Scott James. MD, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, has been selected to receive the 2014 JPIDS Ralph D. Feigin Apprenticeship Award.
Crayton Fargason, MD
Dr. Fargason was appointed a panel member to serve a four year term on a new study section, Healthcare Safety and Quality Improvement Research (HSQR) by The Division of Scientific Review Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
Dr. William Britt
Dr. Britt, Professor of Pediatrics, has been appointed Chair of the Clinical Research and Field Studies of Infectious Diseases Study Section at the Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health.
Brian Sims, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Sims, assistant professor of pediatrics and cell, developmental and integrative biology, has been recognized with the 2013 Graduate Dean's Award for Excellence in Mentorship. His nominator says, “Dr. Sims constantly motivated us to elevate and exceed our goals. He always remained optimistic and pushed us to never lower our goals when faced with obstacles and difficulties. In the past, when I have thought about quitting or exploring easer roads, Dr. Sims always took the time to sit down and talk to me to help me regain my focus.”
Drs. Ashraf and White
Drs. Ambika Ashraf Pediatric Endocrinology, and Marjorie Lee White, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, have been selected to the PREP Editorial Board as writers for their specialties.
David Askenazi, MD, Tim Beukelman, MD and Matt Stoll, MD, PhD are the Department's newest Society for Pediatric Research members.
Dr. Rich Whitley receives Inaugural NIH Award (click for full article)
Dr. Hussein Abdullatif
Dr. Abdullatif is the recipient of two Argus Awards from the Class of 2014 - Best MS2 Organ Module and the Dale J Benos Award for Best Module Director.
Congratulations to the 2013-2014 Dixon Fellows:
- Franco Diaz, MD, Critical Care
- Jegen Kandasamy, MD - Neonatology
- Sara Oliver, MD - Infectious Disease
- Chrystal Rutledge, MD – Critical Care
- Ammar Saadoon, MD - Pulmonology
Winners of the CHIF Travel Award for 2013:
Drs. Jasmine Pagan and Ammar Saadoon
These fellows had the highest attendance for the 2012-2013 CHIF sessions. In recognition, the Department will cover their expenses to attend a scientific meeting of their choice within the continental United States.
Megan Yanik, MD
CONGRATULATIONS to Megan Yanik, a 2nd year Pediatrics Resident, who has been chosen for the 2 year position as the AAP liaison to the AMA for residents and fellows. This means that she will be representing all pediatric residents and fellows to the AMA. This is a great honor and responsibility!
Drs. Clay Cohen, Cassandra Smola and Nicki Sims have been selected as Pediatric Co-Chief Residents for the 2014-2015 academic year.
2013 Resident Awards
Quarterback Club Subspecialty Education Award -
Leslie Rhodes, M.D.- Critical Care
Sergio Stagno, M.D. Friend of the Housestaff Award -
Hussein Adbullatif, M.D. and J.R. Hartig, M.D.
Ralph E. Tiller, M.D. Distinguished Faculty Award -
Cason Benton, M.D.
Michele St. Romain Housestaff Award -
Adam Johnson, M.D.
2012-2013 LaRussa Interns of the Year-
Kathleen Richard, M.D. and Adolfo Molina, M.D.
Cribbs Named Director of New Heart Program
UAB Healthcare Leadership Class of 2014 Selects Two Pediatricians
Congratulations to pediatric Drs. Reed Dimmitt and Mark Prichard who have been selected to participate in the HLA Class of 2014.
2013 Pediatric Argus Award Nominees & Winners:
- Dr. Hussein Abdullatif awarded the Caduceus Club Award for Best Clinical Instructor (Birmingham). Dr. Abdullatif was also nominated Best Lecturer in the Endocrine Module.
- Dr. Hughes Evans Nominated for Best Lecturer in Patient Doctor Society
- GI Drs. Kirk Thame & Catherine Fuller, Directors - Nominated for Best MS1 Organ Module
- Dr. Kirk Thame nominated Best Lecturer in the Gastrointestinal Module
- Pediatrics nominated Birmingham Best Department
- Pediatrics nominated Tuscaloosa Best Department
Mackenzie Wilson and Kay Rainey are the Department's 2013 Cunningham Memorial Research Program, Ms. Wilson worked with Dr. Wally Carlo, Neonatology, on her project entitled Neonatal Death in Developing Countries: Causes v. Timing. Ms. Rainey worked with Dr. Leon Dure, Neurology, on her project, Parents’ attitudes toward pediatric genetic testing and incidental finding.
2013 Society for Pediatric Research Awards:
- Reed Dimmitt, MD, Pediatric Gastroenterology, elected President of SSPR
- The Abbott Pediatric Educator Award was presented to Dr. Sergio Stagno for his outstanding work and years of dedication to Pediatric Medical Education.
- Annalise Sorrentino, MD, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, was thanked for her two year tenure as an SSPR Council Member.
- SSPR Awards were presented to the following DOP faculty and fellows:
- Chris Restrepo, MD, Ped. Emergency Medicine Fellow, and Ariel Salas, MD, Neonatology Fellow - Young Investigator Award finalists.
- Tracy Hwangpo, MD, Allergy and Immunology Fellow, and Alain Cuna, MD, Neonatology Fellow - Trainee Travel Award recipients.
- Lauren Nassetta, MD, Hospital Medicine - SSPR Young Faculty Travel Award.
- Jud Barber, MD, Ped. Emergency Medicine, is a new SSPR Council Member.
Dr. Marjorie Lee White is the recipient of two General Endowment Fund (GEF) Patient Oriented grants from the UAB Health Services Foundation. The first, for her application, "Simulation Infrastructure Expansion for Preclinical Health Professions Students." The funding amount is $183,000 for the period November 1, 2013 - October 31, 2015. The second grant, "Simulation Infrastructure Expansion for Preclinical Health Professionals," will be funded in the amount of $183,000 for the period November 1, 2013 - October 31, 2015.
Michele Kong Maha, MD, Critical Care, has received a CF Pilot Grant from the UAB CF Center for $130K over two years.
Masako Shimamura, MD, Infectious Disease, received an NIH RO1 grant for $1.8M.
Gregory Friedman, MD, Hematology/Oncology, received a Hyundai Hope on Wheels grant for $250K over two years, and a Rally foundation Grant for $40K for one year.
Wally Carlo, MD, Neonatology, successfully renewed his NIH Global Network Grant for #3,397,691 over five years.
Tina Simpson, MD, General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, received an ADPH - PErsonal Responsibility Education Grant for $132K for one year.
Kristin Avis, PhD, Sleep Medicine, received a ResMed Foundation grant for $84K for one year.
Matt Stoll. MD, Rheumatology, received and American College of Rheumatology grant for $375k over three years.
Drs. Matt Stoll and Randy Cron, Rheumatology, were named Co-PI's on a NIH P60 grant (Chuck Elson, PI, Microbiology) for $950k over five years.
2013 Founder's Fund Recipients Announced:
|Pediatric Faculty Development
PI: Dr. Annalise Sorrentino, MD
|Teaching Residents how to Diagnose, Treat and Manage Pediatric Patients with Diabetic Ketoacidosis Using Simulation-Based Education
PI: Linnea Larson-Williams, MD
|Enhanced Procedural Training for Pediatrics
PI: Katherine Hoops, MD, MPH
|Premedication Before Intubation in US Neonatal Intensive Care Units: A Survey and Comparison to Practices in UK Neonatal Intensive Care Units
PI: Wesley Jackson, MD
|Management of Acute Upper GI Bleeding in Pediatrics
PI: Shital Patel, MD
|Pediatric Research and Academic Pathway
PI: Erinn Schmit, MD and Kathleen Richard, MD
|Evaluation of the Utility of Intranasal Lidocaine to Decrease Pain Prior to Intranasal Versed Administration
PI: David Smith, MD and Hugh Cheek, MD
|Breaking Bad News: A Simulation Enhanced Curriculum to Improve Communication Skills in Pediatrics
PI: Michael Barnett, MD, MS
|2013 KPRI Award Recipients|
|Rud Polhill Grant for Senior Faculty:
Randy Cron, MD, PhD
"Genetics of Macrophage Activation Syndrome"
|Junior Faculty Grants|
|Fred Goldman, MD||"DNA Damage Responses and Oxidative|
|Stress in Dyskeratosis Congenita"|
|William T. Harris, MD||"Effects of Vitamin D Deficiency on Murine|
|Lung Development and Function"|
|Michele Kong, MD||"RSV-mediated Regulation of Neurophilic|
|Inflammation in CF Lung Disease"|
|Colin A. Martin, MD||"The Role of AhR Signaling in Immune Modulated|
|Intestinal Injury and Repair in the Neonate"|
|Joseph Pressey, MD||"Preclinical Analysis of Arsenic Trioxide Therapy|
|Matthew Stoll, MD, PhD||"Identification of Target Antigens in Children|