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UAB BTS logo FINALGet a glimpse into how employees are continuing their unique and important work during UAB’s limited business operations.

Uncertainty can fuel scientific endeavors, leading to more and better discoveries and understanding. But what happens when the public misinterprets that uncertainty? Associate Professor Kevin McCain, Ph.D., says education, rational thinking and trust in experts can help protect citizens from being misled.

Loy Vaughan, associate professor of mathematics, clocked 50 years of service at UAB before retiring in January. The West End native remembers introducing the Apple II into the mathematics classroom in the late 1970s, playing handball with Gene Bartow and seeing his wife and children all earn medical degrees — all while watching UAB becoming the epicenter of the city in which he grew up.

Scientific journals tackle the tough questions with rigor. Learn the questions consuming these thought leaders in sociology, pathology, civil engineering and surgery.

UAB Safe streamBeing outside is an easy way to stay active and relieve stress — as long as you make safe choices while taking walks.

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.

Assistant Professor Stacey Holloway combined silicone molds of her own body with doorstops, rubber bands, an old record player and more to create prosthetic devices that mimic physical connections in these days of social distancing.

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

Take in original art — from a distance — during the Department of Art and Art History’s online thesis exhibit featuring works by graduating seniors.

 

Do you have more time on your hands while social-distancing? Faculty and staff in the College of Arts and Sciences published 13 books in 2019 on subjects ranging from lifestyles and aging to advancements in satellite archaeology.

Stress is unavoidable in this uncertain time. But as Professor Diane Tucker, Ph.D., explains, you can take control — and make the most of this historic opportunity.

Three award-winning UAB faculty share 7 ways to developing engaging online courses.

Are there differences in the way that minority groups and people with low socioeconomic status experience chronic low back pain? Learn more about an ongoing study in this new series that looks behind the scenes of UAB’s latest grants and contracts.

Medical ethicist Greg Pence explores the billion-dollar industry of addiction treatment and suggests a more viable framework for combatting America’s “greatest epidemic.”

UAB Safe streamUAB Criminal Investigations Division Captain Amy Schreiner and Stacy Moak, Ph.D., professor of social work, offer insights into the simplest ways to stay safe while on campus and around Birmingham — from safety whistles to self-defense classes.

An innovative grant aims to speed up antiretroviral therapy initiation for patients in the Deep South newly diagnosed with HIV.

Poet Ann Fisher-Wirth, Ph.D., and photographer Maude Schuyler Clay will tell how they learned to combine their art forms and read from their joint title, “Mississippi,” during events Feb. 25-26.

Go behind the scenes of our latest grants and contracts in this new series — including a grant that is taking UAB investigators into the heart of the dark web of opioid trafficking.  

The new Institute for Healthy Engagement and Resilience with Technology, created by Laurel Hitchcock and a colleague, will help improve best practices in the field.

UAB Safe streamDigital payments may total in the billions, but along with safety there is fraud in numbers. Gary Warner, director of research in computer forensics, suggests ways to keep your money safe from scammers.

In her lab, “gray-hair lady” Melissa Harris, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology, is working on bringing pigment cells back from the dead.

A second grant from the Japan Foundation Los Angeles will enable UAB to expand course offerings and meet a growing demand for Japanese language study.

Here's what researchers and academics can learn at a free workshop on Jan. 31 — and from a spell in Washington, D.C.

retro art streamIn 1975, UAB completed a pedestrian bridge crossing University Boulevard at 13th Street South to accommodate a quickly growing student population. This year, UAB art students brightened the footbridge with a UAB-themed mural.

Karolina Mukhtar, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Biology, was one of 12 faculty selected to receive the 2019 UAB President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

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