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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.

retro art streamThanksgiving and other upcoming holidays might look a bit different this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic — UAB experts share guidance that can help keep the holidays festive while preventing viral spread.

This free tool, available to employees and their families through a UAB partnership, lets users practice quick techniques to relieve tension, find calm, create positive thoughts and manage stress.

In keynote addresses at UAB’s COVID-19 Research Symposium, Anthony Fauci, M.D., and Kathleen Neuzil, M.D., shared the latest science on how COVID-19 spreads and the safety and efficacy of vaccines in late-stage trials.

Campus experts and senior leaders shared details on fall move-out, spring re-entry testing and more responses to student questions.

retro art streamInto the Streets began more than two decades ago with Blazers volunteering around town to support the Birmingham community — and continued this year with health precautions and social distancing, despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

Faculty, staff, student and community innovators were recognized for their 2020 contributions to COVID-19 research, innovation and entrepreneurship during the fifth annual UAB Innovation Awards presented by the Bill L. Harbert Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Oct. 29.

Learn how UAB bioinformaticist Jake Chen, Ph.D., and computer scientist Da Yan, Ph.D., shifted their venerable gathering online and aided the fight against COVID-19.

Clinical trials of monoclonal antibodies and convalescent plasma offer new options to outpatients in the first days after a COVID-19 diagnosis.

With funding from UAB’s urgent COVID-19 research grants, researchers are testing penehyclidine to halt the acute respiratory distress syndrome seen in seriously ill patients by defending crucial cell barriers.

President Watts and other senior leaders responded to queries on the hiring freeze, student mental health, working from home in 2021 and more.

Shauntice Allen, assistant professor of environmental health sciences, is the winner of the 2020 Odessa Woolfolk Community Service Award for her work to influence change in the greater Birmingham community and beyond through community engagement.

UAB’s Benevolent Fund has been working in overdrive to meet the needs of Blazers and Birmingham residents. Making, restarting or increasing a monthly pledge via payroll deduction can help continue its work.

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