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UAB's influence has been felt far beyond campus. Faculty, staff, and students have reached out in a variety of ways, from an ahead-of-its-time medical hotline to unforgettable science camps and lifechanging help for disadvantaged communities in Birmingham and beyond.

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Before the Internet and smartphones, there was MIST, UAB's pioneering Medical Information Service via Telephone.
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Science Education:

Test Tube Babies

UAB’s Center for Community OutReach Development uses summer camps and other interactive programs to give Alabama students a close look at the thrills science careers can offer.

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Start-Up Companies:

Return on Investment

Bright ideas generated at UAB come to life courtesy of Innovation Depot, a high-tech “incubator” that nurtures fledgling business from concept to marketplace.

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Gender Equity in Math and Science:

Inspiring Minds

The Girls Engaged in Mathematics and Science (GEMS) initiative offers teachers effective techniques to reach female students.

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Health Disparities:

Bridging the Gaps

UAB's Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Center is making progress in tackling health-care inequities in Alabama and across the United States.