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Spring Game is Last for UAB at Birmingham’s Legion Field

The University of Alabama at Birmingham has played its last game at Birmingham’s legendary Legion Field, leaving the stadium known as the “Football Capital of the South” with few tenants. That history was on a lot of minds at the UAB spring intrasquad game on Saturday. UAB is heading to a new Protective Stadium that is scheduled to open in…

Former UAB President Charles McCallum Dies

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – A former president of the University of Alabama at Birmingham who also served as mayor of Vestavia Hills died Saturday. A cause of death for Dr. Charles A. “Scotty” McCallum Jr. was not released. He was 95 years old. News outlets report McCallum’s son, Chris, posted on Facebook about his father’s death, saying “Dad made it…

‘Tidal Wave’ of COVID-19 Feared as Alabama Hospitals Fill Up

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – A health official says Alabama hospitals that already are treating a record number of COVID-19 patients are bracing for a “tidal wave” of additional cases linked to holiday gatherings. Dr. Jeanne Marrazzo of the University of Alabama at Birmingham says health care systems could be overwhelmed within two or three weeks. The Alabama Hospital Association says…

UAB Aims to Enroll Patients For Vaccine Trial

Scientists at the University of Alabama at Birmingham say they aim to begin enrolling patients soon for a clinical trial of a COVID-19 vaccine. Dr. Paul Goepfert, director of UAB’s Alabama Vaccine Research Clinic, says the clinic hopes to get approval this week to start enrolling patients in a study to test the effectiveness of a COVID vaccine being manufactured…

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…