UAB kidney transplant surgeon will travel abroad as an ambassador representing the United States and share knowledge with peers in the surgical community. 
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Karen Meneses, Ph.D., has been named the 2016 Distinguished Faculty Lecturer, the highest honor bestowed by the UAB Academic Health Center.
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UAB surgeons performed 385 transplants in 2016, and more than 33,600 transplants were performed nationwide.
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The UAB study, an updated meta-analysis of the use of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators for non-ischemic cardiomyopathy, provides further support to the current American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology guidelines and challenges the recently published DANISH trial.
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UAB Medicine introduces MedCast, a new, free series of podcasts presented by leading UAB physicians and eligible for continuing medical education credit.
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A meeting for advice on a business matter turned into “a moment of divine intervention,” leading one Birmingham man to become a living donor.
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UAB is the only hospital in Alabama to perform 500 TAVR cases.
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Divyank Saini is one of 17 employees who interpret lab samples to determine whether living- and deceased-donor transplants are possible. Now he is a donor in the world’s longest kidney transplant chain.
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Mississippi man transplanted at UAB is among the first HIV-positive to HIV-positive transplant recipient in the United States since implementation of the HOPE Act.
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The Donate Life Parade Float honors donors, recipients and others who have been touched by organ, eye and tissue donation.
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Spread holiday greetings, not the flu, this season.
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A ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm is the 15th leading cause of death in the country, and the 10th leading cause of death in men older than 55.

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Stefan Kertesz, M.D., says a better understanding of what caused and what sustains the opioid epidemic is needed among policymakers and physicians to best serve patients and address the crisis.
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Cooper will join Joseph Tector as co-director of UAB’s Xenotransplantation Program with their research geared toward using genetically modified pigs to facilitate kidney transplants in humans.
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Finding your way around UAB Hospital and clinics will get easier with the addition of a new GPS-based, indoor wayfinding mobile app set to debut next summer.
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An Alabama woman asked her primary care physician one question that may have saved her life — is it time for me to have a mammogram?
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A fight with breast cancer has brought Odenville Elementary teachers Meg Lowry and Michelle Simmons closer as they learn the disease is “not your grandmother’s story anymore.”
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UAB Hospital has received a 2016 Women’s Choice Award and is named one of America’s Best Breast Centers.
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Almost 100 people have signed up for the annual Komen Race for the Cure in honor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation’s Yvonne Akins, a mentor and friend to many at UAB for 42 years.
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Combining two high-powered imaging techniques into a single scanner allows UAB to acquire and study PET and MRI data simultaneously, enabling new opportunities for diagnostic imaging of cancer, the brain and heart.
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