William C. Bailey, professor in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, has been awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award for 50 years of exemplary service by the Tulane Medical Alumni Association.
Awards will be given in each year to one junior and one senior faculty member in the areas of service, teaching, research, diversity enhancement and mentorship.  All full-time faculty members are eligible for nomination.
Five faculty members in the UAB School of Medicine have been named the inaugural James A. Pittman Jr., M.D., Scholars, a new program organized to recognize the contributions of junior faculty.
Marc A. Nivet, Ed.D., MBA, chief diversity officer of the Association of American Medical Colleges, will present “Diversity and Inclusion in Academic Medicine: From Fairness to Excellence” at the Department of Medicine Grand Rounds on Wednesday, Jan. 21.
Ted J. Kaptchuk, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and director of the Harvard-wide Program in Placebo Studies and the Therapeutic Encounter at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, will present “Placebo Effects:  how is medicine more than drugs and surgery?” from noon – 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 13.
Associate Professor Stefan Kertesz, M.D., who directs a special primary care clinic for homeless veterans at the Birmingham VA Medical Center, spoke about ways ordinary people can make a difference in the world during a Dec. 8 TEDxBirmingham Salon exploring ideas about poverty in the community.
Stefan Kertesz, M.D., and medical student Ynhi Thai will share their ideas on poverty at the next TEDxBirminghamSalon event on Monday, Dec. 8 at Trim Tab Brewing.
The addition of five new research scientists takes UAB’s Department of Anesthesiology to new heights.
Etty “Tika” Benveniste, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Cell, Integrative and Developmental Biology, has been appointed interim senior associate dean for Research Administration and Development in the UAB School of Medicine, effective Jan. 1, 2015.
Two highly acclaimed cancer researchers, Ravi Bhatia, M.D., and Smita Bhatia, M.D., MPH, will join UAB in January 2015.
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