The nature of an academic medical center is an inquisitive one. That curiosity is what makes UAB special, not only in the Birmingham community, but throughout the state of Alabama.
Since Dr. Ferniany, Dr. Bonner and I have asked you all to commit as partners in the UAB Medicine strategic plan, I want to share with you my personal goals under AMC21 to create an enriched environment for engagement, innovation and discovery in the School of Medicine.
These strategic investments will help to create programs in which UAB can be a national leader in academic medicine and allow us to have a top faculty with cutting-edge programs.
Achieving our mission can't happen through leadership alone: having faculty and staff with the desire and the tools to work toward these organizational goals are crucial to all our endeavors.
This week was National Volunteer Week, and it has me thinking about opportunities to give back and serve the Birmingham community.
First, I want to congratulate each of our fourth-year medical students on their strong showing at Match Day on Friday.
Continued scientific discovery is one of the things that make providing—and receiving—patient care unique at academic medical centers like UAB. One way we’re going to continue our innovation is through informatics, the science of collecting, reporting and processing data and using that knowledge to enhance patient care and health.
I will be giving my first State of the School of Medicine address from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 28 in the Margaret Cameron Spain Auditorium, and I am personally inviting you to attend.
This year has been one of hard work and determination to grow and build on the leadership of the JOL and my predecessors in the dean’s office.