Clinton Colmenares

Clinton Colmenares

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Senior Director of Communications
UAB School of Medicine
ccolmena@uab.edu
205-996-7593

Clinton is responsible for creating and executing the communication strategy for the School of Medicine. He joined UAB in 2010 as director of Media Relations, and joined the School of Medicine in 2012 to create his position and the Office of Communications under then-Dean and Senior Vice President Ray L. Watts. Clinton is a native Texan who worked as a medical reporter for newspapers in San Antonio, Montgomery, Ala., and Nashville. He has also worked in media director roles for Vanderbilt University Medical Center, the University of Maine and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
The University of Alabama Board of Trustees approved the creation of the Personalized Medicine Institute, the Institute for Informatics and the UAB-HudsonAlpha Center for Genomic Medicine.
The UAB-HudsonAlpha Center for Genomic Medicine will span human genome research with clinical care.
UAB researchers have created a blood test that determines a bioenergetic index which could become an important method of measuring mitochondrial health in patients with chronic disease.
Mitchell Cohen, M.D., a national leader in pediatric medicine and an internationally renowned specialist in children’s digestive disorders, is the new chair of the Department of Pediatrics and physician-in-chief of Children’s of Alabama.
As executive vice dean, Agarwal will be responsible for assisting the senior vice president and dean in management and oversight and helping move forward many of the School of Medicine’s new programmatic initiatives and strategic programs.
For 19 years, participants – mostly physicians but also nurses, physician assistants, public health workers and others – have come from around the world to attend Gorgas, the only course in tropical medicine, sponsored by an American university, that takes place in the tropics.
Check in with the UAB Gorgas Course in Clinical Tropical Medicine in Peru, where participants see different patients with different tropical diseases each day.
The UAB School of Medicine is global. Nothing illustrates that better than the Gorgas Course in Clinical Tropical Medicine -- the only tropical medicine course in the world run by a U.S. institution that actually takes place in the tropics. Read on and follow us @UABSOM #UABGorgas or on Facebook.com/UABSchoolofMedicine.
Mona Fouad, M.D., MPH, has been appointed to a new position in the UAB School of Medicine, senior associate dean for Diversity and Inclusion, beginning April 1.
The School of Medicine’s Huntsville Regional Medical Campus announced a new fund raising initiative, the William B. Deal, M.D., Huntsville Art of Medicine Endowed Scholarship.
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