University of Alabama in Birmingham News & Articles

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 issued a statement saying that she will allow Alabama Legislators to…

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, “While there is limited information known about the safety and…

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 scholarship components through public-private partnerships with area employers. UAB’s participation in…

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 the factors that cause blood cells to stick together. Sickle-shaped…

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 Shelby. He was selected for this tremendous honor by Dr. Ray…

Kay Ivey Diagnosed With Lung Cancer

Written 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 my lung that was unusual”, Kay Ivey said in a statement….