UAB Medicine Magazine

UAB Medicine Magazine

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Third-year medical student Salmaan Kamal of Tuscaloosa is the second recipient of a scholarship that supports students who demonstrate exceptional academic and leadership abilities.
Grant named in memory of Kindal Kivisto will help advance research, treatment of Pitt Hopkins Syndrome.
Gifts from Gunavant N. Shah, M.D., Support Programs That Touched His Life
With a combined grant and gift of $5.7 million, the Hadhrammout Foundation will support UAB’s international medical education efforts, including the training of international medical graduates at UAB.
Through lectures, hands-on cooking classes, and follow-up discussions, the class will teach Tuscaloosa medical students and residents, as well as CHES nutrition students, how to better educate patients about their diets.
Since his days as a student in the School of Medicine’s Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP), Sandeep Vaishnavi, M.D. ’02, Ph.D. ’00 has been studying a silent epidemic.
Growing up, Herbert Chen M.D., FACS, always believed he would one day follow in his father’s footsteps. But, through the influence and guidance of mentors, he charted his own path to become an internationally renowned surgeon-scientist specializing in endocrine cancers.
Inflammation, infection, and immunity affect essentially every disease that is studied and treated at UAB, including diseases that are particularly common in Alabama and the South such as cardiovascular disease, obesity and cancer.
Neurosurgery residents often spend 80 hours a week performing operations and patient consults, attending rounds, and answering late-night pages. But last year, the UAB Department of Neurosurgery’s 15 residents also managed to publish 75 articles in peer-reviewed medical journals.
The legacy of Tinsley R. Harrison, M.D., extends far beyond the bust of his likeness displayed in front of the building bearing his name on University Boulevard.
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