University of Alabama in Birmingham News & Articles

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

Brent Wilson | 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, “While there is limited information known about the safety and...

Senator Richard Shelby Awarded the UAB President’s Medal

Dakota Layton | 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 Shelby. He was selected for this tremendous honor by Dr. Ray...

Kay Ivey Diagnosed With Lung Cancer

Brent Wilson | 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....

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