"Good News" - November 10, 2014

The Good News for the Week of November 10pdf

The Association of American Medical Colleges has recognized Monika Safford, MD (Division of Preventive Medicine) and the School of Medicine with the AAMC Learning Health System Pioneer Award. This commendation honors Dr. Safford for her work in creating an infrastructure to foster active collaboration on Quality Improvement projects throughout the UAB Health System.

The Department of Medicine is delighted to welcome Glenn Rowe, PhD, from the Cardiovascular Institute, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Rowe's research focuses on how exercise influences mitochondrial remodeling. He hopes to identify new target pathways for therapeutic interventions for cardiometabolic disorders.

Cardiology Fellow, Pankaj Arora, MD, has first-authored a paper in the American Heart Association Journal Circulation. Findings from the clinical trial suggest that the association between vitamin D status and elevated blood pressure noted in observational studies is not causal.

PGY-2 Resident Carmelo Blanquicett has first-authored the article: "Severe CMV Infection in an Immunocompetent Host." It will be published in an upcoming issue of the International Journal of Case Reports and Images.

Get your copy of Command and Control signed by author Dr. Stephen Russell (Division of General Internal Medicine) at Little Professor Bookstore on Thursday, November 20, from 6:00-8:00pm. Proceeds from the release will be donated to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

The Division of Nephrology has teamed up with UAB nurse and rap stylist Craig Barton to create an educational video about kidney disease and transplants. Check it out on the Division web site!

Do you have Good News to share? If so, please email the Department of Medicine's Director of Communications, Carolyn Walsh.


"Good News" - November 3, 2014

The Good News for the Week of November 3 pdf

Yong Zhou, MD, (Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care) received the American Thoracic Society Foundation Recognition Award for Outstanding Early Career Investigator. His application for funding received an overall score of 1.33 on the 1-9 NIH scale, where 1 is the best score.

Sonya Heath, MD (Division of Infectious Diseases) has been selected to attend the AAMC Mid-Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar.

Eric Wallace, MD (Division of Nephrology) received a Baxter grant for his telemedicine research "Interactive Videoconferencing in the Provision of Remote Peritoneal Dialysis."

Stephen Russell, MD (Division of General Internal Medicine) will be signing his second book, Command and Control, at Little Professor Bookstore on Thursday, November 20, from 6-8pm. His first medical thriller, Blood Money, hit #8 on Amazon's bestseller list.

Do you have Good News to share? If so, please email the Department of Medicine's Director of Communications, Carolyn Walsh.