Professor Ravi Bhatia, M.D., is the next holder of the Martha Ann and David L. May Endowed Chair in Cancer Research, and Professor Edward W. Hook III, M.D., was chosen to be the inaugural holder of the Cobbs Endowed Professorship in Infectious Diseases.
HIV/AIDS is the leading cause of death worldwide for women ages 15-44 years, and UAB serves as a site for the latest study by the Microbicide Trials Network, which has previously studied this new approach with positive results in other female age groups.
Nicholas Van Wagoner, M.D., Ph.D. recently joined the Department of Medical Student Services as assistant dean for students.
Four projects were awarded through the first School of Medicine AMC21 Reload Multi-Investigator Grants, a broad funding opportunity provided through the Academic Enrichment Fund that enables faculty members to organize and integrate multi-disciplinary teams of accomplished investigators to compete successfully for long-term extramural support.
Michael Saag, M.D., professor of Medicine and director of the UAB Center for AIDS Research, has been named associate dean of Global Health in the School of Medicine.
AIDS cases in the Deep South have substantially increased in recent years. An upcoming Summit will address the issue April 17.
Kidney recipients infected only with HIV do as well as uninfected recipients, but HIV-infected recipients co-infected with hepatitis C virus have poorer outcomes.
Jessica Merlin is recognized as an inspirational leader for her work managing chronic pain in patients with HIV.
Jessica Merlin, M.D., MBA, is an assistant professor at UAB, and blogs about the diverse food scene in Birmingham in her spare time.
Hospitals remain alert and ready after a confirmed U.S. hospital-identified case of imported Ebola associated with the ongoing West African outbreak makes news in Dallas.