"Good News" - April 13, 2015Good News for the Week
Medical Grand Rounds will resume next Wednesday, April 22. The lecture will be a Clinical Pathology Conference presented by Gustavo Heudebert, MD, (Departments of Medicine and Medical Education) and Vishnu Reddy, MD, (Department of Pathology). The case for discussion is “A 40 year-old woman with a pruritic rash, fever, and lymphadenopathy.”
Christos Vaklavas, MD (Hematology and Oncology) recently received a $450,000 grant from Susan G. Komen in support of his research project entitled “Dissecting IRES Mediated Translation in Breast Cancer.”
G. Ross Farris, MD (PGY1 Resident) was given the C. Glenn Cobbs Book Award for best admission write-ups at the VA Medical Center in the month of March.
Karan Singh, PhD (Preventive Medicine) has been selected as a Fellow of the American Statistical Association. Dr. Singh performs disease modeling, clinical trials design and survival methodology, health services methodological research, longitudinal data analysis, multistate cancer modeling, and statistical computing in the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Shared Facility.
Abolfazl Zarjou, MD (Nephrology) was selected as one of nine recipients for the Ben J. Lipps Research Fellow award from the American Society of Nephrology.
The next Tinsley Harrison Scholars Faculty Development Sessions will be held at noon on Tuesday, April 21 and at 1:30p.m. on Friday, May 1. The topic is “Learners in Difficulty: A framework for success.” Lunch will be provided for the noon session on Tuesday. Please rsvp to Yolanda Horton.
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Ravi Bhatia to present April CRS
Ravi Bhatia, MD, Professor and Director of the division of Hematology and Oncology, and Deputy Director of the Comprehensive Cancer Center, will present "Biology and targeting of leukemia stem cells" at the Monday, April 27th, 12:00 noon Clinical Research Seminar in *Margaret Cameron Spain Auditorium (note location change). The one-hour Clinical Research Seminar is where junior and senior faculty at UAB present their clinical research findings to the residents, fellows and faculty of the Department of Medicine.
Bhatia spent the past eight years as director of the Division of Hematopoietic Stem Cell and Leukemia Research at City of Hope, in Duarte, California, one of the nations’ most successful leukemia treatment centers. Here, he answers a few questions about his new role at UAB. Read More...
Makadon Lectures on LGBT Health Disparities
Harvey Makadon, M.D., has a clear message for healthcare professionals: we must begin to recognize that significant health disparities exist among the LGBT community and develop a more culturally competent approach to delivering care to this at-risk population. In his talk, “Achieving Health Equity for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People,” delivered at Medical Grand Rounds on Wednesday, March 11, 2015, Makadon presented compelling Read More...