DOPM NewsFlashes

Drs Martin and Pisu have "Rhythm"

University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) researchers are conducting a pilot study of a couples ballroom dance intervention for women who are breast, colorectal, endometrial and ovarian cancer survivors, and their partners. Investigators hope to learn whether this easily accessible activity has an impact on quality of life issues following cancer, specifically physical fitness and relationship intimacy.

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Long time collaborator of DOPM chosen to lead UAB School of Medicine

Selwyn Vickers, M.D. (long time collaborator of DOPM) chosen to lead UAB School of Medicine.   

Selwyn M. Vickers, M.D., has been named the next senior vice president for Medicine and dean of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Medicine.

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Sharon Lamona has been selected as the recipient of the Department of Medicine, Employee of the Month award for February 2013.

Mr. Keith Marks, Chief Administrative Officer, notified Shari today and congratulated her on receiving this honor.   Shari is an Office Associate II in the Division of Preventive Medicine.   She consistently goes above and beyond in providing outstanding support to Division faculty and often serves in a lead role in assisting new employees with training.  She has in-depth knowledge of federal grant submission policies and procedures and is a strong resource in the Division.  Shari demonstrates courtesy, respect, diplomacy and genuine kindness to all staff, external constituents and research study participants with whom she has contact on a daily basis.

Please join us in congratulating Shari Lamona. Please mark your calendars for her award reception that will be held on Thursday, February 21, 2013 from 3:00 to 4:00 PM in West Pavilion, Conference Room E.

The nominations for DOM Employee of the Month for March 2013 will close at noon, Tuesday,February 12, 2013 .  Please send nominations to the Employee of the Month Committee, BDB 420.  See http://www.uab.edu/medicine/dom/nominate-employee-of-the-month for the nomination form and further information.