Members of the UAB Division of Infectious Diseases with Birmingham Mayor William BellMany 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.

More Good News for August 9, 2017

US News and World Report Best Hospital Rankings for 2017 are hot off the press, and the Department is delighted to report 6 of our programs are listed in the Top 50 for their specialty—the best performance we’ve seen in the past 7 years! Congrats to everyone for earning this prestigious national recognition for delivering excellent patient care.

#10 – Rheumatology

#14 – Nephrology

#17 – Pulmonology

#21 – Diabetes & Endocrinology

#30 – Cardiac and Heart Surgery

#47 – Geriatrics

We are proud to recognize Paula Dixon, lab supervisor in the Division of Infectious Diseases, as the Department of Medicine’s Employee of the Year. Paula’s reputation for quality and ingenuity sets the benchmark for other labs on campus, and her spirit of collegiality and positivity creates a terrific environment for research. She was selected from among the previous 12 months’ winners of the DOM Employee of the Month award. Think of others like Paula, who go “way beyond the extra mile” and nominate them.

UAB School of Medicine's Annual White Coat Ceremony will be held Sunday, August 13. The white coat is a powerful symbol of both professional competence in medicine and human compassion. Attend in person or watch the livestream.

Anyone with a cancer story is invited to participate in Visions of Hope: Expressions of a Cancer Journey which will create a lasting symbol of hope to honor all who experience cancer. No registration is required. No art experience is necessary, and art supplies will be provided. Thursday, August 17, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the North Pavilion Atrium.

Register for RIME Week workshops September 13-15! Get tips from Stanford University’s Kelley Skeff, MD, PhD, on becoming an educator. Discover how to motivate learners. Hear about the latest strategies in medical education. And more!

Medical Grand Rounds returns September 6! Come back to Margaret Cameron Spain Auditorium at noon on Wednesday, September 6, to hear from Tait Shanafelt, MD, Stanford Medicine’s first Chief Wellness Officer.

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