December 2013 Research Spotlight : Richard Allman

richard allmanDr. Richard M. Allman earned his medical degree from West Virginia University (WVU), where he also completed a residency in internal medicine. After completing a fellowship in general internal medicine at Johns Hopkins University, he joined the faculty at UAB in 1986. Dr. Allman has been listed in Best Doctors in America since 1991 and has played important leadership roles in the American Geriatrics Society, the Gerontological Society of America, the Association of Directors of Geriatric Academic Programs, and the National VA GRECC Directors Association.

He was inducted as a permanent member of the Alabama Senior Citizens Hall of Fame and received the Robert G. Sherrill Quality Champion Award from the Alabama Quality Assurance Foundation (AQAF) in 2009 in recognition of his efforts to improve the health and well-being of older adults and their family members in the state. 
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November 2013 Research Spotlight : Roslyn Bernstein Mannon

Roslyn B Mannon1Dr. Roslyn Bernstein Mannon is a Professor of Medicine, in the Division of Nephrology and Professor of Surgery, Division of Transplantation at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Director of Research for the Comprehensive Transplant Institute.  Dr. Mannon received her MD from Duke University School of Medicine.  She completed her Internal Medicine internship, residency and Nephrology fellowship at Duke, and was Chief Medical Resident for the Department of Medicine.  She remained on the faculty in the Division of Nephrology at Duke as an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Medical Director of the Durham VA Medical Center Kidney transplant program until June 2000, when she joined the NIH/NIDDK intramural transplant program.  There she served as the Medical Director of Kidney and Pancreas transplantation and was a primary investigator in intramural translational studies in tolerance and acute and late allograft failure.
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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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