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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.

retro art streamUAB’s respiratory therapy program, developed at University Hospital, moved to the university’s School of Community and Allied Health Resources in 1970. Today, UAB Medicine continues to hire respiratory therapists, who are essential during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Using extensive testing, diagnosis and clinical data from across the Deep South, this project will be the first to analyze multiple dimensions of inequality to clarify contributions to COVID-19 disparities.

Jeff Walker, professor and chair for the Department Criminal Justice, is the winner of the 2020 Sam Brown Bridge Builder Award for his interdisciplinary, collaborative efforts across campus.

UAB Safe streamGoing out alone after dark can be nerve-wracking for some, but it doesn't have to be — especially when UAB has multiple resources to help keep you safe.

COVID-19 has changed the centuries-old process of defending dissertations and theses. Graduate School Dean Lori McMahon, Ph.D., and Associate Dean David Schneider, Ph.D., explain which changes are temporary and which could become permanent.

retro art streamIn 1974, construction continued on the steel structure that would eventually house the School of Optometry. Forty-six years later, campus still continue sto grow, even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nine faculty and staff selected for the 2020-21 Faculty Fellows in Education Abroad program will develop courses to promote active and ethical citizenship, cultural immersion and community engagement.

You, your co-workers and your family all benefit if you are participate in UAB’s randomized sentinel testing — and this simple, self-administered swab doesn’t take a test away from anyone else.

UAB Safe streamHeard it before but still have questions? Refresh your memory or clarify your understanding of the UAB-specific terminologies, methods and strategies working together to keep Blazers safe and UAB open during the midst of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Can essential oils diffuse the coronavirus? What about keto diets? If UV rays kill viruses, should I wear sunblock? UAB’s Molly Fleece, M.D., is tackling common COVID-19 searches to counteract rampant misinformation online.

UAB’s campus safety specialists are engaging with students, faculty and staff to boost compliance with health and safety precautions through education and accountability.

Most PPE goes on the provider, not the patient. A solution to this problem from UAB faculty earned them a commercialization grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration.

Questions employees submitted during the virtual town hall Sept. 11 that could not be addressed due to time constraints are answered here; find responses from leaders on employee recognition, office safety and more.

An interdisciplinary team of faculty and graduate students are using machine learning to identify geographic areas in which social determinants contribute to the COVID-19 burden as a way to improve the public health response.

The revised guidance draws a distinction between employees who undergo testing at UAB and those who elect to be tested elsewhere. 

UAB leaders shared insights on the first weeks of fall semester and upcoming parking changes and answered questions on flu shots, residence halls, spring semester and more.

UAB leaders discussed data and reactions from the first weeks of fall semester and answered questions on mask compliance, work restrictions, benefits changes and more.

Grab an outdoor bite to eat 11 a.m.-3 p.m. weekdays on the Campus Green and pay by credit, debit, Dining Dollars, Blazer Bucks, Dragon Cash and MVP Swipes.

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For his dedication to aging research and science communication, biology Professor and Chair Steven Austad, Ph.D., has been awarded this year’s Ireland Prize for Scholarly Distinction.

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