Huntsville Regional Medical Campus students, family medicine and internal medicine residents, full-time and volunteer faculty, and their dean, Roger Smalligan, M.D., MPH, had three oral presentations and six posters accepted to the Southern Regional Meeting (SRM) that took place Feb. 22-24 in New Orleans.
David Rogers, M.D., UAB Chief Wellness Officer, will be presenting proposals for potential employee wellness programs at three upcoming grand rounds. He is also seeking input from faculty across the School of Medicine and will use the feedback that is collected to guide the future of wellness initiatives at UAB Medicine.
The School of Medicine Office for Diversity and Inclusion will present Theater Delta on Tuesday, April 3, from 3-5 p.m. at the Edge of Chaos. Delta Theater uses improvisation and audience participation to illustrate how unconscious bias can creep into our daily lives and decision-making.
UAB researchers have preliminary data, with cultured cells or diabetic hearts, that diabetes impairs this removal of dead heart-muscle cells. They believe this impairment may be the reason diabetes increases the risk for cardiovascular disease, including heart failure.
UAB Medicine recently established a colorectal oncology clinic to provide a hassle-free experience for diagnosis and treatment.
J. Michael Wyss, Ph.D., has spent decades at the University of Alabama at Birmingham looking into brain function in his research lab and reaching out to Birmingham-area and Alabama K-12 schools to improve their science, math and technology education, particularly for underrepresented and minority students.

Eight rising second-year medical students have been selected for the second class of the UAB School of Medicine’s Health Equity Scholars Program.

After 11 years in leadership as the associate dean for students, Laura Kezar, M.D., is stepping out of the role effective August 1. She will continue as a full-time faculty member in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
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