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Holly Gainer

Holly Gainer

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Public Relations Specialist

hgainer@uab.edu • (205) 410-8046

Covers stories and media requests with the School of Nursing; School of Public Health; gerontology, geriatrics and palliative care; genetics; nephrology; gastroenterology and hepatology; Liver Center; digestive health; physical medicine and rehabilitation; radiology; primary care; family and community medicine; general internal medicine; telemedicine.

Reducing violence and health disparities in Alabama is the top priority for Hernando Carter, M.D., as he joins the state’s Medical Association Board.
A primary care physician and a nutritionist create a checklist of cancer screenings, lifestyle changes and health conditions for women to be aware of during each decade after 50.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama has given the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine a $3.6 million scholarship to fund tuition for 60 primary care medical students over the course of five years.
Nurses will be celebrated during the second annual BHAM Nurses Night Out at Railroad Park on May 11.
Lisa Willett, M.D., was elected as president-elect of the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine.
Students will visit a site where nuclear weapons were once tested, the nation’s first quarantine station, the lower Ninth Ward in New Orleans and many other sites around the Southeast.
Brown was elected by the society’s members and will begin her term in November.
Kidney transplant recipients used to have to come to UAB for their post-transplant appointments. But thanks to telehealth, they no longer have to travel long distances to see their doctors.
The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s Educating America Tour workshop will include sessions from Alzheimer’s disease experts and free community memory screenings.
Cora Lewis, M.D., who has focused her research on the epidemiology of chronic diseases, became chair April 1.
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