Gratitude Flows Both Ways at UAB Medicine

Just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday, grab your tissues and watch four amazing patients express their gratitude for the tremendous care they received at UAB Hospital. These stories both inspire us and encourage us to stay focused on our mission: To improve the health and well-being of society, particularly the citizens of Alabama, by providing innovative health services of exceptional value that are patient- and family-centered, a superior environment for the education of health professionals, and support for research that advances medical science.

Movember web imageA Few Mustached Marauders. L to R: Rehan Sarmad, MD, Daniel LaVie, MD, Will Varnado, MD, and Matt Pierce, MDOne of the senior fellows in the Division of Hematology and Oncology, Daniel LaVie, MD, has organized a team known as the “Mustached Marauders of Malignancy.” Together, they are participating in the movement to “change the face of men’s health” by growing a mustache or beard during "Movember." Each team member started clean-shaven and will grow facial hair throughout the month, so visit their site and vote for your favorite "mo." All proceeds go to the Movember Foundation

Professor Steve Rowe, MD, MSPHProfessor Steve Rowe, MD, MSPHA two-drug combination therapy for cystic fibrosis improves lung function in patients with certain mutations in the CFTR gene responsible for the disease. In findings published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Steve Rowe, MD, MSPH (Professor, Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine) and UAB researchers report that the combination of tezacaftor and ivacaftor improved lung function by nearly 7 percent in a subset of patients.

2017 Camp Dismukes RetreatThe IM Residents turned out in droves despite the cold temperatures for the annual Camp Dismukes Retreat at Oak Mountain State Park. The entire training program was provided coverage so that residents and their families could enjoy the afternoon together.

2017 Pulmonary PicnicL to R: Division Director Victor J. Thannickal, MD; Becky Wallace; Guangjie (Jeff) Cheng, MD; Gang Liu, MD; Mike Wells, MD; and Jarrod Barnes, PhDThe Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine hosted its annual picnic at George Ward Park, complete with pumpkin decorating, balloon twisting, and a ton of family fun. Over 130 people enjoyed the fall festivities. Drs. Guangjie (Jeff) Cheng and Gang Liu won the inaugural cornhole tournament, with Drs. Mike Wells and Jarrod Barnes finishing in second place.