves up a snowy soccer match

    retro art streamSix years ago, Blazers kicked a soccer ball back and forth on campus during Winter Storm Leon, which brought Birmingham to a standstill on Jan. 28, 2014.

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  • Campus walkway gives a boost, gets a lift

    retro art streamIn 1975, UAB completed a pedestrian bridge crossing University Boulevard at 13th Street South to accommodate a quickly growing student population. This year, UAB art students brightened the footbridge with a UAB-themed mural.

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