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.
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.
Steven H. Lipstein, chief executive officer of BJC HealthCare will present “The Future of Academic Medicine: Rosy or Rocky?” as the keynote speaker for the 2017 Leadership in Academic Medicine Lecture series, sponsored by UAB Medicine.
UAB, Alabama’s leader in precision medicine, joins with Huntsville’s HudsonAlpha in CSER2, an NIH project to bring genomic medicine to more children with birth defects or genetic disorders.
The August issue of the journal focused on genomics in rheumatic diseases, the complex effort to understand the genetic underpinnings of more than 100 diseases that affect joints and muscles.
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