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Assistant Professor Henna Budhwani, Ph.D., co-led a cross-disciplinary project that was recognized with the Robert Carr Research Award at the International AIDS Conference July 8.

UAB leaders offered guidance, answered concerns and recognized faculty efforts at a virtual faculty/instructor town hall July 8. "There's a willingness to work with anyone around issues they might have," President Watts said.

Department creates environment for entrepreneurial activity that fuels advances in artificial intelligence, cancer prediction and patient safety.

As it enters the second half of its first century, UAB prepares to introduce a Signature Core that reflects its unique culture and makes the city “your classroom, your laboratory, your gateway to the world.”

New microbiology faculty member Nicholas Lennemann is transforming the fluorescent virus assay he developed into a new tool against coronavirus in work supported through UAB’s urgent COVID-19 research fund.

The educational and clinical challenges presented by COVID-19 also present an opportunity to develop new technical and patient-interaction skills for students — and health professionals — using telehealth technology. 

Bioreactors built to offer new insights on lung cancer are being adapted to study coronavirus infection and test new treatments in this project supported through UAB’s urgent COVID-19 research fund.

Do we need to wear masks? (Yes.) When will I know which phase I’m in? What is UAB Healthcheck? Read answers to these and other questions posed during the May 22 re-entry town hall along with more than 70 other questions that couldn’t be answered live due to time constraints.

An online platform gives UAB innovators a chance to find creative solutions to front-line challenges. Anyone can post a clinical problem — or volunteer to help solve one.

Virologist Kevin Harrod, Ph.D., is the institution’s resident expert on SARS viruses. His lab is handling biological validation for innovative drug-repurposing studies supported by the School of Medicine’s Urgent COVID-19 research fund.

Microbiologists Troy Randall and Frances Lund are building key proteins from several coronaviruses to study antibody cross-reactivity and other crucial questions in this project supported through UAB’s urgent COVID-19 research fund.

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.

Staff and faculty submitted nearly 300 questions and comments during the virtual town hall May 7; find answers to questions on furloughs, how to help and more in this article.

With little more than a smartphone and his rock collection, Scott Brande, Ph.D., has captured the attention of geology educators worldwide. A new NSF grant is allowing him to expand — and explore what happens when hands-on instruction goes online.

Talking cutting-edge science and family questions with the first members of UAB's Undergraduate Immunology Program.

Lab-grown human heart tissue could mean better drug tests, faster transplants and more accurate models of disease. To get there, Palaniappan Sethu, Ph.D., is stretching ingenuity.

Investigators attract major grants to use AI on failed drug trials, cell-free DNA and puzzling CT scans.

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.

So three students and their instructor, Health Behavior Chair Kevin Fontaine, Ph.D., walk into a class — and explain why an Honors College seminar on comedy and well-being is such a hit.    

Neurobiologist Summer Thyme, Ph.D., has built her own devices and software to leverage zebrafish models that shed light on genes associated with human schizophrenia.

Five faculty are translating proven methods directly from Birmingham to locations around the world with pilot funding from the Sparkman Center for Global Health.

One key reason UAB’s master’s program in health administration is ranked No. 1 in the nation: Every student works 10 hours a week with leaders in the UAB Health System, contributing to initiatives that are setting the standard for care across the country.