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Long-time season ticket-holders — and a proud first-timer — reveal what they love about Blazer Football and what they’re looking forward to most at UAB’s first home game Oct. 2.

Demolition will begin later this year on the Roy R. Kracke Clinical Services Building, one of the oldest buildings on campus, to make way the new Altec Styslinger Genomic Medicine and Data Sciences Building. Both the building and the man for whom it’s named, the first dean of the medical school, have a storied history.

Lisa Harvey, Timothy Key, Malcolm Marler, Kerry McAlpine, Akia McCurdy and Justin Roth are the first six honorees of the UAB Shared Values in Action Program launched this year to honor employees whose work best exemplifies institutional values.

For the seventh year, UAB is recognized by the National Arbor Day Foundation for its work to nurture more than 4,400 healthy trees and engage students and employees in conservation.

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.

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.

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.

retro art streamQuarterback Tower, dedicated in July 1977 and funded by a Birmingham nonprofit, was the site of a 67-foot high digital message of thanks to front line health care workers in August.

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.

retro art streamIn 1960, many incoming patients were first admitted to the Isolation Unit before transferring to another ward; there were fewer antibiotics at the time, and undiagnosed infections were more prevalent. Today, protecting patients in the time of coronavirus takes an even more complex and multilayered approach — including visitation restrictions and the use of negative airflow rooms.

Coronavirus breeds loneliness, which is as bad for the health as heavy smoking. The longtime director of UAB’s Pastoral Care program shares how best to reach out to others in need.

As UAB Hospital copes with coronavirus, Pastoral Care chaplains walk the halls to support “a lot of really tired, amazing employees.”

Emergency Medicine's Christopher Greene, M.D., and Infectious Diseases Director Jeanne Marrazzo, M.D., share the latest on the new coronavirus, precautions in the ED and updates on therapeutics to prevent and treat the illness in this video. Read about campus plans and responses on the UAB Updates tab at uab.edu/coronavirus.

retro art streamUAB Hospital has come a long way since 1929 — all the way to the America’s Best Hospitals list.

retro art streamIn 1967, Santa Claus himself spread holiday cheer to UAB Hospital Staff during a busy workday. More than 50 years later, Blazers can still find the Christmas spirit on campus with various holiday activities.

A group employees are helping families with premature infants and creating cross-campus chains with hooks and needles meant for yarn.

Ashton Kornbrust, a hematology/oncology nurse in The Kirklin Clinic, is UAB’s Employee of the Month for April.

Programs at UAB teach people on the autism spectrum the social skills they need to succeed in the workplace, give teens with ASD crucial job experience and help all employees learn to communicate with colleagues on the autism spectrum.

A look into your personal wellness March 12-April 24 will cost you 15 minutes and could earn you cash rewards.

Following evidence that CT scans can be a reliable screening tool for early detection of lung cancer, UAB becomes the first hospital in Birmingham to offer that service.
Baptist Medical Center East was recognized by Truven Health Analytics on its 100 Top Hospitals list for 2013.
Walters, Bleich provide services for employees who have lost a special patient, and provide training for residents

Nurse practitioner details physical, emotional toll of disease in A Place I Didn't Want to Go: My Victory Over Cancer.

Diligence, experience help Persad earn September Employee of the Month award
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