October 2013 Research Spotlight : Lawrence S Lamb Jr

Lamb LarryDr. Lawrence Lamb is a Clinical Laboratory Immunologist and Professor of Medicine specializing in transplantation immunology. He is also cross-appointed in Pathology and Pediatrics and is boarded by the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation for Advanced Practice in Oncology Nursing (AOCNS). Dr. Lamb directs the UAB Cell Therapy Laboratory and cGMP Cell Manufacturing Facility in the Section of Bone Marrow Transplant and Cellular Therapy. His Group's current focus is the biology of gamma/delta T cell interaction with high-grade gliomas, therapeutic gamma/delta T cell manufacturing strategies, and translation of innate cell-based therapies for high-grade gliomas into clinical trials
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September 2013 Research Spotlight : Anath Shalev

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Dr. Anath Shalev is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). She is the Director of the UAB Comprehensive Diabetes Center and the Nancy R. and Eugene C. Gwaltney Family Endowed Chair in Juvenile Diabetes Research.


Dr. Shalev received her Medical Degree and training at the University of Basel, Switzerland and took a postgraduate course at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. She then came to the U.S. as a research fellow at Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, and did her fellowship training in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. She became an Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and was later promoted to Associate Professor and Director of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Research there.
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August 2013 Research Spotlight: Jeff Curtis

Jeff CurtsJeffrey R. Curtis, MD, MS MPH
Associate Professor of Medicine
Dr. Jeffrey Curtis is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). He is the Co-Director of the UAB Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics (CERTs) of Musculoskeletal Disorders, which has a major emphasis on evaluating the safety and comparative effectiveness of medications for rheumatic diseases. Additionally, as the Director of the UAB Arthritis Clinical Intervention Program, he leads the clinical trials unit for the rheumatology division at UAB, with a particular focus on rheumatoid arthritis (RA). He is the Co-Director of the UAB Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics Research (PEER) Unit.
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July 2013 Research Spotlight: Himanshu Gupta

GuptaThe July 2013 Rsearch Spotlight highlights recent work from the laboratory of Dr. Himanshu Gupta. Dr. Gupta earned the medical degree from the University of Delhi and subsequently completed an internal medicine residency at Wayne State University in 2000. From 2000 to 2004, he performed a clinical and research fellowship in the Division of Cardiovascular Disease at UAB, with specialty training in cardiovascular MRI. Dr. Gupta joined the faculty in the DOM in 2004 and holds the rank of Associate Professor.  Dr. Gupta also serves as the Associate Director of the Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Center.

Dr. Gupta’s research program focuses on questions in the areas of both clinical and experimental pathophysiology. He is using advanced imaging modalities including cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (cMRI) to non-invasively characterize cardiovascular mechanics for the early detection and diagnosis of cardiovascular pathology.  Dr. Gupta’s group is also studying anti-inflammatory mechanisms associated with administration of apolipoprotein mimetic peptides developed in the laboratory of G.M. Anantharamaiah. The current study describes protective effects of an apoA-I mimetic peptide in the context of acute respiratory distress syndrome secondary to sepsis.
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