"Good News" - April 20, 2015Good News for the Week of April 20, 2015
Gustavo Heudebert, MD, (General Internal Medicine, Graduate Medical Education) will become governor of the Alabama Chapter of the American College of Physicians, the national organization of internists. He will begin his term during the ACP annual scientific meeting in Boston, April 30-May 2.
Latesha Elopre, MD (Infectious Diseases) will serve as the first Director for Diversity and Inclusion for our Tinsley Harrison Internal Medicine Residency Program. Latesha trained at UAB in medicine and ID, and she will join the faculty in July as a physician-investigator.
Drs. Sumanth Prabhu, Steven Rowe, and Anath Shalev are the 2015 recipients of the Max Cooper Award for Excellence in Research. The annual award is given to UAB faculty members whose primary appointment is in the department and whose independent research is nationally recognized. They will be presented the award during the Faculty Honors Reception in May.
UAB is one of four institutions selected to study high blood pressure as part of the American Heart Association’s new Strategically Focused Research Network on hypertension. The AHA will support the Strategically Focused Research Network on hypertension with an investment of $15 million over four years.
David Calhoun, MD, professor in the UAB School of Medicine, is the clinical project principal investigator, and Jennifer Pollock, PhD, professor in the UAB School of Medicine, is the basic science project principal investigator. Monika Safford, MD, professor in the UAB School of Medicine, will lead the training program.
The Chili Cook-Off is an annual event held at Avondale Brewery for Internal Medicine Residents. This year's event was held on Saturday, April 4. PGY 3 Kevin Allen won the award for Best Chili and PGY 2 Ginnie Prater won Best Dessert.
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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...