Children’s of Alabama, the UAB Department of Genetics and the UAB-HudsonAlpha Center for Genomic Medicine will host the 5th annual Rare Disease Genomics Symposium on Friday, March 2, at 8 a.m. in the Bradley Lecture Center. The day-long conference is open to the public and will commemorate Rare Disease Day.

The 2018 School of Medicine Art Competition & Show is now accepting entries through Feb. 26. The art show, co-sponsored by the Alabama Alpha Chapter of Alpha Omega Alpha and the Alabama Museum of the Health Sciences, will be held on Tuesday, April 10, from 5 p.m.-7 p.m.

Elizabeth (Cason) Benton, M.D., has received the 2018 Paul V. Miles Fellowship Award from the American Board of Pediatrics, an honor that highlights a pediatrician who is dedicated to improving the quality of health care for children.
Using nonclinical navigators, the Family Navigation Program will provide support and services to children diagnosed with cancer and sickle cell disease, as well as to their families. The interdisciplinary team led by the UAB Department of Pediatrics was awarded a grant to create the Family Care Connect Program.
Leslie Hayes, M.D., associate professor of pediatrics in the UAB Department of Pediatrics, represented the UAB School of Medicine on a recent trip to South Africa to engage and teach health care leaders there.
With her 2-year-old granddaughter’s life in peril, 62-year-old Carol Graydon came to UAB to be tested as a living kidney donor — and was a perfect match.
A UAB physician will co-chair a steering committee of global cystic fibrosis experts and clinical trial investigators to support the design, conduct and execution of the triple combination pivotal study program.
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society has named UAB a Center of Comprehensive MS Care, the highest designation in its three-tiered system.
The Suki Foundation, Children’s of Alabama and UAB have established an endowed professorship in Rett syndrome.
UAB researchers release new research findings on effect of CBD oil at national Epilepsy Society Meetings.
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