Birmingham among 13 U.S. cities committed to end the spread of AIDS by 2030

Birmingham has become one of 13 cities in the United States dedicated to committing local resources to achieve key Paris Declaration goals in the fight against AIDS by 2020 and ending the spread of AIDS by 2030.

Winston Joe Approved for CCTS Funding

CCTS Comparative Effectiveness and Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (CER/PCOR) TL1 Summer Research Program offered through the Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) provides 8-week research training experience for clinically-oriented doctoral students that have completed their first year of training.

UAB Department of Medicine Faculty Honors

  • Deans Excellence Award of Teaching - James Willig
  • Unsung Hero - Craig Hoesley
  • Outstanding Teacher - Martin Rodriguez
  • Cobbs-Rutsky Award for Clinical Excellence:
    • Martin Rodriguez
    • Peter Pappas
    • Sonya Heath
    • Victoria Johnson
    • John Baddley
    • Ricardo Franco
    • Meredith Welch
  • Other:
    • Jeanne Marrazzo, MD, MPH, appointed to Cobb's Endowment Fund
    • Division of Infectious Diseases named one of top three outstanding teaching divisions

HIV, ART and Depression project accepted by Clinical Infectious Diseases

Research conducted by ID faculty member,  Dr. Ellen Eaton,  and colleagues including rising Infectious Diseases Fellow, Dr. Ronnie “Matt” Gravett, and Dr. Michael Mugavero was recently accepted for publication in Clinical Infections Diseases. In this study, “Insert title here,” Dr. Eaton and her team examined factors associated with depression in HIV infected patients starting HIV therapy (ART). They found that baseline depressive symptoms and lack of insurance are associated with depression after initiating ART, but Efavirenz use was not. 

Marrazzo Elected to ACCA 

Jeanne Marrazzo, MD, MPH (Professor and Director, Infectious Diseases) has been elected to the American Clinical and Climatological Association.

Van Der Pol appointed to IDSA Diagnostics Committee

Barbara Van Der Pol, PhD, MPH, was recently appointed to a 2-year term with the IDSA Diagnostics Committee.  This committee grew out of the work of IDSA’s Diagnostics Task Force and will lead the Society’s efforts to advance recommendations that will improve the nation’s capacity to address unmet ID diagnostic needs.

Congrats to 2016 Argus Award Nominees and Winners! 

UAB medical students vote for their favorite teachers each year, and the Department of Medicine is proud of our 16 faculty nominations across 8 categories for Argus Awards.

Best Educator in Patient, Doctor & Society

  • Michael Saag, MD (Infectious Diseases) WINNER!

Best Educator in Fundamentals of Medicine

  • Nicholas Van Wagoner, MD (Infectious Diseases)

Best Educator in Pulmonary

  • James Willig, MD, MSPH WINNER!

Best Educator in Gastrointestinal

  • James Willig, MD, MSPH

Birmingham Clinical Educator

  • James Willig, MD, MSPH
  • Nick Van Wagoner, MD

Weekly session focused on health services and outcomes research for trainees

The COERE and CCTS sponsor a weekly session fortrainees supported by T32, TL1, K12, and KL2 grants awarded by these centers. Health services and outcomes researchers from a range of training backgrounds, programs, schools, departments, anddivisions across the UAB campus convene Friday mornings from 8-9:30 AM in PCAMS

Topics are varied and include faculty led seminars, trainee led works in progress, and feedback sessions before national conference presentations, all focused on enhancing the interdisciplinary training of aspiring academic health services and outcomes researchers. We will begin the new academic year on Friday August 12, and trainees are able to attend any time throughout the year as their time and interest allows.

These sessions have always been an open forum, and we would welcome your pre-doctoral, post-doctoral trainees, and other early career investigators focused on health services and outcomes research to join our community of scholars on Friday mornings. For more information, pleasecontact Ryan Outman ( We look forward to your trainees joining us, contributing to our dynamic cadre of scholars, and hope this provides an opportunity to further enhance their training.