Stephen Stuart, MDStephen 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 Assessment”
#2 Poster: F. Shawn Galin, PhD (Associate Professor, Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care) “A Post-OSCE Reflection Strategy to Increase Learner Confidence and Enhance Assessment Perceptions”
#3 Poster: Joseph Pearman, MS-3, “Medical Students in the Surgery Clerkship – Characteristics of Honors Designation”

roup shot L to R: Ravi Bhatia, MD (Division Director, Hematology and Oncology; Deputy Director, Comprehensive Cancer Center) Wendy Madden, RN (BMT Nurse Manager) Michele and Jimmy Roberson (wife/patient); Alina Franke and Christoph Kleeburg (donor/boyfriend) and Antonio Di Stasi, MD (Assistant Professor, Hematology and Oncology)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.

Governor Ivey Visits UAB Comprehensive Cancer CenterL 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.

EAB Heart& Sole 5K and Fun RunL 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 at the EAB Clinic.

Dr. Navin C. Nanda with Dr. Julian BookerDr. 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.