Students in the UAB School of Medicine entering Class of 2017 were presented their first white coats at the annual White Coat Ceremony on Sunday, Aug. 13 at UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center.
School of Medicine faculty were nominated by students for the 2017 Argus Awards. Winners of the awards will be announced at the annual ceremony on Sept. 8.
UAB nurse Calvin Kennedy climbed some 17,000 feet before torn knee ligaments, avascular necrosis and an intestinal parasite forced the two-time kidney transplant recipient to halt his ascent just 5.5 hours from the summit.
Vineeta Kumar, M.D., associate professor in the Department of Medicine, has received the 2017 Brewer-Heslin Endowed Award for Professionalism in Medicine, given annually to a physician at UAB who demonstrates extraordinary commitment to providing highly skilled and deeply compassionate medical care.
Third-year medical student Lindsay Sheets of Mobile is the third recipient of a scholarship that supports students who demonstrate exceptional academic and leadership abilities. 
UAB partners with state agencies and organizations to aggressively decrease the spread of HIV/AIDS to the point of elimination of the spread of AIDS by 2030.
The inhibitor blocks Streptococcus mutans from sticking on the tooth surface. About 2.3 billion people worldwide have tooth decay in their permanent teeth, primarily caused by this bacteria.
Thomas Buford, Ph.D. joins the UAB School of Medicine’s Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics & Palliative Care and associate director of the UAB Center for Exercise Medicine.
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