A portrait by artist Jay Wesley Jacobs of James Somerville McLester, M.D., LLD, was unveiled Jan. 18 in the main lobby of the UAB Community Health Services Building, the site where McLester’s primary care-focused practice formerly stood.
The Best Medicine Show, an annual philanthropic event highlighting UAB SOM students’ creative sides, is slated for Friday, Feb. 23. Proceeds from the event benefit Equal Access Birmingham, a student-run program that operates a free primary care clinic for the underserved.
Five faculty members in the UAB School of Medicine have been named the 2018 class of James A. Pittman Jr., M.D., Scholars, a program created to recognize the contributions of junior faculty and support the recruitment and retention of highly competitive scientists and physician-scientists.
Marianthe Grammas, M.D., assistant professor in the Department of Medicine’s Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics and Palliative Care, is a junior faculty winner of the Dean’s Excellence Award in Service.
Beginning Thursday, Feb. 1, the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center will present FreshStart! a free eight-week lifestyle program specifically geared to help cancer survivors adopt healthier behaviors.
Elizabeth (Cason) Benton, M.D., has received the 2018 Paul V. Miles Fellowship Award from the American Board of Pediatrics, an honor that highlights a pediatrician who is dedicated to improving the quality of health care for children.
The AMC21 School of Medicine Research Retreat met on Jan. 19, 2018, with focus on “Strategic Recruitment in the SOM.” As part of the AMC21-five-year goal to reach the top 20 in NIH funding, UAB will need to recruit a net of 80 to 84 funded faculty and retain and develop current faculty.
Nominations are now open for the 2018 Dean’s Excellence Awards, an annual honor established to recognize the outstanding contributions made by faculty across the School of Medicine.
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