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...
March 2015 Research Spotlight:
Fadi Hage, MDDr. Hage is Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiovascular Disease, Director of Nuclear Cardiology at UAB, and Director of the Cardiac Care Unit at the BVAMC. He is also a member of the Vascular Biology and Hypertension Program.
In 2014, Dr. Hage and collaborators demonstrated that the effects of estrogen therapy on vascular inflammation are age dependent. In 2002, the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) reported increased cardiovascular events in women treated with menopausal hormones compared to placebo. These results were in contrast to the well-established anti-inflammatory and vasoprotective effects of 17β-Estradiol (E2) seen in in vitro preparations, young adult laboratory animals, and observational studies in pre- and peri-menopausal women. Importantly, WHI enrolled older women than the observational studies.