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Funds Will Soon Provide COVID-19 Tests for Alabama College Students

Test tube with blood sample for COVID-19 test. Positive test. BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – As many as 265,000 students entering Alabama colleges this fall will be tested for the coronavirus. The testing announced Monday is meant to help prevent the disease from spreading on two- and four-year campuses. It’s being funded with $30 million in federal pandemic relief funding, Under…

Troy and UAB football to renew series in 2028, 2029

TROY, Ala. – Troy and UAB will renew its football rivalry with a two-game series in 2028 and 2029, both schools announced Friday. The Trojans and Blazers met every year from 2009 until 2014 before UAB disbanded its program for two years. “This a great series for both our football program and our fans,” Director of Athletics Brent Jones said. “We…

How to Safely Grocery Shop During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Everyday tasks that were deemed as simple are now turning into a hassle all because of the coronavirus pandemic. While grocery shopping we now have to take certain precautions that we never had to think of before. Mirjam-Colette Kempf, Ph.D., MPH, an infectious diseases expert and a professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing, gave a few tips…

UAB Offers Online COVID-19 Symptom Tracker

The University of Alabama at Birmingham is offering an online COVID-19 symptom tracker. It is part of a statewide initiative to help track symptoms statewide, especially in rural parts of the state. UAB says by tracking symptoms, it will be able to see how many people in a local area may be infected. Click here to use the UAB symptom…

UAB to Test Possible COVID-19 Vaccine

More than a dozen companies in the U.S. are working on possible COVID-19 treatments and vaccines. One of them is turning to the University of Alabama at Birmingham for assistance. UAB has been selected to perform pre-clinical testing of a possible vaccine called ADCOVID, developed by Altimmune Inc. 6 UAB labs will collaborate with Altimmune Inc. to test the immune…

Pat Sullivan, former Auburn Heisman winner, has died

Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. — According to reports from 247sports.com, former Auburn Heisman winning quarterback Pat Sullivan has passed away at the age of 69. He was diagnosed with cancer in 2003 and fought a long and difficult battle as a result of his treatments. Sullivan played for Auburn from 1968 – 1971 and won the school’s first Heisman trophy…

Troy men open basketball season with loss to UAB

  TROY, Ala. — Makhtar Gueye drained a 3-pointer from the corner in the final seconds to give UAB a 76-75 victory over Troy on Thursday night. UAB’s Zack Bryant tied the game at 73-73 when he nailed a 3-pointer and followed with a dunk with 44 seconds remaining. Troy’s KJ Simon answered with his own dunk 10 seconds later to put Troy back out front…

UAB, UnitedHealthCare Reach Deal to Continue Service

The University of Alabama at Birmingham Health System has reached a deal with UnitedHealthCare to continue accepting the company’s medical insurance. The agreement means almost 25,000 policyholders can continue getting care at one of Alabama’s leading hospitals. UAB was going to quit accepting the company’s insurance after Wednesday without a new contact. The new deal will cover two years, and…

Doc on the Spot Community Care Clinic Opens in Orrville

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Access to healthcare has been on the decline in rural communities — but one Dallas County community is bucking the trend. A Doc on the Spot Community Care Clinic opened up Friday morning in Orrville. The clinic provides healthcare services to uninsured Orrville residents. It’ll be open from 9 AM to noon on the first…

NASA expands freezer contract with UAB

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – The nation’s space agency is increasing a contract with engineers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. A news release from the school says NASA has doubled a multi-year deal for the UAB Engineering Innovation and Technology Development group to provide and maintain refrigerated storage units for the International Space Station. The contract is now worth…