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  • Corey, White talk infertility, organ procurement in AAS blog

    The Department of Surgery’s Britney Corey, M.D., and Jared White, M.D., each recently authored op-eds for “The Academic Surgeon,” the Association of Academic Surgery blog.

  • Melnikoff receives STS scholarship

    By Marina MoodyUAB general surgery resident Brett Melnikoff, M.D., recently received a 2019 Society of Thoracic Surgeons Looking to the Future Resident Scholarship.

  • Hauptfeld-Dolejsek recognized at promotion reception

    Hauptfeld-Dolejsek recognized at promotion reception Dr. Vera Hauptfeld-Dolejsek is recognized for her recent promotion at the 2018 Women in Science and Medicine Promotion Reception at the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center. The Division of Transplantation’s Vera Hauptfeld-Dolejsek, Ph.D., was recognized for her recent promotion to the rank of professor at the Nov. 15 Women in Science and Medicine Promotion Reception in the Partridge Atrium at the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center.

  • Chu speaks at McWane Center SCI Café event

    By Marina MoodyThe Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery’s Daniel Chu, M.D., discussed advancements in surgical technology at the McWane Center’s monthly Birmingham SCI Café last week at John’s City Diner.

  • Morris speaks on ERAS research at UTS

    By Marina MoodyThe Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery’s Melanie Morris, M.D., recently presented her research on the “Association of an Enhanced Recovery Pathway and Acute Kidney Injury in Colorectal Surgery Patients” at the University of Technology Sydney.

  • Baker appointed to ACGME Surgery Review Committee

    By Marina MoodyUAB general surgery research resident Samantha Baker, M.D., has been appointed to the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education’s Review Committee for Surgery. She will attend the committee’s meeting Jan. 17-18, 2019, in Chicago, Illinois, as an observer.

  • Chu speaks at McWane Center’s Teens and Tech event

    Chu speaks at McWane Center’s Teens and Tech event Dr. Daniel Chu presents at the McWane Science Center's Teens and Tech event on Nov. 10, 2018.By Marina MoodyThis past Saturday, the Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery’s Daniel Chu, M.D., spoke on the role of technology in surgery at the McWane Center’s Teens and Tech event. The Teens and Tech series allows students to engage in hands-on, technology-based learning experiences and to learn and practice technology-based skills. The theme of Saturday’s event was nanotechnology.

  • General surgery chief residents match into fellowship programs

    Congratulations to the following general surgery residents who have recently matched into various fellowship programs across the country:

  • Uhlich named to EAST MCT Committee

    General surgery research resident Rindi Uhlich, M.D., was recently named the resident representative of the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma’s Multicenter Trials Committee. Uhlich is only the second resident to ever be named to this committee and will serve the committee in this role for three years.

  • Bland admitted into ACS Academy of Master Surgeon Educators

    Kirby I Bland, M.D., former chair of the UAB Department of Surgery and professor in the Division of Surgical Oncology, is among a group of 91 esteemed surgeons – including newly inducted Associate Member and Assistant Professor of Surgery at UAB Brenessa Lindeman, M.D., MEHP – selected into membership or associate membership in the new American College of Surgeons Academy of Master Surgeon Educators™.

  • UAB Surgery on Twitter: Who to Follow

    Twitter is a social media channel that allows users to connect according to their shared interests, and the academic surgery community is no different. In our ongoing #FollowFriday series, we’re interviewing our most Twitter-enthusiastic faculty about their online presence and how they use the platform to stay connected.

  • Get early-bird rates on ASC 2019 registration

    Get early-bird rates on ASC 2019 registration The UAB Department of Surgery gathers for a photo at the 2018 Academic Surgical Congress in Jacksonville, Florida, Jan. 30 – Feb. 1.By Marina MoodyEarly-bird rates for 2019 Academic Surgical Congress registration are available until Dec. 10.

  • Jaskula-Sztul receives NANETS’ BTSI Award for tumor therapy research

    The North American Neuroendocrine Tumor Society (NANETS) is pleased to announce that Renata Jaskula-Sztul, Ph.D., assistant professor of surgical oncology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, has been selected to receive the NANETS Basic/Translational Science Investigator (BTSI) Award. The award was announced at NANETS’ annual symposium, held Oct. 4-6 in Seattle, Washington.

  • Jaskula-Sztul receives funding for 2 research projects

    By Marina MoodyThe Division of Surgical Oncology’s Renata Jaskula-Sztul, Ph.D., has received grant funding from the UAB Center for Clinical and Translational Science, in collaboration with the UAB School of Medicine and the UAB Department of Radiology, and the North American Neuroendocrine Tumor Society to support two of her research projects.

  • Chu receives grant from HSF-GEF to expand SeamlessMD

    Chu receives grant from HSF-GEF to expand SeamlessMD Photo courtesy of UAB NewsBy Marina MoodyThe Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery’s Daniel Chu, M.D., was recently awarded a grant of $210,000 from the University of Alabama Health Services Foundation General Endowment Fund for his ongoing Enhanced Recovery After Surgery research, which will expand UAB’s partnership with SeamlessMD.

  • UAB Surgery attends 2018 ACS Clinical Congress

    UAB Surgery attends 2018 ACS Clinical Congress The UAB Department of Surgery attends the 2018 American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress in Boston, Massachusetts, October 21-25 (Photo courtesy of Dr. Daniel Chu via Twitter).Dr. Rachael Lancaster, left, and Dr. Emily Spangler, right, attend the UAB Department of Surgery reception and silent auction on Oct. 22 at the 2018 American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress in Boston, Massachusetts, where they were inducted into the ACS Fellowship program the evening prior at the conference's Convocation Ceremony.UAB Department of Surgery faculty and trainees attended the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress this past week in Boston, Massachusetts. 

  • UAB Surgery on Twitter: Who to Follow

    Twitter is a social media channel that allows users to connect according to their shared interests, and the academic surgery community is no different. In our ongoing #FollowFriday series, we’re interviewing our most Twitter-enthusiastic faculty about their online presence and how they use the platform to stay connected.

  • Six faculty awarded incentive grants to submit a second R01

    Six School of Medicine faculty projects were recently funded through an AMC21 initiative giving NIH-funded investigators incentive to submit a second R01.

  • Bus accident update and a moment of gratitude

    Bus accident update and a moment of gratitude Last Friday, a bus carrying 26 UAB residents from the Department of Pediatrics was involved in a severe accident following a retreat at Camp McDowell. The School of Medicine leadership is extremely grateful to everyone who has been involved in the care for its residents and their families during this difficult time.

  • Hello, goodbye 2018: Surgical Critical Care Fellowship

    More than 1,200 interns, residents and fellows train in every medical specialty at UAB in Birmingham, at our regional campuses in Montgomery, Huntsville and Tuscaloosa, and in our program in Selma. In an ongoing series, the Department of Surgery will feature incoming and outgoing trainees for all UAB Surgery programs. This week, learn about the Surgical Critical Care Fellowship.

  • Three new faculty join department in August

    Three new faculty join department in August Dr. John McKinney Dr. Eric Schinnerer Dr. Michael HernonThree incoming faculty will join the UAB Department of Surgery this month, taking positions in the divisions of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Acute Care Surgery and Gastrointestinal Surgery.

  • Former resident, fellow receives award while on faculty at UNC

    Former resident, fellow receives award while on faculty at UNC Dr. Lauren RaffAssistant Professor in the Division of General and Acute Care Surgery at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, as well as  2016 graduate of the UAB General Surgery Residency Program and 2017 graduate of the UAB Surgical Critical Care Fellowship, Lauren Raff, M.D., was recently awarded the UNC Department of Surgery’s Rookie of the Year Award. This annual award is presented by the Department’s general surgery chief residents and recognizes Raff for her impact on resident education.

  • State puts forth resolution to recognize National Stop the Bleed Day

    The Alabama House of Representatives recently signed a resolution to observe National Stop the Bleed Day on March 31 and Alabama Trauma Awareness Day on March 21. The resolution encourages all Alabama citizens, particularly education administrators and faculty, to participate in the Stop the Bleed initiative and learn more about the importance of bleeding control measures.UAB's trauma team has heavily promoted the national Stop the Bleed initiative and has also provided #StoptheBleed training to local schools.

  • Air Force surgeon to become trauma medical director

    The Division of Acute Care Surgery welcomes a new trauma medical director this summer with the addition Daniel B. Cox, M.D. Cox is currently an active-duty Air Force surgeon assigned as the medical director for en route care in the Office of the Command Surgeon, Air Mobility Command. He also serves as a clinically active trauma and emergency general surgeon in the Department of Trauma, Critical Care, and Acute Care Surgery at the University of Cincinnati.

  • Students, resident teachers, faculty instructors attend 3rd annual Surgery Boot Camp

    The Department of Surgery recently hosted the third annual Surgery Boot Camp at UAB. Surgery Boot Camp is a two-week course designed to help fourth-year medical students prepare for their surgical internship year. This year’s event, held March 26 – April 6, saw 15 student participants, all of whom had matched into surgery-related specialties such as general surgery, orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery or obstetrics and gynecology.

  • Department of Surgery hosts Society of Black Academic Surgeons 28th Annual Meeting

    Department of Surgery hosts Society of Black Academic Surgeons 28th Annual Meeting The UAB Department of Surgery hosted the Society of Black Academic Surgeons (SBAS) 28th Annual Meeting last week. More than 200 surgeons from all over the country traveled to Birmingham to attend the meeting.

  • Two faculty members receive RIME faculty development funding

    Two faculty members receive RIME faculty development funding Cordelia Stearns, M.D., and Brenessa Lindeman, MD, MEHP, were selected to receive the 2018 Research and Innovations in Medical Education (RIME) Faculty Development Award. Both Stearns and Lindeman received $7,500, which will go toward the 2019 Harvard Macy Institute Program for Educators in Health Professions.

  • Medical students prepare for Surgery Boot Camp

    From March 26 – April 6, UAB medical students will attend the Department of Surgery’s annual Surgery Boot Camp in order to prepare for their upcoming internships. Surgery Boot Camp gives students interested in pursuing surgery or a related procedure-based specialty the opportunity to attend interactive lectures, work in hands-on skills stations and take part in real-to-life patient simulations.

  • Blood stored longer may be less safe for patients with massive blood loss and shock

    Blood stored longer may be less safe for patients with massive blood loss and shock In a collaborative study using a mouse model, University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers from the departments of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Biostatistics, Emergency Medicine, Pathology, and Surgery have found mechanistic links between older stored red blood cell transfusions and subsequent bacterial pneumonia.

  • New faculty joining Department of Surgery

    The Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery welcomes three new faculty this month: Christopher G. A. McGregor, M.B., F.R.C.S., M.D. (Hon.); Guerard W. Byrne, Ph.D., and Rongbing Xie, Dr.P.H., M.P.H.

  • Transplant programs more than 8,200 miles apart form key partnership

    Transplant programs more than 8,200 miles apart form key partnership After providing UAB's School of Medicine with HIV-positive deceased donor transplant protocols, UAB aims to return the favor to Groote Schuur Hospital in South Africa by providing paired exchange transplant training.

  • Call for proposals: UAB GME Works for Well-Being

    The UAB Graduate Medical Education (GME) Office is currently accepting proposals for an initiative that exclusively aims to improve physician wellness at UAB.

  • UAB surgeons explain 'Stop the Bleed' initiative and why more kits are needed

    UAB surgeons explain 'Stop the Bleed' initiative and why more kits are needed UAB joined the Stop the Bleed campaign in 2017, and provided on-site trauma kits and training at Homewood High School. UAB News recently broadcasted a livestream in which UAB physicians demonstrated how to use Stop the Bleed kits in the event of a mass incident.

  • 'A river of trauma' leads to six Bronze Stars

    'A river of trauma' leads to six Bronze Stars Members of an Air Force Special Operations Surgical Team based at UAB are awarded Bronze Stars for their actions while deployed overseas. During their four-month tour at that casualty collection point, the team performed early, potentially lifesaving surgery to wounded American military personnel.

  • Xenotransplant's Cooper honored with national John P. McGovern Award

    Xenotransplant's Cooper honored with national John P. McGovern Award David K.C. Cooper, M.D., Ph.D., was presented the prestigious John P. McGovern Compleat Physician Award by the Harris County Medical Society and the Houston Academy of Medicine during a Jan. 19 ceremony held in Houston. 

  • Kerby to serve on ACS trauma committees

    Kerby to serve on ACS trauma committees Dr. Jeffrey KerbyDivision of Acute Care Surgery Director Jeffrey Kerby, M.D., Ph.D., was recently selected to serve on the Executive Committee of the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma. Kerby will also serve as chair of the Membership Committee of the ACS Committee on Trauma.

  • UAB announced as SIREN participant

    The UAB Department of Surgery has recently been announced as a participant in the SIREN network. SIREN, short for Strategies to Innovate EmeRgENcy Care Clinical Trials Network, seeks to enable the conduct of high-quality, multi-site clinical trials to improve outcomes for patients who experience neurologic, cardiac, respiratory, hematologic and trauma emergency events.

  • Corey, Hendershot elected to AAS Education Committee

    Corey, Hendershot elected to AAS Education Committee Dr. Britney CoreyThe Division of Acute Care Surgery’s Kimberly Hendershot, M.D., and the Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery’s Britney Corey, M.D., were recently elected to the Association for Academic Surgery’s Education Committee.Dr. Kimberly Hendershot

  • Hendershot, Krontiras chosen for UAB Healthcare Leadership Academy

    Hendershot, Krontiras chosen for UAB Healthcare Leadership Academy Helen Krontiras, M.D.Dr. Helen Krontiras, director of the Division of Surgical Oncology, and Kimberly Hendershot, M.D., from the Division of Acute Care Surgery were recently accepted into the 2017-18 UAB Healthcare Leadership Academy training program.

  • New faculty recruits join UAB Surgery

    New faculty recruits join UAB Surgery This month, the Department of Surgery welcomes several new faculty recruits to the UAB family.

  • CIREN, Carroll awarded NHTSA funding

    CIREN, Carroll awarded NHTSA funding Dr. Shannon CarrollThe National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has again selected UAB as a medical center for the Crash Injury Research Engineering Network (CIREN) Program. The current award is $2.3 million over a period of five years, and the Division of Acute Care Surgery’s Shannon Carroll, M.D., serves as the principal investigator. The mission of the CIREN is to improve the prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of motor vehicle crash injuries to reduce deaths, disabilities, and human and economic costs. UAB has served as a medical center for CIREN since 2010.

  • Hu wins AAST scholarship

    Hu wins AAST scholarship Dr. Parker HuShoutout to the Division of Acute Care Surgery’s Parker Hu, M.D., who received an American Association for the Surgery of Trauma Research and Education Foundation Scholarship to attend the 76th Annual Meeting of the AAST and Clinical Congress of Acute Care Surgery, Sept. 13-16 in Baltimore, Maryland.

  • Division of Acute Care Surgery hires new director of research

    The Division of Acute Care Surgery is pleased to announce the addition of Jan O. Jansen, M.B.B.S., Dr. Med., Ph.D., currently a consultant trauma surgeon and intensivist at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen, Scotland, and St. Mary’s Hospital in London, England.

  • ICYMI: Surgery Bootcamp prepares students for internship

    The second annual Surgery Bootcamp took place earlier last month, May 1-12, and was hosted by Kimberly Hendershot, M.D., Britney Corey, M.D., Richard Stahl, M.D., and the Department of Surgery, and supported by the Office of Interprofessional Simulation team.