Employee of the Month

Karen Caton has been selected as the Department of Medicine Karen CatonEmployee of the Month for October 2014!     Karen is a Personnel Generalist in the Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology. She was notified by Jason Daniel, DOM Executive Administrator, and LaKisha Mack, DOM Operations Administrator. Read more...

Cynthia Brown appointed Director of Gerontology, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care

cynthiabrownCynthia J. Brown, MD, MSPH, Associate Professor of Medicine has been chosen to serve as Director of Gerontology, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care at UAB. The division was established in 1984 and is dedicated to helping aging individuals and patients with advanced or life-threatening illness attain their greatest productivity and the highest possible quality of life through innovative research, education and clinical care.

After a 10-year career as a physical therapist, Dr. Brown attended medical school at UNC and trained in internal medicine, geriatrics, and clinical epidemiology at Yale, where she also served as Chief Resident. Over the 10 years that Dr. Brown has served as UAB faculty she has built an independent research program to improve mobility in hospitalized elders.  Supported by over $2 million in federal grants, her research has won national acclaim, including the 2013 Outstanding Scientific Achievement for Clinical Investigation Award from the American Geriatrics Society. In addition to demonstrating excellence in clinical investigation, Dr. Brown also has a strong track record of achievement in education. She has won teaching awards at UAB, and PIs the federally funded UAB Geriatrics Education Center. In 2011, Dr. Brown became Director of the Division's Geriatric Medicine Section and in 2013 she became Interim Director of the Division when the founding Director, Richard Allman, accepted the position of Chief Consultant for Geriatrics and Extended Care for the Department of Veterans Affairs. 

Under Dr. Brown’s leadership, the Division is well poised to achieve the growth of its research programs, the maintenance of outstanding educational programs, and the further development of clinical programs that will help meet UAB's mission to provide exemplary care to aging individuals and our patients with advanced or life-threatening illness.