Announcements

Congratulations to the following faculty who received the following promotions:
John Baddley, MD, MSPH: Associate Professor to Professor
William Geisler, MD, MPH: Associate Professor to Professor
German Henostroza, MD: Assistant Professor to Associate Professor
Olaf Kutsch, PhD: Associate Professor to Professor
Martin Rodriguez, MD: Award of Tenure
Barbara Van Der Pol, PhD, MPH: Award of Tenure

Please help us to congratulate Dr. Michael Saag for his induction into the Alabama Health Care Hall of Fame, Class of 2014!

Qiana L. Matthews, Ph.D. was nominated as one of CFAR’s best young investigators and selected to give an oral presentation at the National CFAR meeting. Amanda Willig, PhD, RD,was awarded a CFAR Administrative Supplement from NIAID entitled Assessing the Contribution of Intestinal Dysbiosis and Metabolically Active Microbes to Incomplete CD4 Recovery on Antiretroviral Therapy. Michael Saag, MD awarded NIAID P30 for UAB Center for AIDS Research.

Teri Kennedy, a program coordinator in the Division of Infectious Disease, is Employee of the Month for August.

Anoma Nellore, MD and Jessica Merlin MD, MBA led the Pathways in Academic Medicine Course for senior residents and fellows considering careers in academic medicine. Topics covered included identifying an area of focus, career pathways as a clinician-educator and clinician investigator, differences between private practice and academia, mentorship, and job negotiation. The course went well-30 trainees attended and feedback has been positive. For more information please email Drs. Nellore and Merlin. SEPT, 2013

Paul Goepfert, MD received NIAID grant entitled “A Rational Approach for HIV Vaccine T Cell Epitope Selection”. 

Michael Mugavero, MD, MHSc awarded NIAID grant entitled “Integrating ENGagement and Adherence Goals upon Entry iENGAGE to Control HIV”. (February 2013)

Amanda Willig, PhD speaks on classes aim to hook U.S. blacks on African Foods. Read the story and watch the video at the Associated Press (AP) website. (SEPT, 2014)