Special Medical Grand Rounds Jan. 28, 2015
Expect to hear about achievements from the past year across the broad missions of the School of Medicine: research, clinical care and medical education. He will also outline his plan for continued growth in pursuit of becoming the preferred academic medical center.
Dr. Vickers will also be taking your questions during this time. You can tweet @uabsom using the hashtag #SOTSOM15, or you can submit your question using this online form. Lunch will be provided. For those unable to attend, the State of the School of Medicine will be streamed live at www.uab.edu/medicine/sots beginning at noon.
That afternoon, our special guest speaker will be David A. Schwartz, M.D., Chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. He will present "The Genetics of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis" in the West Pavilion Conference Room E at 4:00 p.m.
Dr. Shwartz is one of the leaders in pulmonary medicine who discovered that pulmonary fibrosis (a deadly disease long attributed to repeated injury to the lungs) is also linked to a common variant of a gene that codes for mucus production.
This specially scheduled afternoon Medical Grand Rounds will be presented in an interactive format, featuring a case presentation, lecutre, and Q&A. A reception will follow at 5:00 p.m.
January 2015 Research Spotlight:
Tiffany L. Carson, PhD, MPHDr. Tiffany L. Carson is an Assistant Professor the Division of Preventive Medicine in the UAB School of Medicine. She also holds appointments as an associate scientist in the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center (CCC), the UAB Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Center (MHRC), and the UAB Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC).
Dr. Carson is an applied epidemiologist with masters and doctoral degrees in epidemiology from the UAB School of Public Health. She also completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.
Toni Leeth to present next Leadership Development Seminar
All faculty and staff of the Department of Medicine are encouraged to attend.
Locher to present January Clinical Research Seminar
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.