Youngsters from Birmingham's Avondale Elementary School recently got a break from the classroom to have some very important health screenings. A team of professional students from UAB's School of Dentistry, Optometry, Health Professions, Nursing and Medicine worked side by side looking inside mouths, taking blood pressure screenings and checking eyes. This outreach clinic is funded by the Dentaquest Foundation, which allows UAB students to get real-world experience in their fields.
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UAB, home to some of the nation’s most prestigious centers for the study of cancer, neuroscience, AIDS, diabetes and more, excels at translating medical discoveries in the lab to revolutionary therapies at the bedside and in clinics.