Employee of the Month

Becky Murphy has been selected as the Department of Medicine Employee of the Becky MurphyMonth for July 2014!    Becky was notified July 1st by Jason Daniel, DOM Executive Administrator, Dr. Carlos Estrada, Division Director, and LaKisha Mack, DOM Operations Administrator. Becky is an Administrative Associate in the Division of General Internal Medicine.  Read more...

Possible treatment for incurable lung disease discovered

Investigators in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine have made a monumental discovery regarding idiopathic pulmonary Thannickalfibrosis, an often fatal lung disease with no cure and no effective treatments. In findings published March 1, 2013, in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, the research team has discovered a new pathway that contributes to fibrosis, or scarring in the lungs. More importantly, they may have also found a potential treatment to block that pathway.

To read more, go to: http://www.uab.edu/news/latest/item/3282-uab-researchers-discover-possible-treatment-for-incurable-lung-disease