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.

More Good News for July 12, 2017

Keith M. Swetz, MD, MA (Associate Professor, Gerontology, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care) has been named editor-in-chief of the Journal of Palliative Care, an international and interdisciplinary outlet for practical, critical thought on palliative care and palliative medicine.

The DOM Education Strategic Priority Work Group has finalized an educational activities template for use in your annual faculty review. It will allow you to highlight your contributions for education and to help you develop your future educational goals. Download the template.

Flesh-eating bacteria was in the news this week, and Bernard Camins, MD (Associate Professor, Infectious Diseases) shared his expertise on the subject in local news interviews on WBRC-Fox 6 and ABC 33/40.

New on UAB MedCast: Sumanth Prabhu, MD (Director, Cardiovascular Disease) discusses regenerative medicine and its focus on development of tissue constructs, regenerative matrices, and novel technologies and therapies to replace or repair both soft and mineralized tissues. Suzanne Oparil, MD (Professor, Cardiovascular Disease) discusses refractory hypertension, a condition that cannot be controlled with a maximum of five antihypertensive drugs.

The Department is delighted to celebrate the appointment of Matt Might, PhD, as the inaugural director of the Hugh Kaul Personalized Medicine Institute at UAB. Read his fascinating story and mark your calendars to hear him speak at Medical Grand Rounds on September 20, 2017.

There will be a free Post-ASCO Highlight Review on Saturday, August 26, at the Sheraton Hotel. CME credit is available. Contact Natalie Black at nfranklin@uabmc.edu to reserve your space at this year’s event.

Submit your medical education abstracts and clinical vignettes by August 7 for Research and Innovations in Medical Education (RIME) Week.

View this week's slides.