Kendra Carter

Kendra Carter

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UAB School of Medicine Communications
kendrakc@uab.edu 
205-975-3186

Kendra produces and edits content for the School of Medicine and manages social media. Kendra cut her teeth at Alabama newspapers, covering various beats as a reporter at the (Talladega) Daily Home, the (Scottsboro) Daily Sentinel and the Gadsden Times, before joining UAB in 2013. She graduated in 2008 from Auburn University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism.
The School of Medicine recently kicked off its Season of Service, a way for employees and faculty to make a difference in the lives of others during the holiday season and beyond.
The UAB School of Medicine will mark this year’s National Primary Care Week Dec. 1-5 with student-driven events focusing on the continued need for primary care physicians in Alabama and the United States.
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.
Bland, who came to UAB in 1999 as chair of the Department of Surgery and surgeon-in-chief of UAB Hospital, will step back from his duties on July 1, 2015.
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.
Robert M. Centor, M.D., has been elected to mastership by the American College of Physicians, one of the highest honors available to internists.
LaKisha E. Mack, MBA, has been named the associate dean for Administration and Finance in the School of Medicine, and Toni Leeth, MPH, will have a revised role as assistant dean for Strategic Planning and Administration.
Starting this fall, the School of Medicine will add a new technique to the admissions interview process to assess qualities essential to being a physician that go beyond academic ability. 
Caulfield joined the Department of Pathology in the UAB School of Medicine and the School of Dentistry in 1984, recruited for his interest in cardiovascular diseases and teaching.  He stayed at UAB for 20 years, focusing his career on both clinical research and patient care.
The 186 first-year medical students were honored at the White Coat Ceremony, signifying the students’ official introduction to a lifetime of medical education, on Sunday, Aug. 17 inside UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center.
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