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  • First-Year Residents Practice Placing Central Venous Lines

    First-Year Residents Practice Placing Central Venous Lines Each of our 42 interns received CVL procedural training in a simulation environment this week. Facilitators included CMRs Karla Williams, MD, Mack Brown, MD, Amanda Brito, MD, and Rob Smola, MD, pulmonary fellow David LaFon, MD, and General Internal Medicine faculty Jason Morris, MD, Peter Phan, MD, and Winter Williams, MD.

  • New data show three triple-combination regimens are “highly effective” for up to 90 percent of cystic fibrosis patients

    New data show three triple-combination regimens are “highly effective” for up to 90 percent of cystic fibrosis patients A UAB physician will co-chair a steering committee of global cystic fibrosis experts and clinical trial investigators to support the design, conduct and execution of the triple combination pivotal study program.

  • When preparing your child’s back-to-school needs list, don’t forget to include vaccines

    When preparing your child’s back-to-school needs list, don’t forget to include vaccines Even if you’ve previously rejected vaccinating your children or have neglected to do so, UAB physicians say it’s not too late to protect them against many preventable diseases.

  • Landefeld appointed to American Board of Internal Medicine

    Landefeld appointed to American Board of Internal Medicine UAB’s Seth Landefeld joins the Board of Directors of the American Board of Internal Medicine.

  • Turnipseed, Landefeld Published in JAMA Internal Medicine

    Elizabeth Turnipseed, MD, MPH (Associate Professor, General Internal Medicine) and Department Chair Seth Landefeld, MD, were recently published in JAMA Internal Medicine. Their invited commentary applauds the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s Safety Program for Long-term Care which appears to have decreased the incidence of catheter-related urinary tract infection in 404 nursing homes across the nation.

  • Staying in rhythm

    Staying in rhythm Anezi Uzendu, M.D., has touched the hearts of many patients and colleagues in his time at UAB; but now that reach is bigger than ever, after his own heart failed him.

  • When a Resident Becomes a Patient

    When a Resident Becomes a Patient Lisa Willett, MD with Anezi Uzendu, MDWhen third-year resident Anezi Uzendu, MD, suffered cardiac arrest in November, everyone in the residency program rallied around him like family. View the amazing story of his care and recovery on UAB News.

  • 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.

  • In Memoriam: Bill Dismukes, MD

    In Memoriam: Bill Dismukes, MD We have lost a beloved colleague and an incomparable role model in William E. “Bill” Dismukes, MD, MACP. He died June 19 at age 78. Dr. Dismukes’ remarkable impact reverberates throughout the School of Medicine, where he wore many mantles of leadership during his 35 years of service.

  • Dismukes, ‘role model to all,’ passes away

    Dismukes, ‘role model to all,’ passes away The UAB School of Medicine has lost a beloved colleague and an incomparable role model in William E. “Bill” Dismukes, M.D., MACP. He died June 19 at age 78.

  • Rodriguez helps prove donor microbes persist after FMT

    Rodriguez helps prove donor microbes persist after FMT An interdisciplinary team of UAB researchers including Infectious Diseases Professor Martin Rodriguez, MD, has made the first direct demonstration that fecal donor microbes remained in recipients for years after a transplant to treat the diarrhea and colitis caused by recurrent Clostridium difficile infections. Read the UAB News story.

  • Donor microbes persist up to two years after a fecal transplant to treat recurrent C. difficile infection

    Donor microbes persist up to two years after a fecal transplant to treat recurrent C. difficile infection This is the first demonstration of donor microbes persisting in the recipient following fecal transplant, a finding made possible by a novel method to “fingerprint” individual strains of bacteria.

  • Photo Gallery: Dean's Excellence Awards 2017 reception

    Photo Gallery: Dean's Excellence Awards 2017 reception Winners of the 2017 Dean's Excellence Awards were honored with a reception held on Tuesday, June 6 at the Wallace Tumor Institute.

  • Risk of forgetting medical miracles: measles outbreak

    Risk of forgetting medical miracles: measles outbreak Vaccines are scientifically proven to save lives and prevent major outbreaks of highly infectious diseases among large populations in a safe and effective way.

  • DOM Welcomes New CCC Director

    DOM Welcomes New CCC Director Ravi Bhatia, MD (Director, Hematology and Oncology) with Dr. Birrer at last weekend’s American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting in Chicago.Michael J. Birrer, MD, PhD, a trailblazer in the early detection and treatment of gynecologic cancers, has been named director of the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center. He will start on August 1. Dr. Birrer comes to UAB from Massachusetts General Hospital, where he is director of Medical Gynecologic Oncology and director of the Gynecologic Cancer Research Program at the Gillette Cancer Center. He also serves as the leader of the Dana Farber/Harvard Cancer Center program in gynecologic cancers and is[…]

  • Men: Start your path to a healthier you with 7 tips

    Men: Start your path to a healthier you with 7 tips Physicians at UAB share tips on men’s health and how it affects heart health, sexual function and memory and decreases cancer risk.

  • DOM Celebrates 4 Frommeyer Fellows

    DOM Celebrates 4 Frommeyer Fellows Congratulations to the Department’s 2017 Walter B. Frommeyer Jr. Fellowship in Investigative Medicine winners who will participate in a two-year intensive, mentored research program: Gregory Payne, MD (Fellow, Cardiovascular Disease) Abolfazl Zarjou, MD (Fellow, Nephrology) Miranda Curtiss, MD (Fellow, Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care) and Grant Williams, MD (Assistant Professor, Hematology and Oncology). 

  • Powerhouse medical oncologist joins UAB as director of the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Powerhouse medical oncologist joins UAB as director of the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center Michael Birrer, a leading medical oncologist at Harvard University, will take the reins as the new director of the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center, succeeding the retiring Edward Partridge.

  • 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.

  • 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).

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