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  • DOM Celebrates 6 Winners of 2017 Dean's Excellence Awards

    DOM Celebrates 6 Winners of 2017 Dean's Excellence Awards The Department is thrilled to celebrate six of our faculty as winners of the 2017 SOM Dean’s Excellence Awards.

  • Heudebert named interim dean of Montgomery Regional Campus

    Heudebert named interim dean of Montgomery Regional Campus Gustavo R. Heudebert, M.D., longtime leader of graduate medical education at UAB, has been named the interim regional dean of the Montgomery Regional Medical Campus effective Oct. 1.

  • Kyanam appointed to editorial board for GIE journal

    Kyanam appointed to editorial board for GIE journal Kondal Kyanam, assistant professor in the Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, will begin his term in June.

  • UAB neurologist is guest editor as epilepsy journal devotes entire issue to cannabinoid research

    UAB neurologist is guest editor as epilepsy journal devotes entire issue to cannabinoid research At a time when medical cannabis and cannabis-based products are gaining traction in the treatment of seizures, one of UAB’s CBD oil investigators serves as a guest editor for a special research journal devoted to cannabinoid research.

  • Don’t be salty about your health

    Don’t be salty about your health The average American consumes nearly 2,000 mg a day over most adults’ ideal amount of sodium intake, excluding salt added at the table. Sodium found in restaurant, pre-packaged and processed foods, and foods like canned vegetables can increase heart disease and stroke risk, among others.

  • DOM Celebrates Global Health

    DOM Celebrates Global Health German Henostroza, MD, with Matt Gravett, MD in Lima, PeruThe Department of Medicine shined a spotlight on health matters around the world in its 3rd Annual Global Health Day on Wednesday. Not only did we learn how the crisis in Syria is impacting global health from Dr. Majd Isreb, chairman of the Syrian American Medical Society Foundation, we also enjoyed a great poster session from residents in the Global Health Track, celebrating the outstanding training our residents receive in international settings thanks to the leadership of Martin Rodriguez, MD (Professor, Infectious Diseases).

  • Eleven faculty members named winners of the 2017 Dean's Excellence Awards

    Eleven faculty members named winners of the 2017 Dean's Excellence Awards Eleven outstanding faculty members were named recipients of the 2017 Dean’s Excellence Awards, an honor recognizing exceptional contributions made by School of Medicine faculty in service, teaching, research, diversity enhancement and mentorship.

  • UAB clinical trials pave way to new cystic fibrosis drug

    UAB clinical trials pave way to new cystic fibrosis drug Successful Phase III trials at UAB contributed to the development of a novel “corrector-potentiator” combination drug therapy for cystic fibrosis patients.

  • UAB spinoff targets cancer with drug-resistant immunotherapy, a novel approach to fighting tumors

    UAB spinoff targets cancer with drug-resistant immunotherapy, a novel approach to fighting tumors The first target for the UAB spinoff Incysus Ltd. will be glioblastoma. Incysus has just received a European patent for its innovative approach to fighting cancer.

  • Pollock labs awarded more than $11 million to study renal control of sodium and salt balance

    Pollock labs awarded more than $11 million to study renal control of sodium and salt balance The five-year grant from the NHLBI to the labs of Jennifer and David Pollock also includes a third project at the University of Utah, bringing together three highly successful research entities.

  • Mice with missing lipid-modifying enzyme heal better after heart attack

    Mice with missing lipid-modifying enzyme heal better after heart attack Knowledge from this study and others may help physicians boost healing and prevent heart failure in patients after a heart attack.

  • Symposium to highlight role of social determinants in population health

    Symposium to highlight role of social determinants in population health The UAB Health Disparities Research Symposium highlights the health disparities work of undergraduate, graduate, faculty and community investigators in basic science, clinical research, behavioral and social science, and community-based research.

  • Good News Update: February 13, 2017

    Many of our faculty, staff, and trainees took part in the races of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz Marathon Weekend. We are delighted to report that first-year resident Connor Wann placed first in his age group, was the top local finisher, and #7 overall in the marathon with a 2:48 run. The Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care’s “Silver Sneakers” team also placed #2 in the all-women’s relay—Katrina Booth, Alayne Markland, former fellow Erin Stevens, Caroline Harada, and Marianthe Grammas. Kudos to all who donned their tennis shoes and pounded the pavement for this year’s event.

  • February 2017: Ellen Eaton, MD

    February 2017: Ellen Eaton, MD BIOSKETCH AND RESEARCH INTERESTSEllen Eaton, MD, is Assistant Professor in the UAB Division of Infectious Diseases and a UAB PCOR K12 Scholar with an interest in HIV/STI health outcomes and policy. Her current research evaluates patient preferences related to HIV treatment options and the use of decision analyses to compare the effectiveness of HIV treatments and STI testing strategies. Dr. Eaton recently conducted a study looking at the budgetary impact of compliance with STI Screening Guidelines in Persons Living with HIV. This work was presented as an oral presentation at the 2016 annual ID week in New Orleans, LA and[…]

  • Good News Update: February 6, 2017

    The UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center lobby has never smelled so good as it did on Friday afternoon at the first ever UAB School of Medicine Diversity Fair. Representatives from each department prepared dishes that showcased the various nationalities represented across the School. There were also special performances and art displays, creating an energetic and festive celebration of our cultural diversity. Department of Medicine flavors included Greek from Marianthe Grammas (Gerontology, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care), Peruvian from Gustavo Heudebert (General Internal Medicine), Indian from Beena Thannickal (Comprehensive Cancer Center), Croatian from Leah Leisch (General Internal Medicine), and Vietnamese from Leah’s husband, Giang[…]

  • Good News Update: January 30, 2017

    Joshua Detelich, MD (PGY-2) organized a community outreach effort last week at the Joe Lee Griffin Hope Lodge. About 20 internal medicine and med-peds residents prepared a spaghetti supper and shared it with the residents—cancer patients and their families who are undergoing treatment far from home. #wellnessmatters

  • Good News Update: January 23, 2017

    Ganesh Halade, PhD (Cardiovascular Disease) Surya Bhatt, MD (Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine) Kirk Habegger, PhD (Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism) and Chad Hunter, PhD (Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism) have all been named to the UAB School of Medicine 2017 class of James A. Pittman Jr., MD, Scholars, a program organized to recognize the contributions of junior faculty and support the recruitment and retention of highly competitive scientists and physician-scientists. The Pittman Scholars are named for the late James A. Pittman, MD, dean of the School of Medicine from 1973 to 1992, who is considered a principal architect of the[…]

  • Good News Update: January 16, 2017

    The New England Journal of Medicine recently published its collection of most notable articles of 2016, selecting “A Randomized Trial of Long-Term Oxygen for COPD with Moderate Desaturation” as one of the most meaningful in improving medical practice and patient care. The article was published in October by the Long-Term Oxygen Treatment Trial Research Group (LOTT), which was associated with four members of the UAB Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine. William C. Bailey, MD, chaired the Steering Committee. He and Allen Cooper, MD, served on the writing committee; and Kathy Harrington, MD, and Mark Dransfield, MD, were[…]

  • Good News Update: January 9, 2017

    Mark Dransfield, MD (Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine) has been elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation, the national honor society of physician-scientists age 50 or younger. He will be inducted in April, pending the formal vote of the ASCI. Dr. Dransfield serves as the Medical Director of the UAB Lung Health Center, and his clinical research primarily focuses on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

  • January 2017: Kelly Adamson

    January 2017: Kelly Adamson Kelly Adamson has been selected as the Department of Medicine Employee of the Month for January 2017! Kelly is responsible for coordination of the fellowship program in the Division of Hematology and Oncology.Kelly has been the fellowship program administrative coordinator for three program directors and has managed to keep them all on track. She works closely with Dr. Lisle Nabell and provides superior service to the 12 fellows in the Division. Kelly is known for her incredible initiative, resourcefulness, and boundless good will. She is always looking for ways to improve processes and willingly accepts new responsibilities and challenges. Kelly[…]

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