Michael R. Waldrum, M.D., M.S.c., M.B.A., CEO of UAB Hospital, was recently elected to serve as a board member for the Alabama Hospital Association. Waldrum will represent hospitals in the Birmingham area. The Alabama Hospital Association, based in Montgomery, is a statewide trade organization that represents more than 100 hospitals and numerous other health care providers by offering membership services designed to enhance the provision of health care in Alabama. Waldrum has been CEO of UAB Hospital and UAB Highlands since 2006. He has been on the medical staff of the hospital since 1995 in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine.
UAB continues to put Safety Task Force recommendations into actionImplementation of safety measures continues following UAB Safety Task Force assessment and action plan.posted today 430 viewsWilliams earns grant to study perceptions of discrimination in health careJessica Williams, Ph.D., assistant professor in the UAB Department of Health Services Administration, received a $100,000 New Connections grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to examine perceptions of discrimination in health care settings.posted 5 days ago 473 viewsLow-carb diet could help adults with spinal cord injuryA new study from UAB could provide the first known data about the impact of dietary patterns on dietary adherence and cardiometabolic risk factors in adults with spinal cord injury.posted 6 days ago 1157 viewsUAB study finds possible frontline therapy for older patients with Hodgkin LymphomaUAB researcher reports that brentuximab vedotin may be effective therapy for older patients with Hodgkin Lymphoma who cannot tolerate standard therapy.posted 8 days ago 1106 viewsUAB Medicine-Leeds clinic to open Oct. 21The new internal medicine and pediatric clinic will feature an outpatient diagnostic center with a cutting-edge imaging facility and full ambulatory lab services, all on-site.posted 15 days ago 2220 viewsFirst season of free, weekly Thursday Arts Experiences at UAB Hospital kicks off Oct. 1The UAB Hospital Auxiliary, in partnership with the UAB Institute for Arts in Medicine, presents the series, which will take place in UAB Hospital’s North Pavilion.posted 15 days ago 2035 viewsUAB to lead $9.4 million trial to improve blood pressure in the Black BeltUAB is leading a team of researchers in a trial to combat blood pressure risk factors.posted 15 days ago 2358 viewsUAB to host critical care symposium Oct. 1Register today for UAB’s annual Critical Care Symposium.posted 18 days ago 1292 viewsUAB Medicine Urgent Care announces facility expansionUAB Medicine Urgent Care has announced an expansion to its facility located at 125 20th St. South, Suite 103.posted 19 days ago 1425 viewsNewsweek Top Cancer Doctors 2015 includes UAB cancer specialistsMany UAB physicians from a variety of specialties appear on the prestigious Newsweek Top Cancer Doctors 2015 list.posted 19 days ago 5391 viewsAnswers to age-old questions: Austad explores the science of agingTo learn the secrets of healthy aging, Steven Austad consults the experts: 500-year-old clams, 200-year-old fish, and other ancient animals. His studies reveal aging’s molecular mechanisms, which could help humans live longer and healthier. Get his advice on healthy aging, and discover how a new UAB research center will launch an age of discovery.posted 20 days ago 1416 viewsNovel research shows social factors may impact younger leukemia patients’ survivalNew UAB research demonstrates social factors that determine survival of younger patients with AML and present opportunities to improve outcomes.posted 29 days ago 3116 viewsLandmark study shows intensive blood pressure management may save livesLower blood pressure target of 120 mm Hg greatly reduces cardiovascular complications and deaths in older adults.posted a while back 2789 viewsLatest in prostate cancer detection — now offered at UAB — results in fewer unnecessary biopsiesThe prostate-specific antigen, or PSA, test has limitations, but the new Prostate Health Index can offer an exact percentage of prostate cancer risk.posted a while back 1748 viewsTips on insomnia, snooze buttons, hot baths, putting phones away and moreTips from a UAB sleep physician on ways to help fall asleep and wake up refreshed.posted a while back 1817 viewsNIH awards nearly $34 million to UAB Center for Clinical and Translational ScienceThis renewing of UAB’s prestigious Center for Translational Science Award will bolster research and workforce development at UAB and throughout its regional partner network in the Southeast.posted a while back 7512 viewsCommunity of the South: Donors help stretch UAB Kidney Chain to record 51 transplantsFifty-first transplant means 102 total surgeries have been performed since December 2013 as the nation’s longest-ever chain continues to grow.posted a while back 10633 viewsUAB’s ROSA robot guides new epilepsy procedureA new surgical robot helps UAB physicians add a new technique for preparing for epilepsy surgery.posted a while back 3522 views
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