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In a new trial funded through UAB’s urgent COVID-19 research program, investigators are comparing the widely available steroid methylprednisolone with dexamethasone, which lowered risk of dying by one-third in a U.K. trial this summer.

Get the facts in this brief guide to testing requirements, methods and criteria.

Blazer Kitchen’s Hill Student Center location will transition to online shopping during the fall semester to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 while continuing to provide assistance to students in need of perishable and non-perishable foods, personal hygiene items or school supplies.

Employees submitted more than 160 questions and comments during the virtual town hall Aug. 14; find answers to questions that couldn’t be answered live due to time constraints, including explanations of benefits, mask compliance, remote working expectations and more.

UAB leaders discussed data behind the university’s comprehensive reopening plan and answered questions on move-in, class schedules, mask distribution and more.

retro art streamIn 1978, employees in the business school hung a sign to show their school pride. Today, faculty, staff and students can demonstrate their support by staying #UABUnited to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Completing this daily survey could be among the healthiest habits you develop all year — for yourself and the entire campus.

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.

Click through a slideshow below to see how University Hall classrooms and lecture halls, like those in other buildings, have been adapted to keep Blazers safe and reduce the transmission of COVID-19.

Watch a demonstration of automated lecture recording from Heritage Hall, find out what tech will be in the classrooms where you teach and register for hands-on or virtual training today.

Leadership is working to respond to challenges some employees will face as K-12 school districts adopt hybrid teaching plans for the fall terms

Faculty submitted more than 100 questions during the virtual town hall Aug. 7; find answers to questions that couldn’t be answered live due to time constraints, including caregiving plans, classroom procedures, testing and more.

Find out how the committee brings together campus leaders to monitor the effectiveness of UAB’s entry plan and look for trends and patterns that indicate additional support may be needed. 

As students begin arriving on campus for the fall semester, UAB Transportation recommends traveling an alternate route to work during times when the highest number of students will be moving in to on-campus housing. We created a map to help you plan.

University staff and non-resident students can pick up their two UAB-branded cloth face masks during a mask distribution drive-thru 9 a.m.-noon Aug. 21-22 in Express Lot No. 4 at the corner of Fifth Avenue South and 10th Street.

Face coverings can prevent the spread of COVID-19, but they also pose a barrier for people with hearing loss who rely on lip-reading to communicate. These simple tips can help you communicate more effectively with deaf or hearing-impaired peers.

Pathology department leaders explain pooled testing and other innovations behind the largest higher-education testing initiative in the nation.

Neurologist Peter King, M.D., shares his experience coming to terms with telehealth.

retro art streamComputer access for all UAB students will make this fall’s hybrid-learning model possible — exponential growth from the six computer terminals designated for math and science learning in 1978.

UAB has developed general procedures to support supervisors as they take action to provide a safe work and academic environment.

See how colleagues are getting ready and ask: Is my area all set? Download signs, learn best practices for self-installing and order customized signs on the new uab.edu/uabunited site.

As employees and students return to campus for the fall semester, UAB Facilities and Information Technology are adjusting certain services to accommodate social-distancing and hygiene protocols.

UAB’s AWARE program provides confidential disability-management services when an employee’s job is affected by a physical, mental or emotional impairment.

UAB Safe streamAs Blazers return to campus to begin the fall semester, wearing face masks will be required to reduce the transmission of COVID-19. But there’s more to masking than slipping the straps behind your ears — keeping it clean, handling it correctly and wearing it properly and are all crucial in ensuring your mask protects both you and others.

This summer’s COVID-19 Data Science Hackathon spurred many creative applications and several ongoing projects, including an automated genomic epidemiology pipeline and a machine-learning based viral transmission simulator.

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