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Alabama Republican Legislators Seek To Divert COVID-19 Federal Aid To Build New Prison, State House Building

By Brent Wilson on May 7, 2020

As part of the federal government’s COVID-19 CARES Act, Alabama received $1.8 Billion dollars in aid to help the state weather the pandemic and provide necessary funding during hard economic times.

Today, Kay Ivey

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A Drug UAB Helped Develop Will Now Be Used To Treat COVID-19 Patients

By Brent Wilson on May 1, 2020

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the investigational antiviral drug remdesivir for the treatment of suspected or laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 in adults and children hospitalized with severe disease. They note,…

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UAB Supports Birmingham Promise Scholarship; Will Offer Free Tuition to Students Who Qualify

By Dakota Layton on January 10, 2020

The University of Alabama in Birmingham (UAB) became the first public college in Alabama to support the Birmingham Promise scholarship. This scholarship is Mayor Randall Woodfin’s signature workforce development program that combines apprenticeship and…

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UAB Study Leads to New FDA Approved Drug for Sickle Cell Anemia

By Dakota Layton on January 6, 2020

UAB hematologist, Dr. Julie Kanter, who has treated sickle cell anemia for more than 10 years became involved in a study to test the drug, Adakveo. She believed that it might effectively target one of…

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Senator Richard Shelby Awarded the UAB President’s Medal

By Dakota Layton on December 15, 2019

The UAB President’s Medal, first awarded in 1985, recognizes individuals who have attained scholarly distinction and/or have rendered distinguished service to the university. This year it was awarded to Alabama’s senior U.S. Senator, Richard…

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Kay Ivey Diagnosed With Lung Cancer

By Brent Wilson on September 19, 2019

Governor Kay Ivey released a statement today saying that doctors have found a malignancy on her lung.

“Within the past few weeks, during a routine exam, my longtime family physician discovered a spot on…

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