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retro art streamAndy Kennedy earned his place in men’s basketball record-books while playing under Coach Gene Bartow. Now, as head coach of Men’s Basketball, he helped steer the team through the COVID-19 crisis into a play for the 2021 C-USA championship.

Skills and sequencing combine to gather the first data on the UK variant in Alabama in Pathology’s Fungal Reference Laboratory.

Reading level in third grade is an astounding predictor of life outcomes. Learn how one UAB partner organization prepares tutors to walk alongside struggling students.

Before patients arrive, experts use computer models to design the safest, most efficient workflows for staff and providers and reduce wait times.

This year, the new President’s Award for Excellence in Shared Values honors Blazers who demonstrated one or more of UAB’s shared values in the course of their work during the extraordinary times presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.

retro art streamOn-campus events that will enable Blazers to gather together are again permitted within established guidelines, thanks to safety behavior exhibited by students, faculty and staff that has resulted in relatively low COVID-19 transmission.

Constraint-Induced Therapy, developed at UAB and used worldwide to help patients regain function after stroke, will be tested as therapy for patients with cognitive difficulties following COVID-19 infection.

B Well UAB helps students easily access resources on mobile devices and build a self-care plan that encourages healthy habits.

Research led by Professor Christina Rodriguez, Ph.D., documents increase in abuse risk and psychological aggression following the economic devastation, isolation and school closures brought on by the pandemic.

Knowing there would be great interest when the ADPH announced Friday that COVID vaccination Phase 1b was opening to the education sector, the university worked quickly to provide a way for all UAB employees to register interest in a vaccine. Scheduling vaccines will be more nuanced than the all-call registration process.  

Help the Benevolent Fund meet its spring campaign goal of $2 million and enable its continued support of the Blazer Kitchen, the Employee Emergency Assistance Program and other community partners.

Senior leaders respond to student questions on vaccines, in-person commencement, meal plans and more.

UAB officials expect weekly cases to be higher than the fall semester, but increased safety and testing strategies have been launched to control spread. The UA System will resume COVID-19 reporting Friday afternoon for the first time since in-person classes ended in November.

Ashley Neyer, Education Abroad director, earned the Forum on Education Abroad’s Professional Certification in Education Abroad, which provides those who work in the global education field with specialized knowledge and expertise — all of which will guide the continued growth of UAB Education Abroad.

Recovering from COVID-19?Still have problems with confusion, slow thinking, or memory? If so, you may eligible to take part in a study testing a new form of cognitive training designed to improve how quickly you process information and perform daily activities. The study pays participants $20 per training session on average. The training program, which requires several visits to UAB, can be tailored to fit your schedule. If you are interested, please call 205-934-9768 or email stacemc@uab.edu.

Behavioral sleep medicine specialist Justin Thomas, Ph.D., answers one of Google’s most-searched questions of 2020: “Why can’t I fall asleep?”

Senior leaders responded to queries on vaccine distribution, the spring semester, UAB’s commitment to diversity and more.

Blazers Bounce Back, which has helped thousands of students develop resiliency skills, will be available to all UAB students in Canvas during the spring semester.

retro art streamIn November 1989, Gertrude Elion, whose work led to the creation of the AIDS drug AZT, spoke to a packed Margaret Cameron Spain Auditorium. Today, the gathering space is playing host to the products of groundbreaking science.

retro art streamIn 1965, UAB decorated Jefferson Tower for the holidays. This year, a special holiday gift was delivered to health care workers at UAB — the SARS-COV-2 vaccine, which is being administered regularly to front-line health care workers at UAB and in Jefferson County.

Each year, UAB’s official photographers capture tens of thousands of images as they document the incredible variety of events and personalities that make up our community. Here are some of our favorite photos of some of the most dramatic months in UAB history.

Four students tracking COVID spread for the School of Public Health and Alabama Department of Health share what a typical shift is like, the reactions they get and what they wish the public knew about contact tracing.

“Is Mommy a Doctor or a Superhero?,” written by emergency medicine physician Amy Faith Ho, M.D., uses colorful illustrations and whimsical characters to show that doctor moms are heroes and children can find superheroes within themselves.

University Professor Jennifer Kilgo, Ph.D., is the recipient of the Ellen Gregg Ingalls/UAB National Alumni Society Award for Lifetime Achievement in Teaching, the highest award for teaching presented by UAB.

Here’s 7 alternatives to face-to-face team celebrations.

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