UAB, Children's Tout Safety and Benefits of Vaccinations
The scientific evidence and public health statistics are comprehensive and compelling – vaccines are safe, vaccines are effective and vaccines save lives. The benefits of the current vaccine schedule clearly outweigh the risks. Delaying vaccines leaves children and communities at risk. We want to partner with all parents and guardians to give the children of Alabama the chance to grow up without the diseases that in past decades killed so many children before adulthood.
David Kimberlin, M.D., Pediatric Infectious Disease, discussed the benefits of vaccinations at a press briefing on Thursday, Jan. 12. Click here to watch the media brief.
Dr. Abdul-Latif Recognized at BOT Meeting
AOA Class of 2017 Inductees
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society is a professional medical organization that recognizes and advocates for excellence in scholarship and the highest ideals in the profession of medicine.
Resident QI Project Awarded MOC Credit
Multinational Study Finds High Rates of Acute Kidney Injury in Children Admitted to ICUs Worldwide
“This is a landmark study in the field of pediatric AKI, given the global nature of the study and its important findings," said David Askenazi, M.D., director of the Pediatric and Infant Center for Acute Nephrology (PICAN) and professor in the UAB Department of Pediatrics Division of Nephrology.
Click here to read the press release on UAB news.
Pediatric Residency 2018-2019 Co-Chief Residents
We greatly appreciate the input and recommendations from faculty and residents in this difficult selection process. It is clear that Jamie, Rob, and Karlene have the admiration and respect of our residents, fellows, and faculty and will serve as strong leaders for our residency programs.
Please join us in extending congratulations to Jamie, Rob and Karlene!
NYT Names Birmingham a Top Place to go in 2017
Click here to see the article highlight Birmingham's revitalization and find things to do around the world.
Dr. Kutny Appointed to NCI PDQ Pediatric Treatment Editorial Advisory Board
Advertisers Depict Unsafe Sleeping Environments for Infants, Study Shows
The study published in Pediatrics, “Safe Sleep Guideline Adherence in Nationwide Marketing of Infant Cribs and Products,” analyzed 1,758 crib advertisements and 1,893 print magazine advertisements from 1992, 2010 and 2015.
Investigators on the study include Brad Troxler, M.D., assistant professor and director of the UAB Pediatric Pulmonary Center , Matthew Kreth, M.D., former fellow in UAB’s Department of Pediatrics; Tammy Shikany, RT, respiratory therapist in the UAB PPC; and Claire Lenker, LICSW, CCM, clinical social worker in the UAB PPC.
To continue reading the UAB Press Release click here. In addition, this publication picked up press coverage from numerous national and local outlets including: MedPage, News Medical, Yahoo, Health Day, CBS News and many more.
Dr. Wolfson Interviewed as an Expert for Kaiser Health News and NPR
Kaiser Health News interviewed Dr. Wolfson to give her input on access to Cancer Centers in a changing marketplace plan environment. To read the article, click the following links: Kaiser Health News, NPR, and CNNMoney.