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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.

Interdisciplinary center is focused on cutting-edge research that can be developed into better treatments — and helping junior faculty develop their own research programs.

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Blazer Express bus routes crisscross the campus, and many employees rely on the buses to take them to work. UAB Transportation has implemented a strict cleaning regimen to help ensure the safety of its buses and vans and riders; however, taking public transit without precautions can introduce new risks for exposure to coronavirus.

retro art streamIn 1977, the world’s first effective treatment for a viral disease occurred at University Hospital when Richard Whitley, M.D., and Charles Alford developed vidarabine. Now, investigators across UAB have mobilized their research interests to help us better understand and fight coronavirus.

Assistant Professor Ellen Eaton, M.D., an infectious diseases specialist, is leading the Jefferson County health department’s effort to reach special populations.

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.

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.

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.

UAB algorithm offers doctors a step-by-step guide to connect patients with HIV to best smoking-cessation options.

Edward Hook, Virginia Wadley Bradley and Mark Prichard were honored as emeritus professors for exceptional service to the university and their profession.

UAB Safe streamUnderstanding different types of bacteria, ways they’re transmitted and plans to keep your food safe is key to enjoying your tailgate and keeping guests healthy.

Faculty at UAB developed Rigor, Reproducibility and Transparency to draw attention to common lab mistakes. The gamified online course has spread to 15 insitutions and counting.

The ultimate goal of this work is to use findings to aid the development of an effective HIV vaccine to prevent infection.

UAB and Birmingham stepped up to fight the virus that causes AIDS years ago when it could have easily turned away

Meet Shalisa Sanders. She is the Employee of the Month