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UAB is enrolling patients as part of randomized controlled trials that experts say are necessary to prove the efficacy of the much-discussed COVID-19 treatment.

Many people are looking to antibody tests for peace of mind. But the results aren’t actionable at this point, an infectious diseases expert says. Learn more about UAB’s current and future antibody testing efforts.

UAB Medicine is moving its drive-thru testing site to the the UAB Hospital-Highlands parking deck effective Aug. 9.

UAB is part of several trials to test whether an infusion of antibodies from people who have beaten COVID-19 can help those dealing with infection or at risk for infection. Donors are needed.

Antibody testing can reveal if a person has been exposed to the novel coronavirus in the past. More research needs to be done before we know if that means they are “protected” from COVID-19.

As UAB Hospital copes with coronavirus, Pastoral Care chaplains walk the halls to support “a lot of really tired, amazing employees.”

Wireless glucose monitors, HD cameras and talking scales: UAB eMedicine has saved Alabamians nearly 200,000 miles of driving and sliced stroke treatment times for rural patients from hours to minutes. 

Nephrologist Ashita Tolwani, M.D., is internationally renowned for her expertise in continuous renal replacement therapy. UAB’s CRRT Queen explains this powerful, complex therapy and how UAB became a global leader in the field.

Do you speak APT1A3? To help patients with mysterious conditions, these precision pioneers are seeking expertise in targeted genes.

The Precision Diagnostics Laboratory effort, led by Craig Mackinnon, M.D., Ph.D., will support surgeons, oncologists and other clinicians with the latest tests and custom assays, starting with gene panels for cancer and drug metabolism that return answers in hours, not weeks.

A decade ago, Liz Worthey’s computational skills saved a life and earned her a profile in a Pulitzer-winning article. Now at UAB, this new recruit is creating tools and building collaborations to transform these extraordinary efforts into a routine part of patient care.

A new textbook by Randy Cron, M.D., Ph.D., the first of its kind, can help physicians diagnose and treat an often-puzzling condition with a host of causes.

Special contact lenses or eye drops can reduce a patient’s final prescription by half in the School of Optometry’s Myopia Control Clinic. That means thinner lenses and also a much lower risk of serious eye problems, including glaucoma and cataracts.

Becker’s Hospital Review names UAB Hospital as one of the “100 Great Hospitals in America” and UAB Medicine as “One of the 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare” in its latest edition.

Some 61 percent of the state's industry-sponsored clinical trials are being conducted in Birmingham, home to UAB, according to a report that hails the quantity and the cutting-edge nature of the work.

An interdisciplinary team from genetics, internal medicine, and other specialties aims to help patients find answers to medical mysteries.
The UAB community came out to support the CPS-3, becoming the largest single site enrollment in the United States with 1,209 participants.
UAB Hospital has received the 2013 Women’s Choice Award for ranking among America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Experience for women.
UAB researcher to develop medical decision making guide for minority patients with lupus.
Innovative new heart catheter used first in the United States at UAB pinpoints areas for therapy delivery.
Participants can sign up to meet in a group setting with trained lifestyle coach to learn how to prevent or delay onset of type 2 diabetesRead More
Following evidence that CT scans can be a reliable screening tool for early detection of lung cancer, UAB becomes the first hospital in Birmingham to offer that service.
Participants can sign up to meet in group setting with trained lifestyle coach to learn how to prevent or delay onset of type 2 diabetesRead More
An aggressive blood-management plan has changed the culture at UAB, leading to less blood use, more blood donation and better outcomes for patients.
Study examines how HIV affects the health of women.
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