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  • 7th Annual RIME Week Celebrates Medical Education

    7th Annual RIME Week Celebrates Medical Education Stephen Stuart, MDResearch and Innovations in Medical Education (RIME) Week was a huge success last week. The conference, now in its seventh year, drew more than 100 faculty and fellows to workshops to enhance their med-ed skills and boasted 50 dynamic poster presentations.Top 3 in Clinical Vignettes and Posters were awarded to the following:#1 Vignette: Stephen Stuart, MD (PGY-2) “Painful Weight Loss – Making the ‘Arcuate’ Diagnosis”#2 Vignette: J.R. Penick, MD (PGY-2) “A Case of Budd-Chiari Syndrome”#3 Vignette: Ashley Vorenkamp, MD (PGY-2) “Neisseria gonorrhoeae Induced Fitz-Hugh-Curtis Syndrome”#1 Poster: Joshua Blackwell, MS-3, “‘Sensitization’ of Medical Students Towards Nurse-Physician Collaboration: A Formative[…]

  • New approach to deadly lung disease may improve mortality rates

    New approach to deadly lung disease may improve mortality rates A new UAB study will investigate the role of autoantibodies and the benefit of therapeutic plasma exchange on a deadly lung disease.

  • German Donor Finally Meets BMT Patient

    German Donor Finally Meets BMT Patient L to R: Ravi Bhatia, MD; Wendy Madden, RN; Michele and Jimmy Roberson; Alina Franke and Christoph Kleeburg; and Antonio Di Stasi, MDAlina Franke registered to donate her bone marrow in Hamburg, Germany, in 2009. She wound up being the one person in 24 million to be the perfect match Jimmy Roberson needed to save his life. Now, almost three years after his transplant via the UAB Blood and Marrow Transplant and Cellular Therapy Program, Roberson invited Franke to visit him in the United States. They met for the first time last week. Read the full story at UAB News.

  • Top faculty honored at annual Argus Awards Ceremony

    Top faculty honored at annual Argus Awards Ceremony Winners of the 2017 Argus Awards were announced at the ceremony held Friday, Sept. 8. The awards are given each year by medical students to honor their professors and course directors for excellence in medical education.

  • New drug shown to lower risk of fracture in women with osteoporosis

    New drug shown to lower risk of fracture in women with osteoporosis A UAB study suggests a new bone boosting drug is more effective than commonly used bone loss medications in preventing fractures in women with osteoporosis.

  • National program supports researchers in HIV prevention and cardiovascular disease

    National program supports researchers in HIV prevention and cardiovascular disease A program that supports historically disadvantaged health professionals chooses two researchers in the UAB Department of Medicine as finalists.

  • Governor Tours Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Governor Tours Comprehensive Cancer Center L to R: CCC Director Michael Birrer, MD; UABHS CEO Will Ferniany, PhD; Gov. Ivey; President Ray Watts, MD; SOM Dean Selwyn Vickers, MDAlabama Governor Kay Ivey visited campus and met our new UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center Director Michael Birrer, MD, PhD (Professor, Hematology and Oncology) an expert in the early detection and treatment of gynecologic cancers who came to UAB from Massachusetts General Hospital in August 2017. Together with UAB and UAB Medicine leaders, Governor Ivey toured the Center and Advanced Imaging Facility, which houses the cyclotron and other state of the art equipment.

  • A bioactive molecule may protect against congestive heart failure after heart attacks

    A bioactive molecule may protect against congestive heart failure after heart attacks A fatty acid-derived bioactive molecule called lipoxin improved heart function after a heart attack, as the lipoxin prompted early activation of the resolving phase of the immune response.

  • DOM Racers Give Heart and Sole for EAB

    DOM Racers Give Heart and Sole for EAB L to R: Win Williams, MD (#3 overall); Erin Snyder, MD; Jason Morris, MD (#14 overall); Stephen Stuart, PGY2; Rachel Naramore, PGY1; Anjali Das, PGY1; Lisa Willett, MD; Brooks Vaughan, MD (#6 overall)Several DOM faculty and trainees participated in Equal Access Birmingham “Heart + Sole 5K and Fun Run" last Saturday. The race raised funds for EAB, the free health clinic which is operated by UAB medical students which was created in 2005 to both improve healthcare access for underserved populations in the Birmingham area and provide UAB medical students with service learning experiences. Student volunteers see approximately 400 patients per year[…]

  • Area hepatitis C patients have opportunity to attend UAB Liver Center’s free “Liver U Patient Education Program” on Sept. 7

    Area hepatitis C patients have opportunity to attend UAB Liver Center’s free “Liver U Patient Education Program” on Sept. 7 UAB physicians will present several new treatment regimens available for those with hepatitis C, including some that have shown excellent cure rates.

  • Booker is First Navin C. Nanda Endowed Scholar in Echocardiography

    Booker is First Navin C. Nanda Endowed Scholar in Echocardiography Dr. Navin C. Nanda with Dr. Julian BookerJulian Booker, MD (Associate Professor, Cardiovascular Disease) has been appointed the inaugural Navin C. Nanda Endowed Scholar in Echocardiography by the University of Alabama Board of Trustees. A reception was held in PCAMS on Thursday, August 17, to celebrate both cardiologists for their extraordinary contributions to echocardiography.

  • Brewer-Heslin Award Goes to DOM Nephrologist

    Brewer-Heslin Award Goes to DOM Nephrologist Drs. Marty Heslin, Vineeta Kumar, and SOM Dean Selwyn VickersVineeta Kumar, MD (Associate Professor, Nephrology) has received the 2017 Brewer-Heslin Endowed Award for Professionalism in Medicine. The award, which is named for the late Alabama Governor Albert P. Brewer and UAB’s Chief of the Medical Staff Martin J. Heslin, MD, recognizes physicians at UAB who demonstrate extraordinary commitment to providing highly skilled and deeply compassionate medical care to their patients.

  • How a nutrient, glutamine, can control gene programs in cells

    How a nutrient, glutamine, can control gene programs in cells Researchers have discovered the mechanism of this control, with implications for developmental biology, the immune response and cancer dysregulation.

  • UAB nurse and two-time transplant recipient, Team Mountain showcase the power of organ donation with Mount Kilimanjaro climb

    UAB nurse and two-time transplant recipient, Team Mountain showcase the power of organ donation with Mount Kilimanjaro climb UAB nurse Calvin Kennedy climbed some 17,000 feet before torn knee ligaments, avascular necrosis and an intestinal parasite forced the two-time kidney transplant recipient to halt his ascent just 5.5 hours from the summit.

  • Kumar receives 2017 Brewer-Heslin Endowed Award for Professionalism in Medicine

    Kumar receives 2017 Brewer-Heslin Endowed Award for Professionalism in Medicine Vineeta Kumar, M.D., associate professor in the Department of Medicine, has received the 2017 Brewer-Heslin Endowed Award for Professionalism in Medicine, given annually to a physician at UAB who demonstrates extraordinary commitment to providing highly skilled and deeply compassionate medical care.

  • Birmingham among 13 U.S. cities committed to end the spread of AIDS by 2030

    Birmingham among 13 U.S. cities committed to end the spread of AIDS by 2030 UAB partners with state agencies and organizations to aggressively decrease the spread of HIV/AIDS to the point of elimination of the spread of AIDS by 2030.

  • Birmingham Becomes HIV Fast-Track City

    Birmingham Becomes HIV Fast-Track City Many members of our Division of Infectious Diseases celebrated Birmingham’s commitment to ending HIV at Mayor William Bell’s signing of the Fast Track City Initiative on August 3. In the declaration, mayors of high HIV burden cities commit themselves to attaining 90-90-90 as well as zero discrimination and stigma targets: 90% of people living with HIV knowing their HIV status; 90% of people who know their HIV-positive status on treatment; and 90% of people on treatment with suppressed viral loads.

  • An Exciting First: Two Amos Scholars in DOM!

    An Exciting First: Two Amos Scholars in DOM! Latesha Elopre, MD, MSPH, and Greg Payne, MD, PhDLatesha Elopre, MD, MSPH (Assistant Professor, Infectious Diseases) and Gregory Payne, MD, PhD (Fellow, Cardiovascular Disease) have been named 2017 Harold Amos Scholars. The prestigious Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation offers four-year postdoctoral research awards to historically disadvantaged physicians who are committed to developing careers in academic medicine and to serving as role models for students and faculty of similar background. The two were selected as national semi-finalists for the program and presented their research to a panel of judges in Chicago in July. They[…]

  • DOM Welcomes 53 New Fellows for 2017

    DOM Welcomes 53 New Fellows for 2017 L to R: Hospice and Palliative Medicine fellows Katelyn Briggs, MD, and Carolyn Kezar, MD, with Associate Program Director Heather Herrington, MD, and Program Coordinator Elizabeth McAlisterThe Department was delighted to host our incoming fellows at a welcome reception on Monday evening in Wallace Tumor Institute. The event celebrates our 53 new trainees in 17 programs across 10 clinical divisions. They join 50 existing fellows, and we are eager to watch them flourish in our outstanding educational environment.

  • DOM Announces Three New Vice Chair Appointments

    The UAB Department of Medicine has newly appointed three faculty to serve as Executive Vice Chair, Vice Chair for Research, and Vice Chair for Outcomes and Effectiveness Research. These vital leaders, along with four other Vice Chairs, help guide our diverse and productive faculty in our mission to maximize health and eliminate suffering by caring for people, teaching, and creating knowledge.

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