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Dr. Rich Whitley receives Inaugural NIH Award
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Shannon Ross, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, has been received an RO1 award for her study "Viral diversity in congenital cytomegalovirus infection" in the amount $467K per year over 5 years from the National Institute on Deafness & Other Communication Disorders (NIH).
David Kimberlin, MD, Professor and Co-Director of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, has been accepted into the cohort of the Association of Medical School Pediatric Department Chairs (AMSPDC) Pediatric Leadership Development Program for 2013.
David Kimberlin, MD, is the President-Elect for the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society. He will serve in that capacity for two years, then will be PIDS President for two years, then past-president for two years. Congratulations!
The American Academy of Microbiology has elected UAB's David M. Bedwell, Ph.D., William J. Britt, M.D., George M. Shaw, M.D., Ph.D., and Charles L. Turnbough, Jr., Ph.D. to Fellowship. Bedwell and Turnbough are professors in the Department of Microbiology. Britt is a professor in the Department of Pediatrics. Shaw is a professor in the Division of Hematology and Oncology.
Dr. William J. Britt has been selected as a member of the Clinical Research and Field Studies of Infectious Diseases Study Section, Center for Scientific Review.
Dr. Rich Whitley, Pediatrics Infectious Diseases, received 5 major NIH contract awards in October, 2011, totaling $11,387,084.
Richard J. Whitley, MD has joined the Senior Leadership team of the Comprehensive Cancer Center as the newly appointed Associate Director for Drug Discovery and Development. Dr. Whitley leads the Alabama Drug Discovery Alliance in collaboration with Southern Research under the leadership of Jack Secrist, PhD.
Edward E. Partridge, M.D., Director of the Comprehensive Cancer Center, states in his official announcement of the appointment that, "Dr. Whitley has done an outstanding job in developing and leading the Alabama Drug Discovery Alliance and has been influential in moving a number of cancer related projects through this new development process. In addition, as a long term leader of the CCC Virology Program and with his own work in HSV therapeutics for brain tumors, he has contributed substantially to the success of the CCC. Whitley has also agreed to provide leadership in strategic planning to enhance the research program within Pediatric Oncology with the long term goal of programmatic status within the Core Grant structure of the CCC."
Saliva Test can Reveal Silent Virus that Steals Babies' Hearing
Study by UAB Pediatric Drs. Suresh Boppana and Karen Fowler.
Congratulations to Dr. Shannon Ross, who has been appointed Associate Scientist, Virology Program in the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center.