Heart failure after a heart attack is driven by immune cells made in the spleen
Damage to heart muscle caused by a heart attack turns on immune cells in the spleen that accelerate heart failure, according to a study in mice published recently by researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in the journal Circulation Research.
After a heart attack, the injured heart often enlarges and pumps with less efficiency in a process called remodeling as part of heart failure. While many factors contribute to remodeling, the current study focused on the role of inflammation, the body’s response to injury or infection, where immune cells destroy invading microbes and remove damaged tissue
Glenn Cobbs Endowment Support
The UAB Division of Infectious Diseases seeks to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of C. Glenn Cobbs, MD, by establishing an Endowed Support Fund in his name. This fund will serve as a fitting and lasting tribute to Dr. Cobbs’ contributions to the field of Infectious Diseases, to the University through his founding leadership of the Division, and to the furtherance of medical education. The Division is asking for the participation and partnership of family, friends, grateful patients and professional colleagues of Dr. Cobbs in completing this much-needed endowment and in honoring this outstanding physician and leader.
Total Amount Raised: $378,081.33 (updated 11/26/2013)
Van Wagoner to present November CRS
The Clinical Research Seminar is a one hour seminar where junior and senior faculty at UAB present their clinical research findings to the residents, fellows and faculty of the Department of Medicine.
Heudebert elected to ACP Mastership
As a Master of the ACP, Tavo was judged an ideal candidate, embodying strength of character, integrity, bravery, perseverance, compassion, devotion, and steadiness, as well as clinical competence, service as a mentor, advocacy for quality in internal medicine, a commitment to social justice, deep interest in people, and the creation of communities of medicine. Additionally, he is a "citizen physician", educational innovator, humanist, and learner-teacher who inspires others to seek high standards and excellence.