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New services include a primary-care mental health team with a licensed psychiatrist and psychiatric nurse practitioner for telehealth appointments — all hosted through HIPAA-compliant Zoom.

The director of UAB’s doctoral program in epidemiology shares what she loves about the field and her path into the profession.

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.

In this project supported through UAB’s urgent COVID-19 research fund, Professor Randall Davis aims to identify antibodies that block SARS-CoV-2 from entering human cells — information that could guide convalescent plasma therapy and more.

In this project supported through UAB’s urgent COVID-19 research fund, Assistant Professor Benjamin Larimer, Ph.D., adapts his lab’s work on phage display — normally used to identify new cancer treatments — to overcome limitations of antibody and vaccine testing.

Loy Vaughan, associate professor of mathematics, clocked 50 years of service at UAB before retiring in January. The West End native remembers introducing the Apple II into the mathematics classroom in the late 1970s, playing handball with Gene Bartow and seeing his wife and children all earn medical degrees — all while watching UAB becoming the epicenter of the city in which he grew up.

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

UAB Safe streamBeing outside is an easy way to stay active and relieve stress — as long as you make safe choices while taking walks.

Researchers in the School of Public Health illustrate how tweets labeling the novel coronavirus as the “Chinese virus” exploded across the United States.

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.

When a pandemic and no-travel order shut down an international trip for marketing students, Michele Bunn taught her students a home-grown lesson in resilience.

UAB Safe streamWearing appropriate personal protective gear is a simple, yet effective way to do your part to help stop the spread of coronavirus — but only when you do it properly and hygienically, say medical experts.

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

Trial to rapidly identify and treat the immune overreaction that may be behind some cases of severe COVID-19 is made possible through UAB Medicine’s Urgent COVID-19 Clinical Research and Laboratory Research Fund.

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.

Find the perfect colorful distraction along downtown’s historic Morris Avenue, hidden on campus and in the bustling northeast Birmingham neighborhood of Avondale.

Assistant Professor Stacey Holloway combined silicone molds of her own body with doorstops, rubber bands, an old record player and more to create prosthetic devices that mimic physical connections in these days of social distancing.

Just in time to tackle COVID-19, the Informatics Institute launches a bigger, more capable version of its team-science data platform.

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.

UAB health experts to develop a plan for the health and safety of all students, faculty and staff on all campuses.

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

The information learned from this research may contribute towards the development of effective methods to treat and prevent infection. We are looking for people age 18 or older who tested positive for COVID-19 and have since recovered from their symptoms. If enrolled, you may be asked to provide blood, nose swabs, saliva, and/or sputum samples. You will be compensated for your time. Please call (205) 996-4099 or email avrc@uabmc.edu for more information.

Crank up one of these three Spotify playlists created by an alumnae, employees and campus DJs to beat the social-distancing blues — and maybe get a few dance moves in.

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.

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