MHRC YP Board at Harlem in the 'HamFront L-R: Rayna Dyck, MD (President, MHRC YP Board ), Amber Anderson (Social Chair, MHRC YP Board), Mona Fouad, MD, MPH (MHRC Director). Back L-R: Marquelon Sigler (Publicity Chair, MHRC YP Board) Dee Jimmeh, MD (Vice President, MHRC YP Board)The UAB Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Center Young Professionals (YP) Board was excited to bring back their popular casino night fundraiser with a fresh theme: Harlem in the ‘Ham. Guests played games, socialized, and learned about the important work of UAB’s MHRC.

The proceeds benefit the UAB Healthy Happy Kids Program which encourages children to live healthy lifestyles that prevent childhood obesity.

More Good News for October 4, 2017

Congratulations to Ashita Tolwani, MD (Professor, Nephrology) for leading the 12th Annual Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT) Academy last week. Since 2005, the CRRT Academy has attracted clinicians to UAB from all across the country to learn the fundamentals of continuous dialysis for ICU patients with acute kidney injury. This year's academy had nearly 100 attendees.

Jennifer Hicks, MSHA, MBA (Program Director, Gerontology, Geriatrics and Palliative Care) is an integral part of the Center for Palliative and Supportive Care. Her background in Quality and Health Administration has been an incredible asset in the management of the Center, and she is extremely proficient in organizing the Supportive Care Clinic at TKC. Her tireless promotion of the value of palliative and supportive care among patients, faculty, donors, and the community is both invaluable and inspiring. Kudos on a job well done!

Come out and cheer for our Department’s “super heroes” as they ride in the 2017 UAB Homecoming Parade at noon on Friday, October 6. Lineup is on 14th Street South, proceeds to 10th Avenue South, turns left on 18th Street South, then turns onto University Boulevard and heads back to 14th Street. Go Blazers!

The first UAB i2b2 Abstract Contest will provide cash prizes for the best scientific abstract based on data from UAB’s i2b2 (Informatics for Integrating Biology and the Bedside) clinical data repository. The contest is co-sponsored by the UAB Informatics Institute and the CCTS, and the details are posted online. Deadline is Friday, November 17.

Next Week at Medical Grand Rounds: Wesley Ely, MD, MPH, Professor, Internal Medicine, Vanderbilt University, will present the first Geerts Pharmacology in Medicine Endowed Lecture, "A New Frontier in Critical Care: Saving the Injured Brain."

View this week's slides.