The School of Medicine is hosting its first Research Roundtable on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, from 7:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m. at the Sheraton Birmingham Hotel. This all-day event will spotlight the School of Medicine’s five research focus areas.
Using nonclinical navigators, the Family Navigation Program will provide support and services to children diagnosed with cancer and sickle cell disease, as well as to their families. The interdisciplinary team led by the UAB Department of Pediatrics was awarded a grant to create the Family Care Connect Program.
Michael Niederweis, Ph.D., professor in the UAB Department of Microbiology, has been elected as a Fellow to the American Academy of Microbiology (AAM). This honor recognizes his excellence, originality and leadership in the microbiological sciences.
David A. Rogers, M.D., MHPE, became UAB Medicine’s inaugural chief wellness officer on Jan. 1. This newly created position showcases how UAB Medicine is prioritizing faculty and staff wellness.
Eric Wallace, M.D., assistant professor in the Department of Medicine’s Division of Nephrology, is a junior faculty winner of the Dean’s Excellence Award in Service.
Best Doctors in America recognized UAB doctors from 39 specialties and 179 subspecialties, with the total number of national physicians included reflecting only 4 percent of doctors in America. The only way for a physician to be selected is to be peer-nominated and voted in by current Best Doctors winners.
Large, human cardiac-muscle patches created in the lab have been tested for the first time on large animals in a heart attack model. This clinically relevant approach showed that the patches significantly improved recovery from heart attack injury.
UAB has been ranked as one of the top 100 hospital and health systems with great women’s health programs by Becker’s Hospital Review. Specifically, UAB’s Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine was highlighted for its 24 hours a day, 365 days a year availability and support for patients in need of high-risk obstetric care.
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