DOPM NewsFlashes

Congratulations to Dr. Fouad on being featured on the NIMHD website

A study conducted by the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and funded by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities that promotes the inclusion of minorities in cancer clinical trials has been selected by the American Society of Clinical Oncology to be featured in Clinical Care Advances 2016, an annual review of major advances in clinical cancer research.

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Marijuana Hinders Verbal Memory

Dr Kertesz is interviewed in a recent (Feb 2016) issue of UAB's Kaleidoscope

A new research study at UAB suggests that long-term marijuana use can have a negative impact on verbal memory.
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redmondAs a resident in Internal Medicine at Emory University, Dr. Redmond cared for an inmate of the local jail in her continuity clinic based at Grady Memorial Hospital, the large county hospital in Atlanta GA.  Through that experience, she became interest in how the racial and socioeconomic disparities within the criminal justice system may contribute to disparities in health and health care.

 Dr. Redmond joined the DOPM faculty in 2011, which includes clinical practice in the Cooper Green Outpatient Medical Clinic.  Upon learning of her interest in criminal justice populations, she was invited to participate on the Alabama Reentry Council and subsequently elected as the chairperson of their Healthcare and Rehabilitation Working Group.  Recently, Dr. Redmond received funding to participate in the Transitions Clinic Network, a Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) funded initiative to provide transitional health care services to ex-offenders in Jefferson County.  Her work, as well as other programs by Reentry Council partners, was highlighted in a recent al.com news report. 

 
Read more at: 
http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2012/12/projects_aimed_at_helping_ex-i.html