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Cahaba Medical Care Awarded HRSA Grant for Residency Program In Partnership With UAB

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has awarded Cahaba Medical Care and the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Family and Community Medicine a grant in the amount of $640,000 to create a new Family Residency Program at UAB Hospital-Highlands. This grant will expand the existing partnership between UAB and Cahaba Medical Care. Combined, the Cahaba-UAB Family Medicine Residency program is now a 20-20-20 Graduate Medical Educational Program with four “campuses” or “tracks”.
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Prominent Alums Give $1M to Support Underrepresented Students at UAB

In 1998, entrepreneur Shegun Otulana arrived in Birmingham from his native Lagos, Nigeria. He followed his older brother to the University of Alabama at Birmingham, but found scholarships for international students hard to find — and even harder to find as a student coming from West Africa. As a...
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UAB baseball crushes UTSA 18-7

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — The bats were on fire Thursday as the University of Alabama at Birmingham baseball team beat the University of Texas at San Antonio 18-7 during the first game of the series Thursday. The Blazers (31-21) were led by infielder Josh Sears, as he finished 4-for-6 with two home runs and now […]

UAB Baseball Drops Game Two at UTSA, 7-2

BIRMINGHAM – The UAB baseball team dropped a 7-2 decision in the second of a three game series on Friday night at UTSA. The game was tied at 2-2 from the third inning until the bottom of the eighth, but UTSA then scored five runs in the eighth to even the series at 1-1. BothBrandon Willoughby and Christian Hall tallied RBIs for the Blazers, but UTSA's five runs came on six hits in the eighth, including two home runs, to claim the victory.

COVID cases beginning to rise, but hospitalizations remain low

For the week ending May 15, positive cases in the UAB community were reported for 16 students, 12 non-clinical employees and 40 clinical employees, up from seven, 14 and 31, respectively, the previous week. UAB Hospital reported eight in-patients were positive with active COVID on May 16, up from four the prior week.

Ex-UAB football player sentenced for 2020 shooting death of nursing student

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Former UAB Blazers football player Carlos Stephens was sentenced Wednesday for the killing of a nursing student during an online sale that went bad. Stephens was sentenced to life in prison after being convicted in April of capital murder in the 2020 shooting death of 20-year-old Destiny Washington.

UAB Offense Explodes in 18-7 Victory at UTSA

SAN ANTONIO – The bats were on fire in game one of a three game series at UTSA on Thursday night as the UAB baseball team notched an 18-7 victory at Roadrunner Field. The Blazers (31-21, 13-15 C-USA) have now scored 44 runs in their last three games and look to stay hot as they head to postseason play following this weekend's series.

UPDATE: Former UAB student-athlete sentenced in UAB student’s murder

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - A former UAB student-athlete was sentenced Wednesday to life without parole in the death of 20-year-old UAB student Destiny Washington. Carlos Londarrius Stephens, of Alabaster, shot and killed Washington with a pistol in December 2020. Washington was shot inside a vehicle in the parking lot at...

Big innings lead UAB to series opener

SAN ANTONIO – A six-run third and a 10-run seventh inning gave UAB a series opener 18-7 win over UTSA on Thursday night at Roadrunner Field. Tied after the first inning, the Blazers used two-high scoring innings to lead for the remaining eight innings. UTSA (33-19, 17-11 C-USA) moved to 19-6 at home and are now 5-4 all-time against the Blazers.