Congratulations to Department of Pediatrics Faculty Achievement Award Recipients
Lifetime Achievement in Pediatric Healthcare
Sergio Stagno, M.D.
Richard J. Whitley, M.D.
William Britt, M.D.
Nancy Tofil, M.D., MEd
Carolyn Ashworth, M.D.
Kathy Monroe, M.D.
Model of Excellence
The Pediatric Pulmonary Center
Brad Troxler, M.D. and Claire Lenker, LICSW, CCM
Mahmood Zaied, M.D.
Drs. Beierle and Feig Named Endowed Chairs
Margaret M. Porter and Charles D. McCrary, two long-time members of the Children's of Alabama Board of Trustees, have been honored for their service to Children's of Alabama with the establishment of endowed chairs in their names. Porter began her volunteer leadership service to Children's in 1995. She served as board chairman in 2002 and 2003. McCrary began his volunteer leadership service to Children's in 1995 and served as board chairman in 2006 and 2007.
Daniel I. Feig, M.D., is the first holder of the Margaret M. Porter Endowed Chair in Pediatric Nephology. Dr. Feig serves as the division director of pediatric nephrology and is the medical director of the Pediatric Renal Transplant Program and co-director of the Renal Fellowship Program. Feig’s research interest focuses on the physiology of early onset essential hypertension as well as the prevention of hypertensive target organ damage.
Elizabeth Beierle, M.D., is the first holder of the Charles D. McCrary Endowed Chair in Pediatric Surgery. Dr. Beierle is a professor of surgery, and her research interest lies in the study of pediatric solid tumors, specifically the signal transduction pathways involved in neuroblastoma. Her patient care emphasis includes surgical oncology, neonatal surgery and burn and trauma care. Beierle also serves as surgical director of the Hepatobiliary Clinic. The multidisciplinary clinic provides specialized care for children with liver, gallbladder and bile duct disorders. Children's is only the second hospital in the southeastern United States to have a pediatric Hepatobiliary Clinic.
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Autism Support Group for Spanish Speaking Families
Dr. Walley Awarded Renewal Grant from ADPH
Two Alabama Pediatricians Honored with Distinguished Statewide Awards
Alabama Parents Drive Distracted with Children in the Car
“Cellphone use is one of the most common driving distractions among young and adult drivers,” said Kimberly Massey, M.D., principal investigator of the study published in the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery and former fellow in the UAB Department of Pediatrics. “This study proves that further research on how to best implement injury-prevention interventions should be done to target high-risk areas with distracted driving behaviors, like Alabama suburbs.”
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Pediatric Faculty Awards Reception - Monday, Oct. 17
Awards will be given in the following categories:
- Lifetime Achievement Award
- Research Achievement Award
- Educational Achievement Award
- Service Achievement Award
- Mentoring Achievement Award
- Model of Excellence Award
- Community Pediatric Educator Award
Dr. Cron Receives Center for Genomic Medicine Pilot Grant
Dr. Abdul-Latif Receives Argus Awards
Created in 1996, the Argus Awards give medical students the chance to honor their mentors, professors, courses and course directors for outstanding service to medical education. Faculty members are nominated by course evaluations, and students vote to select award winners in each category.
Argus Award recipients and nominees were honored at a reception on Friday, Oct. 7 at Children’s Harbor. Click here to view Department of Pediatrics Nominees or here to view the all winners. Click here for photos from the event.
Children's of Alabama Celebrates our Superheroes
The month-long celebration began Sept. 30 with a private superhero meet and greet at the hospital. Patients received capes and masks, and participated in arts and crafts activities. In addition, the Benjamin Russell Hospital for Children will be illuminated in blue every night in October in honor of patients and staff. A variety of superhero-themed events – from art activities to a special visit from not-so-average window washers – are scheduled throughout the month. To view the Children's press release, click here.