Since 1988, the Dixon Foundation has endowed a fellowship training program in Pediatrics expressly aimed at supporting postdoctoral training and research in Pediatric subspecialties. The selection committee met on Tuesday, May 16, and selected three fellows for 2017. Candidates were selected on a competitive basis. These awards will provide funds for tuition, and an educational stipend.

Please join us in congratulating the Dixon Fellow recipients for the 2017-2018 academic year: 
Jamie Aye, M.D., Pediatric Hematology & Oncology.
Project: “Investigation of Focal Adhesion Kinase and the Kinome in Metastatic Wilms Tumor.” Her Mentor is Dr. Elizabeth Beierle.

Miranda L. Curtiss, M.D., Ph.D., Pediatric Allergy & Immunology.
Project: “Location Dependent Signals Fine Tune Dendritic Cell Control of TH2 Responses.”
Her Mentor is Dr. Fran Lund.

Corey Falcon, M.D., Pediatric Hematology/Oncology.
Project: “Generation of novel suicide gene modified anti-CD19 CAR redirected T cells.”
His Mentor is Dr. Fred Goldman.
Current Dixon Fellow, Claudette Poole, MD, Infectious Diseases, will continue the second year of her award.


Children's of Alabama and the Department of Pediatrics receives a generous donation from the Chu Family to support educational initiatives. From this donation, a portion has been set aside for Pediatric Fellows. The selection committee for the Chu Family Educational Scholarship recently met on Wednesday, May 17, and selected two fellows to receive this educational scholarship. Candidates were selected on a competitive basis. These awards will provide funds for tuition, books and fees related to their educational endeavors.

Please join us in congratulating the Chu Family Educational Scholarship recipients for the 2017-2018 academic year:

Courtney Crayne, M.D. – Upcoming 2nd year Pediatric Rheumatology Fellow.
Dr. Crayne will use funds to obtain a Certificate in Public Health through the UAB School of Public Health.

Erinn Schmit, M.D. – Upcoming 2nd year Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellow.
Dr. Schmit will use funds towards completing a Medical Education Certificate Program through the University of Cincinnati.

OnBoard Birmingham

OnBoard Birmingham is a program designed to provide early career professionals the opportunity to meaningfully connect to the Birmingham community. Started in 2014, the program is designed to expose participants to local leaders in diverse segments including nonprofits, business, education, and politics. The program consists of roughly 12 events scheduled from late summer through the fall that are conveniently scheduled in the late evenings (typical start time is 6 p.m.) to facilitate young professionals busy schedules. Last year’s event locations included the John Hand Club, Sloss Visitors Center, Avondale Brewery, the Edge of Chaos, and the Birmingham Civil Rights Museum among others. Some of the topics covered included programs on Birmingham’s history, economy, and culture, a meet and greet with local nonprofit leaders, two group service projects, and a look at Birmingham’s recent urban redevelopment. More information on this year’s program will be available at the Birmingham Business Alliance website: Two current pediatric fellows will be awarded full scholarships for the OnBoard Birmingham program through a generous sponsorship from Children’s of Alabama CEO, Mr. Mike Warren.

CHIF and Fellow Core Conference Attendance Award

The CHIF and Fellow Core Conference Attendance Award for the 2015-2016 Academic Year goes to Erin Boyd (Adol Med) and  Megan Yanik (Peds Nephrology).

Meetings and Conferences

Child Heath Information Forum (CHIF)
Meets on the first and third Friday of the month
Surgical Commons - 3rd Floor Lowder Building
12:00 - 1:00pm

Pediatric Fellow Core Educational Conferences
Meets on the second Friday of each month.
Surgical Commons - 3rd Floor Lowder Building
12:00 – 1:00 pm
Please click here for the conference schedule. 

Pediatric Division Educational Conferences
Please look here for schedules and additional details.

Salary, Benefits and Links

Please search the UASOM GME Website for salary and benefit information.

GME Policy Manual

ACGME Website
- Policies and Requirements
The ACGME is a nonprofit organization that accredits about 8,800 residency programs in the United States that educate 111,000  residents. Its mission is to improve health care by assessing and advancing the quality of resident physicians’ education through exemplary accreditation.

NIH Loan Repayment Program