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July 2012 - Spirit of Alabama - Dr. Huh, Professor in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology and Senior Scientist at UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center has recently been in the spotlight of a local television station. NBC 13 News showcased Dr. Huh and his cutting-edge work in cancer research in their section called, Spirit of Alabama. "Though 4 or 5 years away from actual use, Dr. Huh has developed a HPV virus vaccine that, once approved, could eliminate cervical cancer."
April 2012 - Ronald D. Alvarez, MD, professor and director of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology at UAB, has been elected the 44th president of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO) at its annual meeting on women's cancer in Austin, Texas.SGO is a national medical specialty organization of physicians and allied health care professionals with more than 1,600 members trained in the comprehensive management of women with reproductive tract cancers.Dr. Alvarez also excels as an instructor at the University of Alabama School of Medicine. He has won the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics Teaching Award 2011 and was nominated for the UAB President's Award for Excellence in 2012.
December 2010 (Press release from Future Science Group) - A new study undertaken in Zambia shows that, using setting-appropriate human resources and technology, morbidity and mortality from cervical cancer among HIV-infected women can be reduced. The study's lead author is Dr. Groesbeck Parham, Professor of Gynecologic Oncology and Infectious Diseases, University of Alabama at Birmingham, and Director of the Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia's Cervical Cancer Prevention Program. The research was published in the December issue of HIV Therapy.
November 2010 - As the U.S. obesity epidemic grows, hospitals must change the way they treat morbidly obese patients. UAB Hospital leads the way by providing specialized beds, rooms, equipment and medical expertise. ABC's "Nightline" recently spent time at UAB to highlight how we address the national problem.The department's Dr. Debora Kimberlin (MFM), and the Women and Infants Center are both featured in this report.
June 16, 2010 - The UAB Department of ObGyn long has served as a referral center for complex gynecologic health care. However, until two summers ago, it had been without the services of a gynecologic team dedicated to children/adolescents for more than 10 years. Kimberly Hoover, M.D. developed the UAB Pediatric/Adolescent Gynecologic Clinic within Children's Hospital. It is one of only two such dedicated children's clinics in the Birmingham area and positions UAB and Children's Hospital as leaders in diagnosis and treatment of pediatric/adolescent gynecologic disorders. The once-a-week, half-day clinic is open Wednesdays and provides inpatient/outpatient care for pediatric/adolescent gynecology from birth until age 19. Dr. Hoover says, "We're currently in discussion to open up an afternoon clinic. We're hopeful we're going to be able to get some-thing done soon so we can have an afternoon clinic to better serve those that are in school during the day."