UAB is looking for a problem to solve — one that unites its expertise around a large-scale issue — and plans to select its Grand Challenge in a universitywide competition that kicks off this spring. Learn more from Research Vice President Christopher Brown, Ph.D., during a town hall meeting 4 p.m. Feb. 13 in the Alumni House.
David K.C. Cooper, M.D., Ph.D., was presented the prestigious John P. McGovern Compleat Physician Award by the Harris County Medical Society and the Houston Academy of Medicine during a Jan. 19 ceremony held in Houston. 
In animal experiments, a human-derived glioblastoma significantly regressed when treated with the combination of an experimental enzyme inhibitor and the standard glioblastoma chemotherapy drug, temozolomide.
The School of Medicine Office for Diversity and Inclusion celebrated its second annual Diversity Fair with food, drinks and entertainment. The 2018 Diversity Fair welcomed approximately 700 guests from across UAB Medicine.
There are two very important NIH grant deadlines—Feb. 12 and Feb. 16—to consider in case of another government shutdown. The NIH may reschedule grant deadlines or elect to have proposals wait for the next cycle.

Stefan Kertesz, M.D., M.Sc., associate professor in the Department of Medicine’s Division of Preventive Medicine, is the senior faculty winner of the Dean’s Excellence Award in Service.

UAB Medicine 4YOU is a service that provides dedicated appointment and nursing specialists to assist with access to office visits, UAB eMedicine, Urgent Care, myUABMedicine patient portal, LiveChat and more.
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.
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