University of Alabama in Birmingham News & Articles
Alabama Republican Legislators Seek To Divert COVID-19 Federal Aid To Build New Prison, State House Building
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…Continue To Article
A Drug UAB Helped Develop Will Now Be Used To Treat COVID-19 Patients
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,…Continue To Article
UAB Supports Birmingham Promise Scholarship; Will Offer Free Tuition to Students Who Qualify
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…Continue To Article
UAB Study Leads to New FDA Approved Drug for Sickle Cell Anemia
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…Continue To Article
Senator Richard Shelby Awarded the UAB President’s Medal
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…Continue To Article
Kay Ivey Diagnosed With Lung Cancer
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…Continue To Article