About Testing

GuideSafe™ Testing is a state-wide consortium led by the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH), in partnership with the University of South Alabama, working together to establish and support a broad, robust testing platform in support of higher education institutions in Alabama. GuideSafe™ is coordinated through the ADPH and engages colleges and universities, regional public health districts and county offices. It includes expanded laboratory testing units at UAB which yield high throughput and high accuracy.

Steering Committee

Dr. Mike Saag
Professor of Infectious Diseases
Dr. Scott Harris
Alabama Department of Public Health
Dr. Anupam Agarwal
Executive Vice Dean, School of Medicine, UAB

Allen Bolton
Vice President for Finance and Administration, UAB

John Daniel
General Counsel, UAB

Dr. Paul Erwin
Dean, School of Public Health, UAB

Dr. Michael Faircloth
Medical Director of Student Health, UAB

Dr. Ricky Friend
Dean, College of Community Health Sciences, UA

General Charles Krulak

Toni Leeth
Associate Dean for Strategic Planning and Administration, UAB

LaKisha Mack
Associate Dean for Finance and Administration, UAB

Dr. Jeanne Marrazzo
Director of Infectious Diseases, UAB

Myron Pope
Vice President of Student Affairs, UA

Gordon Stone
Higher Education Partnership

Dr. Selwyn Vickers
Senior Vice President and Dean,
School of Medicine, UAB


Alabama Department of Public Health
Alabama Department of Public Health
Big Communications
Everly Well

Email: testing@guidesafe.org

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