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April 14 is scheduled as a day off for the academic campus to rejuvenate.

Senior leaders shared updates and answered questions about returning to campus, working from home, vaccines, masks and more Apr. 7.

retro art streamNearly four decades after a broadcast delivered by Jack Lazarus, the Alabama Broadcasters Association named 90.3 WBHM Radio Station of the Year at its annual ABBY Awards ceremony March 29.

Some campus locations that previously were closed throughout the COVID-19 pandemic have reopened with safety precautions in place. Read more to learn where you can see art, buy UAB merch, dine in and work out on campus — all while staying safe and healthy.

UAB Safe streamBig things come from UAB research — but the best work takes place when researchers work with UAB’s Department of Environmental Health and Safety and adhere to best practices for lab safety.

A new mural on the first floor of the School of Health Professions building captures what it means to be a Blazer in a variety of vibrant greens, yellows and blues.

Download it through the UAB’s mobile app or employee portal and keep a copy in your Apple Wallet or WalletPasses.

The two-phase reentry plan is a flexible solution that will enable students to return to full-time classroom instruction during the summer and fall terms, as directed by the UA System Board of Trustees.

From doctors to chaplains to counselors, UAB employees supported patients, students and each other with compassionate care using telehealth, mental health apps, innovative testing strategies and more.

2020 was the year for telehealth: Pandemic safety restrictions led to a 2,000% increase in telehealth patient volume for UAB eMedicine this past year and saved patients more than a quarter of a million hours of travel time.

Responding to a challenge like none other, investigators made crucial discoveries, developed new treatments and went above and beyond to serve the campus community and beyond.

Perhaps no industry was altered quite as much as education during the COVID-19 pandemic. All across campus, Blazers worked together to bring the best of UAB into remote learning and ensure students could still receive an exceptional education experience even in rapidly changing circumstances.

retro art streamAndy Kennedy earned his place in men’s basketball record-books while playing under Coach Gene Bartow. Now, as head coach of Men’s Basketball, he helped steer the team through the COVID-19 crisis into a play for the 2021 C-USA championship.

Skills and sequencing combine to gather the first data on the UK variant in Alabama in Pathology’s Fungal Reference Laboratory.

Reading level in third grade is an astounding predictor of life outcomes. Learn how one UAB partner organization prepares tutors to walk alongside struggling students.

Before patients arrive, experts use computer models to design the safest, most efficient workflows for staff and providers and reduce wait times.

This year, the new President’s Award for Excellence in Shared Values honors Blazers who demonstrated one or more of UAB’s shared values in the course of their work during the extraordinary times presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.

retro art streamOn-campus events that will enable Blazers to gather together are again permitted within established guidelines, thanks to safety behavior exhibited by students, faculty and staff that has resulted in relatively low COVID-19 transmission.

Constraint-Induced Therapy, developed at UAB and used worldwide to help patients regain function after stroke, will be tested as therapy for patients with cognitive difficulties following COVID-19 infection.

B Well helps students easily access resources on mobile devices and build a self-care plan that encourages healthy habits.

Research led by Professor Christina Rodriguez, Ph.D., documents increase in abuse risk and psychological aggression following the economic devastation, isolation and school closures brought on by the pandemic.

Vaccine site volunteer Matt Windsor offers an insider’s view of the great shot-in-the-arm effort that can turn the tide against COVID-19.

Knowing there would be great interest when the ADPH announced Friday that COVID vaccination Phase 1b was opening to the education sector, the university worked quickly to provide a way for all UAB employees to register interest in a vaccine. Scheduling vaccines will be more nuanced than the all-call registration process.  

Help the Benevolent Fund meet its spring campaign goal of $2 million and enable its continued support of the Blazer Kitchen, the Employee Emergency Assistance Program and other community partners.

Senior leaders respond to student questions on vaccines, in-person commencement, meal plans and more.

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